F-80 Shooting Star

January 21, 2007 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter used by the United States Army Air Forces and, as the F-80, saw extensive combat in Korea with the United States Air Force. As one of the world’s first successful turbojet-powered combat aircraft, it helped usher in the “jet age” in the USAF and other air forces worldwide. One of its claims to fame is in training a new generation of pilots, especially in its closely-related T-33 Shooting Star trainer development.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-80_Shooting_Star)

P-80 Shooting Star

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SR-71 Blackbird

January 21, 2007 at 8:20 am | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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The Lockheed SR-71 is an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed YF-12A and A-12 aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works. The SR-71 was unofficially named the Blackbird, and called the Habu (“snake”) by its crews.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-71_Blackbird)

SR-71 Blackbird

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A-20 Havoc

January 20, 2007 at 2:55 am | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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The Douglas A-20/DB-7 Havoc was a family of attack, light bomber and night fighter aircraft of World War II, serving several Allied air forces, principally those of the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and United States. The DB-7 was also used by the air forces of Australia, South Africa, France, and The Netherlands during the war, and Brazil afterwards. The aircraft was known as Boston among Commonwealth air forces, while the night fighter variants were known as Havoc. The USAAF assigned the DB-7 the designation “A-20″ and gave it the popular name “Havoc”, adopted from the RAF classification.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-20_Havoc

A-20 Havoc

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F4U-1 Corsair

January 19, 2007 at 4:32 am | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War (and in isolated local conflicts). Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. The Corsair served in some air forces until the 1960s, following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in history (1940 – 1953). During World War II, it was the fighter the Japanese feared the most. The US Navy counted the average kill-rate as for every F4U shot down, 11 enemy aircraft were shot down.[1] It had a supercharged engine, which made a whistling sound when it was in the air. The Japanese nicknamed it “Whistling Death”.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U_Corsair)

F4U Corsair

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T-6A Texan II

January 18, 2007 at 2:30 am | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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The T-6A Texan II is a single-engined turboprop aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (now Hawker Beechcraft). It is used by the United States Air Force for basic pilot training and by the United States Navy for Primary and Intermediate Joint Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and Air Force Navigator / Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) training. It is replacing the Air Force’s T-37B Tweet and the Navy’s T-34C Turbo Mentor.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-6A_Texan_II)

T-6A Texan II

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P-38 Lightning Lockheed

January 16, 2007 at 2:42 am | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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Lockheed designed the P-38 in response to the 1937 United States Army Air Corps Circular Proposal X-608 request for a high-altitude interceptor aircraft having “the tactical mission of interception and attack of hostile aircraft at high altitude”. Specifications called for a maximum airspeed of at least 360 miles per hour (580 km/h) at altitude, and a climb to 20,000 feet (6100m) within 6 minutes; the toughest set of specifications USAAC had presented to that date.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-38_Lightning)

 P-38L Lightning

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DC-3 DELTA DOUGLAS

January 15, 2007 at 2:14 am | Posted in Airplanes | Leave a comment
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The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II, it is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3)

 DC-3 DELTA DOUGLAS

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