Category: Aviation

What If Fleet Air Arm A3D

Whereas the US Navy was able to have a strategic role in the 1950s thanks to the large war-built Midway class carriers and the new supercarriers of the Forrestal class, the Royal Navy had...

F7F Tigercat

Even as the US Navy was struggling to enter the monoplane age, it was also looking forwards to a new generation of aircraft far more powerful than the Grumman F4F then entering service. Grumman’s...

Air Classics Index

January 1981 Richard Schweinfurth “African Combat Diary Part Two” B-17 Gordon Riley “California Gipsy” S. Samuel Bogohosian “Gathering of Warbirds” John Tegler “Hard-Charging at Reno” “Warbird Report” Planes of Fame Bf 109K, B-26 N3710G,...

C-119J walk around

Even as the C-82 was entering service, there was planning for an improved XC-82B version with R-4360 engines, a stretched fuselage with the cockpit further forward and lowered for better visibility, and extended tail...

E-6A Hermes photo

Boeing E-6A Hermes

The last new-build military version of the venerable Boeing 707, the E-6A was procured to provide a more capable successor to the Lockheed EC-130 in the Navy’s TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) submarine...

C-130 Hercules photo

GC-130 Hercules Ground Trainer

Lacking wings and a tail, this Hercules finished out its days as a GC-130 ground trainer with the Air Force Reserve’s 911th Airlift Wing at Pittsburgh. The trainer was later given over to the...