U.S. Navy Aircraft History
By Tommy H. Thomason
Friday, February 16, 2018
One More Time, The Grumman F12F
This is not the Grumman F12F: It is the Grumman Model 118, proposed to the Navy in December 1955. The Navy rejected it because they did...
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The A-12 Avenger II Program - The Fat Lady Finally Sang
I'm embarrassed to say that I neglected to cap this story off when she did back on 24 January 2014. The settlement, according to a Reute...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Pre-war Downward-Vision Windows
One of the interesting features I noticed early on as I grew better acquainted with the history and development of U.S. Navy carrier-bas...
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The First Supersonic U.S. Navy Fighter?
That claim is made for the F8U/F-8 Crusader in the subtitle of Bill Spidle's excellent book on its development (see yesterday's post...
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Vought F-8 Crusader by William D. Spidle
If you're considering buying this book—and you really should if you have any interest in carrier-based airplanes—note the subtitle. I...
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Brewster F2A Buffalo
I have a soft spot for unappreciated or much maligned aircraft as you could tell from the subjects of most of my monographs, i.e. soft-cover...
Monday, July 31, 2017
F8U-3 Auxiliary Rocket Engine
One of the options after World War II that the U.S. Navy considered for the defense of the carrier against incoming bombers was the deck-lau...
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