U.S. Navy Aircraft History
By Tommy H. Thomason
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Grumman TS-2A on Fire
Every once in a while, a picture of a Grumman TS-2A (S2F-1T) with the port-engine propeller feathered and the engine nacelle engulfed in fla...
Friday, July 6, 2018
United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913
The latest aircraft reference book from E.R. Johnson is United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913, published by McFarland. The brea...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Strike from the Sea
Specialty Press has formally notified me that they have zero stock and it will not be reprinted. It got pretty good reviews on Amazon. If...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Naval Aviation Centennial Newsletters
While looking for something else, I discovered that the Centennial of Naval Aviation newsletters issued beginning in 2009 to publicize the y...
North American FJ-1 Carrier Operations
In the process of doing some research for another author on the North American FJ-1 Fury, I had a senior moment that I documented with this ...
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Kneeled Deck Parking
Kneeling - it seemed like a good idea at the time. The U.S. Navy's first carrier-based jet, the McDonnell F2D-1/F2H-1 Phantom, had conve...
Monday, February 26, 2018
F-111A vs B - What Drove the Weight?
Another opportunity to set the internet record straight: what drove the F-111's empty weight? Some assume that it was the Navy's c...
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