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The Australian International Airshow

The Australian International Airshow is held at Avalon Airport, near Melbourne, Australia every two years. The next event is scheduled to be in early...
A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1J Skyraider (BuNo 142028) of Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) "Thunderbolts" in flight. VA-176 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) for a deployment to Vietnam from 4 April to 21 November 1966.

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

The Skyraider originated in the last months of World War Two and served with distinction until the 1980s, finally with the Gabonese Air Force....
A U.S. Marine Corps Vought AU-1 Corsair in flight in 1952. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F4U Corsair

The Corsair was one of the first aircraft to be able to outfight the best Japanese aircraft such as the Zero, and was one...
Two U.S. Naval Reserve Vought RF-8G Crusader aircraft from Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (VFP-206) in formation during "Reconnaissance Air Meet '86" near Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas (USA), on 1 November 1986. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F-8 Crusader

Vought F-8 Crusader The supersonic Vought Crusader was one of the first supersonic fighters, but earned the nickname  'Last of the Gunfighters', because when it...
A6M3 Model 22 . This aircraft was recovered from Papua New Guinea and moved to the United States where restoration was completed. It has a Pratt & Whitney R1830 engine in place of the original Sakae unit. In February 2018 there were only five flyable Zeros left in the world.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Mitsubishi A6M Zero The Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Type 0 carrier fighter was a singe seat piston fighter that was dominant in the Pacific theatre, especially...
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum: An Autobiography

Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum: An Autobiography

With a forward by astronaut John Glenn, and five chapters written by the curators and scientists of the actual museum, this book is described...
Empire of the Clouds

Empire of the Clouds

By James Hamilton-Paterson, 'Empire of the Clouds - When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World' is a 280 page long, nostalgic look back at the...
F-101A Voodoo - Wikimedia Commons

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo The Voodoo was a supersonic American jet fighter that first flew in 1954 and was operated by the US Air Force and...
A U.S. Navy Ling-Temco-Vought A-7E-5-CV Corsair II (BuNo 156863) of Attack Squadron 146 (VA-146) "Blue Diamonds" in flight on 16 November 1974. VA-146 assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CVA-64) for a deployment to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 21 June to 23 December 1974. Via Wikimedia Commons.

LTV A-7 Corsair II – The SLUF

LTV A-7 Corsair II - The 'SLUF' The Ling Temco Vought (LTV) Corsair II proudly wears the nickname of the SLUF - the Short Little...
A U.S. Navy Grumman A-6E Intruder aircraft (BuNo 160998) from Attack Squadron 34 Blue Blasters, Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7), navigates over the Spanish countryside during a low level training mission in support of Exercise MATADOR, a combined/joint US and Spanish exercise. Date 20 May 1996 - via Wikimedia Commons

Grumman A-6 Intruder

The Grumman A-6 Intruder served with the US Navy and the US Marine Corp in an all-weather/night attack role between 1963 and 1997. It...

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A U.S. Marine Corps Vought AU-1 Corsair in flight in 1952. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F4U Corsair

A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1J Skyraider (BuNo 142028) of Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) "Thunderbolts" in flight. VA-176 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) for a deployment to Vietnam from 4 April to 21 November 1966.

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Two U.S. Naval Reserve Vought RF-8G Crusader aircraft from Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (VFP-206) in formation during "Reconnaissance Air Meet '86" near Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas (USA), on 1 November 1986. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F-8 Crusader

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