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This is the most famous ramp trike in (movie) history
George Duncan ramp strike has been used in several films including Men of the Fighting Lady, Midway, and The Hunt for Red October The impressive video in this post shows the famous non-fatal Grumman F9F-2 Panther ramp strike accident occurred as Cdr. George Duncan attempted to land on USS Midway (CV-41) in F9F-2 BuNo 125228, during carrier suitability tests in the...
The F9F-8 paint job is not permanent thanks to the dishwashing liquid applied to latex paint On Oct. 17, 2016 the USS Lexington Museum, in Corpus Christi, Texas, unveiled the very first F9F-8 Cougar painted in pink. The aircraft will be on display on the flight deck of the World War II vintage Essex Class aircraft carrier for the whole month...
Lt. Cdr. Amen made aviation history by scoring the first air-to-air victory in an all jets dogfight when he downed Grachev's MiG-15 The Korean war, that raged for three years from Jun. 25, 1950 to Jul. 27, 1953, saw the first widespread use of jet engine-powered fighter aircraft for both sides of a conflict. These machines brought the air combat to...

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