Tag: Tactical Air Command

The Story of The Four Horsemen, the C-130 Demonstration Team
During one performance, the number three Hercules lost one of the outboard engines which had to be shut down. The crew feathered the prop and continued with the air show routine without a hitch! It was tough going if you were assigned to one of the USAF Tactical Air Command's Troop Carrier...
Before the F-4C: the F-110A Spectre, the Century Series Fighter that Never Was
27 F-4Bs were "bought" from the Navy order for S 147.8 m on the understanding that the Navy would have them back once the USAF's Phantom variant, the F-4C (originally F-110A Spectre under the pre-McNamara designations) began to roll off the line The McDonnell two-place, twinjet, all-weather F-4 Phantom II, with top speeds...
Two RF-101s had to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to New York and back again and two Voodoos had to fly the one-way flight from Los Angeles to New York On Nov. 27, 1957, four U.S. Air Force (USAF) pilots belonging to the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing successfully completed Operation Sun Run by establishing three new transcontinental speed records in...