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USS Tripoli recovers and launches the F-35B Lightning II Fifth Generation Fighter for the first time
Aircraft Carriers / Military Aviation
USS Tripoli recovers and launches the F-35B Lightning II Fifth Generation Fighter for the first time
Israel to purchase twelve CH-53K heavy lift helicopters and two additional KC-46 tanker aircraft
Helicopters / Military Aviation
Israel to purchase twelve CH-53K heavy lift helicopters and two additional KC-46 tanker aircraft
Philippines has been cleared to buy AH-64E and AH-1Z but has no money to buy attack helicopters
Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
Here’s why the USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache
The day future Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams crash-landed his F9F Panther jet following a mission in Korea
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The day future Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams crash-landed his F9F Panther jet following a mission in Korea
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New VH-92A Marine One presidential helicopter not effective for “contingency operation mission” (i.e. it can’t be used during an emergency)
Helicopters / Military Aviation
New VH-92A Marine One presidential helicopter not effective for “contingency operation mission” (i.e. it can’t be used during an emergency)
The day VMF-214 Black Sheep CO Gregory “Pappy” Boyington shot down three Zeros in 60 seconds
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the mission where VMF-214 Black Sheep CO Gregory “Pappy” Boyington shot down 5 Japanese fighters and became “ace in a day”
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VMFA-211 F-35Bs Conduct Cross-Deck Operations from HMS Queen Elizabeth to USS Essex
Military Aviation
VMFA-211 F-35Bs Conduct Cross-Deck Operations from HMS Queen Elizabeth to USS Essex
The EF-10B Skyknight that had a graffiti in Russian language saying ‘Join the U.S. Marine Corps’ painted on fuel tanks so that Soviet MiG pilots could read it during intelligence missions
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The EF-10B Skyknight that had a graffiti in Russian language saying ‘Join the U.S. Marine Corps’ painted on fuel tanks so that Soviet MiG pilots could read it during intelligence missions
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The story of the USMC F/A-18 Hornet student pilot who lost his wings for doing aileron rolls after touch and goes while practicing landing
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the USMC F/A-18 Hornet student pilot who lost his wings for doing aileron rolls after touch and goes while practicing landing
Delta Force Operator aboard the EC-130E hit by the RH-53 during Operation Eagle Claw remembers the disaster the plagued the ill-fated bid to end the Iran hostage crisis
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Delta Force Operator aboard the EC-130E hit by the RH-53 during Operation Eagle Claw remembers the disaster the plagued the ill-fated bid to end the Iran hostage crisis
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During WW II SBD Dauntless crews were officially credited with an astonishing 138 aerial victories, 106 of them Zero-sens, but these totals suffer from overclaiming. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
During WW II SBD Dauntless crews were officially credited with an astonishing 138 aerial victories, 106 of them Zero-sens, but these totals suffer from overclaiming. Here’s why.
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Did you know several USMC F-4s were lost or damaged in Vietnam because their napalm canisters ignited prematurely?
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Did you know several USMC F-4s were lost or damaged in Vietnam because their napalm canisters ignited prematurely?
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VMAT-203 sundown ceremony today. It is the only active unit to train pilots to fly the AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.
Military Aviation
VMAT-203 sundown ceremony today. It is the only active unit to train pilots to fly the AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.
The “accidental” arrival of the legendary F4U Corsair in the South Pacific and the story of Ken Walsh, the first man to become a “Corsair ace”
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The “accidental” arrival of the legendary F4U Corsair in the South Pacific and the story of Ken Walsh, the first man to become a “Corsair ace”
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Bell Completes First AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for Bahrain
Helicopters
Bell Completes First AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for Bahrain
700th production F-35 delivered, Lightning II Production Set at 156 Per Year Until Completion
Military Aviation
700th production F-35 delivered, Lightning II Production Set at 156 Per Year Until Completion
CH-53K King Stallion first fleet mission was a tough operation to lift a MH-60S Knighthawk at 12,000 ft
Helicopters / Military Aviation
CH-53K King Stallion first fleet mission was a tough operation to lift a MH-60S Knighthawk at 12,000 ft
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