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USS Tripoli amphibious assault ship completes Lightning Carrier Concept demo with 20 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard (almost as many jets as on Chinese Carriers)
Aircraft Carriers / Military Aviation
USS Tripoli amphibious assault ship completes Lightning Carrier Concept demo with 20 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard (almost as many jets as on Chinese Carriers)
Marines carry out Test of ‘Lightning Carrier’ Concept by loading Record 16 F-35Bs Aboard USS Tripoli (the number of Lightning IIs aboard Tripoli could grow to 18 or 20 this week)
Aircraft Carriers / Military Aviation
Marines carry out Test of ‘Lightning Carrier’ Concept by loading Record 16 F-35Bs Aboard USS Tripoli (the number of Lightning IIs aboard Tripoli could grow to 18 or 20 this week)
VMA-214 re-designated as VMFA-214 as the squadron prepares to transition from the AV-8B to the F-35B marking the sundown for Harriers on the West Coast
Aviation History / Military Aviation
VMA-214 re-designated as VMFA-214 as the squadron prepares to transition from the AV-8B to the F-35B marking the sundown for Harriers on the West Coast
Former Marine infantry rifleman explains why (except the VH-60 White Hawks flown by HMX-1) the USMC doesn’t use the Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter
Helicopters
Former Marine Infantry Rifleman explains why (except the VH-60 White Hawks flown by HMX-1) the USMC doesn’t use the Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter
Super Herculean Milestone: Lockheed Martin delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter
Military Aviation
Super Herculean Milestone: Lockheed Martin delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter
F-16, A-10, F-15E, F-35
Military Aviation
Here’s why despite the F-35’s 5th-Generation Capabilities, 4th-Generation Fighters are better in Dogfight (and in other Roles) than the Lightning II
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The F4U Division lost off Hawaii and the story of how the iconic Vought Corsair got the Nickname “Ensign Eliminator”
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The F4U Division lost off Hawaii and the story of how the iconic Vought Corsair got the Nickname “Ensign Eliminator”
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The ‘Saint Valentine's Day Massacre' debacle: The first Corsair combat proved a fiasco with nine American aircraft being lost for a single Zero-sen shot down
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The ‘Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’ debacle: The first Corsair combat proved a fiasco with nine American aircraft being lost for a single Zero-sen shot down
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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”
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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
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