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Category Archives: USA
Another look at a combatant from the least known of the major theaters of operation. Let’s take a look at a successful CBI pilot and aircraft.
Among the less known types of the USAAF in World War II. Let’s take a look at an aircraft that was important as a development, if not for actual combat.
The end of the War led to a lot of exciting acquisitions and a lot of flight tests. Let’s look at a pretty outrageous German plane with an unlikely user.
One of the most famous captured aircraft of the War. Let’s look at the story of a Zero that changed hands early in the Aleutians Campaign.
Tidal Wave By mid-1943 the US Army Air Force strategic bombing mission was gaining in size and mass. Most often this means the great bomber formations of the 8th Air Force out of England. But this time, let’s take a … Continue reading
Another example of the far flung World at War, let’s take a look at the Wildcat in North Africa.
Somewhere in Ohio, 1942. Actually that’s Wright Field near Dayton.Let’s take a look at a well travelled Messerschmitt.
Another group is another excuse to revisit this favorite type. Let’s take a quick look at a 9th Air Force ground pounder.
Cletrac This heavy duty tug was designed for use at under prepared airports. With 122 hp and full tracks it could pull even heavily loaded aircraft on almost any surface. It also mounts a winch rated at 10000 lbs, a … Continue reading
A prototype that was never really considered for a production order, Let’s look at a design meant to tackle difficult aerodynamic issues as new areas of speed and performance were dealt with at the end of the piston-engine fighter era.