Archive for February, 2021

Looking Back at Some Early 1990s MCAS El Toro Air Shows.

  Here’s a look back in time… about thirty years, to a series of MCAS El Toro air shows during the early 1990s. Operation Desert Storm-era military aircraft, including active Marine RF-4Bs, OV-10s and CH-46s were displayed on the ground and in the air. One of the last flyable (in the U. S. anyway) F-8 […]

Our C-135, C-137 and Military Boeing B-707 Scrapbook

  As the Boeing 707 and 717 models of the 1950s matured, the shorter 717 was renamed as the C-135 for the U.S. Air Force. Numerous versions of the C-135 were used as aerial tankers, reconnaissance platforms, test beds for engine, equipment and weapons tests, and transports for cargo and personnel. Let’s take a look […]

Our LTV A-7 Corsair II Scrapbook

U.S. Navy A-7E at the NSA Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center. The LTV A-7 Corsair II was a single engine, subsonic attack jet that was operational in U.S. service between the Vietnam War and the Desert Storm war. Virginia ANG A-7D. The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) company won a 1964 contract to build a replacement for […]