Archive for February, 2022

Scott Jankowski’s Boeing B-17 Scrapbook

The Boeing B-17 bomber of the 1940s grew into a versatile, rugged multi-purpose aircraft. From being an early heavy bomber during World War II, versions of it became a radio-controlled drone, drone director, search and rescue airframe and photographic platform. After World War II, civilian versions were used as firebombers and engine testbeds too. Additionally, […]

Looking Back: MASDC/AMARC Transports in Storage

  Photos by Del Laughery and Ken Kula Here’s a look at various transports stored in the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) and the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) in Tucson, Arizona. Now known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the name changes happened last century.  You can hover […]

The Royal Canadian Air Force Retires Their Buffaloes

The last operational flight of Canada’s long serving CC-115 Buffalo transports occurred on January 15, 2022. The 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, based at Comox, British Columbia, was the last operational unit in the Royal Canadian Air Force to use the De Havilland Canada Buffaloes. The type is being replaced by the new EADS CC-295 […]

Pearl Harbor Survivor: Collings Foundation’s Curtiss P-40B Warhawk

The American Heritage Museum in Stow, Massachusetts, is a must-stop visit for any military enthusiast. The museum operated by the Collings Foundation has an incredible display of military vehicles and equipment. The vehicles and equipment are displayed in 20 exhibits chronicling pivotal military conflicts throughout history, including the Revolutionary War, World War I, World War […]