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ClassicWarbirds.net Random Warbirds #4

  C-47 at Bridgeport Connecticut before the D-Day celebration in 2019. Here’s number four in our series of random warbird photos, enjoy!

Looking Back: The F-18 Hornet Pre-Prototypes

  All photos by Bob Finch Around the time when Northrop’s YF-17 Cobra lost the U.S. Air Force’s Lightweight Fighter competition in the early 1970s, the U.S. Navy focused on creating a lightweight fighter of its own. Under direction of Congress, the YF-17 and its lightweight fighter technologies became the steppingstone for the F-18 Hornet. […]

What Are Those Invasion Stripes All About?

  Photos from our ClassicWarbirds.net staff and military photographers, as noted… Most World War II history buffs and experts know the reason behind those iconic black and white stripes found on many Allied military aircraft during the latter part of 1944. Used as an identification feature for Allied fighters, bombers, transports and a few other […]

Voices From an Old Warrior, Why KC-135 Safety Matters – A Book Review

Boeing built eight hundred and twenty C-135 airframes including all variants, delivered to the U.S.A.F between 1957 and 1965. Voices From an Old Warrior, Why KC-135 Safety Matters by Christopher J. B. Hoctor (Copyright 2013 by Galleon’s Lap – 1st Edition Electronic version only, 2nd Edition is the 1st printed copy, Copyright 2014), is a […]