Archive for the ‘Grumman’ Category

Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat Scrapbook

The Tomcat was the successor of the ill-fated F-111B aircraft carrier-based fighter.  The first prototype flew on December 21, 1970, and was introduced operationally in 1974, just missing combat in the skies over Vietnam. One original mission was to defend carrier task forces from attacks from the Soviet Union in case of World War III.  […]

More Jet Carrier-Capable Warbirds

Photographer Scott Jankowski has had the opportunity to see loads of U.S. Navy and Marine jets on airport ramps and at air shows. Here’s a collection of photos he’s taken over the years, how many types do you recognize? 

Mid-Term Report For the Year 2021

Hope is there for a number of air shows to operate, featuring warbirds, in 2021 We, the combined groups of writers, reporters and photographers here at Photorecon.net, ClassicWarbirds.net and CivilAviationWorld.com, are coming to grips with another subdued North American air show season… but with a renewed enthusiasm as a number of venues return to present […]

MASDC, AMARC and AMARG, Better Known as the “Boneyard”

Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona is home to the United States military’s storage and regeneration center for warplanes. I was privileged to have the opportunity to visit the facility on multiple occasions during the 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s and have seen many relics and historic aircraft that don’t exist today. […]