Archive for the ‘Military AIrcraft’ Category

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 […]

199th Fighter Squadron / Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickham / Honolulu International Airport Honolulu

On 24 May 1946, the 463rd Fighter Squadron was renamed the 199th Fighter Squadron, and allotted to the Hawaii Air National Guard. It was extended federal recognition on 4 November 1946 by the National Guard Bureau while at Bellows Field, Hawaii. On 28 October 1947, the unit moved to Hickham Air Force Base, which is […]