Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ 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? 

Kaman SH-2 Sea Sprite Scrapbook

Kaman’s UH-2 Sea Sprite was first operated by the U.S. Navy in 1962. Originally powered by a single turbine engine, it was found to be underpowered, and a fix to this problem was hastily approved. The first twin-engined UH-2Fs were produced in 1968 and were used during the Vietnam War for search and rescue, and […]

Aircraft Carrier – Capable Prop-Powered Warbirds

Here’s one of our larger scrapbooks… full of piston-engined prop warbirds… all of them carrier capable aircraft. Between trainers, fighters, bombers, COD aircraft, AEW and ASW platforms, we’ve got over 100 images to sort through! Our jet – powered, carrier – capable edition ran just a few days ago, check that out too, on these […]