Archive for June, 2020

Looking Back at the 2006 Edwards AFB Air Show

Late in October of 2006, the High Desert of California reverberated with the roar of jets in afterburner and piston engines growling with all of their might. The 2006 Edwards AFB Air Show went off without a hitch, with brilliant weather for flying and more than forty aircraft arrayed on the static display.

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 […]