Archive for the ‘Air National Guard’ Category

A McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom Scrapbook

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a well known fighter-bomber-photorecon-Wild Weasel twin-jet of the 1960s through the turn of this century. The type was used extensively throughout the so-called “Free World” and was an important weapons system for NATO, PACAF, the IDF and other users. The U.S. Navy, Marines and the Royal Navy used […]

Looking Back at the 2007 Otis ANGB Air Show

The 2007 air show at the Otis Air National Guard Base (located near Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod) was the last of its kind. The following year, the tenant 102nd Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard would complete their relocation to Westfield, Massachusetts from Otis, and redesignate as the 104th Fighter Wing. That […]

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 […]