Archive for the ‘Transports’ Category

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. […]

Multi-Engined Piston Powered Warbirds Scrapbook

Here’s a look at a group of multi-engined, piston powered warbirds. Their duties include serving transports, bombers, observation, liaison, fighters and trainers. You can click on each photo to enlarge it, and hover over each photo to see their basic type designators too.  Next week, we’re going to delve into the world of liaison aircraft […]

British Commonwealth Warbird Prop-Driven Aircraft

Loosely defined, World War II’s British Commonwealth nations included Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To be sure, there were other lands and nations (India is just one of these not included in the former group), but to look at the aircraft of the Commonwealth from World War II , we’ll focus […]

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 […]