Archive for the ‘U.S. Navy’ Category

Book Review: Detail & Scale FJ Fury Part 1; Prototypes Through FJ-3 Variants by Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak

Summary and Details: Title and ISBN: Detail & Scale: FJ Fury Part 1: Prototypes Through FJ-3 Variants By Bert Kinzey, art by Rock Roszak Detail & Scale Aviation Publication ISBN: 979-8-5241309-4-5 Contents and Media: Print Format; Print, iBook and Kindle Price: Print editions; $19.99, digital editions; $12.99 Review Type: First Read Advantages: Well written and […]

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 […]