Archive for the ‘Warbird Fighters’ 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 […]

Our QF-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 […]

Mojave Warbirds From Three Decades Ago

QF-100Fs Mojave, California can boast of having one of the most interesting airports in the world. While it is a civilian-owned and operated airport, it sees more than a normal share of warbird operations too…  I was fortunate to be able to take three trips to the airport in the 1990s during some “aviation-overload” weekends […]

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 […]