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Planes Of Wwii
Radio controlled planes have a rich history and are very popular, despite being a relatively new addition to the model family. Flying radio controlled, or rc planes, is suitable for flyers of all ages and skill levels, with some even participating in sanctioned contests. So how did rc planes come to be and what is a suitable model for you?
The earliest prototypes of radio controlled planes were simple hydrogen-filled model airships, which, in the late 19th century, were part of music hall acts, using a basic form of spark-emitted radio signal to enthral captivated theatre Read the rest of this entry »
Planes In Ww2
Early summer through late fall of 1946, occasionally photographs were in the New York’s daily newspapers of Navy fighter aircraft having to ditch in the water off the south shore of Long Island due to engine trouble. The pilot always escaped unharmed by swimming or wading ashore to small crowds of well-to-do and very sympathetic greeters who owned palatial estates. These empathic observers would treat the dear hero pilot as if he had won WWII single-handedly. They housed the pilot in their home for the weekend, feeding him and providing him clothes. They even hosted parties to honor this Read the rest of this entry »
10. F/A-18 Hornet: $94 million – The F/A-18 is in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the air forces of Canada, Australia, Spain, Kuwait, Finland, Switzerland, and Malaysia. This military plane fills a variety of roles: air superiority, fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defences, reconnaissance, forward air control, close and deep air support, and day and night strike missions.
9. EA-18G Growler: $102 million – The E/A-18G military plane is the Navy’s replacement for the EA-6B Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft and represents an entirely new way of looking at legacy aircraft replacement. The EA-18G Read the rest of this entry »
Planes Of Wwii
There has been much debate for more than sixty years now over the best aircraft of World War II. As a former Air Force pilot I have my opinion on which were the best aircraft of the period. In this series of articles I’ve broken down the best of class into a four areas: Heavy Bombers, Medium Bombers, Light or Dive bombers, and Fighters. I have further categorized the aircraft by the theatre that they fought in. This will be the first of a series of articles on “The Best War Planes of World War II.” Our first in Read the rest of this entry »