Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Convair YB-58 on display at Edwares AFB with GE J93 engine pod.
“Convair RB-58A Hustler 3/4 rear view (S/N 58-1015). Photo taken on April 13, 1960, after the right main landing gear (tires) failed on take off at Edwards AFB, Calif.. Note the drag chute compartment and the lack of a tail gun. (U.S. Air Force photo)”
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Life, July 31, 1944
They will soon surpass us...:
Life, July 31, 1944
They will soon surpass us in every way.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Avro CF-100 Canuck — Canada’s first and her last
A.V. Roe and Company, Avro, gave the world many fine aircraft. Not the least of these aircraft are the Lancaster and Vulcan with their Canadian subsidiary assisting in the manufacturing of many of the aircraft, especially in WW II.
The Canuck is historic for its trend setting, serving as an integral part of the new defense system called NORAD in the 1950s, and was designed for a single purpose — as an interceptor to vie against strategic bombers flying over the Arctic from Russia to targets in Canada and the USA. Flying at high sonic speeds, and with a range of 200o miles (3200km), the powerful Orenda engines could bring eight 0.50″ caliber machine guns, as well as rockets, to the defense of this Canadian/American alliance.
Avro’s CF-100 Canuck is the first fighter aircraft designed and built in Canada — and was also the last. Many are proudly on display throughout Canada and there are at least two on exhibit in the USA — one is in the Cold War Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the other sits at the Castle Air Museum.
The Canuck in the Cold War Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force — photo by Joseph May
Pasting the names of the museums into the search window and selecting ENTER will bring up many links to posts about these museums as well as their aircraft.
Additional information can be found easily here:
Got these yesterday in my work e-mail- NASA photographer flew in an F-18 to get some of these awesome shots. Pics of takeoff and flight back to KSC.
Flying over the Grand Canyon…
Fairey Swordfish. “A Fairey Swordfish, having missed the arrestor wires on landing, takes off HMS Formidable for a second attempt.”