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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tupolev Tu-134UBL

Tupolev Tu-134UBL 

Cessna 182... Skylane II

Cessna 182... Skylane II 

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair B-58 Hustler

General Dynamics F-111

General Dynamics F-111 

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair B-58 Hustler

Space Shuttle Columbia STS-1

Space Shuttle Columbia STS-1

F-105 Thunderchief

F-105 Thunderchief

Boeing B-47 Stratojet

Boeing B-47 Stratojet

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair B-58 Hustler

Gemini 4 Titan II

Gemini 4 Titan II

Saturday, January 29, 2011

F-4 Phantom

F-4 Phantom

Convair F-102 Delta Daggers

F-102 Delta Daggers

USAF Titan IIIC

USAF Titan IIIC

McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle

USAF Manned Orbiting Lab (MOL) 1960s Proposal

Gemini based orbital station

SAC B-52

SAC B-52 Bomber

Boeing 747-41R

Gates Learjet UC-35A

Boeing 747-438

F-105 Thunderchief

AWACS & IL-76 Landings

F-106 Delta Dart

F-4 Phantom -Thunderbirds

F-14 Tomcat

Monday, January 24, 2011

F-22 Raptor

Blue Angels F-18 Hornet

F-15 Eagle

North American T-28A

Douglas F4D Skyray

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Douglas F4D Skyray. The single-place Skyray was named after the undersea manta ray it resembled. It was on the leading edge of aircraft design, could climb to 40,000 feet in two minutes and reach Mach 1 during a dive.

Analysis of data captured in Germany after World War II indicated that the delta-shaped wing would take the most advantage of jet propulsion for fast-climbing interceptor fighters. In 1948, Douglas signed a contract to build the F4D-1. Nicknamed "the 10-minute killer," the Skyray broke five world's time-to-height records. In 1953, the Skyray was co-winner with North America's Super Sabre of the prestigious Collier Trophy.

Boeing 777 - Spirit of Atlanta

Boeing 747 LCF Diorama

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4 

B-25 Mitchell

B-25 Mitchell - Photo: L. Bridges

USS Intrepid Museum New York City 1994

F-11 Tiger - Photo: Pete Alvarez


Mig 21 - Photo: Pete Alvarez

DC-10 Over Waikiki Beach