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RAMPANT RAIDERS

April 25, 1967, VA-212 tests the A-4 to the limit

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March - April 2021

THE GROWLER

Boeing’s electronic attack weapon

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March - April 2021

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3

Authenticated by its log books, an N3N that 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush trained in is preserved and still flying—now owned by Stewart Wells.

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March - April 2021

Five-Gun Fury .

Lt. Floyd Fulkerson: Wingman to the Aces

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March - April 2021

Impossible barriers are made to be broken

Few technologies have had such a rapid development and such a powerful impact on mankind as the invention of the airplane.

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March - April 2021

YELLOW SCORPIONS - P-51 Mustangs rule the skies in China

Using Chinese airfields, the 311th Fighter Group was the first to take World War II to the Japanese. The 311th’s 530th Fighter Squadron, which became known as the “Yellow Scorpions,” was the first squadron based in China. During their combat tour, they flew A-36 dive bombers along with all versions of the P-51 (A, B, C and D). However, it was their expertise with P-51 B and C models that earned them the respect of Japanese pilots.

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January - February 2021

WACO “Super Sport” S3HD - A Golden Age king

The WACO “Super Sport” S3HD is often referred to as the “King of the WACO biplanes.” Built as only one example, it is the stuff of legends.

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January - February 2021

SPITFIRE WITH A PUNCH - ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER IN POLISH COLORS

Squadron Leader Clive Rowley, MBE RAF (Ret.), a former officer commanding the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, tells the story behind the latest color scheme for the Flight’s Spitfire Mk XVI TE311.

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January - February 2021

F-35B LIGHTNING II SEMPER FI

The JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) program is synonymous with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which ultimately won the competition against Boeing and its X-32. The JSF plan was to have a similar new fighter for the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy and U.S. allies: Build a bunch and keep the price tag down. It has been a success story since then.

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January - February 2021

DEFENDER OF THE REICH WW II as seen by a Luftwaffe Ace

Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring was in rare form, his eyes full of fire as he faced one of the better known of Germany’s aces, Oberst Walther Dahl. “Göring’s reply astonished even me,” Dahl remembered. “In the presence of pilots with heads, arms and legs in plaster, he yelled: ‘You cowards! Now I know why your Geschwader holds the record for parachute jumps: you jump so as not to fight.’

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January - February 2021

Lightning ACE!

P-38 Legend Robin Olds

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Annual 2020

SOUTH PACIFIC WARRIOR

A rare combat Mustang

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Annual 2020

Supermarine Spitfire Elliptical Elegance

Showing off the flowing curves of a jaguar ready to pounce, a Spitfire snugs in close, its pilot a picture of concentration as he carefully places the airplane exactly where he wants. It’s a timeless image of a timeless design.

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Annual 2020

THE BEST WWII FIGHTERS

Which was number one?

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Annual 2020

“Hotrod” Jug

By the time this limited-production high-performance version of Maj. Michael Jackson’s Teddy was photographed in early spring 1945 at Boxted, the 56th FG had been operating with Thunderbolts for almost three years. Initially constituted in November 1940 as the 56th Pursuit Group, with three Squadrons (61st, 62nd and 63rd) operating a mix of training aircraft and basing, they were posted in scattered locations in defense of New York City in early 1942. With the 63rd actually based at Republic’s Farmingdale factory, it was a natural for the 56th to be tapped to be the premier Thunderbolt unit in May 1942.

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Annual 2020

GUNFIGHTER OF THE RISING SUN

A Zero pilot’s own story

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Annual 2020

Me 262 Mach 1 Mystery

Did the Reich get there first?

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Annual 2020

HELLCAT VERSUS CORSAIR

GRUMMAN TEST PILOT FLIES THE COMPETITION

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Annual 2020

Flying the FW 190

A legend gets checked out in the Butcher Bird

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Annual 2020

THE F-5 AN AMERICAN TIGER

We all know about jet fighters such as the Phantom, Tomcat, Eagle, Viper, Hornet, F-22, and F-35, but what about the less-covered F-5? It doesn’t seem to secure as much time basking in the spotlight. Let’s indulge ourselves.

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November - December 2020

THE MARINES' LAST DOGFIGHT

THE CORSAIR WAS ONE TOUGH BIRD

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November - December 2020

KITTYHAWK JUNGLE RESCUE

P-40 GETS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

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November - December 2020

A Human Record of War: Life magazine, 1965

1965…The April 16 cover story in Life was a photoessay by Larry Burrows, a British journalist best known for his war photography in Vietnam.

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November - December 2020

On the Night Before

Airborne operations over Normandy on the night of June 5, 1944

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September - October 2020

TERRIFIC TILTROTOR

DRIVING THE V-22 OSPREY

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September - October 2020

My Life as Rosie the Riveter

I have read about and seen many images about “Rosie the Riveter,” but my story is unique. I was a model with a rivet gun who worked at a factory, and my husband really did fly the very planes that I was advertising to encourage women to build during WW II.

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September - October 2020

The Art of James Dietz

A historical painting is only as good as the story it tells, and how convincingly it combines the people, their actions, costumes, surroundings and atmosphere in an appropriate composition.

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September - October 2020

I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway

In I Will Run Wild, Cleaver expertly captures the strained relationship between the U.S. and Japan prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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September - October 2020

Restoring a Classic

A Canadian Staggerwing Gets a New Life

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September - October 2020

FIRST KILLS!

F-82 OPERATIONS IN THE KOREAN WAR

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September - October 2020

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