On This Day In Aviation History

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Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 pm

On this date in 1972, the Boeing EC-137D Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) flew for the first time. Now known at the E-3 Sentry, these Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) platforms have been a game changer for decades.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:07 pm

55 years since the first flight of France's vertical take-off and landing prototype fighter known as the Mirage IIIV.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 pm

64 years since the first flight of this iconic cold war fighter aircraft.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:58 pm

74 years since the first flight of the DC-6.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:32 pm

53 years since the first of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm's (MBB) Bo 105 helicopter.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:36 pm

88 years since the first flight of the Martin B-10. In fact of 348 B-10s that were built, only one complete airframe remains in existence. It is on display at the US Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.
Good morning Avgeekery Nation! Our eye opener this Sunday morning is the Martin B-10 bomber- flown for the first time on this date in 1932. The B-10 was the first mass-produced all-metal monowing bomber, but it was rendered obsolete quickly by Boeing, Douglas, and North American bombers during the 1930s.
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