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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:30 pm

On This Day In Aviation History

1993 - First flight of the Fokker 70 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_70]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:16 am

On this day in 1943:
On this date in 1943 the Lady vanished.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:13 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1940 - First flight of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-1]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:18 am

On this day in 1959 the Aero L-29 Delfin flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:20 am

On this day in 1996 the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:54 pm

On this day in 1976:
On this date in 1976 Howard Hughes passed away at the age of 70.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:13 am

On this day in 1968:
On this date in 1968 Flight Lieutenant Alan Pollock made a name for himself.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:20 pm

On this day in 1938 the Bell P-39 Airacobra flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:47 pm

On this day in 1945:
On this date in 1945 XXI Bomber Command B-29s were escorted to Tokyo and back by Iwo Jima-based VII Fighter Command P-51 Mustangs for the first time.
On this date in 1945 386 Task Force 58 aircraft sank the Japanese battleship Yamato and five escorting ships in the East China Sea. By this time the Helldiver's kinks had (mostly) been worked out.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:16 am

On this day in 1943:
On this date in 1943 the Douglas XBTD Destroyer flew for the first time.
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