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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 17, 2021 4:23 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1927 - First flight of the Bristol Bulldog [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Bulldog]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 17, 2021 3:29 pm

On this day in 1945 the Lockheed P-2 (P2V) Neptune flew for the first time.
Lockheed's P2V Neptune turns 76 today.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 17, 2021 5:48 pm

It was on this day in 1943 that a famous B-17 Flying Fortress named the Memphis Belle completed her 25th combat mission.
On this date in 1943 324th Bombardment Squadron Boeing B-17 F-10-BO Flying Fortress, USAAF Serial 41-24485 named Memphis Belle, completed her 25th bombing mission. That mission looked something like this.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 17, 2021 7:24 pm

On this day in 1950:
On this date in 1950 Lockheed test pilot Tony LeVier reached speeds of Mach 1.12 while testing the company's new XF-90 long-range fighter.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 18, 2021 4:25 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1951 - First flight of the Vickers Valiant [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Valiant]

1965 - First flight of the General Dynamics-Grumman F-111B [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_D ... man_F-111B]

1979 - First flight of the Piper PA-42 Cheyenne [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-42_Cheyenne]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 19, 2021 4:14 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1934 - First flight of the Tupolev ANT-20 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-20]

1947 - First flight of the Tupolev Tu-4 (NATO reporting name: Bull) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-4]

1951 - First flight of the Fokker S.14 Machtrainer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_S.14_Machtrainer]

1967 - First flight of the Dassault Mirage 5 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_5]

1969 - First flight of the Scottish Aviation Bulldog [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Aviation_Bulldog]

1986 - First flight of the British Aerospace Hawk 200 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_A ... e_Hawk_200]

2008 - First flight of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Superjet_100]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 19, 2021 3:24 pm

The Grumman XF10F Jaguar made its first flight on this day in 1952.
On this date in 1952 the swing-wing Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 19, 2021 7:22 pm

On this day in 1978:
On this date in 1978 F-4E Phantom #5,000 was delivered to the US Air Force.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 20, 2021 4:14 am

On this day in 1965 the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 20, 2021 4:15 am

On this day in 1977 the Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO reporting name: Flanker) flew for the first time.

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