On This Day In Aviation History

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Re: Grumman A-6 Intruder Turns 60

Post by RadarOneOnes Girl » Wed May 13, 2020 5:09 pm

Truly the "Jeep" of the skies.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 14, 2020 8:44 pm

7 years ago today:
On this date in 2013 the first catapult launch of an unmanned aircraft (a Northrop-Grumman X47B Air Combat Vehicle drone) took place aboard the carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 15, 2020 5:08 am

81 years ago today, the Fairchild PT-19 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 15, 2020 5:11 am

79 years ago today, the Gloster E28/39, Great Britain's first jet-powered aircraft flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 15, 2020 5:16 am

36 years ago today, the AMX, a ground-attack aircraft jointly developed by Brazil and Italy flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 15, 2020 4:03 pm

57 years ago today:
On this date in 1963, Major Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. lifted off atop Mercury/Atlas 9 from pad 14 at Cape Canaveral to fly Faith 7 around the globe 22 times. Cooper was the last American astronaut launched alone into space.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 17, 2020 12:30 am

28 years ago today:
On this date in 1992 the 2000th C-130 Hercules rolled out the doors. Is there anything the Herc can't do?
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 17, 2020 1:53 am

77 years ago today:
On this date in 1943 The Dambusters earned their nickname.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 17, 2020 5:22 am

75 years ago today, the Lockheed P-2 or P2V Neptune flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 18, 2020 1:22 am

70 years ago today:
On this date in 1950 the star-crossed Lockheed XF-90 went supersonic for the first time. Oh what might have been!
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