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August 8, 1946: First flight of the Convair B-36

Air Force planes fly over the Capitol building on January during the inaugural parade for President Harry Truman

P-38 Lightning

P-38 Lightning

Douglas AC-47 "Spooky" gunship (aka "Puff the Magic Dragon") Vietnam era development of the long serving DC-3/Dakota/C-47 etc lineage, at  Gathering of Warbirds & Legends, Topeka, Kansas, 2013.

Douglas "Spooky" gunship (aka "Puff the Magic Dragon") Vietnam era development of the long serving etc lineage, at Gathering of Warbirds Legends, Topeka, Kansas,

Consolidated B-36 "Peacemaker" | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Consolidated B-36 "Peacemaker" | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

post war raf aircraft - Google Search

'Whistling Tits' - Argosys, of either 114 Squadron or 267 Squadron based at RAF Benson, in flight c 1965 Crown / IWM

But Gliders are just plane awesome! Private Pilot with a Glider rating.

B-58 Hustler. Stork-like without the weapons pod

Stork-like without the weapons pod

USAF Strategic Airplane Bombers Educational Military Chart Poster 36 x

Lockheed C-121 Super Constellation at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, 1960s

Lockheed Super Constellation at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, The Navy version of this is the airplane I worked on in my first job!

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Aerobatic Maneuvers : The Russian Air Force has developed tactics for using Flankers to fight stealth fighters that concentrate on taking advantage of the plane’s remarkable maneuverability to survive the first missile attack.

Convair B-36 | Convair : B-36 : Peacemaker | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Catalog 00039285 Manufacturer: Convair Designation: Official Nickname: Peacemaker Notes: Convair Collection Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

Aviation pioneer Howard Hughes dies | April 5, 1976

The Aviator Howard Hughes poses in front of the his record setting Northrop Gamma Monoplane in this photo. Hughes broke his first aviation record in the Gamma when he made the west-east American transcontinental run in 9 hours, 26 minutes, and 10 seconds.

Low pass

Low Catalina , beautiful flying boat , or in this case soon a giant sledge ?

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