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Aerial Firebombers

Aug 27, 2011 No Comments

  August of 2001 saw us riding along with photographer/writer Ted Carlson as he flew in an entirely different theater of combat than what’s usually seen in Flight Journal: forest fire fighting. The enemy was no less lethal than the Axis powers and when the Grumman S-2F Trackers and helicopters of the California Department of [...]

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The Tomcat’s Tale

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

Continued from Tailview in the December 2007 issue of Flight Journal The Tomcat’s Tale By Tony Holmes   F-14A BuNo. 162594 had given the Navy almost 17 years of frontline service by the time it met its premature demise when it slammed into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the evening of [...]

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PBY Catalina Free Online Artwork

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments

Wylam drawings are pure art and this set, which can be downloaded free, features most of the variations of the beautiful little F4B/P-12. Click here

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The Day I Shot Myself Down

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

  Some days you just can’t win for losing, as F-14 test pilot, Pete Purvis found out much to his chagrin. Go to FlightJournal.com and read how a test shot of a Sparrow missile went severely wrong and 39 seconds later, he and his RIO were hanging in their parachutes. Not a good day! Click [...]

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Boeing F2B-1 Free Online Artwork

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

For the detail freaks out there, download the free William Wylam drawing of the Boeing F2B-1 figherter  in keeping with our salute to teh birth of Naval aviation. Click here

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Milton Caniff – The Art of War

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments
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