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the Belyayev DB-LK (“long-range bomber - flying wing”), circa 1939

the Belyayev DB-LK (“long-range bomber - flying wing”), circa 1939 Crew of 1800 mile range, first flight 1940

When World War II ended, the venerable wartime North American Aviation P-51 Mustang spawned the twin-fuselage F-82 Twin Mustang. But history almost forg....

When World War II ended, the venerable wartime North American Aviation Mustang spawned the twin-fuselage Twin Mustang. But history almost forgot the way the was in turn reworked in t.

British Eevee

british-eevee: “ Experimental Spitfire Mk Vb float variant in flight (Date and location unknown) ”

Rockwell XFV-12, 1977

Rockwell Prototype US Navy VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft, built in 1977 for use on the planned Sea Control Ship. One prototype was built before cancellation in The.

The Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking (Viking) was a large, six-engined German flying boat of World War II, and the largest flying boat to achieve operational status during the war.

Engine: 6 x Junkers Jumo liquid-cooled opposed piston diesel engines, 745 kW each. Armament: 3 x 20 mm MG cannons, 5 x 13 mm in) MG 131 machine guns. Max Speed: 300 km/h mph, 162 kn)

Have NO idea WHAT it is, but it's BIG & UGLY!

The Saunders-Roe Princess was a British flying boat aircraft built by Saunders-Roe, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Princess was the largest all-metal flying boat ever constructed.

Revealed... 70 years on: The forgotten hero who became the first U.S. air force…

Revealed... 70 years on: The forgotten hero who became the first U.S. air force officer killed in Europe in World War II

Liberator in Flight. This plane was actually the worst plane of WWII.

Sikorsky S-43 Flying Boat owned by Howard Hughes

Sikorsky Flying Boat owned by Howard Hughes. Also known as a "Baby Clipper.

North American F-86 Sabre

North American Sabre September 2004 - Retired U. Dale Snodgrass conducts a high-speed pass in his Korean War-era Sabre

Catalina

ultimate-world-war-ii: Catalina PBY I cannot help myself I HAVE to repost PBY’s. Such an incredibly beautiful and undisputedly useful aircraft. So many downed crewmen owe their lives to this humble flying boat.

B-17 flying with his little friends.

B-17 flying with his little friends.

B-25 Mitchell

Mitchell - how my parents met at North American in KC.

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