Aviation History Snapshots
A collection of photos found on the Internet
Andrea Hincerockur, a Russian pilot, Lt. Thompson Highfill of the 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, and Corzen Venzopkin, another Russian flyer, pose beside a Soviet Bell P-39 during Operation Frantic. Frantic, which took place from June to September 1944, was a so-called shuttle bombing mission in which Allied bombers took off from bases in England and Italy, bombed targets in Germany and Eastern Europe, then landed in Ukraine. The bombers refueled and rearmed, then attacked targets on the way back to their bases.
Pilots of the 88th Aero Squadron pose with a Salmson 2A2 fighter at Bethelainville Aerodrome, France, November 1918
Aeromarine K6 aircraft engine. The Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company was an aircraft manufacturer and later engine builder and airline. The company existed from 1914-1930.
Aeromarine 75, also known as the Felixstowe F5L, in flight over Bimini in 1921
A cutaway of what appears to be a Fokker F-10 Trimotor
Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde prototype number 2 (G-BSST) at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, England in 1979
Boeing B-52D Stratofrotress (s/n 56-583) in flight
Atlas-Centaur 14D rocket being loaded into Aero Spacelines Super Guppy in 1968
Convair B-58 Hustler production
CConvair YF2Y Sea Dart in flight
Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart. The Sea Dart was an attempt to develop a supersonic interceptor that could operate from the surface of the water. Though the program resulted in the only seaplane to break the sound barrier, the project was canceled when problems with buffeting on the surface of the water were never fully solved, and a test pilot was killed when the aircraft broke apart.
De Havilland DH.91 Albatross "Frobisher". Powered by four de Havilland Gipsy Twelve V-12 air-cooled inverted geared and supercharged piston engines, the Albatross could accommodate 22-30 passengers. Seven were built between 1938-1939.
Pan American Douglas DC-4 (N88951)
Fokker Universal, the first aircraft built in the US based on the designs of Dutchman Anthony Fokker
Pioneering American aviatrix Jackie Cochran with Seversky SEV-S1 X18Y, 1937
Lockheed T2V SeaStar, a navalized version of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
"Miscellaneous aircraft" drawing from the Robert Kemp Collection, SDASM
Naval Aircraft Factory PN at Honolulu
North American TF-86F (s/n 52-5016) transonic trainer. Two Sabres were modified to this configuration.
North American XB-70 Valkyrie document