Four Corsair II aircraft of Attack Squadron (VA) 147 with tailhooks lowered pictured flying over the waters of the Indian Ocean towards the aircraft carrier Constellation (CVA on November forty years ago today.
scanzen: “ Loaded with bombs, an Corsair II of Attack Squadron (VA) 27 prepares to be catapulted off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Constellation (CVA steaming in the waters of the Tonkin Gulf off North Vietnam.
Although the can carry considerable disposable stores, its primary built-in weapon is the 30 mm Avenger Gatling gun. One of the most powerful aircraft cannon ever flown, it fires large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells.
Curtiss Warhawk - the plane renowned for it's duty flights in China with the Flying Tigers squadron. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war.