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@ClassicNavalAir US Navy AEW EC-121 Hurricane Hunter, late 1960s. Love that Connie! http://t.co/d1MnxZvFdL

@ClassicNavalAir US Navy AEW EC-121 Hurricane Hunter, late 1960s. Love that Connie! http://t.co/d1MnxZvFdL

Arado Ar-196 7R + BK  Color photo of German aircraft, the Arado Ar 196. Made from 1938 to 1944 years, made for the Naval Aviation of the German fleet, and was in service with other countries.

Arado Ar-196 7R + BK Color photo of German aircraft, the Arado Ar 196. Made from 1938 to 1944 years, made for the Naval Aviation of the German fleet, and was in service with other countries.

At a time when nuclear bombs were so large only strategic bombers could carry them, the Navy asked designers to build a jet that could fly one from a carrier. Ed Heinemann produced the versatile Douglas A3D Skywarrior, a plane that outlived the nuclear attack mission as an ELINT platform, jammer and tanker...at a light enough weight to land on a wooden-decked Essex-class carrier.

At a time when nuclear bombs were so large only strategic bombers could carry them, the Navy asked designers to build a jet that could fly one from a carrier. Ed Heinemann produced the versatile Douglas A3D Skywarrior, a plane that outlived the nuclear attack mission as an ELINT platform, jammer and tanker...at a light enough weight to land on a wooden-decked Essex-class carrier.

The Douglas F4D Skyray (later redesignated F-6 Skyray) was an American carrier-based fighter/interceptor built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Although it was in service for a relatively short time and never entered combat, it was notable for being the first carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world's absolute speed record, at 752.943mph, and was the first United States Navy and United States Marine Corps fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

The Douglas F4D Skyray (later redesignated F-6 Skyray) was an American carrier-based fighter/interceptor built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Although it was in service for a relatively short time and never entered combat, it was notable for being the first carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world's absolute speed record, at 752.943mph, and was the first United States Navy and United States Marine Corps fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

Blue Angels  flew two F7U Cutlass  in 1953 as a promotion for the new aircraft as a sideshow to their main demonstration.At their first airshow one made a forced landing after a take-off incident, while both were forced to land travelling to a Chicago airshow.

Blue Angels flew two F7U Cutlass in 1953 as a promotion for the new aircraft as a sideshow to their main demonstration.At their first airshow one made a forced landing after a take-off incident, while both were forced to land travelling to a Chicago airshow.

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