Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).
7 July At the Hughes Aircraft Company’s private airport, Culver City, California, the first of two prototype photographic reconnaissance airplanes took of on its first flight. In the cockpit was Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.
JAN 2011 - More photos showing of the USAF flightgear from the era. USAF Chuck Yeager and the Bell in Chuck wears a interim flight helmet made from a US Army tank helmet and mated to a USAAF era flight helmet.
This is the UAC "Viperwolf" the next generation Multirole Strike and Stealth Fighter operated by the Eastern Republic in the World War. Armed with Laser Mini Guns and Proton Torpedoes it is a formidable opponent for the Pacific Front.