Korea, Vietnam and beyond

Here are some photos I have taken of the military planes that made their mark in the Cold War era.


American airpower

Here are some photos I have taken of US military planes that made their mark...
A-1 Skyraider (multiple)

A-1 Skyraider (multiple)

A-1 Skyraider examples at McMinnville, Historic Flight Museum, McChord AFB,...
A-10 Thunderbolt II (multiple)

A-10 Thunderbolt II (multiple)

A-10A Thunderbolt II examples at McChord AFB and the NMoUSAF
A-3 Skywarrior (multiple)

A-3 Skywarrior (multiple)

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior examples at Patriots Point, Pima and Yanks/Chino
A-4 Skyhawk (multiple)

A-4 Skyhawk (multiple)

A-4 Skyhawk examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Museum of Flight, NASM,...
A-5 Vigilante

A-5 Vigilante

North American RA-5C Vigilante on display at Pima
A-6E Intruder - EA-6B Prowler (multiple)

A-6E Intruder - EA-6B Prowler (multiple)

A-6E Intruders and EA-6B Prowlers photographed at Patriots Point, NASM, MoF,...
A-7 Corsair II (multiple)

A-7 Corsair II (multiple)

A-7 Corsair II examples at Pima, McMinnville, March AFB, Yanks-Chino, NMoUSAF,...
A-9A Northrup prototype

A-9A Northrup prototype

Northrup prototype YA-9A at March AFB
Aero Commander (multiple)

Aero Commander (multiple)

Aero Commander examples at March AFB and the NMoUSAF
AV-8A Harrier

AV-8A Harrier

Hawker Harrier TAV-8A trainer on display at Pima
B-1 Lancer (multiple)

B-1 Lancer (multiple)

B-1 Lancer at McChord AFB and the NMoUSAF
B-2 Spirit

B-2 Spirit

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber at the NMoUSAF and in flight over McChord AFB.
B-36 Peacemaker (multiple)

B-36 Peacemaker (multiple)

Convair B-36 Peacemaker examples at Pima and the NMoUSAF
B-45 Tornado

B-45 Tornado

B-45 Tornado at the NMoUSAF
B-47 Stratojet (multiple)

B-47 Stratojet (multiple)

Boeing B-47 Stratojet examples at the NMoUSAF, MoF, March AFB and Pima
B-50 Superfortress (multiple)

B-50 Superfortress (multiple)

B-50 Superfortresses at Chino, NMoUSAF and Pima.
B-52 Stratofortress (multiple)

B-52 Stratofortress (multiple)

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress examples at McChord, Detroit, Pima, Paine Field,...
B-57 Canberra (multiple)

B-57 Canberra (multiple)

Martin B-57 Canberra examples at the NMoUSAF, Pima and March AFB
B-58 Hustler (multiple)

B-58 Hustler (multiple)

Convair B-58 Hustler examples at Pima and the NMoUSAF
B-66 Destroyer (multiple)

B-66 Destroyer (multiple)

Douglas B-66 Destroyer examples at Pima and the NMoUSAF
Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

Boeing Bird of Prey at the NMoUSAF
C-117 Super Gooneybird

C-117 Super Gooneybird

Here are some photos I took of the Douglas C-117D 50826 Super Gooneybird ...
C-118 Liftmaster

C-118 Liftmaster

Here are some photos I took of the Douglas VC-118A Liftmaster on display...
C-119 Flying Boxcar (multiple)

C-119 Flying Boxcar (multiple)

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar examples at Pima, March AFB and the NMoUSAF
C-121 / L-1049 Constellation (multiple)

C-121 / L-1049 Constellation (multiple)

Constellation examples at the Udvar Hazy facility, Pima, the NMoUSAF and Museum...
C-123 Provider (multiple)

C-123 Provider (multiple)

C-123 Provider at Pima, Yanks/Chino and March AFB.
C-124 Globemaster II (multiple)

C-124 Globemaster II (multiple)

Douglas C-124C Globemaster II examples at Pima, McChord and the NMoUSAF
C-125 Raider (multiple)

C-125 Raider (multiple)

The only two surviving C-125 Raider examples, photographed at the NMoUSAF and...
C-127 / U-6A Beaver (multiple)

C-127 / U-6A Beaver (multiple)

de Havilland Canada C-127 / U-6A Beaver examples at the NMoUSAF and Paine F...
C-130 Hercules (multiple)

C-130 Hercules (multiple)

C-130 Hercules examples at McChord AFB, Pima and the NMoUSAF.
C-131 Samaritan (multiple)

C-131 Samaritan (multiple)

Convair C-131 Samaritan examples on display at Pima, NMoUSAF and March AFB
C-133 Cargomaster (multiple)

C-133 Cargomaster (multiple)

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster examples on display at the NMoUSAF and Pima
C-14 STOL concept

C-14 STOL concept

I photographed this Boeing YC-14 STOL prototype at the Pima Air&Space...
C-140 Jetstar (delete)

C-140 Jetstar (delete)

Here are some photos I took of the Lockheed VC-140B Jetstar on display at...
C-141 Starlifter (multiple)

C-141 Starlifter (multiple)

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter examples on display at McChord AFB, March AFB, the...
C-17 Globemaster III (multiple)

C-17 Globemaster III (multiple)

C-17 Globemaster examples at McChord AFB and the NMoUSAF
C-20 Gulfstream

C-20 Gulfstream

C-20 Gulfstream at the NMoUSAF
C-21 LearJet

C-21 LearJet

C-21 LearJet at the NMoUSAF
C-5 Galaxy

C-5 Galaxy

I photographed this C-5 Galaxy during the 2016 Air Expo at McChord AFB. C-5 ...
C-7A Caribou

C-7A Caribou

C-7A Caribou at the NMoUSAF
C-82 Packet (multiple)

C-82 Packet (multiple)

C-82 Packet on display at the Pima Air&Space Museum and NMoUSAF
C-97 Stratofreighter

C-97 Stratofreighter

Here are some photos I took of the Boeing C-97G 52-2626 Stratofreighter...
CQ-10A (UAV) Snow Goose

CQ-10A (UAV) Snow Goose

I photographed this MMIST CQ-10A (UAV) Snow Goose at March AFB in 2018. CQ-10A...
D-21 Drone (multiple)

D-21 Drone (multiple)

D-21 drones on display at the NMoUSAF, Pima, March AFB, McMinnville, and the...
E-1 Tracer (multiple)

E-1 Tracer (multiple)

E-1 Tracer examples at Patriots Point and Pima
E-2C Hawkeye

E-2C Hawkeye

Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye on display at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino
EC-135 Looking Glass / ARIA (multiple)

EC-135 Looking Glass / ARIA (multiple)

Boeing EC-135 examples on display at the NMoUSAF and Pima
F-100 Super Sabre (multiple)

F-100 Super Sabre (multiple)

North American F-100 Super Sabre examples at Pima, Palm Springs, Yanks/Chino,...
F-101 Voodoo (multiple)

F-101 Voodoo (multiple)

McDonnell F-101 examples at McMinnville, Pima, McChord AFB and the NMoUSAF
F-102 Delta Dagger (multiple)

F-102 Delta Dagger (multiple)

F-102 Delta Dagger examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Palm Springs,...
F-104 Starfighter (multiple)

F-104 Starfighter (multiple)

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter examples at McMinnville, NASM, NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino,...
F-105 Thunderchief (multiple)

F-105 Thunderchief (multiple)

F-105 Thunderchief at the Flying Heritage Collection, IWM Duxford, Pima, March...
F-106 Delta Dart (multiple)

F-106 Delta Dart (multiple)

Convair F-106 Delta Dart examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, NMoUSAF,...
F-107A prototype (multiple)

F-107A prototype (multiple)

The only two existing prototypes for the North American F-107A prototype, at...
F-11 Tiger

F-11 Tiger

Grumman F-11 Tiger on display at the Yanks Air Museum
F-111 Aardvark / Raven (multiple)

F-111 Aardvark / Raven (multiple)

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark examples at the NMoUSAF, Pima, March AFB and...
F-117 Nighthawk

F-117 Nighthawk

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk on display at the NMoUSAF
F-14 Tomcat (multiple)

F-14 Tomcat (multiple)

F-14 Tomcat examples at the Museum of Flight, McMinnville, Yanks/Chino, Pima,...
F-15 Eagle (multiple)

F-15 Eagle (multiple)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles at McChord, IWM Duxford, March AFB, Yanks/Pima,...
F-16 Falcon (multiple)

F-16 Falcon (multiple)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon examples at Palm Springs, NMoUSAF, McChord...
F-18 Hornet (multiple)

F-18 Hornet (multiple)

F-18 Hornets at Patriots Point, Palm Springs, Pima, MoF, Yanks/Chino and several...
F-22 Raptor (multiple)

F-22 Raptor (multiple)

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor examples at the NMoUSAF and McChord AFB.
F-23 Black Widow II

F-23 Black Widow II

YF-23 Black Widow II at the NMoUSAF
F-4 Phantom II (multiple)

F-4 Phantom II (multiple)

F-4 Phantom examples at the MoF, NASM Udvar-Hazy, NMoUSAF, McMinnville, Pima,...
F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II (multiple)

F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II (multiple)

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter examples at Pima, NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino and the...
F-8 Crusader (multiple)

F-8 Crusader (multiple)

Vought F-8 Crusaders including examples at Patriots Point in Charleston,...
F-80 Shooting Star

F-80 Shooting Star

F-80 Shooting Star at the NMoUSAF
F-82 Twin Mustang (multiple)

F-82 Twin Mustang (multiple)

North American F-82 Twin Mustangs at the NMoUSAF
F-84 Thunderflash (multiple)

F-84 Thunderflash (multiple)

RF-84 Thunderflash examples at the Pima Air&Space Museum and the NMoUSA...
F-84C Thunderjet (multiple)

F-84C Thunderjet (multiple)

Republic F-84 Thunderjet examples at Pima, Yanks/Chino, NMoUSAF and March A...
F-84F Thunderstreak (multiple)

F-84F Thunderstreak (multiple)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak examples at McMinnville, Pima, NMoUSAF, PoF Chino,...
F-86 Sabre (multiple)

F-86 Sabre (multiple)

F-86 Sabre (and other variants) at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Palm Springs,...
F-89 Scorpion (multiple)

F-89 Scorpion (multiple)

Northrup F-89 Scorpion examples in McMinnville, NMoUSAF, March AFB and Pima
F-94 Starfire (multiple)

F-94 Starfire (multiple)

Lockheed F-94 Starfire examples on display at the NMoUSAF and Pima
F2H Banshee

F2H Banshee

Here are some photos I took of the McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee on display...
F3D / F-10 Skyknight

F3D / F-10 Skyknight

Here are some photos I took of the Douglas TF-10B Skyknight on display at...
F3H / F-3 Demon

F3H / F-3 Demon

Here are some photos I took of the McDonnell F3H-2N (F-3C) Demon on...
F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray

F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray

Here are some photos I took of the Douglas F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray on display ...
F5D Skylancer

F5D Skylancer

I photographed this Douglas F5D Skylancer project at the Evergreen...
F9F Panther (multiple)

F9F Panther (multiple)

Grumman F9F Panther examples at Pima, Yanks/Chino and PoF Chino
F9F-8 Cougar (multiple)

F9F-8 Cougar (multiple)

Grumman F-9 Cougar examples at Pima, Patriots Point, Yanks/Chino, McMinnville...
FH-1 Phantom 1

FH-1 Phantom 1

Here are some photos I took of the McDonnell FH-1 Phantom 1 on display at...
FJ-1 Fury

FJ-1 Fury

North American FJ-1 Fury on display at the Yanks Air Museum
FJ-3 Fury (multiple)

FJ-3 Fury (multiple)

North American FJ-3 Fury examples at McMinnville and PoF Chino
FJ-4 Fury (multiple)

FJ-4 Fury (multiple)

North American FJ-4 Fury examples at Pima and McChord AFB
HU-16 Albatross (multiple)

HU-16 Albatross (multiple)

Grumman HU-16 Albatross examples at Pima, NMoUSAF, Yanks/Chino and March AF...
KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135 Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker at March AFB
KC-97 Stratofreighter (multiple)

KC-97 Stratofreighter (multiple)

Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter examples on display at the Pima Air&Space...
LC-126

LC-126

Cessna LC-126 at the NMoUSAF
MC-12 Liberty

MC-12 Liberty

Beechcraft MC-12W Liberty at the National Museum of the USAF restoration ha...
MQ-1 / RQ-1 Predator (multiple)

MQ-1 / RQ-1 Predator (multiple)

General Atomics MQ-1 / RQ-1 Predator examples at the National Air & Space Museum,...
MQ-9 Reaper

MQ-9 Reaper

General Atomics YMQ-9 Reaper at the NMoUSAF
O-2B Skymaster (multiple)

O-2B Skymaster (multiple)

Cessna O-2 Skymaster at March AFB and the NMoUSAF
OV-1 Mohawk (multiple)

OV-1 Mohawk (multiple)

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk examples at McMinnville, PoF Chino and Pima
OV-10 Bronco (multiple)

OV-10 Bronco (multiple)

OV-10 Bronco at Pima and NMoUSAF
P-2 Neptune (multiple)

P-2 Neptune (multiple)

Lockheed P-2 Neptune examples at Pima and Madras
P-80 Shooting Star (multiple)

P-80 Shooting Star (multiple)

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star at PoF Chino and the NMoUSAF
QM-94 Compass Cope

QM-94 Compass Cope

YQM-94A Compass Cope at the NMoUSAF
QU-22B

QU-22B

Beech QU-22B at the NMoUSAF
RB-1 Conestoga

RB-1 Conestoga

Here are some photos I took of the Budd RB-1 Conestoga on display at the...
RQ-3 Darkstar

RQ-3 Darkstar

Lockheed Martin RQ-3 DarkStar at the NMoUSAF
RQ-4A Global Hawk (multiple)

RQ-4A Global Hawk (multiple)

Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum,...
RQ-7A Shadow 200

RQ-7A Shadow 200

RQ-7A Shadow 200 I photographed at the National Air & Space Museum in...
S-2 Tracker (multiple)

S-2 Tracker (multiple)

I photographed this Grumman S-2E Tracker on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots...
S-3B Viking (multiple)

S-3B Viking (multiple)

Examples of the Lockheed S-3B Viking on board the USS Yorktown at...
SR-71 Blackbird family (multiple)

SR-71 Blackbird family (multiple)

SR-71 Blackbird examples in Seattle; McMinnville, IWM Duxford, March AFB and NASM ...
T-1A Seastar

T-1A Seastar

I photographed this Lockheed T-1A Seastar 144200 at the Pima Air&Space...
T-28 Trojan (mutiple)

T-28 Trojan (mutiple)

T-28 Trojan examples at Paine Field, Olympia, NMoUSAF, Palm Springs and Pim...
T-29 Flying Classroom

T-29 Flying Classroom

Here are some photos I took of the Convair T-29B Flying Classroom on...
T-2C Buckeye

T-2C Buckeye

T-2C Buckeye at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. T-2C Buckeye at Evergreen...
T-33 Shooting Star (multiple)

T-33 Shooting Star (multiple)

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star examples at IWM Duxford, NASM Udvar-Hazy, PoF Chino, ...
T-34 Mentor

T-34 Mentor

Beech T-34 Mentor at the NMoUSAF
T-37 Tweet

T-37 Tweet

Cessna T-37B Tweet on display at March AFB
T-38 Talon (multiple)

T-38 Talon (multiple)

T-38 Talon examples at Pima, NMoUSAF, March AFB. and McChord AFB
T-39 Sabreliner (multiple)

T-39 Sabreliner (multiple)

North American CT-39A Sabreliner examples on display at the NMoUSAF and at ...
T-6A Texan II

T-6A Texan II

T-6A Texan II trainer that was on display at McChord AFB in 2016. T-6A...
T-6D Mosquito

T-6D Mosquito

North American T-6D Mosquito at the NMoUSAF
U-10D Super Courier

U-10D Super Courier

Helio U-10D Super Courier at the NMoUSAF
U-2 Dragon Lady

U-2 Dragon Lady

Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady at the NMoUSAF
U-3A Blue Canoe

U-3A Blue Canoe

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe at the NMoUSAF
U-8D Seminole

U-8D Seminole

Beechcraft U-8D Seminole on display at Pima
X-29

X-29

Grumman X-29 on display at the NMoUSAF
X-32 JSF competitor "Monica"

X-32 JSF competitor "Monica"

Boeing X-32 JSF competition craft at the National Museum of the USAF restoration...
X-35B STOVL

X-35B STOVL

X-35B STOVL at the Udvar-Hazy facility in Washington DC. X-35B STOVL; Udvar-Hazy ...
X-40 Reusable Launch Vehicle

X-40 Reusable Launch Vehicle

Boeing X-40 Reusable Launch Vehicle project on display at the NMoUSAF
X-45A J-UCAS (multiple)

X-45A J-UCAS (multiple)

Boeing X-45A J-UCAS (Joint-Unmanned Combat Air System) demonstrators at the...
XB-42 Mixmaster

XB-42 Mixmaster

Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster at the National Museum of the USAF restoration hang...
XB-43 Jetmaster

XB-43 Jetmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster at the National Museum of the USAF restoration hang...
XB-70 Valkyrie

XB-70 Valkyrie

XB-70 Valkyrie at the National Museum of the USAF
XC-142 tilt-wing

XC-142 tilt-wing

LTV XC-142A at the NMoUSAF
XF-84H Thunderscreech

XF-84H Thunderscreech

XF-84H Thunderscreech at the NMoUSAF
XF-85 Goblin

XF-85 Goblin

XF-85 Goblin at the NMoUSAF
XF-91 Thunderceptor

XF-91 Thunderceptor

XF-91 Thunderceptor at the NMoUSAF
XF-92

XF-92

Convair XF-92 at the NMoUSAF

British airpower (and allies)

Here are some photos I have taken of military planes from the United Kingdom...
Avro CF-100 Canuck

Avro CF-100 Canuck

Avro CF-100 Canuck at the NMoUSAF
Avro Shackleton (multiple)

Avro Shackleton (multiple)

Avro Shackleton examples at IWM Duxford and Pima
Avro Vulcan B2

Avro Vulcan B2

Avro Vulcan B2 at the IWM Duxford
CT-133 Silver Star

CT-133 Silver Star

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star at PoF Chino
Dassault Mystère

Dassault Mystère

Here are some photos I took of the Dassault Mystère IV A on display at t...
Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet

Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet

Here are some photos I took of the Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A...
de Havilland DH100 Vampire (multiple)

de Havilland DH100 Vampire (multiple)

de Havilland DH100 Vampire examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum and Ch...
EKW C-3605 Schlepp

EKW C-3605 Schlepp

EKW C-3605 Schlepp at PoF Chino
English Electric Lightning (multiple)

English Electric Lightning (multiple)

Some English Electric Lightning examples I photographed during a trip...
Fairey Gannet (multiple)

Fairey Gannet (multiple)

I photographed these Fairey Gannet examples at the IWM Duxford in 2008 and...
Folland Gnat

Folland Gnat

Folland Gnat T.1 at PoF Chino
Fouga CM-170 Magister

Fouga CM-170 Magister

Fouga CM-170 Magister at McChord AFB
Gloster Meteor

Gloster Meteor

Gloster Meteor at PoF Chino
Hawker Harrier Gr.3 - RAF (multiple)

Hawker Harrier Gr.3 - RAF (multiple)

Hawker Siddeley Harrier examples at IWM Duxford , RAF London and Pima
Hawker Hunter

Hawker Hunter

Here are some photos I took of the Hawker Hunter F.58 (export version for...
Hawker Kestrel (multiple)

Hawker Kestrel (multiple)

Hawker Siddeley Kestrel examples on display at Pima and the NMoUSAF
Panavia IDS Tornado (multiple)

Panavia IDS Tornado (multiple)

Panavia IDS Tornado examples on display at the NMoUSAF and at Pima
Sepecat Jaguar

Sepecat Jaguar

Sepecat GR.3A Jaguar on display at Pima
Vickers 744 Viscount

Vickers 744 Viscount

Here are some photos I took of the Vickers 744 Viscount on display at the...

Soviet Military Planes

post-WWII Soviet aircraft
MiG-15 Fagot (multiple)

MiG-15 Fagot (multiple)

MiG-15 examples at the NASM Udvar-Hazy, McMinnville, NMoUSAF, Pima, Chino PoF,...
MiG-17 Fresco (multiple)

MiG-17 Fresco (multiple)

MiG-17 examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, NMoUSAF, McChord AFB, Pima,...
MiG-19 Farmer (multiple)

MiG-19 Farmer (multiple)

MiG-19 Farmer examples at Pima, NMoUSAF and March AFB
MiG-21 Fishbed (multiple)

MiG-21 Fishbed (multiple)

MiG-21 examples at the NASM Udvar-Hazy; Pima, Palm Springs, March AFB, NMoUSAF,...
MiG-23 Flogger (multple)

MiG-23 Flogger (multple)

MiG-23 Flogger examples at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, March AFB, NMoUSAF...
MiG-29 Fulcrum (multiple)

MiG-29 Fulcrum (multiple)

MiG-29 Fulcrum examples at McMinnville, NMoUSAF, Pima and the Flying Heritage...
TS-11 Iskra

TS-11 Iskra

TS-11 Iskra at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino
Yak-18

Yak-18

Yak-18 example at PoF Chino