This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of Arizona. The aircraft include those fl own by members of the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft . For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museumas current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout the State of Arizona. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Arizonaas heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Arizonaas Warplane survivors.Two Tigers were fitted with the famous J79 engine of 15, 000 pounds thrust and achieved a high speed of 1200 mph ... The aircraft was so small that only the tips of the wings folded and folding was accomplished manually. ... Having been replaced by the F8U Crusader, the F11Fs ... The Pima Air aamp; Space Museum F11F Tiger has been on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation since 1987.
|Author||:||Harold A. Skaarup|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2010-04-02|