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North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco: Aircraft profile

The OV-10A was a twin-turboprop short takeoff and landing aircraft conceived by the U.S. Marine Corps and developed under a U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps tri-service program.

North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco: A right underside view of an OV-10 Bronco aircraft from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS). The aircraft is being deployed to Korea to participate in exercise Team Spirit '84.North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco: A right underside view of an OV-10 Bronco aircraft from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS). The aircraft is being deployed to Korea to participate in exercise Team Spirit '84.

The first production OV-10A was ordered in 1966, and its initial flight took place in August 1967.

North American A-5 Vigilante: Aircraft profile

The North American A-5 Vigilante was a powerful, highly advanced carrier-based supersonic bomber designed for the United States Navy.

North American A-5 Vigilante: A three-quarter starboard aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet".North American A-5 Vigilante: A three-quarter starboard aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet".

North American F-100 Super Sabre: Aircraft profile

The F-100 was the USAF's first operational aircraft capable of flying faster than the speed of sound (760 mph) in level flight.

North American F-100 Super Sabre: North American YF-100 (S/N 52-5754) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)North American F-100 Super Sabre: North American YF-100 (S/N 52-5754) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

It made its initial flight on May 25, 1953, and the first production aircraft was completed in October 1953. North American built 2,294 F-100s before production ended in 1959.

North American F-82 Twin Mustang: Aircraft profile

The F-82 was the last propeller-driven fighter acquired in quantity by the USAF.

North American F-82 Twin Mustang: North American XF-82 (S/N 44-83887) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)North American F-82 Twin Mustang: North American XF-82 (S/N 44-83887) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

North American F-86 Sabre: Aircraft profile

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The F-86, the USAF's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight on Oct. 1, 1947.

North American F-86 Sabre jet fighter flight: North American F-86A (S/N 49-1324) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)North American F-86 Sabre jet fighter flight: North American F-86A (S/N 49-1324) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The first production model flew on May 20, 1948, and on Sept. 15, 1948, an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph. Originally designed as a high-altitude day-fighter, it was subsequently redesigned into an all-weather interceptor (F-86D) and a fighter-bomber (F-86H).

North American T-28 Trojan trainer: Aircraft profile

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Designed to replace the World War II era T-6 trainer, the T-28 possessed higher performance than its forerunner and was easier to maintain. Also, the Trojan's tricycle landing gear taught pilots to take off and land in the same fashion as the high-performance aircraft they were training to fly.

North American T-28 Trojan front: DAYTON, Ohio -- North American T-28A Trojan at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)North American T-28 Trojan front: DAYTON, Ohio -- North American T-28A Trojan at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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