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Martin B-57 Canberra: Aircraft profile

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The Martin B-57 Canberra was a twin jet engine, light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft which entered service in the 1950s.

Martin B-57 Canberra top: Martin B-57A Canberra in flight (S/N 52-1418). (U.S. Air Force photo)Martin B-57 Canberra top: Martin B-57A Canberra in flight (S/N 52-1418). (U.S. Air Force photo)

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".

Convair B-58 Hustler: Aircraft profile

The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 supersonic flight.

Convair B-58 Hustler: Convair XB-58 Hustler during takeoff. Note the landing gear is just beginning to retract. (U.S. Air Force photo)Convair B-58 Hustler: Convair XB-58 Hustler during takeoff. Note the landing gear is just beginning to retract. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Aircraft profile

The Lockheed SR-71 was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Air to air three-quarter-front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing SR-71 Black Bird as it approaches a tanker for refueling.Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Air to air three-quarter-front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing SR-71 Black Bird as it approaches a tanker for refueling.

Boeing B-50 Superfortress: Aircraft profile

The B-50, the last propeller-driven bomber delivered to the U.S. Air Force, made its initial flight on June 25, 1947.

Boeing B-50 Superfortress top: Boeing RB-50F (S/N 47-144, originally B-50B-50-BO) "Macs Effort" with armament. (U.S. Air Force photo)Boeing B-50 Superfortress top: Boeing RB-50F (S/N 47-144, originally B-50B-50-BO) "Macs Effort" with armament. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Aircraft profile

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The Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a medium-range and medium-size bomber capable of flying at high subsonic speeds and primarily designed for penetrating the airspace of the Soviet Union.

Boeing B-47 Stratojet top: Boeing RB-47E Stratojet. (U.S. Air Force photo)Boeing B-47 Stratojet top: Boeing RB-47E Stratojet. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Aircraft profile

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller powered heavy bomber that was flown by the United States Military in World War II and the Korean War, and by other nations afterwards.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Boeing B-29A-5-BN (S/N 42-93844) with bomb bay doors open. (U.S. Air Force photo)Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Boeing B-29A-5-BN (S/N 42-93844) with bomb bay doors open. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and carried on a series of names for Boeing-built bombers followed by the B-52 Stratofortress.

LTV A-7 Corsair II: Aircraft profile

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The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War.

LTV A-7 Corsair II: An air-to-air right side of an A-7D Corsair II aircraft from the Arizona National Guard. The aircraft, in a camouflage paint scheme, is being tested over desert and forest background for visibility. In the background are two other A-7s.LTV A-7 Corsair II: An air-to-air right side of an A-7D Corsair II aircraft from the Arizona National Guard. The aircraft, in a camouflage paint scheme, is being tested over desert and forest background for visibility. In the background are two other A-7s.

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Aircraft profile

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The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable ground-attack aircraft designed for the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: An air-to-air right side view of an Attack Squadron 127 (VA-127) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft.Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: An air-to-air right side view of an Attack Squadron 127 (VA-127) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft.

The delta winged "Skyhawk", powered by a single turbojet was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company (later McDonnell Douglas). The "Skyhawk" was originally designated the A4D under the US Navy's pre-1962 designation system.

Grumman A-6 Intruder: Aircraft profile

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The A-6 Intruder was the world's first fully all-weather attack bomber capable of detecting and identifying tactical or strategic targets, and delivering both conventional and nuclear ordnance on them under zero-visibility conditions.

Grumman A-6 Intruder: An A-6 Intruder aircraft from Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11) comes in for a landing.Grumman A-6 Intruder: An A-6 Intruder aircraft from Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11) comes in for a landing.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star: Aircraft profile

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The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is an American-built jet trainer aircraft.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star: An air-to-air right side view of A T-33 Shooting Star aircraft over Hawaii participating in Exercise Cope Canine '85.Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star: An air-to-air right side view of A T-33 Shooting Star aircraft over Hawaii participating in Exercise Cope Canine '85.

The two-place T-33 jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. It was developed from the single-seat P-80) aircraft profile">F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage about three feet to accommodate a second cockpit.

Convair F-106 Delta Dart: Aircraft profile

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The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Convair F-106 Delta Dart flight: Convair F-106A (S/N 58-0764) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)Convair F-106 Delta Dart flight: Convair F-106A (S/N 58-0764) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The F-106 all-weather interceptor was developed from the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. Originally designated the F-102, it was redesignated F-106 because it had extensive structural changes and a more powerful engine.

Republic F-105 Thunderchief: Aircraft profile

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The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force.

Republic F-105 Thunderchief: Republic F-105D-30-RE (S/N 62-4234) in flight with full bomb load. USAF photo.Republic F-105 Thunderchief: Republic F-105D-30-RE (S/N 62-4234) in flight with full bomb load. USAF photo.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Aircraft profile

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The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was an American single-engined, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Lockheed F-104A-10-LO (S/N 56-0761) in flight. Note the tip tanks and pylon tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo)Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Lockheed F-104A-10-LO (S/N 56-0761) in flight. Note the tip tanks and pylon tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger: Aircraft profile

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The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an US interceptor aircraft built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s.

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger flight: Convair YF-102 (S/N 53-1782) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)Convair F-102 Delta Dagger flight: Convair YF-102 (S/N 53-1782) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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