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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:05 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1959 - First flight of the Pilatus PC-6 Porter [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilatus_PC-6_Porter]

1963 - First flight of the Dassault Falcon 20 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Falcon_20]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 04, 2021 5:52 pm

On this day in 1942 the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt went into combat for the first time.
On this date in 1942 P-47 Thunderbolts flew their first combat mission.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 04, 2021 11:52 pm

NATO was founded on this day 72 years ago.
On this date in 1949 NATO was formed. Inventiveness ensued.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 05, 2021 4:06 am

On This Day In Aviation History

2005 - First flight of the Dassault Falcon 7X [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Falcon_7X]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 05, 2021 5:57 pm

The McDonnell Phantom entered military service on this day in 1948.
On this date in 1948 the McDonnell Phantom entered service.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 05, 2021 7:19 pm

On this day in 1961:
On this date 60 years ago...
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 06, 2021 1:28 am

On this day in 1942:
In this date in 1942 the Royal Air Force North American Mustang Mark Is (P-51As) of RAF 26 Squadron engage in the first combat for any version of the Mustang over the English Channel.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 06, 2021 4:38 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1935 - First flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_P-36_Hawk]

1937 - The Hindenburg exploded over Lakehurst, New Jersey [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 06, 2021 4:42 am

On this day in 1968 the Canadair CF-5, a licensed-built version of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 06, 2021 4:53 am

On this day in 1941 the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, affectionately known as the "Jug", flew for the first time.

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