On This Day In Aviation History

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Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:07 pm

81 years since the first flight of the A-20 Havoc.



69 years since the first flight of the F4D Skyray.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:11 pm

On this date in 1962, the US Navy loaned a pair of F-4B Phantom IIs to the US Air Force for evaluation, who designated them F-110A and named them Spectre. The rest is history!
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:36 pm

37 years since the first flight of the Saab 340.
Good morning Avgeekery Nation! Our eye opener this morning is the Saab 340- first flown on this date in 1983. The 459 airframes built have been hauling passengers since 1984 and more recently been adapted to the airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) and maritime security missions.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:06 am

41 years since the roll out of the first CP-140 Aurora.
On this date in 1979, Lockheed rolled out the first of these highly capable maritime patrol aircraft for the Canadians.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:06 pm

Seven years since the Xi'an Y-20 made its maiden flight.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:11 pm

42 years since the Westland Lynx first entered service with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 pm

36 years since the first production AH-64 Apache entered service with the US Army.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:52 am

62 years since the F-104 Starfighter first entered service with the US Air Force.
On this date in 1958 the Lockheed F-104 went into service with the US Air Force. The Lawn Dart story has more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:17 pm

81 years since the first flight of the P-38 Lightning.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:29 am

61 years since the first flight of the Convair 880.
On this date in 1959, Convair's 880 jetliner flew for the first time. The 65 examples built were initially operated by Cathay Pacific, Delta, Japan, Northeast, Swissair, TWA, and VIASA. NASA and the US Navy (as the UC-880) flew them too.
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