Tag: marines

  • F4U Corsair

    Though the F4U Corsair may be best known as the airplane flown by Maj. Gregory “Pappy” Boyington in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, the F4U enjoyed many other roles as well and in many areas of the world. In 1938, the U.S. Navy sought the development of a single-seat aircraft carrier based fighter […]

  • SBD Dauntless

    The Douglas Company began production of the SBD Dauntless in the early part of 1940: The plane completed its first flight on May 1, 1940. The US Military entered the “Dauntless” into service first with the Marines as the SBD-1, followed by the Navy’s activation of the aircraft in 1941 which flew the SBD-2 version […]

  • Scan Eagle

    ScanEagle is a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing and The Insitu Group. The UAV completed its first flight in 2002. The aircraft’s design is based on SeaScan, a miniature robotic plane that Insitu produced for collecting weather information and was used by commercial fishers to find schools of tuna. ScanEagle launches from […]