Tag: navy

  • 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 […]

  • Fire Scout

    The MQ-8B Fire Scout‘s design is based on the Schweizer Aircraft 330 helicopter. It’s also based on the RQ-8B VTUAV System which the U.S. Navy is currently testing and evaluating. Production of the Fire Scout began in 2000, though the MQ-8B was not used extensively until May of 2002. The U.S. Navy and Army each […]

  • P3 Orion

    The P-3 Orion has made its reputation as a formidable submarine finder, though its maritime duties also include sea patrols and reconnaissance. Not only is the P-3 Orion used extensively by the United States Navy, it is flown by the German and Pakistan Navies. Many other countries have at least one P-3 as well, including […]

  • 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 […]

  • T6 Texan

    The T-6 aircraft is considered to be one of the foremost military trainers in history. It was used extensively as a trainer during World War II, not only by the United States Army Air Force and Navy, but also by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Known as the “SNJ” by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. […]

  • Tiger

    Unlike most other U.S. Navy aircraft, the supersonic F-5E (one seat) and F-5F Tiger II (two seats) jets cannot be operated from an aircraft carrier. Northrop Grumman originally designed the F-5E/F as a small jet aircraft carrier for the Air Force. In 1970, the U.S. Air Force held a competition for Military Assistance Program (MAP) […]