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#21 shep854

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 1708 PM

USAF was also churning out the designs, including the X planes. They couldn't run sims, so they had to build and learn the hard way.

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#22 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 1738 PM

I think I got it...

 

F9F Panther — 1949-58
F7U Cutlass — 1951-59
F3D Skyknight — 1951-70
F9 Cougar -- 1952-74

FJ-2/3 Fury — 1954-62

F4D Skyray — 1956-64

F11 Tiger — 1956-61

F-8 Crusader — 1957-76

 

So does that mean the USN was running 8 different fighter aircraft at once at some point?


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#23 shep854

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 1950 PM

I think I got it...

 

F9F Panther — 1949-58
F7U Cutlass — 1951-59
F3D Skyknight — 1951-70
F9 Cougar -- 1952-74

FJ-2/3 Fury — 1954-62

F4D Skyray — 1956-64

F11 Tiger — 1956-61

F-8 Crusader — 1957-76

 

So does that mean the USN was running 8 different fighter aircraft at once at some point?

Yep.  In greater or lesser numbers, both active and Reserves.


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Posted 01 June 2018 - 2025 PM

F4D


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 0004 AM

Had a model of the Skyray, a very British looking plane.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 0038 AM

http://joebaugher.co...hters/f3_3.html

 

"The J71-powered Demon proved to be fairly popular with its crews."

 

When the Demon was bred with the Voodoo to produce the F-4 Phantom /F-110 Spectre all would be well


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 0615 AM

Also McDonnell FH Phantom I 47-54

McDonnell F2H Banshee 48-62


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 0647 AM

Had a model of the Skyray, a very British looking plane.

 

Me too.  A very pretty aircraft...


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 0746 AM

It took the J-79 to make US aircraft survivable, did it not?  Or, perhaps the J-57 brought the forces halfway?


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 1028 AM

 

Had a model of the Skyray, a very British looking plane.

 

Me too.  A very pretty aircraft...

 

 

And me. Airfix did a pretty fair rendition of it.

 

When you think about it, the French used this configuration far more than we did. I dont think we used it beyond the Fairey tech demonstrators for Concorde, and of course Vulcan.


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#31 Chris Werb

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 2008 PM

I think I got it...

 

F9F Panther — 1949-58
F7U Cutlass — 1951-59
F3D Skyknight — 1951-70
F9 Cougar -- 1952-74

FJ-2/3 Fury — 1954-62

F4D Skyray — 1956-64

F11 Tiger — 1956-61

F-8 Crusader — 1957-76

 

So does that mean the USN was running 8 different fighter aircraft at once at some point?

 

According to Wiki the Tiger was around until the late 60s 

 

https://en.wikipedia...mman_F-11_Tiger

 

Recce Crusaders were retired from Navy Reserve service in 1987.

 

Demon is missing from the list (as are the Banshee and Phantom as someone already pointed out)


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 0022 AM

 

 

Had a model of the Skyray, a very British looking plane.

 

Me too.  A very pretty aircraft...

 

 

And me. Airfix did a pretty fair rendition of it.

 

When you think about it, the French used this configuration far more than we did. I dont think we used it beyond the Fairey tech demonstrators for Concorde, and of course Vulcan.

 

 

So did Tamiya in 1/48


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