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P-59 Airacomet

By: Category: MilitaryMuseumsRoad trips


The Bell P-59A was the first United States jet fighter aircraft, designed and built during World War II. The USAAF was not impressed by its performance and cancelled the contract when fewer than half of the aircraft ordered had been produced. Although no P-59s went into combat, it paved the way for another design generation of U.S. turbojet-powered aircraft and was the first turbojet fighter to have its turbojet engine and inlet nacelles integrated within the main fuselage.

XP-59A    * The original prototype XP-59A is on display the Milestones of Flight Gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

YP-59    * YP-59 is undergoing restoration to flying condition at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. The aircraft was acquired in 1991.

P-59A    * P-59A (44-...

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Max Moga

By: Category: AirshowsMilitary


Here is a shot dave took a few years back at the Aviation Nation show out at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul ‘Max’ Moga just finished his routine in the F-22 Raptor and was returning back to the hot zone. This picture came out better than any one could have imagined. You can just make out his face as he checks right.

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