During this period, the the leading nations of the world were
divided into two ideological / political camps -
communism and democracy. - led by the United States and
the Soviet Union Conflict between them led to what
came to be known as "The Cold
War." It manifested itself on both a
strategic and a tactical level. The two
opposing forces began building built vast nuclear
arsenals to be delivered to their target by long-range
bombers. Each side maintained fighters for air
defense. Other fighters were used in the Korean,
Vietnam and Gulf Wars. So many aircraft were
developed during this period that we've divided them into the following sections:
||USAF Attack Aircraft
The U.S. Air Force attack planes were a product of the
war in Vietnam. The C-119 and C-130 cargo planes
were equipped with awesome fire power to support the
Assigned to the Strategic Air Command, these aircraft were
the backbone of America's nuclear deterrent. The B-52
was used for conventional bombing roles in
Vietnam. This section includes
B-36 Peacemaker, the B-47 Stratojet, the B-52
Stratofortress and the Convair B-58 Hustler. .
The last of the prop fighters, (the Twin Mustang), the
early jets, the famous "hundred fighters"
(F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105and F-106.)
and the legendary F4 Phantom of Vietnam fame.
Everything from the C-46 Commando to the giant
C-5. This section includes many major variants,
including the KC-97 and KC-135 tankers, and the EC121
The infamous U-2 spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird and all
the great trainers that pilots used to earn their wings.
||USN - Combat
The early jets of the United States Navy. F-8E Crusader, F-9 Panther, and F-9
Cougar followed by the A-1H Skraider, A-4M Skyhawk, A-6
Intruder, A-7 Corsair and the legendary F-4 Phantom.
The fixed-wing reconnaissance, patrol, command, cargo
and training aircraft. The choppers are in the Helicopter Section
The fixed aircraft flown by the United States Coast Guard
The choppers are in the Helicopter Section
Aircraft from countries other than the U.S. -
Canada's famous CF-105 Arrow, France's Dassault Mirage
and the Soviet Union's Mig-15.