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|35 Fighter aircraft on the ground at Norfolk, VA.|
Info from McMaster_de:
The 1st Fighter Wing, under various designations, has been the host unit at Langley since moving from MacDill AFB Florida on 30 June 1975. Operational squadrons of the 1st Fighter Wing are:
* 27th Fighter Squadron (F-22A)
* 71st Fighter Squadron (F-15C/D)
* 94th Fighter Squadron (F-22A)
|Aircraft Taking Off at Denham Aerodrome||01/18/2008||303|
|The scheme originally involved packing a war-weary bomber airframe (a Junkers Ju 88 variant) with explosives and guiding it to its target by a fighter aircraft mounted above it on a set of struts. After releasing the bomber, the fighter would return to base. The first such composite aircraft flew in July 1943 and was promising enough to begin a programme by Luftwaffe test unit KG 200, code-name...||07/16/2008||1,153|
|Another new era began in the Tularosa Basin on 1 July 1968, when the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing arrived at Holloman Air Force Base. The 49th's F-4 Phantom IIs introduced a new era of fighter aircraft training and operations, which continued for the next three decades and until today. In 1977 the 49th transitioned to the F-15 Eagle, the Air Force's top air-to-air weapon. In 1992, Holloman Air Fo...||01/28/2007||1,053|
|The English Electric Lightning (later the BAC Lightning) was a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, particularly remembered for its great speed and natural metal exterior. It was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. Greatly renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor, RAF pilots described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket".|
The Lightning was used throug...
|The WTC Taipei was started in January, 1986 by Taiwan's foremost trade promotion organization, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).||02/11/2006||428|
|The Gloster Aircraft Company was a British aircraft manufacturer from 1917 to 1963. From 1926 to 1963 Gloster produced their planes here at Brockworth Aerodrome.|
Founded as The Gloucestershire Aircraft Company Limited during the First World War, with the aircraft construction activities of H H Martyn & Co Ltd of Cheltenham it produced fighters during the war. It was renamed a...
|The Saab 35 Draken (Swedish: "kite" or "dragon") is a fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successful as an export product. ||06/21/2010||448|
|The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (NATO reporting name "Fishbed") is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed and built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations a half-century after its maiden flight. The plane has the distinction of holding a number of aviation records, including 1: th...||04/23/2008||473|
|The Saab 29, popularly called Flygande tunnan ("the flying barrel"), was a Swedish fighter designed and manufactured by Saab in the 1950s. It was Sweden's second turbojet-powered combat aircraft, the first being the Saab 21R. Despite its rotund appearance, the J 29 was fast and agile, serving effectively in both fighter and fighter-bomber roles into the 1970s.|
|The Saab 35 Draken (Swedish: "kite" or "dragon") is a fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successful as an export product.|
|On May 25 2002, the flight took off at 2:50 pm local time for the 1 hour 20 minutes flight to Hong Kong.|
About 20 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens, suggesting the aircraft had experienced an in flight breakup at FL350, near the Penghu Islands at Taiwan Strait, killing all 19 crew members and 206 passengers. 190 of the deceased are Chinese from Ta...