Paul Stevens

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:47:03 +0000


    Heinkel He 119

    1927: Submarine aircraft carrier

    Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo – Japanese Army fighter plane:

    Ad for Martin Aircraft 1945

    It followed in the footsteps of the other great American WW II bomber, the…

    Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules - The "Spruce Goose" - It flew only once on Nov. 2, 1947. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history.

    Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

    Dornier Do R4 Super Wal and LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

    Lt. Louis Zamperini April 1943 Intercept, by Ron Cole - depicting Lt. Louis Zamperini's April 1943 bombing mission of Nauru Island and his interception by A6M3 Zeros of the 252nd Kokutai. Zamperini was the bombardier on B-24 'Super Man' this day, and barely managed to return home after receiving over 600 bullet holes in his aircraft. "[The Japanese pilots] were coming in so close I could see their faces," Zamperini subsequently said of the mission.

    LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin & Dornier Superwal. 1928