Textron Aviation Not Ruling Out T-X Bid - Textron AirLand's Scorpion surveillance and strike jet (foreground), seen flying here with the Beechcraft AT-6 and C-12, would need to be redesigned to meet the Air Force's anticipated T-X requirements. Textron Airland
The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo is an American all-weather interceptor, fighter and bomber aircraft manufactured by McDonnell Aircraft. The Voodoo was planned to be a long-range bomber escort or penetration fighter for the Strategic Air Command (SAC), however, later the Voodoo was developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and as a photo reconnaissance aircraft. The F-101 Voodoo is a heavy and large, but also powerful and fast with an impressive range.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said its fleet of Alenia-Aermacchi C-27J "Spartan" aircraft reached its initial operating capacity (IOC). The announcement by the Minister of Defense, Marise Payne, that the IOC is now reaching an important milestone in the program of commissioning the ten C-27J "Spartan" aircraft within the RAAF.
The head of the Czech air force is keen for the service to become the launch customer for Aero Vodochody’s modernised L-39NG trainer. Speaking during a visit to the manufacturer’s Odolena Voda site, Maj Gen Jaromír Šebesta said the L-39NG could be integrated into its fleet of older Albatros aircraft operated from Pardubice air base.
1931 – Budd BB-1 Pioneer U.S. railcar maker Budd built the BB-1 Pioneer experimental flying boat—based on the Italian Savoia-Marchetti S56—from corrosion-resistant stainless steel using newly developed spot welding. Budd tried again in 1943 with the RB-1 Conestoga cargo aircraft (pictured), but steel is heavy, and it did not catch on. Photo: San Diego Aerospace Museum