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  Royal Air Force - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Tornado F.3 is the RAF's air defence fighter aircraft, based at RAF Leuchars and RAF Leeming to defend the UK’s airspace.
Aircraft in development or soon to be deployed include the Airbus A400M, of which 25 are to be used to replace the remaining Hercules C-130Ks.
Aircraft serving in the Far East during World War II had the red disc removed to prevent confusion with Japanese aircraft.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Royal_Air_Force   (3746 words)

 Royal Canadian Air Force at AllExperts
The RCAF played key roles in the Battle of Britain, antisubmarine warfare during the Battle of the Atlantic, the bombing campaigns against German industries, and close support of Allied forces during the Battle of Normandy and subsequent land campaigns in northwest Europe.
The RCAF underwent further changes as its 1950s-era aircraft began to be retired and replaced with smaller numbers of second-generation aircraft (the CF-101 Voodoo armed with the AIR-2 Genie nuclear-armed air-to-air missile, and CF-104 Starfighter).
By the late 1960s, the RCAF was actively involved in the aerial defence of Canada, North America, and Europe, as well as performing maritime coastal patrols on Canada's east and west coasts as part of anti-submarine operations, and finally, the RCAF was heavily involved with the USAF in operating radar early warning stations across Canada.
en.allexperts.com /e/r/ro/royal_canadian_air_force.htm   (2123 words)

 FlightDeck Milestones: Avro Arrow
Before giving the green light to Avro, the RCAF sent a top level evaluation team to assess all the countries in the Western alliance to find out if anyone was working on a craft that met their requirements.
The Arrow was to be a twin-engined aircraft with a crew of two, a supersonic interceptor to destroy any enemy threat in the next decade or beyond, and was expected to fulfill a grueling performance specification issued by the RCAF in 1953.
This daunting list of requirements, which can scarcely be exceeded by combat aircraft today, was the reason the Arrow was to be powered by enormous engines especially designed for it, and had to stow all missiles inside for maximum drag reduction.
www.exn.ca /FlightDeck/Aircraft/Milestones/avroarrow.cfm   (758 words)

 uboat.net - Fighting the U-boats - Aircraft - Consolidated PBY Catalina
The PBY was jocularly described as the slowest combat aircraft of the war.
Aircraft built by Boeing were known as the PB2B, those built by the Naval Aircraft Factory as the PBN, and those built by Vickers in Canada as the PBV.
These aircraft were fitted with special retarding bomb racks, to make the bombs fall vertical, instead of travelling horizontal with the speed of the aircraft.
uboat.net /allies/aircraft/catalina.htm   (1241 words)

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The RCAF’s role in the between-wars period was primarily non-military, a unique circumstance among the world’s air forces.
In the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, by 1943 the RCAF was able to field an entire Bomber group composed of 11 squadrons.
Reactivated in 1950, the RCAF’s maritime patrol organization was also partially committed to NATO with long-range anti-submarine operations in the Atlantic region coming under the command of the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, in the event of an emergency.
www.airforce.ca /histRCAF.doc   (1090 words)

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Some aircraft have "front end" calls (the flight crew) and "back end" calls (the staff operating at the positions in the back).
It was always made very clear that no such list, and certainly not this one, could ever be considered as anything even close to a current snapshot of US military call usage, as such a snapshot is old before it hits the net.
Similarly, most utility lists continue to show "Miami Monitor" on HF, despite the fact (which was originally published in my old RCMA column) that the National Hurricane Center (itself now the TPC) never even bothered to uncrate the HF radios when it moved, and now has only amateur presence there (W4EHW - Early Hurricane Warning).
www.ominous-valve.com /callsign.txt   (825 words)

 RCAF 5 digits
After the RCAF reached the end of the 4 digit serial numbers, large scale procurement continued, to support the BCATP and the home defense squadrons.
These aircraft were operated with their original US or UK serials, but began to receive unique RCN pennant numbers shortly after the war.
Some of the overseas RCAF aircraft returned to Canada, notably Canadian built Lancasters and a few Dakotas, and continued to carry their RAF serial numbers in postwar RCAF service.
www.ody.ca /~bwalker/rcaf1_5digit_main.html   (1041 words)

 Carolinas Aviation Museum - RCAF Douglas C-47 "Miss Piggy" Serial 43-49926
On January 19th, 1945 the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Air Force, and it was assigned a serial number of KN258.
During its time with the Royal Canadian Air Force, this aircraft was flown by 435/436 RCAF squadrons operating out of Tulihal and Manipur (Burma) in operations against the Japanese.
After the war the aircraft continued to be used by the Royal Canadian Air Force.
www.carolinasaviation.org /collections/aircraft/c47-43-49926.html   (1050 words)

 Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum
The RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario has been named by the Chief of the Air Staff as the National museum of the Air Forces of Canada; to be the major repository of heritage artifact's including the Colours and the Trust Funds of disbanded units.
The RCAF Memorial Museum, as the official museum of the Air Forces of Canada, fulfills that mandate with its broad collection of personal and squadron memorabilia.
The restoration of the Halifax is a major undertaking by the Halifax Aircraft Association, which is a dedicated group of volunteers who recovered NA 337 from a fjord in Norway.
www.avroarrow.org /RCAFMM.asp   (810 words)

 Welcome To T-34 Association
FAA Aircraft Registration Data (PDF) -- This document details the information in the databases (there are about six) that make up the aircraft registration information.
T-34s Info in Aircraft Reference File (text) -- Compiled by Larry Bierma, this file is an extraction of the Aircraft Reference File, one of the six databases that make up the FAA registration information.
Bill Cherwin, showed me an FAA document titled "Aircraft Specification No. 5A3" (Reversion 25 dated April 15, 1996 -- click here to see that document) that listed serial numbers CCF-34-1 through CCF-34-25 which were not included in the info on page 7 in "T-34 Mentor in Action".
www.t-34.com /aircraft/mentor_lists.htm   (479 words)

After the Aleutian campaign 111 Squadron was assigned to the European theater and redesignated 440 because the RAF already had a 111 squadron.The RAF base in Hurn England was the second station for the RCAF 440 in Europe.
During WW2 large bomber aircraft were "ferryed" across the oceans to the various theaters of war.
The 111 squadron was based at Pat Bay from the 15 of May 1940 to February 1st 1941.
rcaf440redbat.homestead.com /Scenery.html   (476 words)

 USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present
Aircraft that are only temporarily transferred to the USAF from the Navy usually retain their Navy serial numbers even though painted in USAF markings, but it sometimes happens that aircraft loaned by the Navy are assigned brand-new USAF serials.
Since military aircraft were at that time not expected to last more than ten years, the first digit of the fiscal year number was omitted in the tail number as was the AC prefix and the hyphen.
In order to avoid confusion with later aircraft given the same tail number, these older aircraft had the prefix 0 and a dash added in front of the tail number to indicate that they were over 10 years old.
home.att.net /~jbaugher/usafserials.html   (3864 words)

Family legend had it that he was a pilot but he is listed as an air gunner, I therefore wondered if you would have access to any further information on him.
Both he and his sister were close and both volunteered for RCAF (or I assume the WAAF in Phyllis's case) in an effort to stay close together during the War.
He joined the RCAF in January '42 and following Gunnery training at #3 B/G he went overseas in January '43 and was posted to #100 Squadron where he completed his tour June-December, 1943.
www.angelfire.com /trek/rcaf/exag0112.html   (3211 words)

 Ex Air Gunners: July 2001
Talking about putting the aircraft down in the field, we came across what appeared to be a stream flowing through a field and our captain, Sgt. Stewart, made a decision that he was going to land in that field beside the stream.
These aircraft had the mid-upper turret removed and were used to drop supplies to the underground in Norway, France and Holland.
He was flying a borrowed aircraft — his own machine had not yet been fitted with the upward-firing cannon — and all he had to do was to slide beneath his victim and aim between the two port engines.
www.angelfire.com /trek/rcaf/exag0107.html   (4391 words)

 RCAF post WW2
It is possible that this list will grow, as I identify more serial numbers used prior to 1945.
Use these lists to identify individual aircraft, or to quickly scan a large range of serials.
The "Detailed lists" contain all the information currently in my database, and are broken into many more pages to keep the data manageable.
www.ody.ca /~bwalker/rcaf_postwar.html   (228 words)

 Perfect Flight 2000 Project - Aircraft
An updated version of the Canadian Forces Millennium Demonstration aircraft with many improvements to textures, flight model, and visual model.
Aircraft has full moving parts and repainted textures.
The A310 is Tarom's largest aircraft, which is used on long range flights.
www.fs2000.org /add_aircraft49.htm   (351 words)

 The RCAF/CAF in Styrene
Canadian Naval and Army Aviation are covered, since several aircraft employed by these Commands were RCAF birds and those they owned became Air Command assets after unification, so I thought it fitting to include them.
It also only covers 72nd and 48th since these are the most popular aircraft modelling scales, if you want info on the other scales use the ‘Airmail’ button and I will try to get the info, or a link to another web source.
Below is the Main Menu of lists, followed by the acknowledgments, and a series of links to assist in your research.
www3.sympatico.ca /f4phan   (435 words)

 CFS3 Aircraft - Fly Away Simulation, Flight Simulator #1
This aircraft belonged to the 41st Fighter Squadron of the 35th Fighter Group.
On March 11, 1944 the Thunderbolt was being flown by 2/Lt George Gaffney on a mission to escort Liberators of the 90th Bombardment Group.
Aircraft for MS CFS3 featuring 5 sub variants, many available liveries, accurate flight model, realistic rendition of a virtual cockpit, reflective gauges, dynamic eyepoint movement, custom weapons pack, custom engine-start/exhaust/vapor effects, custom sound.
flyawaysimulation.com /downloads-cat-73.html   (1497 words)

 US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present
In 1940, so many aircraft were being ordered as a result of President Franklin Roosevelt's rearmament program that it was found necessary to terminate the second series at 7303 in order to avoid confusion with aircraft having late numbers in the original series that were still in service.
Fixed wing aircraft belonging to VAW squadrons have numbers 60X that are painted maroon, although they are fairly rarely used.
Sometimes the aircraft are actually returned to active service, either as remotely-controlled drones or sold to friendly foreign governments, but most often they are scavenged for spare parts to keep other aircraft flying or are scrapped.
home.att.net /~jbaugher/navyserials.html   (3031 words)

 IPMS/USA Aircraft Building Tips
The Captured Aircraft SIG, coordinated by Ed Robbeloth, serves as an information source/exchange on aircraft which were seized (or otherwise acquired) and evaluated for intelligence/operational purposes or flown operationally by the capturing party.
Listed are the most important RLM colors, their official description, the US Federal Standard color code if available, and an approximate color sample.
A form was placed by each Russian aircraft model at the show so the entrants could on their models, what they added, what they liked or disliked about the projects, etc. The information provided by the modelers is combined with photos of their entries.
www.ipmsusa.org /Links/Rpt_SIGS_Aircraft.htm   (8503 words)

 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Any information of which units were stationed at Rhoose airport during this time would be appreciated as all links to the past for me are gone my mother was Irene Ward she never had any other children and never got over Ernie and her familys resentment of him.
Bill was in the RCAF from 1950-58, he was in Toronto 1955, and Trenton 56-58.
Well I kicked around the RCAF from 1955 to 1975 was on course 5503 St Jeans then to chatham Aylmer, Rockcliffe, Uplands, #2 wing then to Marville back to Rockcliffe Toronto Chatham St Margrets, Puntzi Mtn, Yorkton, Regina, Moose Jaw Victoria.
www.webdirect2000.com /RCAF/RCAFMsgBrd.html   (2703 words)

 List of aircraft - Gurupedia
List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS
List of aircraft of the WW2 Luftwaffe (Germany, WW2)
Bristol Freighter RCAF, RNZAF and RNZN, 1949 - 1967 RAAF
www.gurupedia.com /l/li/list_of_aircraft.htm   (4803 words)

 Junkers Aircraft on Display
A few aircraft were saved in Germany, like the J1, which was on display at the Deutsches Museum between the wars or parts of the J3, which were shown at the Junkers Lehrschau at Dessau.
Aerofiles list this aircraft as a flyable replica of a Junkers J8.
This aircraft seems to be replica, but I am still looking for a confirmation of that information.
www.geocities.com /hjunkers/ju_mus2.htm   (689 words)

 The Air Park
The eight-acre Air Park will be doubled in size in 2006 ensuring adequate space for the additional aircraft which are being added to the collection, as well as the many Memorial Cairns and Ad Astra Stones.
Photographs of the aircraft now displayed, together with details and specifications, can be found by following the links at the end of this paragraph.
The RCAF Memorial Museum wishes to acknowledge the valuable contribution of LCol T.F.J. Leversedge CF in providing the data for some of the aircraft pages.
www.rcafmuseum.on.ca /the_aircraft_collection.htm   (233 words)

 Yankee Air Force - Aircraft Listing (as of 08/1995)
The pilot and copilot escaped and swam to shore.
On August 11 the aircraft was pulled ashore by a bulldozer and stored on airport property next to a hanger.
The aircraft, including the four engines, was in 11 separate parts; :~(Feb 1987 A volunteer crew, headed by George Whitfield, began the job of restoring 'N8613D' without funds, spare parts or special tools; 1995 The restoration continues with the intention of achieving the USCG configuration as a static display.
www.ais.org /~schnars/aero/yaf-list.htm   (2944 words)

 RCAF.com : Stations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Each list contains a listing of the Stations and in the future a description of the Station and the units / aircraft operated.
Use the links aboue and to left to view the various station lists.
These pages are a work in progress, if you have any information you would like to provide to enhance these pages please do not hesitate to contact us.
www.rcaf.com /stations   (140 words)

 The P-51 Mustang: sights, sounds, history -MustangsMustangs
NAA vice-president Lee Atwood was sent to Curtiss Aircraft to pick up the wind tunnel data of the Curtiss XP-46 that NAA purchased for $56,000 at British request.
Although sources at NAA stated that the XP-46 design was not used in the development of NA-73, you cannot help to notice some basic similarities.
Back in 1938, Kindelberger had visited the German aircraft factories of Heinkel and Messerschmitt and used what notes he took to help in setting up an extremely efficient production line.
www.mustangsmustangs.net /p-51/p51.shtml   (2312 words)

 The Military Aviation Webring
The Skyhawk Association is an affiliation of individuals who have flown, maintained, (or who simply love) the "A-4 Skyhawk"; and who are dedicated to the perpetuation of the legend, history, traditions, and camaraderie associated with the greatest attack aircraft ever built.
The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and was my home for four years.
The home of the RAF 36 Squadron Association, one of the units that operated the Lockheed Hercules transport aircraft.
b.webring.com /webring?ring=aviationring;list   (508 words)

 ACCC -- Rules of Engagement for R.C.A.F. 49th vs. VF-103rd
Aircraft Restrictions: No X-Planes, A-10, or Vector thrust aircraft allowed.
Screenshots should be taken to varify, in case of disputes.
Due to recent “No Shows”, a list of ALL participating pilots must be received by Executive Staff of the RCAF49th no later than 48Hrs prior to Battle commencing.
members.tripod.com /ACCC/roe_rcafV269.html   (488 words)

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