Welcome to Forgotten Jets, my massively time-consuming obession with old military jets from the 1940s to 70s. What I'm attempting to do here is match up operational histories with individual serial/bureau numbers, which is just as difficult as you might imagine (if not a million times more so).
As of this minute I am trying (and failing miserably) to keep track of 66 types for a grand total of about 137,200 individual airplanes. I am clearly insane...
What's new here...
December 22, 2016:
Hi everyone, hope you are having a great holiday season. I've been quite busy this last year adding/subtracting/correcting entries on nearly every page, most of them are really filling up nicely. Thanks as always to everyone who has so graciously donated their information and support, this is indeed “crowd sourcing” at its finest!
So what's next for 2017? More of the same, slowly filling in the pages, but I'm also hoping to add a new plane type (at least one?). Moving farther away from the “jets” part of the title, I would like to do something on the venerable P-51 Mustang, and then maybe back to the Navy carrier decks for some early helicopters. Probably won't have anything ready until the spring, busy here and all.
A lot of things intrigue me still, Canberra, Etendard, B-29, B-58, Badger, Blinder, Venom, Vampire, Savage, ASW multi-props, transports, even 1950s ICBMs, there are endless possibilities for the future. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should work on next? I'm always open to changing the order of my endless To-Do List :).
And, as always, if anyone wants to partner with me on a project, just let me know, I'm easy. Bye for now.