Introduction

Welcome to Forgotten Jets, my massively time-consuming obession with old military jets from the 1940s to 60s. What I'm attempting to do here is match up operational histories and photos 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 233 different subtypes of 54 types of aircraft, for a grand total of about 67,075 individual airplanes. I am clearly insane...

What's new here...


April 15, 2014: Just a general note because it has come up a few times this week. I absolutely LOVE getting emails from people, but if you leave the subject line blank, or just put something vague like "photos" or "86" or the like in the subject line, then my spam filter is going to kick you to the curb :). I'd hate to lose an email from a reader because of this so help a brother out, ok? Oh, and the hooked F-4s are coming along nicely, give me a few more weeks.

March 20, 2014: No, not dead (yet), just busy with other stuff. Working on the navalized F-4s at the moment, probably mid-April to post that.

January 30, 2014: Against my better judgment, I picked the famous McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II for my next project. I say that because I’ve gotten away from my original motto of “forgotten” jets lately and I realize I need to go deeper back into the 1950s for a while after this. So here is the F-4, just the land-based versions for now, still needs a lot of fill-in work and such, but I’m at my self-imposed deadline and need to post it. With it being such an “un-forgotten” plane, I’m sure the folks out there will help with the blank spots (my readers are an awesome lot).

November 12, 2013: Closing out 2013 will be another Vietnam-era workhorse, the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. Still a bit bare, so hopefully you all can help fill it out. 2014 will be the Year of the Phantom (hopefully...).

September 3, 2013: Well, totally bored after a few months on the A-7 Corsair II, so I better post what I have and move on for now. I've broken it up into two pages, one for the BuNo'd hooked Navy Corsairs and another for the S/N'd unhooked USAF Corsairs. Enjoy! Not sure what is next, but probably the F-105.