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...
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). Up next will be something from much earlier, promise!
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 or something European/Rooskie.