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 245 different subtypes of 56 types of aircraft, for a grand total of 66,103 individual airplanes. I am clearly insane...
What's new here...
June 17, 2013: Hi all. After spending a few somewhat productive months on it, Iíve grown weary of the F-86 Sabre and have decided just to post what I have collected and see what my fabulous readers can add/correct (and I know you will!). Iíve broken it up into two quite large pages, one for the day-fighters (A,E,F,H) and another for the all-weather fighters (D, K). And as a reminder, the Navyís own version, the FJ Fury, has had a page up for a while now. A vast amount of research still needs to be done on all versions of the Sabre, but since I have the attention span of a sugared-up toddler sometimes (ok, ok, all the time), itís best that I just step away from it and do something else for a while. Next up might be another US Navy plane, but weíll see, I also want to go back and clean up/edit/correct a number of the existing pages, try and make them easier to read and search. Enjoy!
April 20, 2013: After some suggestions I decided to break the Rooskie Fitter into two separate pages, one for the early fixed wing variants and another for the later swing wing variants. I also did some clean-up on those pages and relisted them all by nations and nose numbers like I did with the MiG-21, versus the jumbled mess of Russian construction numbers that makes so sense at all to me. Itís still rough, and Iím rather unhappy with how all the Soviet jet pages look, but itís better than before.
April 1, 2013: After spending five months digging around for bits of info, I've decided to pack it in and post the page for the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. It's looking pretty good, but hopefully more will come up over time, I'm just bored with it for now. Next up might be the F-86, because so many people are emailing me about the Sabre :).
January 30, 2013: A new jet page will be a ways off in the new year. I'm working on the T-33 trainer and with so many of them, it will take me a while to collect and format everything. I'm hoping to have something ready to post in a couple months, tops.