military aviation links

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Events, airshows and news
Avro Vulcan
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-24 Liberator (and B-29)
B-26 Marauder
B-58 Hustler
C-17 Globemaster III
C-130 Hercules
F-4 Phantom
F-14 Tomcat
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-117 Stealth
F/A-22 Raptor
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
A-10 Warthog
V-22 Osprey
SR-71 Blackbird
The Lost Squadron
Naval Aviation
Spitfire Sites
United States Air Force Sites
Other Air Forces
United States Marine Corps Sites
Other Military Aviation Sites


Events, airshows and news

Avro Vulcan

B-17 Flying Fortress

  • B-17 Pictures Information  A by a World War 2, 6th Air Force, B-17 navigator with B-17 (and B-24 Liberator) pictures, information, missions.

  • Battle-damaged B-17s  A photo gallery of B-17 Flying Fortress bombers that managed to get back to their bases despite serious battle damage during WWII.

B-24 Liberator (and B-29)

  • B-24 Best Web  Image archive and research/reference center for W.W.II B-24 Liberator bombers.

  • B-29s over Korea  A web site dedicated to remembering the Korean War, the B-29, the aircrews who flew them, and the maintenance personnel who kept them flying.  The site is by an Aerial Photo Gunner.

B-26 Marauder

B-58 Hustler

C-17 Globemaster III

C-130 Hercules

F-4 Phantom

F-14 Tomcat

F-16 Fighting Falcon

  • F-16 Fighting Falcon Overview, background, history, features, specifications, records, option (current and future) pictures, customers.

  •  F-16 news, reference, humor, gallery, library.

  • TopFighters  European Fighters: JAS39 Gripen, Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon EF2000 and the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

F-117 Stealth

F/A-22 Raptor

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

A-10 Warthog

V-22 Osprey

SR-71 Blackbird

  •  The SR-71 Blackbird, a Mach 3.3 reconnaissance aircraft, dominated the skies like no other.  Features Blackbird information, history, and a special section by Rich Graham, former SR-71 pilot.

  •  A-12 family (SR-71) and U-2 data and links: news, specs, mission profile, locations.

  • Sled Driver  The most celebrated book on the SR-71 Blackbird written and beautifully photographed by SR-71 pilot Brian Shul.  Purchase from

  • SR-71 Blackbirds  A great resource site for this impressive aircraft.


  • Eurofighter Typhoon  History, news, technology, forum.

  • Eurofighter Typhoon  A swing-role combat aircraft developed by Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK to fulfill air force requirements for next generation combat aircraft.

The Lost Squadron

In 1945, 8 aircraft (P-28 and B-17) landed on the icecap in Eastern Greenland.  The pilots and crewmembers were rescued, but the planes were left intact on the ice.  In 1992 one of the P-38 fighters was recovered by The Greenland Expedition Society.

Naval Aviation

  • Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) Website History, information, and squadron pages about the Navy's elite helicopter squadrons assigned to clear ocean lanes, harbors and rivers of the sea mines.

  • Neil Baumgardner's Military Information Page  A listing of Navy fighter, strike fighter and attack squadrons.

  • Black Cat PBY Catalinas  History of U.S. Navy PBY squadrons in the WWII Pacific that painted their Catalina flying boats flat black and attacked Japanese ships at night.

  • Commander, Navy Installations (CNI) Command  CNI Airfield Operations and Aviation Support provide SIM Support to the U.S. Navy Air Forces at Navy Air Installations: operating the airfields and providing T-line services, aviation fuel services, passenger terminal services, and cargo handling services.

  • Haze Gray & Underway  This naval history and photography site has a "General Naval Information & Frequently Asked Questions" section with a sci.military.naval FAQ (mirrored at, the rec.aviation.military FAQ, the Designation Systems FAQ, and the Acronyms and Codenames FAQ.

  • The Jolly Rogers Squadron  Navy squadron history, stories, photo album, merchandise.

  • MultiEducator Photos and history of all US Attack Carriers.

  • Naval Air Systems Command  Responsibile for bringing advanced technology to Naval Aviation.

  • The Naval Air War In The Pacific  Visual history of U.S. Navy and Marine air units in WWII Pacific.  Includes photos, paintings, and text covering the men, aircraft, carriers, tactics, and battles.

  • Naval Aviation News Bi-monthly magazine.

  • Naval Historical Center Naval aviation history and news.

  • Naval Technology Contractors and suppliers, exhibitions and conferences, associations and institutes, links by country.

  • The NavLog  Naval aviation pictures, news, and information.

  • Navy Flight Test The mission of the Navy's flight test organization is to support the development and acquisition of naval aeronautical and related technology systems.  Resources and facilities are state-of-the-art and provide a capability to collaborate with other military services and agencies, government agencies, commercial entities, academia, and foreign governments.  Great images.

  • NavyOnLine  The technical gateway to the United States Department of the Navy online resources.

  • U.S. Navy Boot Camp Guide  A illustrated guide to joining the Navy and Navy life.  Written by two former Navy Drill Instructors.

  • VPNAVY  Dedicated to U. S. Navy Patrol Aircraft - P3 Orions, P2 Neptunes, Catalina's, Mariner's, Marlin's, Privateer's.  Aircraft images, specificications, history.

  • The Willy Victor Page  This page covers the Navy's role using the EC-121 Warning Star in the early warning projects of the cold war.  The site includes history and photos of the planes and crews that flew the early warning barriers that operated between Midway and the Aleutian Islands and between Newfoundland and the Azores during the fifties and sixties.

  • The WILLIE VICTOR Roster  Dedicated to the officers and sailors who flew in, worked on, and supported the U. S. Navy's PO-1W / WV-1, PO-2W / WV-2 / EC-121 and WV-3 / WC-121 Lockheed "Warning Star" aircraft between August 1949 and June 1982.  Includes a collection of WV-2/EC-121 "Warning Star" information and pictures.

Spitfire Sites

United States Air Force Sites

Other Air Forces

  • Air Force Overviews  Information about some air forces: orders of battle, databases, aircraft overviews, links to relevant Websites, photos.

  • Air Forces & Aircraft's of Former Yugoslav Republics  Covering aircraft's of Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovenian and former Yugoslav Air Forces.

  • Australian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers  An effort to build a complete list and history of all Australian military aircraft serial numbers.

  • Bangladesh Military Forces   The largest and most comprehensive website on the Bangladesh military featuring: Forum, Defence News, Defence Magazine, Downloads(Videos, Games, Screensavers, Audio, wallpapers), Specific details about weapons systems, Detailed information on all the Bangladesh military & law enforcement branches and much, much more!

  • Flyvertaktisk Kommando  Danish and English site with history and information about the Royal Danish Air Force.

  • Portuguese Air Force Information, events, gallery.

  • Portuguese Military Aviation Aerobatic teams, aeronautical infrastructures, Portuguese Military Aviation at war, air operations and missions, pilots, aircraft inventory, aircraft datasheets, aircraft colours and markings.

  • Royal Auxiliary Air Force Recruitment, questions, newsletter, history, the units.

  • The Royal Air Force

  • Royal Air Force Marham  The largest front-line station within the Royal Air Force and home of Tornado GR4A/Tornado GR4 reconnaissance and attack aircraft of II (AC), IX (B), XIII, 31 and 39 (1 PRU) Squadrons Canberra PR9/Canberra T4.

  • Royal Canadian Air Force  Aircraft, squadrons, stations, aces, images, message board.

  • Swedish Military Aviation Technical and historical information on Swedish military aviation.

United States Marine Corps Sites

Other Military Aviation Sites

  • 001 - Flight of the Valkyrie  XB-70 page with photo archive, quicktime movies, history.

  • 13th Bomb Squadron Association (Korea)  This site for a non-profit veterans organization details the history of one USAF unit, the 13th Bomb Squadron, during the Korean War.  Featuring oral histories ("war stories"), planes (including galleries of nose art and historic planes from WWI forward), MIAs, reunion info, etc.  Over 500 original photographs and all original graphics.

  • 31 Tiger Fighter-Bomber Squadron of the Belgian Air Component  A non-official Three-One website with wallpapers, flight-simulator-skins, pictures, patches, screensavers, links and much more.

  • 174th Assault Helicopter Company  History, photos, reunion, cockpit audio files.

  • A-6 Intruder Web Ring Links to A-6 sites.

  • Aermacchi Aircraft  Manufacturer of jet trainers and light close air support aircraft.

  • AeroFile - Military Aircraft Designations and Systems  Catalogued from 1913 to the present from US, Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, and Sweden.  In all over 9,000 separate designation listings.

  • Aeroflight  Information about the current equipment and organisation of each of the NATO and Non-aligned European air forces, plus more detailed historical coverage of selected air forces, (including Israel and Iceland). Also, guides to aircraft museums, aircraft magazines, aviation information available on the Net.

  • aircraftinformation   Aircraft InFormation is aimed at serious aviation enthusiasts looking for comprehensive information on a variety of civil and military aircraft. Here you will find informative articles, breathtaking pictures, comprehensive links, aviation magazine guide and an extremely detailed glossary on aircraft and aviation.

  • AirToAirCombat.Com  Military aviation and fighter aircraft news.  This aviation news portal is updated daily and features news and information from around the globe.

  • Air Force Technology  Internal coverage of military projects, military equipment catalog, contractors and suppliers index, industry organizations.

  • Aircraft of World War One

  • Aircraft of World War Two

  • Aircraft Nose Art This is a Web site for those who appreciate or collect art and photography relating to combat aircraft, pin-up art, photography and aircraft nose art.

  • Aircraft Page Information and links for various military aircraft, including F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-111, F-117, A-10, T-38, B-1B, B-2.

  • Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A.  Combat (Eurofighter) and transport aircraft, commercial aircraft, aerostructures, aircraft maintenance and modification.

  • American Aircraft of World War II  A reference site for more than 140 U.S. aircraft used or designed by the U.S. in WWII.  Photos and info.  Search by name, type, or manufacturer.

  • American Airpower  Information, specifications, and pictures: fighters, attack, bombers, spy, satellite pictures, news, and links.

  • Arrow Recovery Canada  A non-profit corporation that located missing Avro Arrow flight test models in June 1999.  Avro history, technical information, photos, video, models, links.

  • World War One aviation

  • World War Two aviation

  • Aviation Militaire A French page with military photos and links.

  • BAE Systems Military aircraft and defence systems.

  • Joe Baugher's Home Page  Tables of US Air Force and US Navy aircraft serial numbers, articles on military aviation, military aviation links.

  • BE-Flyer  All about flying in the German armed forces, including the airforce, navy, and army.  History, weapon systems, and actual reports.

  • Black Jets Aviation  Specializing in U-2 fine art prints, screensavers, wallpapers, and information.

  • C-47 Pages  Photos of the C-47 Dakota and variants.

  • Combat Aircraft's of the USA Pictures and information.

  • The Commemorative Air Force  The CAF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to preserve, in flying condition, a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States in World War II, and also to preserve the memories and experiences of those who built, serviced and flew them.

  • The Central Texas Wing of The Commemorative Air Force  CENTEX wing, museum, aircraft, warbirds links.

  •  An armed forces reunion website for those looking for long lost friends, comrades and colleagues from the military forces.  The database has thousands of units, squadrons, ships, regiments and battalions from armed forces around the world.

  • The Cutting Edge: Above & Beyond  Military aircraft photos and information.  Very good visual site design.

  • Dakota Squadron  To ensure continuing memorialization of those soldiers who fought for freedom and liberty with particular emphasis on the US Airborne members who won the liberation of The Netherlands during World War II.

  • Desert Wings  A website that covers mainly military aviation in the American Southwest - West Texas and Southern New Mexico in particular.

  • Designation Systems FAQ  Good reference information for military aircraft from around the world.

  • Eagle3's Home Page USS Midway - CVW/5 pages, aviation photos.

  • The Ejection Seat This site is to designed to improve the knowledge base of the general public as to the concepts of pilot escape systems as well as to provide a nexxus of information related to the topic on the WWW.

  • Ejection Seats Archive of information on egress and ejection with technical specs, picture archive, ejection physics, other Web references.

  • Elevon Military aviation links and extensive information about many military aircraft.  A grest resource.

  • Brian Elliot's Home Page Russian military aviation.

  • Empresa Nacional de Aeronautica (ENAER)  Manufacturer of the T-35 single engine trainer.

  • European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.  Information about military transport aircraft, space systems, defence and civil systems, missiles, aeronautics, military aircraft, Eurofighter, Dassault.

  • Ex-FRADU Hunters Homepage  FRADU Hunter gallery, aircraft whereabouts.

  • Extreme Air Machines  Military planes and helicopters: pictures, video clips, profiles, on-line plane recognition game.

  • The FB-111A "Switchblade" Production list, names and nose art, FBs on display, aircraft in storage, photos.

  • Fighter Planes  Technical information and pictures of 95 fighter planes.

  • Fighter Tactics Academy A non-profit organization with the goal of maintaing and developing the knowledge and skills of fighter tactics.  Extensive coverage of air warfare, tactics, conferences, history, news, links, gallery, physiology.  Great site.

  • Fly High  Pictures, data-sheets, 3-view schematics and other information about combat jets, bombers, and helicopters.

  • The FRADU Canberras  List of surviving Canberra aircraft and a photo gallery of this British aircraft.

  • Globemaster US Military Aviation Database  U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard air bases, units, organizations, links, tail codes, abbreviations.

  • The Great Planes  A good source for World War II aviation information: a database of the fighting planes with photos and tech specs, a campaign section, and a pilots stats database, an aviation directory, and other free services.

  • The Grumman Albatross Site  This site has Albatross history, specs, books, models, pictures, publications, events, memorabilia.

  • Grunt's Military Site  Dedicated to the military and military personnel in general, this site includes details on military rank insignia, medals and ribbons as well as images, forums, military quotes and glossaries.

  • Grumman S-2 Tracker Website  Descriptions of the different aircraft types, history, users in the past and present, squadron list, photogallery, database.

  • Guy's Vulcan Tribute Pages  Avro Vulcan Long Range Bomber information: history, specs, pictures, restorations, links.

  • Håkans aviation page This page focus on fighter aces who flew biplane fighters during the Second World War..

  • Hawker Hurricane  Technical data, operators, extant airframes, gallery, R.A.F. links.

  • Hellenic Nationalist Page Hellenic armed forces information.  Note: this site has an agenda and is not politically or ethnically neutral.

  • Hermen Goud's Aviation Page Very good photographs of military aircraft.

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)  Aircraft and helicopters produced under licence to support Indian air defence.

  • holoduke DOT com  Hosting for the 411 City of North York Air Reserve Squadron home page: history, photos, events.

  •  Photos, description, and information about the F15, F16, F14, A10, B52, B1, F117, and C-5.

  • Justin-Kossor Air Force Oral History Center This page is a series of links to biographies about members of the Air Force, Army Air Force, Army Air Corps and Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol.

  • Lockheed Martin

  • Luftwaffe-Report | Online-Magazin  German site with Luftwaffe news, articles, interviews, photos, free newsletter.

  • MILAVIA - Military Aviation  Modern combat aircraft information and pictures: US, Russian, European and other foreign aircraft.  Top 50 military aviation websites, lots of links, downloads, and a monthly quiz.

  •  American current, postwar and war aircraft, current weapons, and carriers in Czech and English.  Great images, specs, and information in in Czech and English, including jet aircraft of Czech pilots, Czech weapons, Russian aircraft and weapons, French Mirage, British carriers, and PC flight simulations.

  • Military Aircraft Database Database of military aircraft types, giving a short description and some technical data.  Lists are arranged by country, and sorted alphabetically.

  • Military Aviation in Australia  A pictorial history on CD.

  • Military  Focused on German jet aviation, but primarily written in English, this site looks at aviator training in Pensacola and Holloman AFB.

  •  A German language website about Army, AirForce and Naval affairs.

  • The Mosquito Page  Dedicated to the De Havilland DH98 Mosquito with locations of surviving Mosquitos, images Mosquito variants, books about the Mosquito, rumours and stories about surviving Mosquitos.

  • The Nieuport Pages  Nieuport profiles, period drawings, survivors, serial numbers, fittings.

  • La Nostra Marina Militare Sito non Ufficiale Covering the Italian air-carrier "G. Garibaldi" with information about the ship, the aicraft, the helicopters, and all the features and photos. (Italian)

  • OV-10Bronco.Net  The OV-10 Bronco Association site with OBA updates and stories, images, classifieds, technical data, and other information.

  • P-3 Orion Research Group  P-3 photos, books, news, squadron list, and information.

  • P51Mustys World War 2 Aircraft  An information site about some of the World War 2 aircraft.

  •  A great resource for paratroopers and enthusiasts.

  • Paul's Plane Page  Data and photos of some of the aircraft used by the Royal Air Force, both recent past and present.

  • Philippe's Aviation Page  Military aviation in the Northeast U.S., FB-111A and F-16s, and other types plus ANG units.  Photos and links.

  • Post-war Military Aviation  A cold-war military airpower site.

  • Preserved US Military Aircraft A list of US military aircraft preserved and displayed compiled by Ben Marselis.  Designations, location of preserved aircraft, links to museums, etc. 

  • The QDR Page  A compendium of full-text Internet resources on U.S. Defense Strategy, Force Planning, and Defense Reviews.  See sister pages The RMA Debate Page for online resources about the revolution in military affairs, information war, and asymmetric warfare, and The Chinese Military Power Page for online analysis and research tools about China's military policy, capabilities, and potential.

  • The Quadrennial Defense Review An examination of the defense strategy, force structure, force modernization plans, infrastructure, budget plan, and other elements of the defense program and policies.

  • Rarey's WWII Sketchbooks Capt. George Rarey's sketches, letters, commentary in a 208 page book.

  • Roy's Russian Aircraft Resource  Information about and photographs of Russian aircraft, designers, and test pilots, plus links to other sources of information and photos of Soviet and Russian aircraft.

  • Russian Aircraft References  Devoted to aircraft of the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.

  • Russian Aviation Research Page  Russian aviation chat, Russian and Czech aviation regiments, Hungarian airbase tour, Indian and Baltic airforces.

  • Slobberin' Wolfhounds  The website about the 32nd "Wolfhounds" squadron of the USAF.

  • Soesterberg Wolfhounds  Dedicated to the men and women who were stationed at Sosterberg Air Base, The Netherlands, from 1954 until the base closed in 1994.

  • SpaceTransport: Aircraft: LCA  LCA is a small, light weight, multi-role supersonic combat aircraft designed to meet the requirements of the Indian Air Force as its frontline multi-mission single-seat tactical aircraft.  See also Indian Air Force - Light Combat Aircraft for wallpaper-sized photographs taken by a Wing Commander.

  • Stealth - Low Observable Technology  Stealth, the magic word in modern military and aviation technology.  Nearly invisible aircraft able to strike with impunity into the heart of enemy territory.  Nearly completely invisible to radar, low observable aircraft rule the skies.  A truly amazing technological story still evolving.  A must see site for stealth enthusiasts.

  •  A confederation of aviation history sites centered around the Messerschmitt Me 262.  Great sources for Me 262 information.

  • Thud Ridge Web Tribute page to the Republic F-105 Thunderchief.

  • Thunder & Lightnings British military aircraft site - mostly European postwar aircraft.

  • Tomcat's Mig-21 Page  Tomcat enthusiast's page.

  • TopFighters - Military aircraft in detail   Military fighter planes in bloody detail with wallpapers, photo galleries, recognition quiz, forum, free monthly newsletter, high resolution posters to buy and many more. Aircraft handeled are f-16 fighting falcon, ef2000 eurofighter typhoon, jas 39 gripen, dassault rafale, su-27 flanker and joint strike fighter.

  • A Tribute to the Cactus Air Force  All about the U.S. Marine, Navy, and Army Air Corps pilots who defended Guadalcanal in 1942 (World War II).  Includes: history, photos, paintings, references.

  • USAF 2000  Great aviation portal site for USAF enthusiasts.  List of links to USAF bases in the US and Air National Guard sites, fact sheets, news, photos, reunions, publications.

  • U.S. Army Attack Helicopters Helicopter site by a photographer and Former UH-1M, AH-1S, AH-1P, AH-1F Crew Chief with photo gallery, attack helicopter awards, links, UH-1 armament, and exploded engine views.

  • US Military Aircraft  Facts, specs, statistics, and photos from the Federation of American Scientists.

  • The Unofficial United States Air Force E-mail Locator E-mail addresses of past, present, and retired USAF members.

  • U.S. Military Aircraft Designations  This very large list has been over 10 years in the making and is an excellant source of information, specs, and history of military aircraft.  Also, abbreviations and acronyms, sources and acknowledgements, and aviation links.

  • Frank Vaughan's Unofficial U.S.A.F. Gunship Site  A tribute to the USAF fixed wing gunship program, those who designed them, those who flew them, those who kept them flying.  Reports, history, photos.

  • Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network  A non-profit veterans organization dedicated to providing a forum for recreational communications amongst a fraternity of aircrew members who served in Vietnam during the period 1961-75.

  • VNAF, '51-'75  A tribute to the Viet Nam Air Force, the air force of the Republic of South Vietnam: aircraft photos, air divisions and wings, insignia, Vietnam links.

  • Hans Vossers' Homepage  Fokker D.VII history, specifications, images, as well as photos taken at several European air museums.

  • Vulcan 558 Club History of XH558, a photo archive, a downloads section, club information and more.

  • The Vulcan Operating Company Ltd  Established to return to public display flight the last flying example of the Avro Vulcan delta-winged jet aircraft.

  • WantsCheck.Com Military Flight Planning and Cadet Resources   Resources for pilots and cadets that want to fly!

  • Warbird Alley  A reference source for owners, operators, pilots, mechanics, restorers, and enthusiasts of classic, privately-owned, ex-military aircraft.

  • Warbirds Resource Group  Formed to provide a cohesive organization that ties the various resource groups together: Warbirds Registry, Luftwaffe Resource Page, Aviation Legends, Warbirds Restoration Resource Group, U.S. Naval Aviation Resource Group, British Aviation Resource Center, Modelers Resource Center, Imperial Japanese Aviation Resource Group, Allied Aviation of WWII Resource Group.

  • Warplane  Guide to spotting and photography at airfields in the UK, military aircraft movements, airshow news and reviews, photo quiz.

  • WASP-WWII A tribute to the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII.  Convention, chat, tributes, pictures, stories, links, posters, songs.

  • Web-Birds  Warbird images, museums, nose art, R/C models, restorations, sounds, links.

  • Dean Wingrin's Unofficial SAAF Web Site History of the South African Air Force, the aircraft, Orbat, units, command structure, museum, etc.


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