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 239 different subtypes of 55 types of aircraft, for a grand total of 58,910 individual airplanes. I am clearly insane...
What's new here...
April 20, 2013: After come 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.
December 14, 2012: Returning to the Vietnam-era US Navy carrier decks, today we have the Grumman A-6 Intruder, not the prettiest but surely one of the most effective carrier-borne bombers of the era. The lion's share of this page is thanks to Tom, FJ's resident expert on naval aviation.
November 25, 2012: Last of the Rooskie jets for a while, totally burned out on them now. After spending a few months collecting info and pics like an old lady hoarding cats, I think it's time to post a page for the MiG-21 Fishbed. Really bored with the Soviet stuff for now, will probably return to the States for a while, still lots of jets over here to look into.