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      • was damaged while steaming through a typhoon and had to return to the U.S. west coast for repairs and another overhaul. The carrier returned to the combat zone in time to contribute her air power to the conquest of Okinawa. In July and August 1945, she attacked the Japanese Home Islands. After a trans-Pacific

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      • in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War as the United Nations' main fighter, but was relegated to a ground attack role when superseded by jet fighters early in the conflict. Nevertheless, it remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. As well as being economical to produce

        Wingspan: 8.75
        Length: 8
        $89.95
      • air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. It also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War

        Wingspan: 17.76
        Length: 15.45
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      • with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. It also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War

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        Length: 15.45
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      • 's reputation and utilization grew immensely. It flew with the US Navy and US Marines in all of the major Pacific battles, and in North Africa with the Navy. In mid 1942, Grumman realized that it needed to concentrate on the production of its new F6F Hellcat fighter, and so it contracted with the General Motors

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      • American responded to an Army Air Corps requirement for a new bomber with the Model NA-62, a twin-engine, twin-rudder design capable of high-speed mid-altitude bomb runs. The Army was suitably impressed and ordered 187 of the new craft directly off the drawing board. The B-25 first flew in January 1939

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      • -based fighter that began service with both the United States Navy and the Fleet Air Arm in 1940. Although first used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat would become the primary carrier fighter for the first year and a half of the United States Navy's involvement in World War II in the Pacific

        Wingspan: 16.3
        Length: 12.4
        $149.95
      • -based fighter that began service with both the United States Navy and the Fleet Air Arm in 1940. Although first used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat would become the primary carrier fighter for the first year and a half of the United States Navy's involvement in World War II in the Pacific

        Wingspan: 10.75
        Length: 14.25
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      • she participated in exercises during the passage, stopped at Pearl Harbor, and spent only a brief period of time in the western Pacific. By mid-March, after visits to Subic Bay and Singapore, she made her way across the Indian Ocean to Karachi, Pakistan. The guided-missile cruiser called at Karachi

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      • turrets were essentially cylindrical. Many Navy patrol squadrons were designated "VP" at the beginning of World War 2, but by mid-1942 their designation had changed to "VB" for heavier-than-air bombing. In October 1944, all Navy and later Privateer squadrons were redesignated "VPB" for Patrol Bombing

        Wingspan: 21.5
        Length: 13.5
        $159.95
      • , Herbert J. Thomas transited the Panama Canal and joined the Western Pacific Forces supporting the occupation of Japan and Korea at War's end. After operations with the 7th Fleet out of Japan during most of 1946 and patrol duty in Korean waters, she sailed late November via Guam and Pearl Harbor, arriving

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      • by the communist North Korean air forces to interrupt the operation. Her helicopter also performed plane-guard duty, standing by in the air to rescue any ditched pilots from the waters nearby. On 4 September, Worcester's radar picked up an unidentified contact at 1331. The combat air patrol four Vought F

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