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1950 – Korean War: A US F-80 Shooting Star, claims first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history

8 November

Shooting Stars first saw combat service in the Korean War, employing both the F-80C variant and RF-80 photo-recon variants. The F-80 flew both air-to-air and air-to-ground sorties, claiming several aerial victories against North Korean Yak-9s and Il-10s. Continue reading “1950 – Korean War: A US F-80 Shooting Star, claims first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history”

1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219

6 November

The Heinkel He 219 Uhu  was a night fighter that served with the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of World War II. Continue reading “1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219”

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