Essential Military Aircraft Reference Sites

USAF / US Navy serial numbers
Everything you want to know about US serial numbers, including a vast database
of all known serial numbers up to the present day - USAF, US Army and US Navy.
Top site by Joe Baugher for checking an individual aircraft's history!!!

Airbus / Boeing / Convair / Douglas
Registrations and c/n's to all of the above manufacturers. Excellent site and
often updated by Peter Riool.
Top site for quick references, lists all known US aircraft companies,
engine manufacturers and aircraft types.
Fantastic backgrounders on most of the worlds air forces,
plus a quick reference database for checking serial numbers.

British Military Aircraft
Serial numbers for Post-World War II RAF aircraft.

Canadian Military Aircraft
Serial numbers and histories for RCAF / CAF aircraft by B. Walker.

Australian / New Zealand Military Aircraft
Serial numbers and histories of all Australian and New Zealand military
aircraft. Excellent research site for military aircraft from "down-under".
An excellent site for the latest on the location of surviving Axis Warbirds.
A vast database of Warbird types, histories and ownership both past and present.
Background information and specifications on many Warbird aircraft.
Top website by Jos Stevens listing helicopter production, serial numbers and registrations.

A Selection of Top Aviation Websites

Aviation History & Photography
Q&A, photos, discussion forums and much more by Ruud Leeuw.
Great stories and background information on many propliners by Aad van der Voet.

The Aviation Zone
Top site for US "heavies". Detailed text and photos.

Douglas DC-3 / C-47
The place to go for anything concerning this classic aircraft.
Everything you need to now about the Stinson L-5 Sentinel by James Gray.
All about the C-130 Hercules, thousands of photos and a production database.
Website on the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
Excellent site for F-16 Fighting Falcon data and pictures. Also contains data
on the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
Fantastically detailed site on the CH-47 Chinook in US Army service.
Detailed site concerning histories and discoveries of WWII wrecks in the Pacific region.

Old & Abandoned Airfields
An excellent site for old WW2 era US air-bases and airfields by Paul Freeman.
A fantastic selection of historical photographic collections with
e-mail addresses to many of the photographers.
An excellent site dealing with World War II aircraft crashes in The Netherlands and North Sea.

Two C-119 books by Charles L. Lunsford
A link to order from two books concerning the C-119. Charles Lunsford was
a radio operator in Europe during the 1950's and recounts his experiences in the non-fiction
book "Departure Message" (2001). He also has a second fictional book, his first novel, where
a C-119 crashes behind the Iron Curtain in "Boxcar Down" (2005).


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