Re: Fire Breather
David, I believe the last prop driven carrier based attack class aircraft is the Douglas AD 1 - AD 4 Skyraider. It was used for ground support and "bombing" and is classed as an attack airplane although not stricly a fighter,as was the primary function of the Sea Fury 10(so as strictly a fighter,the SF 10 is the last) The S F 11's used by the Canadian Navy were used in a similar role as the AD 's,that is as a fighter/bomber. Originally designed as a dive bomber/ground attack plane, it was pressed into service in multiple roles in Viet Nam.Obviously not as fast or agile as the incredible Sea Fury but it saved many lives with its inherent ability to stay around the target area for a very long time and to carry an impressive array and quantity of armament.You could always recognize the sound of the big radial. A few of the Vets here should remember 'Sandy'. A.J.
Last edited by A.J.; 18th April 2009 at 08:04 PM.