Today in History – October 15, 1985 – First flight of the short-lived T-46.

15 October 1985 – The first flight of the Fairchild T-46. “The United States Air Force (USAF) launched its Next Generation Trainer (NGT) program to replace the Cessna T-37 Tweet primary trainer in 1981. Fairchild-Republic submitted a shoulder-winged monoplane with a twin tail, powered by two Garrett F109 turbofans and with pilot and instructor sitting …

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Today in History – October 14, 1938 – XP-40 Prototype’s First Test Flight.

14 October 1938 – “Curtiss test pilot Edward Elliott takes a prototype XP-40 single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter, and ground-attack aircraft up over Buffalo for its first test flight. The plane would later enter production known as the P-40 Warhawk.”(1) “The P-40 was the brainchild of Don Berlin, the brilliant but argumentative chief engineer who came …

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