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The F3D Skyknight Had a 6:1 Kill Ratio In Korean War But It’s Remembered For These Nicknames
Willie the Whale was one nickname, do you know the other? On March 23rd 1948, Douglas test pilot Russell Thaw took off in the prototype XF3D-1 Skyknight for the first time. The first purpose-designed and built jet-powered night fighter, the Skyknight was successful in that role during the Korean War, achieving a 6:1 kill ratio […] More