Complete List Of Planes Used By The Blue Angels Since 1946-With Beautiful Historical Pictures

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Things Have Definitely Changed.

The Blue Angels have been around for over a half century. Although their tremendous discipline and flawlessness in the air have remained the same, their aircraft, of course, have not.

Starting out in 1946, this Navy display team went through 8 different demonstration aircraft. We say “demonstration” because they also had a handful of support aircraft responsible for parts and personnel transport.

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Here they are from the most recent to the oldest.

8.McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet

Thilo Parg

Dates used:

November 1986 – present

7.Douglas A-4F Skyhawk

forum.warthunder.com

Dates used:

December 1974 – November 1986

6.McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

wikimedia.commons.org

Dates used:

1969 – December 1974

5.Grumman F11F Tiger

U.S. Navy

Dates used:

mid-season 1957 – 1968

4. Grumman F9F-8 Cougar

classicwarbirds.net

Dates used:

Winter 1954/55 – mid-season 1957

3.Grumman F9F-2 Panther

U.S. Navy

Dates used:

1950 – Winter 1954/55

2.Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat

highgallery.com

Dates used:

August 1946 – 1949

1.Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

basstalk.com

Dates used:

June–August 1946

This last one’s not a historical photo. Since Hellcats were used so long ago and for such a short amount of time, we weren’t able to find any actual pictures of the Blue flying in them. This one is a good reference of what they looked like though.

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