Welcome to our MILITARY AVIATION ARCHIVES PHOTO GALLERIES! We began this section of our website in the summer of 2011, and it will remain a work in progress for a long time to come. We will continue to add new photo sets as often as possible, and we will announce new additions to our galleries on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/milavnarc. Be sure to check back often to see the new photo sets that are added. You may e-mail us with any suggestions for a specific aircraft you would like to see added to our photo galleries. We will try to give priority to the aircraft types that are most often requested.
Many of the photo sets in this section will come from the very extensive Detail & Scale Collection that was accumulated over a span of more than forty years. Some of these photos were used in the well-known and popular Detail & Scale Series of aviation publications that totaled sixty-nine printed volumes and now is being added to with digital publications. Other photos were used in the twenty-four printed volumes of the Colors & Markings Series. But many will be photographs that have never been published before. Some photos will be from other aviation photographers while others will come from various collections like those at the National Archives, National Naval Aviation Museum, and the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force. Most photographs will have their own captions that will also include the sources and any copyright information.
Detail & Scale is best known for its photographs of aircraft details including cockpits, powerplants, avionics equipment, armament, and structural details and features. Many of the photo sets in our galleries will show these details for a wide variety of aircraft. Also included will be photo sets with general photographs that illustrate paint schemes, markings, and nose art. As our photo galleries grow, they will become an increasingly valuable resource for aviation enthusiasts, researchers, and modelers.