Grand prairie flight | sexy savanah

posted by Savanah on Feb 16

Grand Prairie Texas became a host city for the defense and aviation industry during W.W.II. There have been a few great air craft built in this town by the North American Aviation plant. Some of the air crafts produced included the P-51C Mustang and also the K Mustang. The P-51C Mustang was fighter plane that was designed and build in only 117 days. It was used as a fighter bomber that was sent over Germany. It also was used in the start of the Korean War as the U.S. main fighter until the super jet fighters came on the scene. The Mustang car built by Ford was named after the fighter because of its amazing reputation for being fast, durable and well made.

The North American Aviation plant was taken over by Vought Aircraft after the war. The name changed to Ling Temco Vought and then back to Vought. They also created the F-8 Crusader which was the last American fighter with guns being the main weapon that was used int he Vietnam War. It also was used in the Cuban Missile Crisis were it played an important role by gaining lower level photographs that wouldn’t have been gotten otherwise. The A-7 Corsair II was also built in Grand Prairie.

If you work with or for Lockheed Martin than you may need to find a room at one of the hotels in Grand Prairie found here because they have still operates out of the area. Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the world. The Aerospatiale, a French aerospace manufacturer of civilian and military air crafts, moved into the area and then became a part of EADS. EADS stands for European Aeronoautic Defense and Space Company. If your in for some business than maybe they will let you out to the Quicktrip Park were you can see the minor league baseball team, The AirHogs, play. Wonder were they got that name.

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