The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket was a prototype of a twin-engine shipboard fighter-interceptor developed by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. The Skyrocket was built for the United States Navy, but when they passed up on them, the Blackhawk Squadron used them instead.
- The Grumman Skyrockets did not appear in Blackhawk until Military Comics #2. In a postscript to that issue's story, Blackhawk breaks the Fourth Wall and directly addresses the readers, to display blueprints of the next issue's warplanes. He mentions "Vladim", who is Blackhawk Squadron's resident aircraft designer, but who never actually appears.
- Starting in Military Comics #3, and until issue #14, the standard-model XF5Fs were replaced, with a single-rudder variant. Also the propeller engines were sometimes radial, and sometimes in-line engines.
- The Blackhawks flew their Grumman XF5F Skyrockets in Military Comics #2 (Sep 1941), and then from Military Comics #15 (Jan 1943) until Modern Comics #80 (Dec 1948) and Blackhawk #22 (Dec 1948). The North American Sabrejets were first seen in Modern Comics #81 (Jan 1949), which went on sale before Blackhawk #23 (Feb 1949). The Blackhawks flew their Sabrejets until Modern Comics #97 (May 1950) and Blackhawk #31 (June 1950), then replaced them with Lockheed F-90Bs.
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