Aviation History

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Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 that almost sank USS Stark and led to the development of an intelligence-dedicated Boeing 727 used during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 that almost sank USS Stark and led to the development of an intelligence-dedicated Boeing 727 used during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

An ambitious program Always at the forefront of Arab states when it came to the development of its armed forces… Read More

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USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team unveils 50th anniversary paint scheme honoring the original livery worn by YF-16 prototype

50th anniversary paint scheme honoring the original livery worn by YF-16 prototype On May 15, 2024 at Edwards Air Force… Read More

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RAF Controller during Battle of Britain explains why it’s not true that ‘Hurricanes went for the bombers and Spitfires engaged the fighters’

The Messerschmitt Bf 109E during the Battle of Britain As one of the most famous fighting aeroplanes in the history… Read More

6 days ago

The story of the Israeli Nesher Fighter, the Mirage 5 Built by Rockwell (and Not by IAI)

The IAI Nesher Fighter Israel Aircraft Industries manufactured 51 single and ten two-seater Mirage 5s, the Israeli Air Force (IAF)… Read More

1 week ago

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory by Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS)… Read More

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The story of how a captured Luftwaffe Fw 190 led to the development of the Spitfire Mk IX, the best close-in fighter of WWII

The capture of an Fw 190 The Fw 190, one of Germany's best fighter airplanes of World War II, made… Read More

2 weeks ago

Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy doesn’t use jet seaplanes like the Martin P6M SeaMaster

The Martin P6M SeaMaster The Martin P6M SeaMaster jet seaplane was an experimental strategic bomber flying boat developed and built… Read More

2 weeks ago

Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

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Did you know that the Concorde supersonic airliner with Pepsi Blue Paint was limited to Mach 1.7? Here’s why

The Concorde The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04… Read More

2 weeks ago

Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot recalls when he landed his F-15 with One Wing Missing after a collision with an A-4

The F-15 Eagle The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to… Read More

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