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Here’s why the Lippisch P.13a Mach 2.6 experimental ramjet-powered delta wing interceptor designed by Luftwaffe during WWII is the weirdest aircraft ever conceived
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Here’s why the Lippisch P.13a Mach 2.6 experimental ramjet-powered delta wing interceptor designed by Luftwaffe during WWII is the weirdest aircraft ever conceived
The Boeing YB-40: how the B-17F strategic bomber was turned into a four-engined escort fighter
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Boeing YB-40: how the B-17F strategic bomber was turned into a four-engined escort fighter
Setting the record straight: The photo of the A-4 involved in this barricade landing does not show the Skyhawk then flown by John McCain when he was shot down over Hanoi
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Setting the record straight: The photo of the A-4 involved in this barricade landing does not show the Skyhawk then flown by John McCain when he was shot down over Hanoi
The story behind this incredible photo of a North Vietnamese MiG-21 flying extremely close to a Firebee drone (and other BQM-34 tales)
Aviation History / Drones / Military Aviation
The story behind this incredible photo of a North Vietnamese MiG-21 flying extremely close to a Firebee drone (and other BQM-34 tales)
The headless B-17: this Flying Fortress was hit by an 88mm shell but remained in formation giving the chance to those who survived to bail out safely
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The headless B-17: this Flying Fortress was hit by an 88mm shell but remained in formation giving the chance to those who survived to bail out safely
Here’s why over Germany in 1943 the B-29 could have had a higher loss rate than the B-17 and B-24
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Here’s why the B-29 could have had a higher loss rate than the B-17 and B-24 over Germany in 1943
49 years after the F-15 was christened the Eagle, the USAF names the F-15EX the Eagle II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
49 years after the F-15 was christened the Eagle, the USAF names the F-15EX the Eagle II
Medal of Honor sought for A-10 pilot who was shot down and killed in his Hog during Operation Desert Storm while trying to save his wingman who was also shot down by the Iraqis
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Medal of Honor sought for A-10 pilot who was shot down and killed in his Hog during Operation Desert Storm while trying to save his wingman who was also shot down by the Iraqis
Chinese Marine Corps releases photo of a group of marines in front of a dismantled US Navy EP-3 Aries II on 20th anniversary of the Hainan Incident
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Chinese Marine Corps releases photo of a group of marines in front of dismantled US Navy EP-3 Aries II on 20th anniversary of the Hainan Incident
A Mighty Fortress: why the Boeing B-17 is the best bomber ever built
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Warbirds
A Mighty Fortress: why the Boeing B-17 is the best bomber ever built
When a US Navy EP-3 collided with a Chinese J-8 interceptor: the Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
When a US Navy EP-3 collided with a Chinese J-8 interceptor: the Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei
The unknown story of the first official American aerial victory of the Vietnam War
Aviation History / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
THE UNKNOWN STORY OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL AMERICAN AERIAL VICTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR
The first CSAR missions and the story of how the A-1 Skyraider became known as "Sandy"
Aviation History / Military Aviation
THE FIRST CSAR MISSIONS AND THE STORY OF HOW THE A-1 SKYRAIDER BECAME KNOWN AS “SANDY”
How Italian Caproni and S.V.A. First World War aircraft performed the first real military airlift in the history of aviation
Aviation History / Military Aviation
How Italian Caproni and S.V.A. First World War aircraft performed the first real military airlift in the history of aviation
The story of the Russian Il-76 crew that was forced to land at Kandahar by Taliban MiGs, imprisoned for a year and escaped with their own aircraft after having disarmed their captors
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the Russian Il-76 crew that was forced to land at Kandahar by Taliban MiGs, imprisoned for a year and escaped with their own aircraft after having disarmed their captors
BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! How USAF A-10 tank busters shot down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm
Aviation History / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! HOW USAF A-10 TANK BUSTERS SHOT DOWN TWO IRAQI HELICOPTERS DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM
AC-130J Ghostrider flyby commemorates 30th anniversary of the shot down of AC-130H Spirit 03, the largest single loss suffered by USAF in Operation Desert Storm
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
AC-130J Ghostrider flyby commemorates 30th anniversary of the shot down of AC-130H Spirit 03, the largest single loss suffered by USAF in Operation Desert Storm
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