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Here are some photos of the F-16 used to test F-35's diverterless supersonic inlet
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Remembering the F-16 fighter jet modified to test the F-35’s diverterless supersonic inlet
Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Former F-14 Tomcat RIO sets the record straight on first confirmed MiG-killing F-4 Phantom II of the Vietnam War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Former F-14 Tomcat RIO sets the record straight on first confirmed MiG-killing F-4 Phantom II of the Vietnam War
Sponsored by: Tomcat RIO
NASA bids farewell to SOFIA: the unique Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope made its last flight
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Space
NASA bids farewell to SOFIA: the unique Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope made its last flight
The story of the US Navy A-4 pilot that landed with 4 gallons of fuel left without declaring an emergency after falling asleep during a cross-country flight and being awakened by ATC
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former US Naval Aviator explains why the A-4 Skyhawk was the most fun aircraft he ever flew
The Story of Bruce Carr, the P-51D Pilot who left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a Luftwaffe FW 190
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Greatest Escape (that never happened) — the popular story of how Lt. Carr stole an Fw 190 to fly back to his unit seems too good to be true, and that’s because it isn’t.
‘The XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12, but the Valkyrie loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and the XB-70.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
‘The XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12, but when it flies at Mach 3 the Valkyrie loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and the XB-70.
End of an Era: last 493rd Fighter Squadron commander of the Eagle era recalls the last years of the Mighty F-15C at RAF Lakenheath
Aviation History / Military Aviation
End of an Era: last 493rd Fighter Squadron commander of the Eagle era recalls the last years of the Mighty F-15C at RAF Lakenheath
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype
Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory
Aviation History / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory
“Commando Solo, music off.” EC-130J PSYOPS aircraft performs final broadcast
Aviation History / Military Aviation
“Commando Solo, music off.” EC-130J PSYOPS aircraft performs final broadcast
Remembering Donald C. Spalinger, the P-47 pilot shot down by German flak while diving on the gun positions in the hope of distract them from targeting a B-25 bomber formation
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Remembering Donald C. Spalinger, the P-47 pilot shot down by German flak while diving on the gun positions in the hope of distract them from targeting a B-25 bomber formation
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The story of when England’s future Queen Elizabeth defied the authorities and christened a B-17 Flying Fortress in her own name. The aircraft survived more bombing missions than any thought possible.
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of when England’s future Queen Elizabeth defied the authorities and christened a B-17 Flying Fortress in her own name. The aircraft survived more bombing missions than any thought possible.
“Amerigo Vespucci, you are still the most beautiful ship in the world!” George H.W. Bush Sails Alongside Amerigo Vespucci like Independence did in 1962
Aircraft Carriers / Aviation History / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
“Amerigo Vespucci, you are still the most beautiful ship in the world!” George H.W. Bush Sails Alongside Amerigo Vespucci like Independence did in 1962
Eagles Flying over New York: the emotional story of Massachusetts Air National Guard’s F-15 pilots who became the first military response to 9/11 attacks
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The emotional story of Massachusetts Air National Guard’s F-15 Eagle pilots who became the first military response to 9/11 attacks on New York
From Iron Man to Top Gun: Maverick, from SR-71 Blackbird to Darkstar: a quick look at Lockheed Martin partnership with Hollywood
Aviation History / Military Aviation
From Iron Man to Top Gun: Maverick, from SR-71 Blackbird to Darkstar: a quick look at Lockheed Martin partnership with Hollywood
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