Weapons

Here’s why the B-29 remote controlled turrets were worse than B-17 and B-24 manned turrets in protecting the aircraft from enemy fighters

Here’s why the B-29 remote controlled turrets were worse than B-17 and B-24 manned turrets in protecting the aircraft from enemy fighters

B-29 Superfortress remote controlled turrets. Designed in 1940 as an eventual replacement for the B-17 and B-24, the first B-29… Read More

3 months ago

Warthog Pilot explains why A-10 Drivers often boresight the AGM-65 Air-to-surface missile on wingman rather than on a ground target

The AGM-65 Maverick The US Air Force (USAF) accepted the first AGM-65A Maverick in August 1972. A total of 25,750… Read More

3 months ago

USAF is considering to remove AC-130J Ghostrider gunship’s powerful 105mm cannon

USAF may remove AC-130 gunship’s 105mm cannon US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is considering to remove the AC-130J… Read More

4 months ago

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the first US Navy aircraft to get GBU-53/B StormBreaker SDB II smart weapon

F/A-18 Super Hornet to carry GBU-53/B StormBreaker SDB II The US Navy is set to field the GBU-53/B StormBreaker Small… Read More

4 months ago

US Navy EA-18G Growler pilot explains why Jamming Pods don’t turn a non-stealth aircraft into a stealth aircraft

The EA-18G Growler jamming pods The EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft is a variant in the F/A-18 family of… Read More

4 months ago

Northrop Grumman to develop SiAW, a new Stand-in Attack Weapon for the F-35 and possibly the B-21

SiAW or Stand-in Attack Weapon Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Sep. 25, 2023 the US Air Force (USAF) has awarded… Read More

5 months ago

Here’s why this F-22A Raptor fired an AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile while inverted

The F-22 Raptor In the mid-1990s, Lockheed Martin teamed with Boeing to develop and build the F-22 Raptor, an extremely… Read More

5 months ago

The day 18 MiG-15s prevented a formation of TARZON-loaded B-29s to destroy two bridges over the Yalu River

The TARZON First developed in 1946, the enormous VB-13 TARZON offered much greater destructive power than the VB-3 RAZON on… Read More

6 months ago

The California Parachute, the tail assembly that acted as (non-textile) parachute to retard the descent of both Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs

Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs The Mk I bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy," was the first nuclear weapon used… Read More

7 months ago

The story of the AIM-9 Sidewinder that Failed to Detonate, Got Embedded in a MiG-17 and was Reverse-Engineered into the Soviet AA-2 Atoll

The MiG-17 made a safe landing, the Sidewinder was extracted and the Communists promptly rushed it to the USSR, where… Read More

7 months ago