bomber aircraft

On Valentine’s Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient

On Valentine’s Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient

USAF FB-111 transports a Donor Heart On Feb. 14, 1986 a 48-year old Pine Plains, N.Y. man received a most… Read More

2 weeks ago

Footage features Avro Vulcan VX770 disintegrating during fast low pass at RAF Syerston in 1958

The Avro Vulcan The Vulcan was the second of the Royal Air Force’s ‘V bombers’ and like the Valiant and… Read More

1 month ago

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier

A lonely US Navy A-7 intercepting a formation of Soviet Tu-16 Badger bombers. Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of… Read More

2 months ago

The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52

The B-52 Stratofortress For more than 60 years, B-52 Stratofortress bombers have been the backbone of the strategic bomber force… Read More

2 months ago

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

Cool clips feature B-47 Stratojet bombers doing Immelmann Turns and Barrel Rolls

The B-47 Stratojet The B-47 Stratojet became an essential component of the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) during… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the Horten Ho 229 WWII German low-drag Bomber, the first Stealth Aircraft that never was

Stealth aircraft Low observable technology, widely known to the world as stealth, aims to reduce as much as possible the… Read More

6 months ago

The story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that strafed Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base by means of its defensive barbettes during the Six-Day War

The Tu-16 was then hit by one of two missiles fired by two Mirages and attempted to escape in an… Read More

7 months ago

On the night of Nov. 14, 1940 Conventry was flattened by 552 Luftwaffe aircraft that dropped 535 tons of bombs. Yet, Coventrians morale recovered quickly.

Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry falsely attributed a new verb, Coventriert (to ‘Coventrate’), to the British public. The Blitz - the German… Read More

7 months ago

Target Port Stanley: the Compelling Story of Black Buck 1 Mission, the first RAF Vulcan Raid during the Falklands War

The idea was simple: to destroy the runway at Port Stanley, and prevent Argentinian fast jets using it against the… Read More

8 months ago

The B-1B is so noisy that when the second Lancer was about to arrive at Dyess AFB rumors spread that the noise from the bomber would smash all the windows of the nearby city of Abilene

The B-1B Lancer The B-1 Lancer is a swing-wing bomber intended for high-speed, low-altitude penetration missions. Its first flight was… Read More

8 months ago

The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype

Thanks to the massive B-36, Convair easily transported the XB-58 prototype by air from Ft. Worth TX to Wright-Patterson Air… Read More

1 year ago

Preserved [Non-flyable] Avro Vulcan XM655 suffered Runway Excursion during fast taxi run

Avro Vulcan XM655 suffered a runway excursion at Wellesbourne-Mountford airfield, UK, on Sep. 16, 2022 during the trial run for… Read More

1 year ago

B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom

B-17G Flying Fortress “Wee Willie” had completed 127 missions and was destroyed on its 128th. The main picture in this… Read More

2 years ago