Luftwaffe

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

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

9 months ago

Legendary Stuka pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel recalls what it’s like to fly the Ju 87G, the tank busting Ju 87 fitted with 37 mm Cannons that allowed him to destroy 12 T-34s in one day

‘Because of the cannons the Ju 87 manoeuvrability is disadvantageously reduced and its landing speed is increased considerably. But now… Read More

10 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

10 months ago

Watch the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe WW II jet fighter displaying for the first time in the UK

Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe displaying for the first time in the UK Filmed at RAF Fairford during Royal International Air… Read More

10 months ago

The Luftwaffe Me 262 pilot who might have gone supersonic two years earlier than Chuck Yeager: the story of Hans-Guido Mutke

Hans-Guido Mutke mentioned his experiences of Apr. 9, 1945 during a conference to mark the 50th anniversary of jet powered… Read More

11 months ago

The Me 163 that intercepted a Spitfire PR XI but failed to engage because the rocket powered fighter ran out of fuel just as its pilot was about to commence his attack

Spitfire PR XI The Mark XI was essentially a Mark IX Spitfire interceptor modified for photographic reconnaissance (PR) with cameras,… Read More

11 months ago

The story of the “Messerspit:” when Germans fitted a Spitfire with a DB 605A, they found it was better than the Merlin Version.

A new engine support structure was built onto the Spitfire’s fuselage and the DB 605 engine and cowling panels added.… Read More

12 months ago

F-14 Tomcat pilot and TOPGUN instructor explains how he was able to nail a MiG-29 Fulcrum in a 1v1 Dogfight

“I saw his two afterburners. He is probably doing 500 knots, straight downhill, with both afterburners. And I thought, ‘Gotcha!’… Read More

1 year ago

Luftwaffe F-104G Starfighter pilot describes a Simulated Nuclear Strike Mission

‘I identify the target on radar for a LADD attack [‘toss bombing’] and actuate the Run-in Timer according my radar… Read More

1 year ago

Germany approves Polish request to send 5 MiG-29s to Ukraine (the Fulcrums are former East German MiG-29s)

According to German rules, the weapons that it sells require approval from Berlin if the receiving country wants to send… Read More

1 year ago

Legendary German Ace Adolf Galland explains why Operation Bodenplatte, the final large-scale low-level attack on Allied airfields was Luftwaffe’s Death Blow

'The Luftwaffe received its death blow at the Ardennes offensive. In unfamiliar conditions and with insufficient training and combat experience,… Read More

1 year ago

The story of Bill Overstreet’s P-51B Berlin Express, the Mustang that flew under the Eiffel Tower in hot pursuit of a Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109

The P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express” achieved legendary status in an epic World War II dogfight in Paris in 1944, piloted… Read More

1 year ago

The day Legendary Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland asked Reich Marshal Hermann Goering a Squadron of Spitfires

Goering turned to Galland. "And you? What do you want'?" “l'd like a squadron of Spitfires for my Geschwader!" On… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 that was saved by a Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot that escorted the crippled bomber over the North Sea

There, alongside the defenseless B-17, German ace Franz Stigler decided to break the cycle of violence, to spare the bomber… Read More

1 year ago

Germany procures 35 Lockheed Martin 5th Generation F-35A Lightning II aircraft

The German Ministry of Defense announced on Dec. 14, 2022 it is procuring 35 Lockheed Martin 5th Generation F-35 Lightning… Read More

1 year ago