U.S. Marine Corps

Naval Flight Officer explains why the EA-6B Prowler had a “nuclear trefoil nose art”

Naval Flight Officer explains why the EA-6B Prowler had “nuclear trefoil nose art”

‘The “trefoil” helped Paddles confirm visually whether it was a Prowler or Intruder in the groove,’ Andy Burns, US Navy… Read More

1 week ago

US Army AH-64 Pilot reveals the (tiny) reason why he would choose the AH-64 over the AH-1 Cobra / AH-1Z Viper

‘While I’ve only flown AH-64s, I have extensive experience with AH-1s from joint operations. Both systems may engage the same… Read More

4 weeks ago

Boyington Shot Down and the story of the Zero-sen Pilot who claimed to have Shot Down his Corsair that sold its wares at Airshows next to Pappy’s Stall

Maj Greg “Pappy” Boyington was shot down on Jan. 3, 1944 near Rabaul in circumstances which continue to be misrepresented.… Read More

4 weeks ago

Former Lockheed Martin Flightline Quality Assurance Manager explains why the first F-35s required chilled fuel if temperatures on the day of flight were above 80°F

‘The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet to date in terms of technology and that requires tremendous amount… Read More

1 month ago

Tomcats reactivated as VMFA-311. The unit is USMC’s second F-35C Lightning II squadron.

Third Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) reactivated Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 311, an F-35C Lightning II squadron, at Marine Corps… Read More

1 month ago

Naval Aviator tells the story of when USMC F-9 Cougar pilot buzzed the tower of a USAF base. The Air Force advised him not to return to their airfield.

‘He told me he'd debated doing it for about 10 seconds, but being a Marine meant you were compelled to… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the man that sued Pepsi for Not Giving him Harrier Jump Jet

The campaign was simple: you could collect points from Pepsi labels by buying Pepsi products. Once you collected points you… Read More

3 months ago

Bye-Bye Super Hornet! Boeing to cease production of F/A-18 in 2025 unless India buys it

Boeing expects to complete new-build production of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft in late 2025 following delivery of the… Read More

3 months ago

Blue Force Technologies and Air Force Research Laboratory conduct propulsion flowpath test on Fury unmanned aggressor aircraft

The ground test for novel carbon fiber composite propulsion flowpath system for Blue Force Technologies Fury uncrewed fighter under… Read More

4 months ago

CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C Lightning II in external load test

The F-35C and rigging weighed about 22,000 pounds. The CH-53K is currently cleared to conduct 27,000-pound external lift and… Read More

4 months ago

US, Israel Kick off Exercise Juniper Oak 23-2, Massive Drill with 142 Aircraft, amid growing tensions with Iran

Of the 142 aircraft participating, 100 are American, including everything from four US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers to… Read More

4 months ago

Did you know this Marine Aviator scored the last recorded USMC air-to-air kill and he did it while he was flying USAF F-15C Eagle?

On Jan. 17, 1991, Marine Capt. Charles “Sly” Magill flying F-15C 85-0107 was leading a flight of eight F-15s on… Read More

4 months ago

US company that specializes in recovering WWII aircraft proposes to recover F4F-3 Wildcat flown previously by 4 US Navy Aces

The Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat fighter had been previously flown by LT Edward ‘Butch’ O’Hare, LCDR John Smith ‘Jimmy’ Thach, LT… Read More

5 months ago

Northrop Grumman is developing AN/APG-85, the Next Generation Radar for the F-35 Lightning II

The AN/APG-85 is an advanced multifunction sensor that will be compatible with all variants of the F-35 aircraft and will… Read More

5 months ago

Pentagon halts F-35, F135 engine deliveries Pending Texas F-35B Crash Investigation

Deliveries of both the F-35 stealth fighter and F135 engine are on hold as Naval Air Systems Command continues its… Read More

5 months ago

CH-53K King Stallion approved for Full Rate Production and deployment

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter has entered Full Rate Production and its deployment phase. The CH-53K King Stallion… Read More

5 months ago