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The Aging F-15 Eagle Is Still a Formidable Fighter

Here's What You Need to Remember: Today, the USAF still employs around 177 upgraded F-15C and two-seater D models, and approximately 224 F-15E Strike Eagles. For...

America’s First Stealth Fighter: The Legend of the F-117 Nighthawk

The Nighthawk was revolutionary when it entered service in 1983—not that many could appreciate that, as the plane was kept secret from the public...

The F-35 Cost a Fortune. Was It Worth It?

Here's What You Need to Remember: $1.5 trillion is nothing to scoff at. But the aircraft is quite simply the best in the sky. With a...

Secrets We Never Knew About The SR-71 Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbird is perhaps one of the most advanced aircraft ever made. It was designed to be so stealth that it would be...

Merciless Raptor: The Improved F-22 is Never Letting Up

While the F-22 may have been allowed to fall behind the F-35 in a few aspects during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the military’s...

Harrier: America’s Worst Warplane Ever?

Essentially, the Harrier Jet may have suffered losses by virtue of its high-risk mission, similar to the A-10. Yet unlike the A-10, the Harrier...

The Ultimate Comeback: Should the Lethal F-117 Stealth Fighter Fly Again?

With the U.S. Air Force set to award a contract to build its Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) this week, it is a good...

The F-35 Is The Safest And Most Capable Fighter The U.S Military Has

No major acquisition program is without flaws and missteps. The F-35 program has weathered a number of these. Nonetheless, it has proven to be...

Spitfire: The Best Fighter Plane Of World War II?

Perhaps the White House will offer up F-16s from America’s own stockpiles, a position that the Biden administration has yet to take. So far, the...

How Long Will the F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Remain Untouchable?

Combining stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor represented an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities when it was introduced...