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Why the F-35B Stealth Fighter Is Revolutionary

One of the lesser-known Lightning II variants, the F-35B is nonetheless slated to become a core pillar of the Marine Corps’ ability to project...

The F-22 Is the World’s Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)

Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Being that the...

The F-22 Raptor Could Dominate the Skies for Decades to Come

The U.S. military’s refocus on a peer or near-peer engagement has thrust the F-22 back into the spotlight again. Here's What You Need to Know: If...

Why an F-22 Raptor Would Crush an F-35 in a ‘Dogfight’

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—which is built in three versions—recently completed its developmental test phase and is operational with the U.S. Air Force...

Russia’s MiG-31 Interceptor Should Seriously Worry Europe and Ukraine

The MiG-31 is the standard long range interceptor of the Russian Air Force and expected to serve into the 2030s. Here's What You Need to...

Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane

The C-5 can swallow main battle tanks and take them to Antarctica ... and that’s just the beginning. The largest military transport in the U.S.’s arsenal is...

The Sea Harrier Made Fighter Jet History For 1 Simple Reason

One word: V/STOL – Shortly after yours truly joined the 19FortyFive staff, I stirred the proverbial pot a wee bit with my piece wherein I opined...

America’s Lethal F-15 Fighter vs. Russia’s Su-35, PAK-FA and China’s J-20: Who Wins?

The F-15 is one of Washington's most reliable and battle-tested planes—but is it about to become obsolete? The United States Air Force is in the...

What Does the Future of Naval War Look Like With the X-47B?

A working UCLASS will take to the skies by 2019 if service leaders get their way.  But history warrants skepticism about such forecasts. Here's What...

Why the US can’t just start building more F-22s

The F-22 was developed as a dominant air-superiority fighter and is still considered to be the best such jet in service. The US...