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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ICONIC SR-71 BLACKBIRD: HOW THE WORLD’s FASTEST PLANE WAS CONCEIVED

The aircraft was painted black, and soon earned its name: “Blackbird.” At Lockheed’s advanced development group, the legendary Skunk Works in Burbank, work on a...

The Royal Air Force’s Plan to Make this Bomber a Missile Truck

Here's What You Need to Remember: The Vulcan “fighter” wasn’t the only air-to-air version of a heavy bomber. In 2004, Boeing proposed to build a new model...

The Stuka Dive Bomber: Hitler’s Ultimate Terror Weapon

Perhaps no weapon was as closely associated with the Nazi German in early in World War II as the Stuka dive bomber, infamous for howling,...
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During World War II, the ‘Wooden Wonder’ Freed Prisoners from the Air

Special operations forces are famously known today for a special task—hostage and prisoner rescue. These missions usually entail the usage of special operators or...

Time for a Stealth A-10 Warthog?

Time for a stealth A-10 Warthog: Last year, this reporter happened to be outside on a warm and sunny early autumn day – when an...

PHANTOM SURVIVORS: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Operational F-4s have dwindled over the past decade, with some notable retirements and events. The advent of modern fighters such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and...

5 SECRETIVE NEW WARPLANES THE US IS DEVELOPING FOR THE NEXT BIG FIGHT

With its sights set squarely on countering Chinese threats in the Pacific and Russian aggression in Europe, the U.S. now has at least five...

Hawker Hurricane: The Fighter That Really Won The Battle Of Britain?

When one thinks of Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter planes of WWII, especially the ones that contributed to the defeat of Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe...

TOP 10 CLASSIC BRITISH NAVAL AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II

The Fleet Air Arm played a pivotal role during World War II – these were some of the Royal Navy’s most formidable flying machines Grumman...

10 Most Expensive Fighter Jets In Use Today

The art of warfare has evolved. For context, in the Middle Ages, countries fought wars using ranged and hand-held weapons like bow, sling, Javelin,...

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...