The Century Series fighters are a group of 6 US production fighter jets that were numered F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105 and F-106. Although these were considered "2nd Generation" fighters, sharing common technology, the basis for this club was...
An overview of The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen and his life and legacy
Before World War II some women pilots made their marks on aviation history. It was inevitable women pilots would be involved in every capacity in World War II.
In 1941 with Britain the only force fighting against Nazi Germany, a secret flight was set up to evaluate enemy aircraft and radar. It was nicknamed the "RAFWaffe".
Development for the F-15 was done with the maxim, “Not a pound for air-to-ground.” Air Force pilots and leaders believed the F-15 was a winner some outside experts were skeptical of its capabilities.
The Northrop F-20 Tigershark’s development began in 1975 as the next phase of the F-5’s development. Northrop hoped it could continue its success in foreign sales with the F-20.
One of the stars of the 1985 movie Top Gun was the F-14 Tomcat. One of the supporting performers was the A-4 Skyhawk. This supporting role could also describe the history of the Skyhawk.
The Smithsonian’s P-39Q-15-BE, serial number 44-2433, is currently on loan to the Niagara Aerospace Museum in Niagara Falls, New York. The aircraft doesn’t have a combat history.
The Smithsonian's Me-262 has "kill markings". These markings tell the story of air combat over Germany in March 1945.
Northrop, in conjunction with McDonnell-Douglas, modified the YF-17 to make it a suitable fighter for the U.S. Navy. In June, 1975 the U.S. Navy (USN) announced its decision to acquire the aircraft and designated it the F-18. After modifications the Navy designated it the F/A-18.