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...
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.
Northrop delivered this P-61, serial number 43-8330, to the U.S. Army on July 28, 1945. This P-61 is one of only 4 P-61 in existence today.
The Lockheed Constellation started as a military transport. The Super Constellation had a range of 4,600 miles with an endurance of 20 hours. It could carry 20 tons of cargo. This made the C-121 a good candidate for some new military missions.
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.
The Harrier was the realization of a concept to develop a combat aircraft that could take off vertically. It has served in many of the conflicts the U.S. and the UK have been involved in since 1982.
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".
The Smithsonian's Me-262 has "kill markings". These markings tell the story of air combat over Germany in March 1945.
The last Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow) is at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center. The aircraft is a Do 335A-0 Werke Nummer (Serial Number) 240102.
The Mosquito TH 998 was transported to the United States on August 17, 1962. The aircraft has been in storage at the Paul E. Garber Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland since then.