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.
The National Air & Space Museum has a Ju 388L-1 (work number 560049) in deep storage at the Paul E. Garber Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland. It is the sole surviving Ju 388.
An overview of The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen and his life and legacy
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.
The F-117 was the first U.S. stealth aircraft. While previous aircraft had stealth features the F-117 was the first aircraft specifically designed to be invisible for all practical purposes. The F-117 was named the Nighthawk but the pilots gave it the nickname “The Black Jet”.
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 P-38 Lightning was the first high performance aircraft Lockheed built. The P-38’s speed compared favorably to the single engine fighters at the start of the U.S. involvement in World War II.
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.
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.