This is the story of the courageous German fighter pilot who tallied 80 confirmed kills in dogfights between 1915 and 1918 and became known to his enemies as The Red Baron.
The last Arado Ar-234 Blitz (Lightning) in existence, Werke Nummer 140312, is on display at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles, Virginia. . This aircraft served with KG 76 in 1945.
There are only 2 known Me-41os in existence. One is on display in Great Britain. The other Me-410 belongs to the Smithsonian and is disassembled and in deep storage.
The USAF acquired the first Boeing B-707 in August 1956. Since then about 900 B-707s have been built for militaries and other government agencies.
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
Versions of the Boeing 747 have been used in the USAF and NASA beginning in 1974. The 747’s size made it a natural choice for certain missions. The 747 history of government service shows the aircraft’s capability, says something about our history, and current capabilities.
The P-51 Mustang is the plane that won the battle over Germany. Other planes contributed but it was the Mustang that turned the air war over Germany irreversibly in the Allies’ favor.
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 Smithsonian's Me-262 has "kill markings". These markings tell the story of air combat over Germany in March 1945.