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.
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.
In the 1980's through the early 1990's the Korea Freedom League had an outdoor display of Korean War vintage artifacts.
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".
In August 2011 the MQ-1 Predator passed the 1 million flying hours milestone. The USAF plans to retire the Predator in 2018. The Predator made its mark in aviation history.
The Bachem Ba-349 Natter (Viper) never flew combat missions. It came very close to flying such missions. This begs the questions what might have been and what the reaction might have been.
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.
When the B-52 was designed in the early 1950s its speed was comparable to the front line fighters of the day. The USAF plans to keep the B-52 in military service beyond 2040.
The National Air & Space Museum’s Heinkel He-219 Uhu is one of two examples of this aircraft. The Smithsonian has part of its He-219 on display at its Udvar-Hazy Center.
This article addresses how stealth technology could influence modern air warfare.