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 National Air and Space Museum has a Ruhrstahl X-1 on display in the Udvar-Hazy Center. The Fritz-X had a short but deadly combat history before the Luftwaffe phased it out in favor of the Hs-293.
In the 1980's through the early 1990's the Korea Freedom League had an outdoor display of Korean War vintage artifacts.
The National Air and Space Museum’s collection includes a Nakajima Kikka. Nakajima received specifications for an aircraft based on the Me-262’s design.
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 U-2 made its first flight in August 1955 and U-2s are flying missions for the U.S. Air Force today. U-2 production ended in 1989. The U-2 is capable of operating through 2045.
Last year, I was fortunate enough to meet with some other "vintage airmen" to help rescue an old veteran of the Cold War, an early Martin Mace cruise missile, it had stood guard in front of the American Legion Post in...
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".