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.
Air Assault Operations during Vietnam War AH-64 Modern Attack Helicopter Operations The use of the helicopter dramatically changed land warfare doctrine from the time of its introduction, use during the Korean War, development prior to Vietnam,...
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.
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 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.
On June 14, 1945 the Army Air Forces (AAF) accepted the B-29-45-MO, serial number 44-89292, from the Martin plant at Omaha. This aircraft dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
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.
The Spitfire and the Me-109 were iconic World War II aircraft. These aircraft had a deadly rivalry throughout World War II and beyond. These aircraft were generally loved by their pilots.
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 Wildwood, Florida, since 1990...
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.