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  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Intrepid

    Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, (212) 245-0072 www.intrepidmuseum.org On Feb. 17, 1944, off Truk, an aerial torpedo struck USS Intrepid 15 feet below its waterline, flooding...

  • Military History Magazine

    The Making of Hitler’s Army

    In the run-up to World War II, Germany’s generals made concessions to their Führer that put the Reich’s military might decisively in Hitler’s grasp. Late July 1914. A vast crowd on the Odeonsplatz in Munich, Germany,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Death on the High Road: The Schweinfurt Raid

    In October 1943, Eighth Air Force bombers flew through hell to bomb Schweinfurt, Germany. For them, Schweinfurt meant only one thing: a killer town that was one of the most savagely defended targets along the aerial high road above...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight of the Spokane Sun God

    Battling violent storms, forest fire smoke, head winds and fatigue, a pair of aviators flew nonstop across America and back to establish a new world record. The swaying hose slowly approached as pilot Nicholas B. Mamer eased the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    At Home in the Blue Vault

    Legendary fighter leader Robin Olds once told a Strategic Air Command gathering, ‘Peace is not my profession’—a jab at the SAC motto ‘Peace Is Our Profession.’ Rest in peace, Robin. You have 60 seconds to make your pitch to film...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    FSX Acceleration

    A new expansion pack revs up Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Perhaps an evaluation of an airplane is less about the plane than it is about its maturation. No aircraft is perfect out of the gate. The Chance Vought F4U Corsair, the General...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History DVD Review: One Six Right and One Six Left

    One Six Right and One Six Left: The Romance of Flying by Brian J. Terwilliger, Terwilliger Productions, 73 minutes, $19.95. One Six Right and One Six Left star an airport rather than a person. Their producers describe this as a documentary...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Fourth Mission of the Day

    A tribute to an Eagle Squadron commander brings Gil Cohen top honors. Gil Cohen’s painting Fourth Mission of the Day Lieutenant Donald J.M. Blakeslee, has earned the artist his second consecutive top honor from the American Society of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: Pan American Clippers

    Pan American Clippers: The Golden Age of Flying Boats by James Trautman, Boston Mills Press, 2007, $49.95. The story of Pan American Airways and the magnificent flying boats that marked the beginning of international air travel has been...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Unfettered Turkeys

    It’s easy enough to design a bad airplane, but it takes real gumption to put it into production despite all signs to the contrary. There are many reasons why less than first-rate aircraft are produced in quantity. The most dominant...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Arado 234: Archetype of Jet-Powered Bombers

    No one at the Westphalia airfield outside Munster on July 30, 1943, knew just how important the flight they witnessed would be to the future of military aviation. That day marked the beginning of a cascade of events that would lead to the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Road Not Taken

    Although many designers have tried to build a practical flying car, the idea never took off. Traffic is one of the banes of modern existence. What road- weary commuter has not dreamed of being able to simply fly over gridlocked traffic to...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Letter from the Editor- September 2008

    Aviation Ambassador At a time when the aviation industry as a whole, and the airline industry in particular, is getting a bum rap, 23-year-old Jamail Larkins is a breath of fresh air. Larkins has been traveling the country for four years...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Bonney Gull

    Leonard Bonney reverted to man’s oldest intuitive flight design. It used to be that there were weights and balances in relating history. Major events drew more attention, while lesser ones passed into oblivion. No more— YouTube has...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Symphony of Flight

    Octave Chanute conducted from behind the scenes. The letter, dated May 13, 1900, was astonishing in its directness, lacking even the customary salutation. “For some years,” it began, “I have been afflicted with the belief that flight...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight sim sites offer a host of add-on options

    It’s always nice to have a good co-pilot. When you’re a flight sim fan, however, good co-pilots can consist of Web sites such as simviation.com, FlightSim.com and AVSIM.com. “Airware” has covered notable Web offerings before, but...