Published: May 06, 2013 at 11:35 am
The July 2013 issue of Aviation History offers compelling stories, including Dambusters (a complex RAF bombing mission over Germany), a profile of the Heinkel He-162, and the noble story of the 1926 team of U.S. Army airmen who flew 22,000 miles around Latin America.
Published: May 03, 2013 at 3:31 pm
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At an estimated cost of $135 million per airplane, Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program in U.S. history. When the fighter finally becomes fully operational, will it be …
Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:42 pm
View our exclusive animation and preview our story about the bold British raid on Germany’s strategic river dams.
Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:13 pm
The A-29 Super Tucano by Embraer. (© Embraer)
A contract for 20 light air support (LAS) airplanes destined for Afghanistan's fledgling air force has stalled again, as Beechcraft Corporation filed suit against the U.S. Air Force to halt work on …
Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:03 pm
The July 2013 Letter From Aviation History tackles issues surrounding U.S. military procurement, as it relates to the controversial Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
Published: March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm
During the Vietnam War, the Wild Weasels flew as a protection screen in specially equipped F-105F Thuds into a target area to sweep and destroy surface to air missile (SAM) sites, to protect "strike packages" or a flight of fighters that followed on
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:23 pm
In the battle for Guadalcanal, Imperial submarines ruled the sea—until rigid doctrine dragged them down.
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:19 pm
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This infographic originally appeared in the January/February issue of World War II magazine.
Published: March 04, 2013 at 11:12 am
The two-story high Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber has become a favorite warbird survivor.
Published: January 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm
The new Military Channel series "Ultimate Warfare" looks at pivotal battles from World War II to the present day.
Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:45 pm
North Vietnam's Soviet-built Mi-6 Hook went into service in 1962 as the world's largest and fastest helicopter
Published: January 04, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Developed during the Cold War to counter Soviet armor, the M29 recoilless spigot gun could fire nuclear-tipped warheads at close-range targets.
Published: January 04, 2013 at 2:58 pm
With roots and etymology in the 19th century Punjab region of India, punji stakes came into their own a century later as a guerrilla weapon during the Vietnam War.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:42 pm
In Uncommon Warriors author Ken Sayers introduces the histories of the U.S. Navy's most obscure, unusual and specialized vessels, from famous warships to obscure spy craft.
Published: November 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm
In the late 1890s at Fort Missoula, Montana, the U.S. Army formed the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps to see whether the two-wheeled vehicles had a place in military operations
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Kay Moore's Great Bicycle Experiment explores the short-lived, adventurous military exploits of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps.