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Here Is Where: Caledonia Prison Farm

A Carolina Moonshiner Helps Win WWII SEVERAL SHOTS SEEMED to come out of nowhere. One bullet whizzed past Sheriff N.H. McGeachy’s face, almost nicking his nose, and another clipped Deputy Bill...
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Coast to Coast on Sun Power

Imagine flying 900 miles at about 40 mph in a cockpit that has half the interior space of a Mini Cooper, with wings the span of a commercial jet providing lift. Now remove the gas tank, add 12,000...
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New Drone Designs Take Wing

Even as debate continues over the ethical use of drones in foreign and domestic airspace, two new drone designs are nearing full airworthiness.
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Table of Contents—July 2013 Aviation History

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.
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Worth the price tag?

Aviation History Reader Poll 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...
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The Dambusters

View our exclusive animation and preview our story about the bold British raid on Germany’s strategic river dams.
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LAS Contract Dispute Continues

  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...
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Letter From Aviation History—July 2013

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.