When Germany deployed magnetic mines early in the war, Britain countered with aircraft that could explode them by mimicking a ship’s magnetic signature.
One of the first carrier-based aircraft featured a space-saving folding fuselage and inflatable flotation devices in the event the pilot had to ditch.
Of the multiple early explorers who claimed to have reached the North Pole, only the crew of the airship Norge definitively achieved their goal
A C-47 pilot gives his son a firsthand look at the dangerous missions he flew in flak-filled skies on D-Day and beyond.
The 'slow but deadly' Douglas SBD dive bomber employed 1930s technology and tactics to turn the tide in the Pacific War
In 1927, on the heels of Lindbergh’s transatlantic success, two Midwesterners attempted to fly around the world in a single-engine Stinson
Considering its unique and futuristic design, it’s surprising there aren’t more models available of the North American F-107A “Ultra Sabre.”
Odd though the North American F-107A looked, some still consider it the best fighter the U.S. Air Force never bought.
U.S. Navy aircrews and recruiters loved the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, but a careful review of its record suggests the Top Gun mount wasn’t all it was cranked up to be.
Allied special forces units in far-flung theaters pioneered air evacuation of wounded in World War II, providing a needed boost to the men’s morale.
Before jets sported swing wings, an early Russian Designer took a novel approach to variable-geometry wingspans in a series of French built airplanes.
Pioneer aviator Bud Mars thrilled airshow crowds, narrowly escaping death on several occasions, and was among the first to fly airplanes in the Far East