Sixty years after its introduction, Lockheed’s U-2 spyplane continues to serve as America’s eyes in the sky over distant battlefields.
Designed as a carrier-based torpedo bomber, the Fieseler Fi-167 ended up hunting Yugoslav Partisans when its ship never materialized.
A fast mover designed to carry a nuclear weapon, the F-105 Thunderchief became the Vietnam War’s most important conventional fighter-bomber.
Roy Knabenshue’s dirigible offered sightseeing flights around Los Angeles and Chicago, garnering frequent press coverage, then disappeared without a trace.
At a time when the basic elements of aircraft design were still being sorted out, this forgotten airplane sported a different sort of wing.
History’s first homebuilt entrepreneur named his aircraft after an insect.
The Kawanishi E15K incorporated a variety of advanced features in an aircraft type that was on its way out.