Convair’s giant B-36 bomber fulfilled its primary mission by never serving in combat
The big flying boats of the 1930s and ’40s offered passengers more timely international travel without sacrificing the comforts of a cruise ship
The Luftwaffe’s first jet-propelled medium bomber test-bed featured forward-swept wings
Can you guess the model of this plane?
A mixed bag of aircraft imported from the United States and Europe played an outsized role in the 1930s war between Bolivia and Paraguay.
The joint American-British Independence Day 1942 air raid was a costly start to the Eighth Air Force’s European bombing campaign…but it was a start
Of four friends who were among the first Americans to train as combat pilots in France, only one completed his training and survived the war.
A U.S. Navy helicopter pilot recounts the ups and downs of his flight training at the dawn of the Sixties.
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