Radical Luftwaffe Weapons
By Walter J. Boyne
Some seemingly far-fetched aircraft designs abandoned by Germany at WWII’s end might have succeeded if developers hadn’t run out of time.
Filling Stations in the Sky
By Jay Wertz
The aerial ballet that is in-flight refueling has never been more important than in today’s tumultuous world.
By Richard P. Hallion
Through its cutting-edge research efforts at Caltech, the Douglas Aircraft Company transformed global air transport.
Another Italian Misadventure
By C.G. Sweeting
Mussolini’s ill-equipped Corpo Aereo Italiano suffered a string of mishaps and defeats in the Battle of Britain.
By Kay Haugaard
At age 80, Marion Springer is celebrating her comeback in the rotorcraft world.
By Nan Siegel
By David T. Zabecki
No one can doubt Yiftah Spector’s courage.
By Larry Smith
TLC for a venerable A-26 Invader.
By Stephan Wilkinson
Heinkel’s mythical He-113 super-fighter.
|Letter From Aviation History
By Warren M. Bodie
A prototype P-38 Lightning.
By Bernard Dy
Flight Sims Wings of Victory and World at War.
By Jon Guttman
German engineers designed a number of technologically advanced aircraft in the waning months of World War II, but time ran out for the Luftwaffe before most “wonder weapons” could be produced. If Germany had focused on jet technology and other advances earlier, would it have made a difference in the war’s outcome?