10 Facts About The First Jet Fighter – The Me 262

1. World’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft Me 262s were one of the most advanced combat aircraft introduced in WWII. The aircraft was effective in dogfighting, but was also used for scouting, light bombing, and even dabbled in night fighting. German pilots who flew the Schwalbe claimed that they shot down at least 542 Allied […] More

The INSANE Largest Aircraft Ever Designed – Lockheed CL-1201

While ships were the preferred method of deployment overseas for centuries, the introduction of jets gave rise to a bigger and faster form of travel in the 1960s. One great example is the Boeing 747, which flew for the first time in 1969. Then, enter Lockheed.  CL-1201 Proposal Lockheed took inspiration from the 747 and […] More

The Story of The Most Modified F-15 Ever Built

This F-15 had perhaps the most diverse range of duties of any F-15 ever built. It rolled out the shop in 1973 as the first two-seat variant of the Eagle and the sixth-ever F-15 built by McDonnell Douglas. The aircraft would later serve as a trainer, a test bed for the F-15E Strike Eagle, and […] More

Meet Korea’s New Fighter Jet – The KF-21

Just last year, South Korea announced the maiden flight of their newest fighter jet – the KF-21 Boramae. With still three more years before its planned introduction to service, here are five things we know about the KF-21. 1. Single-seater that is larger than most fighters According to Korea Aerospace Industries, the KF-21 has a […] More

Is the Apache Still the Best Attack Helicopter?

The Apache has been THE preeminent attack helicopter for more than three decades. With so many years under its belt, one might ask if the Apache’s still got it. Advanced Attack Helicopter Program The US Army was determined to have its own advanced attack helicopter after the cancellation of the AH-56 Cheyenne. In August 1972, […] More

How to Start a Spitfire: Step-by-Step Guide with John Romain

A Tutorial You Didn’t Need Have you ever wondered how WWII pilots started their Spitfires? If you did, then you’re in luck. John Romain takes us inside the Spitfire’s cockpit and teaches us how they used to start this beast up. First, they check if the undercarriage is selected to the down position. Elevator trims […] More

Most Feared Fighter Jets By Generations

AmazingViz has compiled a list of the most feared fighter jets by generation. Here are the top 20 most noteworthy jets that caught our attention: 2nd Generation (Swept Wings, Range-Only Radar, Infrared Missiles) F-100 Super Sabre – The Sabre is the first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters and was the first fighter […] More

5 Unknown Planes Boeing Actually Made

X-51 Waverider The Waverider is Boeing’s unmanned experimental scramjet aircraft designed to reach hypersonic speeds of Mach 5 at 70,000 feet. It measured 25 feet in length and was powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine and an MHM-140 ATACMS rocket booster.  The aircraft performed its first successful flight test on May […] More

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