Last Surviving WW2 Heavy Bombers

Here’s a list of eight heavy bomber types that still exist today: 8. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 12,731 B-17s were built between 1936 and 1945 with the last leaving Brazilian Air Force service in 1967. Today, only 45 B-17s still exist with four considered airworthy.  7. Boeing B-29 Superfortress 3,970 B-29s were built between 1943 and 1946. There are only 22 […] More

Top 10 Bombers of WWII

Here is a list of the ten greatest WWII bombers:  10. Douglas A-26 Invader The Douglas A-26 Invader is a twin-engine light bomber and ground assault aircraft that proved to be a highly efficient light bomber for the US Air Force. It was more or less America’s counterpart to the British Mosquito and German Ju-88. 9. Grumman […] More

F/A-18 Afterburner Catapult Night Launch on the USS Nimitz

Awesome Stuff! In this footage, we get to see an F/A-18 as it did a night launch at the USS Nimitz. We think that night launches are almost enjoyable to watch since the darkness gives that added intrigue. We also get to see how much this aircraft has so many fuel tanks because its main […] More

The F-35 Is Now A Nuclear Bomber?

Advanced, stealthy, single-engine, there’s nothing the F-35 Lightning II can’t do.  Which brings us to the question- is the F-35 Lightning II being developed to be a nuclear bomber?  Tactical Nuclear Weapon The F-35A operated by the US Air Force can conduct both air and ground attacks. Additionally, it can also serve as a tactical […] More

Beautiful B-2 Spirit Low Flyby

What a Spectacular Machine! In this footage, we get to see a beautiful B-2 Spirit making a low flyby. We have to say we love the sound and the smooth approach- if we didn’t know any better, we didn’t think it was real.  It is definitely a sight to see especially when it flew at […] More

ScaleWings SW51 Mustang In Action

Looks Unreal! Time stands still with an SW51 captured in a custom x4 cine-lifter speed rig the creator designed and built. The SW-51 is the most true-to-scale replica of the legendary P-51 Mustang. It had more than 100,000 textures of the original plane that is embedded in all of its airframe structures creating the ultimate […] More

RARE FORMATION! Me 262, P-51, and Spitfire In Formation

What a Sight! This footage may have captured one of the rarest formation displays in the world consisting of a a Messerschmitt Me262, a P-51 Mustang, a Rolls Royce Spitfire, and an AB910 Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. All of these planes are also set to join into formation to display along […] More

Inside The Cockpit – B-17G Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”

What an Aircraft! Ever wondered what it would be like inside the cockpit of a B-17? In this video, Military Aviation History walks us through one of the five B-17s that are still actively flying today- the B-17G Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey.” It walks viewers through the aircraft’s amazing features and even gives us a […] More

The Experimental Plane Crashed in 1956 – Bell X-2

An Unfortunate Accident The X-2 was created to fly at Mach and also to address the difficulties of its predecessor, the X-1 encountered. The jet featured swept wings angled backward to reduce the shockwave that forms when the plane transitions from subsonic to supersonic speeds. It also pushed the US’ understanding of rocket engines. It […] More

F-104 Starfighter: How Dangerous Was the “Widowmaker”?

The F-104 Starfighter is quite infamous for its accident rate. So, how dangerous was the so-called “Widowmaker?”  Crashes and Fatalities Data gathered by the Military Aviation History shows the number of WWII warbirds and their ratio of fatalities. The lower the numbers are, the lower the chances that an accident with a destroyed aircraft will […] More

The Key to America’s Air Dominance: The KC-135 Stratotanker

During WWII, the US fields hundreds upon hundreds of aerial refueling aircraft several times more than the aerial tankers of every other nation in the world and the backbone of that is the KC-135 Stratotanker.  Design and Development The KC-135 Stratotanker was designed to replace its predecessor, the KC-97.  In 1954, the Air Force’s strategic […] More

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