Man Builds WWII Fighter By Hand For 14 Years

Insane DIY Skills In the darkest days of World War II, Spitfires filled the skies above England. They’re an icon – even British kids make models of them. But this man took his obsession with Spitfires to a whole new level. On his 40th birthday, Martin Philipps, an English tool shop owner, got a single […] More

Wreckage of WWII Carrier USS Hornet Discovered

A Fascinating Piece of Military History Researchers have gone on a mission to find a fascinating discovery in the military world- the USS Hornet. On October 1942, the Japanese sank the aircraft carrier. With 140 of her crew dead, orders were given to abandon ship, and the Hornet went to the bottom of the ocean, […] More

The Rise and Fall Of The Douglas TBD-1 Devastator

The Douglas TBD-1 Devastator was the first torpedo bomber of the US military.  Although it was initially known to be a cutting-edge aircraft, it became obsolete after just a couple of years. Its poor performance during the Battle of Midway eventually hurt its reputation during World War II. Douglas TBD-1 Devastator The TBD-1 is a […] More

The Plane that Always Pointed Down No Matter What

During the first night of the war, the Whitley had a crucial mission to bomb several German cities. However, surprisingly, as it approached its target, it didn’t precisely bombs that fell on top of enemy territory. Ugly Yet Reliable The  Whitley’s prototypes didn’t impress many, but this unappealing yet reliable heavy bomber excelled during the […] More

5 Facts About the Alpha Jet

The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer aircraft developed during the 1960s, during the height of the Cold War. Both the French and West German air forces built this aircraft to specifically do trainer and light attack missions. It was also made to do duties better than its predecessors. […] More

10 Facts About the Obsolete Bomber Sent Against the Japanese Fleet

The Douglas TBD-1 Devastator is a torpedo bomber from the late 1930s. Despite the name, it didn’t do a lot of devastation at all. In fact, it’s often remembered for its own devastation during the most famous battles in the Pacific.  Here are the ten interesting facts about this obsolete bomber that was sent to […] More

The Plane that Wiped Out the Iraqi Air Force on the Ground

The F15E Strike Eagle can reach up to 2.5 Mach speeds and equip with laser-guided missiles. It’s also equipped with the APG70 radar detecting hostile forces even from a long-range and two LANTIRN pods that can strike at pinpoint accuracy.  Ultimately, though, this is a plane that would eventually wipe out the Iraqi Air Force […] More

What ever happened to Flying Aircraft Carriers?

Airborne aircraft carriers would allow fighter jet sorties to get into the action in one-third of the time of a battle group, carrying more firepower than a ground-based fighter squadron. It can also be used for everything from bomber defense, deep strike attacks, or interception against Soviet bombers.  The Race to Building an Airborne Aircraft […] More

X-47B Stealth Strike Fighter

Developed by Northrop Grumman as part of the US Navy’s Unmanned Air Combat System (UCAS,) the X-4B is tailless, strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft.  Consistency Initially, two demonstrator tests were planned initially to go through a three-year test program. However, their performance was so consistent that preliminary tests ended only after 16 flights.  Firsts The plane […] More

The Fighter Jet That Could Go in Reverse

The Saab 37 Viggen was a single-seat, single-engine, short-medium-range combat aircraft developed by Sweden during the Cold War era.  Onto the Next Big Thing After developing the Draken, the Swedish Airforce immediately set the requirements for its next-generation combat aircraft.  The plane was planned to be adaptable to all tactical mission roles, with an integrated […] More

The Other Plane with a 30 mm BRRRT Cannon

With the war in Indochina raging on, the US Air Force is struggling to develop a new aircraft to replace the aging WWII-era fighters utilized for close air support. Without the right CAS support, men on the ground are able to fight the North Vietnamese forces.  A Desperate Program With time running out, and the […] More