5 Things You Never Knew About the F4U Corsair

The F4U Corsair was an iconic fighter of the Pacific that protected American ships and went against the best of the Japanese aircraft.  Here are the five relatively unknown facts about this legendary warbird:  5. It received the nickname Ensign Eliminator The airplane has two critical problems. With the plane’s big, long nose, pilots could […] More

3 Most Feared & Deadliest WWII Japanese Soldiers

At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan’s empire began to grow in Asia. However, few considered it anything more than a regional power as compared to empires such as Britain, France, and Russia.  That would change during the Russo-Japanese war where Japan stunned the world by defeating the Russian Navy. It also forced […] More

The Air Force is fast-tracking its new NGAD fighter into service

The Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program is an experimental effort to field a crude fighter along with drone support aircraft. It now started its engineering and manufacturing development program, eventually leading to actual production.  Here are some key points that you need to know about the Air Force’s new NGAD fighter:  1. It […] More

I Shot Down First Airplane Before Old Enough To Drink

When John “P.J.” Dahl was a kid, he always dreamed about flying. He finally got his chance when he became part of the 41st Infantry Division and He was truly one of the most legendary pilots of his time. He even shot down his first airplane before he was old enough to drink! First Mission […] More

10 Facts About The Grandfather of Big Airlifters

The C-133 is a heavy military cargo aircraft created in the 1950s by Douglas Aircraft. It was the US Air Force’s only turboprop-powered strategic airlifter.  Here are the ten facts about the grandfather of big airlifters: 1. The C-133 was a high-wing plane with four engines It has a straight wing with a high aspect […] More

The Flaws of the McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat

If Batman had a plane in the 1940s, this would be the McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat. This is an impressive single-seat twin and the only piston engine aircraft McDonnell ever produced. Known as the Bat or the Moonbat, it didn’t live long enough to receive an official name, but it had a futuristic design nevertheless.  Here […] More

7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Top Gun

Top Gun was one of the most popular flying films of all time. Top Gun: Maverick, the much-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic, was also breaking box office records.  Still, here are seven things you (Probably) didn’t know about Top Gun: 7. Because the movie was shot in the 80s, they couldn’t rely on digital effects to […] More

Ace in a Day – The True Story of Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager was a record-setting test pilot who became famous for his supersonic flight, making him the first human to break the sound barrier.  As a combat pilot, he also completed an astonishing feat- he became an ace in a single day. Yeager took down five enemy planes in a single combat mission over Europe […] More

10 Facts About Largest Helicopter That Was Ever Built

During the 1960s, the Soviets built the largest, perhaps one of the most technically advanced, helicopters in the world. The Mil V-12 had twice the lifting power of anything before it, and the Soviets designed the plane to airlift 25-ton ballistic missiles to remote locations. Here are the ten facts about the insane helicopter that […] More

The Failed Bomber That Gave Britain The Lancaster

The ill-fated Avro Manchester was a plane plagued with engine problems. Meant to be the newest frontline heavy bomber of the RAF, in the end, it was almost a complete failure.  1. It was the first aircraft to include all the standard features of a WWII RAF bomber It featured all metal construction, light alloys, […] More

10 Things About The World’s Fastest Seaplane

The Convair F2Y was an experimental seaplane in the 1950s and the fastest seaplane in the world. But like any other envelope-pushing aircraft of its time, it was just not meant to be.  Here are the ten interesting things that you need to know about this seaplane fighter aircraft:  1. It has a delta wing […] More