Operation Secret Squirrel – Top Secret B-52s

On January 16, 1991, after months of training in a mission they were not fully informed about, the United States Air Force’s 596th Bomb Squadron’s mysterious mission suddenly become a reality.  Because of Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait, over 57 airmen hopped aboard seven B-52 Stratofortresses carrying a highly secretive new American weapon, and do the […] More

How One Japanese Bullet Almost Changed History

The year was 1944. During a high-risk bombing mission against the Imperial Japanese forces, an American plane takes a direct hit from anti-aircraft fire.  Incredibly, this one plane, this one mission, and this one round from a Japanese gun would play a key role in shaping the fate of the Western world for the next […] More

The Mission that Knocked Out an Entire US Air Force and Was Still Worth It  

Over 376 B-17 Flying Fortresses were tasked to pierce the industrial heart of Germany and take down the Luftwaffe’s manufacturing capabilities. Squadrons of P-47 Thunderbolts were asked to escort the bombers, but German Messerschmitt Bf 109s swarmed them.   By then, the Thunderbolts have also reached their fuel limit, and they were forced to abandon the […] More

A10 Warthog Upgrade That Shocked Everyone

In service since 1976, the Warthogs have a stellar career that spans up to 50 years. Thanks to its long line of upgrades, it’s not retiring anytime soon. Lethal in an Ever-Evolving Battlefield To remain lethal, the A-10 was upgraded to the brute metal-raining attack aircraft of the 2000s that shouldn’t be messed with. It […] More

The Insane Engineering of the F-35

The F-35B is arguably one of the most advanced planes ever made. It’s considered a jack of all trades, a stealth fighter plane that combined and improved the capabilities of the F-16, AV-8B Harrier, and the B-2.  Advanced Sensors and Computer Systems The plane is fitted with advanced sensors and computer systems, sharing information instantly […] More

B-25 Gunship – A Tank Gun In The Sky

Featuring a potent 75 mm M4 tank gun, high quality machine guns, rockets, and a 3,000-pound bomb load capacity, the B-25 Model G is definitely a powerful gunship to be reckoned with.  Dawn of Bombers  In the dawn of bombers, the US Air Corps had the B-25G Mitchell Gunship. It was built to sink Japanese […] More

The Best Fighter Jet Never Built

A program was built in the 1970s to develop a unique model that could confront the MiGs without using any technology that could be compromised if it falls into the wrong hands.  Thus, a light fighter, the Northrop F-20 Tigershark was born, meeting all the requirements. However, while it was one of the best fighters […] More

5 Facts About The Polish A-10 Killer

The Polish A-10 is a combat aircraft that’s possibly the most overkill 90’s jet ever designed.  Here are five interesting facts about this awesome fighter jet: 1. It wasn’t American or Russian built, but unexpectedly Polish When you think of Aerospace Titans at the end of the Cold War, Poland would be far down your […] More

When A German Ace Tried To Taunt A P-47

On the 6th of June 1943, three squadrons of P-47C Thunderbolts are flying across enemy-occupied France, and at the rear of the formation is 2nd Lieutenant Robert S. Johnson. However, the next thing he knew, he was badly hit.  Danger Ahead When Johnson looks up, he saw coming down from above them are 16 Focke-Wulf […] More

The Plane That Can Beat An F-16 Falcon

The Mirage 2000 is a small but impressively powerful French aircraft. It was one of the few planes tasked to deter a full-fledged nuclear war.  Peculiar Aircraft The Mirage 2000 is a peculiar aircraft- it looked as if someone took an F-16 Fighting Falcon and squeezed it into a smaller and shorter warplane.  However, its […] More

Japan’s Most Desperate Attempt To Defeat The US Air Force

In the last months of World War II, Imperial Japan launched last-ditch, desperate missions to save themselves. One of them is Operation Ichi-Go which would turn out to be one of the biggest warfare operations in the history of the Japanese Army.  The Fractured Dragon China had been at war more than any Allied nation […] More

The Incident That Changed WWII

The Altmark incident was a naval incident in World War II between the German tanker Altmark and several British destroyers. The incident happened in February 1940 in neutral Norwegian waters. Aboard the Altmark were about 300 Allied prisoners of war.  However, when the Brits attempted to board the ship, the Norwegians suddenly aimed their torpedo […] More

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