1 vs 30 – The One Man Air Force

On January 11, 1944, on the way home after bombing a Luftwaffe airplane manufacturer, the US Air Force 401st Bomb Group was attacked by Luftwaffe fighters when flying above the Netherlands. Pilots emerging from enemy fire saw how a single P-51 Mustang singlehandedly chased off approximately 30 German planes that attempted to destroy Allied bombers.  […] More

5 Things About “Flak Bait”- The Plane with 1,000 Holes

The Flak Bait is the B-26 Marauder aircraft that flew more missions than any aircraft during World War II. Here are five interesting things that you need to know about the B-26B-25-MA nicknamed Flak-Bait: 1. It holds the US Air Force’s record for having the highest number of bombing missions conducted and then survived during […] More

Attacking a Wall of US F-15s – The Samurra Air Battle

The Iraqi Air Force conducted Operation Samurra during the Gulf War. It was the Iraqi Airforce’s final attempt with the US F-15s, pinning them down on the Iranian border. The Foxbat and the Eagle During the Cold War, the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat Supersonic Interceptor and the US F-15 Eagle all-weather tactical fighter were mortal enemies. […] More

5 Things About the Goodyear F2G “Super Corsair”

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Good Year is blimps and tires. However, during World War II, Good Year was in a prime position to be a major aircraft builder.  The aircraft that Good Year built was F2G Super Corsair. Here are the five interesting things about this almost forgotten aircraft:  […] More

10 Facts About the Less Talked About “Hawker Typhoon”

10 Facts About the Less Talked About “Hawker Typhoon” The Hawker Typhoon, affectionately known as the “Tiffie” was Britain’s single engine fighter bomber. Here are the ten facts of the less talked about Hawker Typhoon: 1. The Typhoon was a more powerful machine than the Spitfire It featured a Napier Sabre engine capable of around […] More

5 Facts About the F5E Tiger II

The F5E Tiger II is a lightweight multirole fighter and is the upgraded version of the F-5A Freedom Fighter. Structural improvements and upgrades to the engines and avionics were made while making the aircraft easy to maintain, fly faster, highly maneuverable, and relatively inexpensive. Here are the five facts about the F5F Tiger II: 1. […] More

How 1 Pilot Destroyed 2 Aircraft Carriers

On June 14, 1942, at the heart of the Pacific Ocean, one pilot made a significant contribution to the history of military aviation. His name is Richard Halsey Best, a dive bomber pilot that’s responsible for the destruction of 2 aircraft carriers in a single day of combat.  Background Richard Halsey Best was born in […] More

10 Facts About the Massive “Yamato” Battleship

Yamato was one of the lead ships for the Japanese Imperial Navy and was named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province. It took part in several key campaigns during World War II. Here are the ten facts that you should know about the massive “Yamato” Battleship: 1. It was the largest, most powerful battleship of […] More

10 Facts That Separated the “Mosquito” From Everyone Else

The de Havilland Mosquito is one of the allies’ most feared and lethal killers of World War II. Its revolutionary design made it the fastest aircraft of its time. It became a legend in its lifetime. Here are the ten facts that separated the Mosquito from everyone else: 1. It’s built entirely out of wood […] More

Spitfire vs Focke Wulf 190 Tailchase

Located on the island of Usedom, Germany, Hangar 10 features a collection of planes from the World War II era, such as the Messerschmitt bf 109, to the Mustang P59 in one hangar. It is basically a playground for aviation enthusiasts! During the Hangar10 Fly-In Exhibition in 2019, WWII aircraft Focke Wulf 190 18, flown […] More

10 Facts About the A-37 Dragonfly Ground Attack Aircraft

The A-7 Dragonfly, also known as the Super Tweet, was an American light attack aircraft that was introduced during the Vietnam War. A lesser-known company, Cessna Aircraft, was commissioned to build a lesser-known yet effective aircraft of the war. 1. The A-37 Dragonfly was nicknamed the Super Tweet after T-37B Tweety Bird trainer It gained […] More