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

The Miniature Effects of “Memphis Belle” You Didn’t Know About

Creator Nigel Blake talked about the miniature B-17 and other miniature effects they made for the film Memphis Belle. According to him, the construction unit built a full-scale runway for their models to use. It was built in perspective with all the real hangers and airfields. Similarly, they also did a crash sequence there. They […] More

Ted Williams Panther Jet Clips

Ted Williams was a legend in baseball history and was voted the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1946 and 1949. However, his career was briefly interrupted when he entered military service during World War II and the Korean War. A lot of time passed since WWII, and Williams hadn’t flown a plane since he […] More

Two Fighters Bolted Together – North American F-82 Twin Mustang

The fate of the F-82 Mustang was short-lived. It was doomed from the start as a short-term, short-gap aircraft, with other jet fighters replacing it as a bomber escort.  However, it remained an icon because of its innovative design and exceeding expectations during the Korean War. The P-51 The P-51 Mustang was one of the […] More

10 Reasons Why B-17 “Memphis Belle” Was So Special

The Memphis Belle a legendary Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress During World War II. Here are the ten reasons why this legendary Flying Fortress was so special: 1. It was the first bomber to complete 25 combat missions across occupied Europe without a crewman being killed and return safely to the US According to the crew, […] More

5 Reasons The “Bearcat” Is A Warbird Favorite

The Grumman F8F Bearcat was one of the best piston engine fighters ever built. It arrived already in the waning months of World War II, missing combat action. Still, it left a mark in terms of power and performance. Here are the five reasons why Bearcat is a warbird favorite: 1. It was part of […] More

10 Small “Top Gun: Maverick” Details Only True Fans Noticed

After more than 30 years, Tom Cruise reprises his role as the legendary Top Gun character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. When it first hit the theaters, the film received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and a box office success. It also became Cruise’s highest-grossing film to date. So, in case you missed it, here […] More

5 Facts About The A-26 Invader You Might Not Know

The Douglas A-26 Invader was an American twin-engine light bomber attack aircraft that carried extensive bomb loads and a wide range of guns. It was built by Douglas Aircraft in World War II and produced for the US Air Force.  Here are the five interesting facts about the A-26 Invader you probably didn’t know:   1. […] More