US Military Aviation
New pilots, new government.
July 2006 | By George C. Larson
Far away in the Middle East, soapbox racing flies the hearts of military persons back home.
July 2006 | By Allan T. Duffin
Because airplanes must fly in the real world, the Air Force built a fake one.
May 2006 | By Ed Regis
With museum-quality photographs, Edward Steichen showed the world what it was like to be a sailor at war.
March 2006 | By T.A. Heppenheimer
A wrecked bomber in Russia memorializes a World War II battle for the North Pacific.
March 2006 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
In the populous acreage of an aircraft carrier, the corner occupied by helo pilots is small, scrappy, and loud.
January 2006 | By Carl Hoffman
A portrait of the F-100 Super Sabre in action during the Vietnam War.
January 2006 | By John Kocon
In the 1950s, the Mach 2+ B-58 Hustler seemed a safe bet to win the arms race.
January 2006 | By Dale Smith
When President John Kennedy contemplated nuclear war, what went through the minds of the U.S. bomber crews?
November 2005 | By Thomas Jones
Debriefing the pilots who got the first crack at the F-22.
November 2005 | By Carl Hoffman
Turns out that jets are like waffles: The U.S. Army Air Forces was tempted to throw its first one away.
September 2005 | By William E. Burrows
How all U.S. Air Force pilots since 1968 have met their Mach.
September 2005 | By Peter Garrison
Meet the men who kept the Thunderbolts flying.
July 2005 | By Thomas D. Jones and Robert F. Dorr
Pilots who make it safely to the deck of an aircraft carrier have seen the light.
May 2005 | By Sam Goldberg
The secret to a spyplane's eternal youth is a new suite of gadgets installed on a classic chassis.
March 2005 | By William E. Burrows
What do you call a Temco TT-1 Pinto trainer with a new engine? A rare breed with a lot of giddyup-and-go.
March 2005 | By Jay Miller
In combat trials, the RQ-4A unmanned reconnaissance aircraft showed intelligence analysts what it means to have eyes like a Hawk.
January 2005 | By John Croft
As utilitarian as a bucket and just as plain, Lockheed's C-130 has flown almost everything to almost everywhere.
September 2004 | By Carl Posey
There's hardly a combat mission that the A-4 Skyhawk hasn't flown.
July 2004 | By Graham Chandler
What they lacked in strength, World War II escort carriers made up in numbers...and the perseverance of their crews.
July 2004 | By James L. Noles, Jr