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
The Royal Air Force Vulcan, immense cold war bomber and aerodynamic marvel, has been sentenced to permanent museum exhibition.
January 2004 | By Craig Mellow
Target: Soviet weapons plant. Mission: Low-altitude bombing. Payload: Nuclear. Problem: Getting back.
May 2003 | By Marshall Michel
November 2002 | By Donald V. Courtney
July 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
July 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
The Boeing B-29
May 2002 | By J. Douglas Hinton
Fifty years ago, cold-war games halted all civilian air traffic—long before September 11 did the same.
March 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese planned to strike the United States with aircraft borne by giant submarines. If it worked, the Atlantic fleet would be trapped.
November 2001 | By Thomas S. Momiyama
They torpedoed enemy ships during World War II. Now they fight fire.
November 2001 | By Marshall Lumsden
World War II aircraft that were shot to hell—and came back.
November 2001 | By Cory Graff
A fighter pilot, his escort, and one hell of a coincidence.
September 2001 | By John Fleischman
The B-52 that launched a thousand ships.
July 2001 | By Preston Lerner
Handley Page Halifax under restoration in Canada.
July 2001 | By J. Douglas Hinton
First it carried a Japanese bomb 5,000 miles across the Pacific. Then it carried Don Piccard across Minneapolis.
May 2001 | By Don Piccard
A Junkers Ju 88 is pulled from a Norwegian lake.
March 2001 | By Douglas Hinton
Of course they copied it. The two airplanes could have been twins. But was the Soviets' Tu-4 truly an exact duplicate of the Boeing B-29?
March 2001 | By Von Hardesty
In December 1972, the B-52 bombers that North Vietnamese missile crews had been waiting for came to Hanoi. Night after night. Over virtually the same track.
January 2001 | By Marshall Michel
January 2001 | By Topper Sherwood