Military AircraftWarplanes, including fighters, bombers, air tankers, surveillance aircraft and more
Old aircraft crash scenes are littered with story fragments.
November 2002 | By Howard James Stansfield
November 2002 | By Diane Tedeschi
The North American RA-5C Vigilante.
November 2002 | By Robert F. Dorr
Sometimes you have to destroy the aircraft in order to save it.
November 2002 | By Carl Hoffman
November 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
November 2002 | By Donald V. Courtney
Grand miscalculations, unknown odds, miserable weather, vast distances—and unlikely adversaries.
September 2002 | By Carl Posey
Richard Whitcomb changed the shape of wings to come.
July 2002 | By Peter Garrison
How they put the "A" in the AC-47.
July 2002 | By Marshall Michel
July 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
July 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
The Boeing B-29
May 2002 | By J. Douglas Hinton
Why airshows have so many Russians on their rosters.
May 2002 | By Debbie Gary
Fifty years ago, cold-war games halted all civilian air traffic—long before September 11 did the same.
March 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
The F-111: In Australia, an airplane for all seasons.
March 2002 | By William Triplett
March 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
The Turkish Air Demo team is winning friends at home with its seven Northrop F-5s.
January 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
ASM-N-2 Guided Missle
January 2002 | By Jim Sweeney
At the USAF Fighter Weapons School in 1957, the instructors were mean, but the aircraft were meaner.
January 2002 | By Robert A. Hanson
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