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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
March 2001 | By Robert C. Mikesh
In praise of the well-worn airplane.
January 2001 | By John Fleischman
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
January 2001 | By Z. Byron Wolf
January 2001 | By William K. Kershner
January 2001 | By John Sotham
As an F-4 Phantom pilot, I had tried to kill these men. And they had tried to kill me. I thought it was time we had a talk.
November 2000 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
Two airmen and extraordinary courage.
July 2000 | By John Sotham
If you remember Vietnam, you remember the Bell UH-1.
May 2000 | By John Sotham
Can tiny aircraft deliver the big picture?
May 2000 | By Peter Garrison
May 2000 | By Keith Monroe
As unpiloted craft take over the reconnaissance mission, an intelligence insider looks back on the work that set recce pilots apart.
March 2000 | By Dino A. Brugioni
Tales from the corridors of an agency so secret that officially it didn't exist.
January 2000 | By William E. Burrows
The staying power of the P-51 proves that a thing of beauty is a joy forever, if you can keep getting parts.
July 1999 | By Linda Shiner
From Transformers to the X-Men, the Blackbird is still Hollywood's favorite futuristic jet. Here's the real story of its birth.
March 01, 1999 | By William E. Burrows
In the early years of the cold war, enter Kelly Johnson and an clean sheet of paper--long enough to accommodate an 80-foot wingspan.
January 1999 | By William E. Burrows
The U.S. Marine Corps' sword gets a brand-new edge.
November 1998 | By George C. Larson
Flying Wild Weasel missions involved a variety of airframes but just one philosophy: Do unto SAMS before they do unto you.
September 1998 | By Robert Hanson