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These Are the Weirdest Warbirds of the National USAF Museum, One May Make You Laugh
These Are the Weirdest Warbirds of the National USAF Museum, One May Make You Laugh

8 Jun 2022, 17:38 UTC / Let's take a look at some of the weirdest, wackiest, and downright silly airplanes on display at the largest military aviation museum on the planet

 
MiG-19 Fargo: The Black Sheep of the MiG Family
MiG-19 Fargo: The Black Sheep of the MiG Family

16 Jan 2022, 01:54 UTC / The MiG-19 made its operational debut in March of 1955. Soon after, the Chinese began to clandestinely develop their own reverse-engineered copy.

 
Forget the Corsair, This is the Real Most Important Navy Plane of WW2
Forget the Corsair, This is the Real Most Important Navy Plane of WW2

6 Jan 2022, 14:37 UTC / The Consolidated PBY Catalina is a twin-engined flying boat apart that from recovering downed aviators it excelled at convoy bombing and reconnaissance

 
World War I Fighter Planes Were Horrifying Deathtraps, Here's Why
World War I Fighter Planes Were Horrifying Deathtraps, Here's Why

24 Dec 2021, 20:28 UTC / Consider that the first shots fired in the war in July 1914 came only 11 years after the genesis of powered aviation by the Wright Brothers in December 1903

 
Years Before the Sidewinder, This German Missile Was the First of its Kind
Years Before the Sidewinder, This German Missile Was the First of its Kind

24 Dec 2021, 20:05 UTC / A group of top German engineers would lay the foundation for what would become the air-to-air missile during World War Two and laid the groundwork for all AAMs

 
Republic Thunderscreech: Part Prop-Jet Interceptor, Part Infernal Noise Machine
Republic Thunderscreech: Part Prop-Jet Interceptor, Part Infernal Noise Machine

3 Dec 2021, 20:55 UTC / The airframe of the Thunderscreech was reinforced to withstand a jet that could break the sound barrier in a screaming power-dive, with emphasis on screaming.

 
This Cold War Jeep Packed Mean Horsepower in Its Comms Array, but Not Under the Hood
This Cold War Jeep Packed Mean Horsepower in Its Comms Array, but Not Under the Hood

12 Nov 2021, 07:30 UTC / What the Army asked of this little 4x4, now sitting happily in the museum alongside famous jets it fought alongside, was not to be fast or good looking