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Fieseler Fi 156 Storch: A German STOL Warplane With V8 Power, Rommel's Favorite Plane
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch: A German STOL Warplane With V8 Power, Rommel's Favorite Plane

27 Sep 2022, 21:38 UTC / On the face of it, the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch looked like the most pathetic pipsqueak of a warplane. But know both Rommel and Hermann Göring happily sat in one.

 
Curtiss OX-5 V8: A Deep Dive Into America's First Great Airplane Engine
Curtiss OX-5 V8: A Deep Dive Into America's First Great Airplane Engine

26 Sep 2022, 22:11 UTC / In many ways, the Curtiss OX-5 V8 was the finest creation to ever leave Hammondsport, New York native Glenn H. Curtiss's factory. It certainly made him famous

 
Will This 1952 Polikarpov PO-2 Do Any Better Under Capitalism?
Will This 1952 Polikarpov PO-2 Do Any Better Under Capitalism?

27 Mar 2022, 18:18 UTC / By the year 2022, enough time has passed that a handful of Ex-Soviet PO-2 biplanes have found their way over to western soil.

 
Clapped Out F-86F Sabre Jet Fighter is a Certified Barn Find With Wings
Clapped Out F-86F Sabre Jet Fighter is a Certified Barn Find With Wings

22 Mar 2022, 23:16 UTC / This particular example of perhaps the most famous early Cold War fighter jet left its Inglewood, California factory on April 22nd, 1953

 
Hiller Flying Platform: Personal Hover Transportation or Elaborate Meat Grinder?
Hiller Flying Platform: Personal Hover Transportation or Elaborate Meat Grinder?

15 Jan 2022, 19:06 UTC / Sure enough, a full-sized lander trainer was constructed using the same principle as Hiller's Flying Platform. It even almost killed Neil Armstrong to boot

 
This Might Be the Most Enthusiastic Review That You Will See All Week
This Might Be the Most Enthusiastic Review That You Will See All Week

7 Jan 2022, 13:49 UTC / While not the most helpful review if you are looking for a new vehicle, this will be entertaining. That may make it worth watching more than anything else

 
This is a Suit Bomber Pilots in World War II Actually Flew Wearing
This is a Suit Bomber Pilots in World War II Actually Flew Wearing

1 Dec 2021, 22:06 UTC / Having to be consistently connected to 1940s power outlets in rickety aluminum-skinned bombers must not have been much fun

 
This Awesome War Exhibit is Part Albatross Sea-Plane, Part B-17 Bomber
This Awesome War Exhibit is Part Albatross Sea-Plane, Part B-17 Bomber

28 Nov 2021, 21:50 UTC / Believe it or not, the first thing that strikes you when you take your first step into the crew compartment isn't how it look, but how it smells.

 
Up-Close and Personal With the Two Most Famous Engines of World War II
Up-Close and Personal With the Two Most Famous Engines of World War II

28 Nov 2021, 16:52 UTC / Of any two engines on display, there's just no beating the name recognition of the Rolls-Royce Merlin liquid-cooled V12 and the Pratt & Whitney R-2800

 
A-10 Warthog Sits Guarding the Factory It Was Born In. 30mm Gun Hidden Behind Cover
A-10 Warthog Sits Guarding the Factory It Was Born In. 30mm Gun Hidden Behind Cover

28 Nov 2021, 15:55 UTC / The strip of tarmac this particular A-10 finds itself isn't just any old stretch. It stands on the former site of the Republic Aviation production facility

 
This Boneheaded British Gift to the Soviet Air Force Haunted NATO for Decades
This Boneheaded British Gift to the Soviet Air Force Haunted NATO for Decades

18 Nov 2021, 00:00 UTC / In a "goodwill" gesture, UK's Parliament leaders offered the fellow victorious Russians blueprints for the Nene designed jet-engine

 
Decades Before Lambo, This Tri-Engined Biplane Bomber Was the Most Bonkers Italian Vehicle
Decades Before Lambo, This Tri-Engined Biplane Bomber Was the Most Bonkers Italian Vehicle

17 Nov 2021, 21:58 UTC / Caproni's designs would be manufactured not just in the Italian province of Milan, but also in France, The United Kingdom, and, amazingly, the U.S.

 
Bugatti Teamed With Duesenberg to Make This Engine 100 Years Before Collabing With Rimac
Bugatti Teamed With Duesenberg to Make This Engine 100 Years Before Collabing With Rimac

2 Nov 2021, 17:02 UTC / At 1,484.3 cubic inches (24.3 liters), this engine is three times the size of the eight-liter W16 found in the modern Chiron