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Convair Sea Dart: A Cold War Navy Fighter Prototype on Water Skis
Convair Sea Dart: A Cold War Navy Fighter Prototype on Water Skis

11 Aug 2022, 19:06 UTC / Only five Sea Dart prototypes were ever constructed. Of the four that made it to retirement in 1957, all were handed over to museums

 
Martin P6M SeaMaster: Half Flying Boat, Half Strategic Jet Bomber, 100 Percent Awesome
Martin P6M SeaMaster: Half Flying Boat, Half Strategic Jet Bomber, 100 Percent Awesome

10 Aug 2022, 20:50 UTC / Of the six P6M airframes constructed, none survive today. In doing so, the Navy more or less cast out flying boats as a viable weapon of war.

 
This US Aircraft Carrier Hosted a College Basketball Game on Its Deck, It Was Wonderful
This US Aircraft Carrier Hosted a College Basketball Game on Its Deck, It Was Wonderful

5 Aug 2022, 04:40 UTC / The newly christened forefather of the Midway-class aircraft carrier never saw action in the Second World War. But managed to have a wonderful career afterward.

 
These Ships Plucked Astronauts From the Water After Splashdown, It's a Lost Artform
These Ships Plucked Astronauts From the Water After Splashdown, It's a Lost Artform

1 Aug 2022, 20:50 UTC / Though the Apollo missions were entirely in the realm of NASA, the task of recovering the returning astronauts out of remote parts the ocean fell to the Navy.

 
Republic P-43 Lancer: The P-47 Thunderbolt's Pipsqueak Little Cousin
Republic P-43 Lancer: The P-47 Thunderbolt's Pipsqueak Little Cousin

31 Jul 2022, 04:32 UTC / Even the P-47, fast, durable, and deadly as it was, routinely overshadows the airplane that, in many ways, gave it life.

 
F-15 Eagle Celebrates 50 Years of Obliterating the Competition With No Losses
F-15 Eagle Celebrates 50 Years of Obliterating the Competition With No Losses

28 Jul 2022, 18:59 UTC / In truth, the origins of the F-15 program date back before the early 1970s. In the mid-1960s and through the Vietnam War

 
No, the Horton Ho-229 Was Not a Stealth Bomber, Let's Put The Myth to Bed
No, the Horton Ho-229 Was Not a Stealth Bomber, Let's Put The Myth to Bed

25 Jul 2022, 19:42 UTC / Of all the layers upon layers of bogus claims attributed to German science during the war, one pervasive theory continues to make its rounds to this day.

 
This is America's First Air Launched Cruise Missile, Looks Vicious Next to a B-52 Bomber
This is America's First Air Launched Cruise Missile, Looks Vicious Next to a B-52 Bomber

23 Jul 2022, 14:40 UTC / The AGM-86 as a dedicated air-to-ground cruise missile was first launched from underneath the wing of a Boeing B-52G Stratofortress in March 1976.

 
Fully Restored Bell UH-1 Huey is the Centerpiece of this New York Vietnam War Memorial
Fully Restored Bell UH-1 Huey is the Centerpiece of this New York Vietnam War Memorial

23 Jul 2022, 01:10 UTC / The Bell UH-1 generally doesn't need an introduction, but for the sake of a good story, let's give it one anyway. It'll all show how this one is so special

 
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Nimble Like a Fighter, Deadly Like a Bomber Twice Its Size
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Nimble Like a Fighter, Deadly Like a Bomber Twice Its Size

22 Jul 2022, 20:35 UTC / This particular A4E here in Oriskany Memorial Park was a part of the same squadron that future Presidential candidate John McCain would serve with in Vietnam.

 
The Aircraft Carrier USS Oriskany Lies at the Bottom of the Ocean, Here’s What Remains
The Aircraft Carrier USS Oriskany Lies at the Bottom of the Ocean, Here’s What Remains

21 Jul 2022, 04:36 UTC / All it took was 500 pounds of C-4 explosives, barely the weight of a single bomb, to send the USS Oriskany 210 feet down into the Gulf of Mexico

 
This B-52G Bomber Will Not Be Serving 100 Years, is Gate Guard Outside Little League Park
This B-52G Bomber Will Not Be Serving 100 Years, is Gate Guard Outside Little League Park

21 Jul 2022, 00:27 UTC / Say hello to the lovely Mohawk Valley. Safe to say, this B-52G's days of dropping bombs are long behind it. It stands on display outside a baseball park

 
Boom Teams Up With Northrop Grumman for "Special-Mission" Variant of the Overture
Boom Teams Up With Northrop Grumman for "Special-Mission" Variant of the Overture

19 Jul 2022, 19:15 UTC / Boom Supersonic joined forced with Northrop Grumman to develop a special-mission variant of the company's Overture supersonic airliner

 
Discarded RAF Sea Kings Are Now Quirky Glamping Pods, Prince William’s Is a Cafe Kiosk
Discarded RAF Sea Kings Are Now Quirky Glamping Pods, Prince William’s Is a Cafe Kiosk

17 Jul 2022, 05:04 UTC / Businessman buys three scrapped search-and-rescue aircraft, restores them to the original cockpit and modifies the rest to offer glamping facilities

 
Republic F-84 Thunderjet: The Unappreciated Ground Pound Titan of the Early Cold War
Republic F-84 Thunderjet: The Unappreciated Ground Pound Titan of the Early Cold War

17 Jul 2022, 01:41 UTC / The F-84 Thunderjet was one of a handful of landmark American fighter jets that benefited from commandeered German jet engine technology

 
This Grumman E2C Hawkeye's Restoration is Nearly Finished, Reeks of Freshly Applied Paint
This Grumman E2C Hawkeye's Restoration is Nearly Finished, Reeks of Freshly Applied Paint

16 Jul 2022, 20:40 UTC / Since the mid-1960s, the E2C Hawkeye's served as the United State's Navy's primary tactical airborne warning and AWACS airplane

 
This American Navy Jet Never Got to Tangle With a Soviet MiG
This American Navy Jet Never Got to Tangle With a Soviet MiG

16 Jul 2022, 05:17 UTC / From an outsider's perspective, it may appear like an inevitable epic battle of titans between the MiG Fresco and the Grumman Cougar was due.

 
This Adorable Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Could Shoot Down Jets, Sits Gate Guard Outside Museum
This Adorable Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Could Shoot Down Jets, Sits Gate Guard Outside Museum

15 Jul 2022, 20:25 UTC / Designed to replace the even smaller, cuter, but antiquated Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, the OV-1 Mohawk was one of Grumman's rare non-Navy projects

 
Harley-Davidson Military Themed Collection Features Pan America and Tri-Glide
Harley-Davidson Military Themed Collection Features Pan America and Tri-Glide

7 Jul 2022, 09:12 UTC / Continuing the company's commitment to supporting U.S. Armed Services men and women, Harley-Davidson has introduced two military-themed models.

 
That Time the U.S. Army Secretly Built a Flying Saucer
That Time the U.S. Army Secretly Built a Flying Saucer

2 Jul 2022, 16:23 UTC / Meet the Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar, the disk-shaped VTOL aircraft built with millions of dollars from the U.S. Government