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Up Close and Personal With Enola Gay, the Most Polarizing Airplane of All Time
Up Close and Personal With Enola Gay, the Most Polarizing Airplane of All Time

30 Dec 2021, 21:17 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Enola Gay was not just any Superfortress. It was one of 65 ever built to the Army Air Force's "Silverplate" designation. These could carry nuclear payloads

 
NASA VIEW Headset Defined VR Decades Before Oculus, Probably Can't Play Half-Life: Alyx
NASA VIEW Headset Defined VR Decades Before Oculus, Probably Can't Play Half-Life: Alyx

30 Dec 2021, 07:00 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / This 1980s VR headset was developed and created by hand by a crack team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center in California

 
This Bizzare Parasite Fighter Hung from a Colossal Navy Airship
This Bizzare Parasite Fighter Hung from a Colossal Navy Airship

30 Dec 2021, 06:19 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The tiny fighter was a mere 20 feet (6.14 m) long and 10.6 feet (3.2 m) tall, positively puny even in its day. It also weighed less than 3,000 pounds

 
Spotlight USA: Head to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for Planes You Won't See Anywhere Else
Spotlight USA: Head to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for Planes You Won't See Anywhere Else

29 Dec 2021, 20:11 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / There's a handful of aircraft on display that you won't find anywhere else on the planet, for that matter. Come and join us as we give the highlights

 
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 · By: Benny Kirk / 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

 
Decades Before The A-10, This German Jet Fighter Defined Close Air Support
Decades Before The A-10, This German Jet Fighter Defined Close Air Support

24 Dec 2021, 20:14 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Messerschmitt engineers must have thought there's no better way to take out a tank than with a gun designed to be mounted in a tank

 
Here's What Remains of Lady Be Good, A B-24 Liberator Lost in the Desert for Decades
Here's What Remains of Lady Be Good, A B-24 Liberator Lost in the Desert for Decades

24 Dec 2021, 20:08 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The story of the bomber and its crew baffled search and rescue parties for years after the fateful flight. By the time the wreckage was found, the war was over

 
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 · By: Benny Kirk / 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

 
Mint Condition CF-104 Starfighter is Ready for Mach Two Shenanigans
Mint Condition CF-104 Starfighter is Ready for Mach Two Shenanigans

23 Dec 2021, 20:00 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Meet the venerable CF-104 Starfighter. As you might have guessed, it's a license built copy of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

 
BAE Systems, Embraer to Explore Eve's eVTOL Potential in Military Applications
BAE Systems, Embraer to Explore Eve's eVTOL Potential in Military Applications

21 Dec 2021, 20:28 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / BAE Systems teamed up with Embraer's defense arm to jointly conduct a study that explores the potential of eVTOLs for the defense market

 
Meet Thunderpig, The Last Airworthy C-123K Provider on the Planet
Meet Thunderpig, The Last Airworthy C-123K Provider on the Planet

21 Dec 2021, 07:02 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Nicknamed "Thunderpig," this final flyable Cold War cargo plane has a fascinating history, especially for something so mundane

 
Once the Planet's Scariest Fighter Jet, This F-15A Now Sits Collecting Bird Droppings
Once the Planet's Scariest Fighter Jet, This F-15A Now Sits Collecting Bird Droppings

19 Dec 2021, 09:30 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / In rear-engined cars terms, the Eagle was less of a VW Beetle and more like the latest 911 GT3 RS. Meaning that it was the fastest thing in the sky

 
Spotlight USA: Here's Proof You Don't Just Cold Start Classic Warplanes, You Wake Them Up
Spotlight USA: Here's Proof You Don't Just Cold Start Classic Warplanes, You Wake Them Up

19 Dec 2021, 08:58 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Welcome to the Air Heritage Museum, on the grounds of the Beaver County Municipal Airport in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

 
Pray Someone Comes and Restores This Squad of Barn Find UH-1 Huey Choppers
Pray Someone Comes and Restores This Squad of Barn Find UH-1 Huey Choppers

18 Dec 2021, 22:11 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Five different UH-1 chassis now find their home at the Air Heritage Museum. On the grounds of Beaver County Airport in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

 
Overair's Revolutionary Butterfly eVTOL Is One Step Closer to Reality
Overair's Revolutionary Butterfly eVTOL Is One Step Closer to Reality

17 Dec 2021, 04:50 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / Electric air taxi company Overair teamed up with Bristow, one of the world's largest helicopter operators, moving closer to making its Butterfly eVTOL a reality

 
The Beermoth Is How You Turn a ‘56 Commer Q4 Fire Truck Into Fancy Glamping
The Beermoth Is How You Turn a ‘56 Commer Q4 Fire Truck Into Fancy Glamping

10 Dec 2021, 13:38 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The Beermoth is the best example of creative recycling, based on an old military fire truck and using mostly repurposed parts for a very unique look

 
General Atomics Unveils Mojave Military Drone With Game-Changing Capabilities
General Atomics Unveils Mojave Military Drone With Game-Changing Capabilities

9 Dec 2021, 16:01 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / General Atomics has unveiled its latest military drone, the Mojave. It features STOL capabilities and improved range, endurance, and increased firepower

 
F-35B Fighter Jet That Fell Off Carrier Ramp, Finally Retrieved From the Bottom of the Sea
F-35B Fighter Jet That Fell Off Carrier Ramp, Finally Retrieved From the Bottom of the Sea

8 Dec 2021, 12:28 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The Ministry of Defense confirms the fighter jet has been rescued from the Mediterranean, while reports say on-board equipment is not compromised

 
Project Tacit Blue: Stealth Demonstrator, or Pontiac Aztek of the Sky?
Project Tacit Blue: Stealth Demonstrator, or Pontiac Aztek of the Sky?

3 Dec 2021, 17:27 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Here's some seriously nutty stuff on display in only one of the four main hangars in the Dayton facility, and Tacit Blue is one of its integral exhibits.

 
Up Close and Personal With a Mint-Condition P-51D Mustang Named Jacquline
Up Close and Personal With a Mint-Condition P-51D Mustang Named Jacquline

2 Dec 2021, 15:14 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The serial number on the tailfin is 463542, indicating it was built sometime after the war, in 1946, at least according to some staff.