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Author: James England

HSV-2 Swift – The Navy’s Proof Of Concept Catamaran

Mark Evans Catamarans have long held a beloved place in Naval tradition. Capable of staying mostly above the water, a catarmaran reduces friction with…

The Sukhoi SU-27 Air Superiority Fighter

The Sukhoi Su-27 was released in 1985 as the Soviet response to an extremely aggressive class of fourth generation air superiority fighters released by the United States — namely the…

Lockheed Martin’s F-117 Nighthawk

Shrouded in secrecy, Lockheed Martin’s F-117 Nighthawk doesn’t follow the normal naming convention of modern jet aircraft. It was purposefully misnamed to help protect the project during its inception in…

Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja Attack Helicopter

Ever since the end of World War II, Japan has struggled to procure military-grade aircraft and equipment for its relatively small self-defense forces. Tasked with the impossible, guarding nearly 30,000…

Boeing F-15 Eagle Air Superiority Jet Fighter

The F-15 Eagle is an air superiority jet fighter with an unparalleled record of performance in air-to-air combat. The first F-15 Eagle took off in 1972 and is actively maintained…

Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye

The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is a specialized carrier-based aircraft whose primary mission is battlespace mission command and control, as well as early warning detection. Initially released in the late…

The B-29 Superfortress Bomber

The first flight of the B-29 Superfortress was on the 21st of September, 1942. This was prior to Pearl Harbor, when the United States entered World War II. Produced by…

Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multi-role, single-engine fighter aircraft used frequently in air superiority missions as well as close air support. It is considered a fourth generation fighter…

Boeing CH-47 Chinook Military Helicopter

The CH-47 Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter produced by Boeing and named for the Chinook tribe of Native Americans. Since its inception, the CH-47 aircraft has served in nearly every major…

Boeing’s Laser Avenger Defense System

Every modern conventional army is becoming increasingly reliant on unmanned aerial vehicles. These unmanned drones can come in nearly all shapes and sizes. From man-portable units to high-altitude surveillance drones,…

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