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Tag: US Air Force

Amazing Colorized WWII Photos

Alfred T. Palmer, Library of Congress A young U.S. Army Air Force member tests the machine gun on a YB-17 bomber. The B-17 was…

Members Sailor refueling a plane at the Naval Air Base

Interesting Facts About The F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 Lightning II Was Part Of History’s Biggest Arms Deal 1st Lt. Melissa Heisterberg, U.S. Marine Corps Modern warfare is expensive….

Lockheed AC-130U Spooky II Shows Off Its Power

As the Vietnam War came to an end, the dating Douglas AC-47 Spooky gunship needed an upgrade. The U.S. Air Force selected the C-130 Hercules airframe as its new gunship because…

Interesting Facts About The P-51 Mustang

One Of The Longest Fighter Missions Of The War Happened In A Mustang While the P-51 Mustang is thoroughly American, other allied pilots made good…

WWII POW Charles C. Huppert’s Story Of The Great Escape

Charles C. Huppert was a World War II pilot who rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Force, and later, the United States Air Force. He…

Members Watch tower at Stalag Luft III

The Fastest Military Jets in History

F-100 Super Sabre USAF The F-100 Super Sabre was America’s answer to the future of air-to-air superiority in the mid-1950s. Equipped with a single Pratt…

15 F-15 Facts: All About The Eagle

Pulse-Doppler Radar Staff Sgt. Keith James, U.S. Air Force F-15 T-shirt! Check these out in different colors, as…

The F-22 Raptor Facts: 30 Things to Know

The F-22 Raptor Uses Thrust Vectoring For Superior Maneuverability Rob Schenk A successful fighter jet allows the pilot to maximize his or…

Jet Ejections That Made Aviation History

MiG-29s Collide Mid-Air At Air Show Rob Schleiffert During a 1993 air show at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the nearly 250,000 spectators got…

30 Military Aircraft Flying Right Now

Mil Mi-24 aka “Hind” Aircraft Master Sgt. Steven Turner, U.S. Air Force Country of Origin: Russia Role: Attack Helicopter …

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