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Buzz Aldrin Blasts Off With The USAF Thunderbirds For A Record Flight

The 87-year-old took to an F-16 for a joyride over his old NASA stomping grounds.<p>Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard—Public Domain<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

NASA

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the US Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s https://t.co/W0ZMgt6o3q

The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket was a prototype shipboard fighter interceptor. The Navy ordered just ONE prototype, and this is it. LOL 😄 https://t.co/2I7pcoMuF7

The Sikorsky VS-44 was a large flying boat, US built, in the early 1940s. It was designed for transatlantic passengers. Only 3 were built https://t.co/erI2OFYJIn

The Northrop T-38 Talon is a supersonic jet trainer. It's the world's 1st supersonic trainer & the most produced. 2-seat version of the F-5 https://t.co/rtrWgPc3Nw

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I could get used to this. @AFThunderbirds https://t.co/Mvc8W5kgnj

Mission impossible: Abandoned Soviet space rocket in derelict hanger, in pictures

Space

'Sixth Generation' Fighters Jets Are Already Taking Shape

The jets won't fly for another fifteen years, but are so complicated planning needs to start now.<p>The United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan are all in early planning stages for a so-called "sixth generation" of fighter jets. The jets won't fly until the 2030s, but governments around the …

Fighter Aircraft

China Prepares For War? Chinese Aircraft J-20 To Defeat American F-22 Raptor

In a fitting reply to the U.S.' Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, air-to-air combat jet, China has put into service its new-generation J-20 stealth …

Dassault MD 311 Flamant - 260 - F-AZKT

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<b>Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation XP-81</b><p>Throughout WW2 the Army Air Corps dealt with the constant issue of long range bomber escort. By 1944 P-51 Mustangs were closing the gap on 8th Air Force bombing raids over Germany, but the vast distances of the Pacific theater still posed the major problem of escorting bombers to and from the Japanese home islands.<p>Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (later known as Convair) designed the XP-81 to solve the long range escort problem. It was a …

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P-38 Lightning “Mama’s Boy”

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Tomcats

Boeing dreams bigger with new 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing has whipped the (very long) covers off the latest addition to the Dreamliner family. The 787-10 was launched during President Trump's visit to …

Russia releases video of its powerful Su-35 fighter, which could be a worthy adversary for US jets

Russia recently released footage of the Su-35S, an upgraded version of the Su-27 that boasts super maneuverability, advanced weapons, and radars custom made to hunt down US stealth aircraft.<p>The footage shows the Su-35S fully laden with advanced missiles taking off from the runway and performing …

Long Island Airpower

Bringing the Soviet Union’s ‘flying tank’ back to life

The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was an armoured ground attack aircraft designed to destroy tanks from tree-top height. Now, a rare surviving example of this Soviet aircraft is being restored in Arizona.<p>When Nazi forces reached Leningrad in the summer of 1941, rather than risk the lives of thousands of …

Military History