Mil Porn: Canyon, Or Should I Say Crevice Flying In A Hellenic AF F-4

A view through the front windscreen and HUD of a Hellenic AF F-4E as it transitions down a very tight canyon with a pretty serious obstacle ahead! If you look at the HUD it shows that the Phantom doing 358kts and according to the flight path indicator (little circle with wings) that the aircraft is currently on the… » 3/04/14 1:26pm 3/04/14 1:26pm

The Amazing History and Figures of the First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft…

The USS Enterprise, the first nuclear aircraft carrier in the world, has been officially retired today at a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia—special appearance by Captain Kirk included. Since her comissioning in November 1961, she has served under ten Commanders-in-Chief, including John F. Kennedy during the Cuban missile … » 12/02/12 9:25am 12/02/12 9:25am

Air Force to End the Need for Pilots In 6th Generation Fighters

The United States Air Force is now looking for a F-22 Raptor replacement. It must be in service by 2030 and, for the first time ever, they want to be able to deploy these combat fighters unmanned and remotely controlled. » 11/06/10 7:57am 11/06/10 7:57am

Non-Buick Skyhawk Literally Down On The Alameda Street

Alameda was once the home of the second-biggest Navy base on the West Coast, and as a result we have a few examples of what some locals call "Planes On Sticks" in town. Several are Douglas A-4 Skyhawks; these were the aircraft equivalent of the runs-til-doomsday Slant Six Dodge Dart back in the day and thus were… » 3/03/08 8:00am 3/03/08 8:00am

Give the People What They Want: Ekranoplans For All!

We have to say, when it comes to Soviet military hardware, we've got what most would consider more than a passing familiarity, given our childhood obsession with books on WWII-present planes, boats, tanks and other various and sundry killng machines, not to mention a pubescent summer spent devouring the Tom Clancy…

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Bangled Airbus: BMW Design Shows off Airline Interior

Watchers of the upscale, Born Rich, found a shot of an Airbus prototype with an interior that's the product of BMW Designworks, the company's artsy-fartsy division headed by director Chris Bangle. Designworks, which pens everything from watches to lamps to cars and motorcycles fitted the A350 twinjet with spacious… » 3/16/06 12:17pm 3/16/06 12:17pm