It was a hell of a year for Vietnam-era jet aircraft at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Not only did the USAF’s QF-4 perform at sunset, but one of the amazing demonstrations included an A-4, MiG-17 and the world’s only flyable F-100 Super Sabre ripping the skies apart in front of thousands of awestruck…
Oshkosh has been full of awesome military aircraft action this year, and the Marines didn’t disappoint. Instead of the normal and hideously loud AV-8B Harrier demo, VMA-231 flew two Harriers at the same tame doing coordinated maneuvers for their demonstration and a had a third Harrier come in for a vertical landing…
Vaporware is common in aviation. Bold claims about futuristic aircraft tend to never materialize. But when the legendary Burt Rutan reveals a new project, we take him at his word. This week he revealed the SkiGull amphibian, his personal dream plane, which could be one of the most versatile flying machines ever.
A Piper PA-46 Malibu crashed on a runway this morning at the AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where thousands of people descend for the Experimental Aircraft weeklong annual convention. Five people have been hurt, according to news reports.
One of America’s biggest (both figuratively and literally) flying icons has never made it to America’s biggest air show, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin, until this year. The reason why? The B-52’s wing-mounted outrigger wheels are set apart almost as wide as the width of Oshkosh’s main runway, making landing…
This F-86A Sabre is the world's oldest flyable jet. Built in 1948, serial number 48-178 has spent the last 22 years flying around Europe, at air shows. But now she has been shipped back to American soil, where she will be reassembled to resume her flying career.
In the opening scene of the 1983 James Bond movie, Octopussy, Agent 007 flies the world's smallest jet aircraft — the Bede BD-5J, while evading potential captors and a heat-seeking missile. This weekend, you'll be able to own that plane, with which to play your own spy games.
When I was making plans to attend the annual EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last month, I specifically planned my trip around the chance to see the famous night air show. Acrobatic pilots perform routines while shooting fireworks and sparks from their wings — and it's amazing!
This Oshkosh L-ATV army truck is pushing some kind of backwards-trailer with way too many wheels. Is it for tilling land with the truck in reverse? Some kind of dust zamboni? I'll give you a hint; "no." Stick your guess in the comments and I'll update later with the answer!
Oshkosh's freshly-updated M-ATV, a giant off-road war machine they consider "medium," is now being fitted with the company's TerraMax technology. This allows the M-ATV to drive itself, with the purpose of clearing paths for larger, clumsier cargo-transporting trucks that are more vulnerable to attack.
Just over a week ago, the real-life Tony Starks of the world met at the Gulf Defense and Aerospace Exhibition/Conference to show off their wares. Oshkosh Defense from the good ol' USA touted extensive integration of computer technology as the latest tool in their beastly combat vehicles.
Evacuating injured soldiers from the mountains of Afghanistan is often a task too difficult for a Humvee and too dangerous for a helicopter, which is why the Army's debuting this M-ATV-based mine-resistant ambulance for the campaign.
Members of the Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment in digital fatigues standing next to an Oshkosh M-ATV while testing an AT-4 anti-tank rocket. Now I want a decommissioned M-ATV. And a rocket. (Photo Credit: Spc. Eric Cabral/U.S. Army)
The Oshkosh M-ATV is the shiny new toy in the US military's wheeled vehicle fleet, just trickling into Afghanistan now to replace up-armored Humvees. We just got our first look at the thing and it's staggeringly huge in every way.
Back in June, the Department of Defense awarded Oshkosh the $1.05 billion contract for mine resistant ambush protected all terrain vehicles (MRAP-ATV), the first seven have been delivered to Afghanistan, so let's take a closer look at this thing.
The Oshkosh TerraMax unmanned truck hasn't quite rocked the DARPA Grand Challenge in the past, so the company has a lot to prove this year in Victorville, California, where the grand spectacle of mecha robots takes place later this month (we'll be there). That means the company has a lot to prove, considering it wants…