United States Air Force

The Convair XC 99

by Daniel Russ on October 13, 2018

  This is the only XC 99 plane ever built. Convair wanted to tuin the B 36 Peacemaker into a massive cargo plane. This piston engine propeller driven craft first flew on November 24th 1949. It was cancelled because so many new plane were on the way with better fuel efficiency and greater payloads   […]

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The AT-10 Wichita Trainer

by Daniel Russ on September 4, 2018

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Beechcraft received a request for proposal for a flight trainer in 1940 from the United States Army Air Corps. It was called Model 25 and the The Wichita. It was a twin-engine plane designed to teach pilots how to fly multi engine planes. The prototype Model 25 gave way to the upgrade Model 26 and […]

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The Odd Beauty of Military Boneyards

July 10, 2018

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Korea Is Not Just The Forgotten War. It Is The Odd War.

June 28, 2018
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Marines at Yudam-Ni Douglas McArthur fell into a trap engineered by Mao Tse Tung and his combat planners. The Korean War began on the 25th of June 1950 and ended on July 27th 1953. It was a bloody back and forth struggle between local, poor and mostly uneducated masses and the United Nations combined force […]

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The Bell D-188

June 24, 2018
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In 1955 it was engineers at Bell Aircraft that received a US government contract to develop at short take-off and landing four engine Mach 2 jet fighter/bomber/interceptor. It was slow to prototype and for a lot of reasons the USAF fell out of love with the notion of what would become the F-109. Related Posts:Stay […]

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Developing The XF-108 Rapier

June 18, 2018
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A-5 Vigilante     XF-108 Concept   XF-103   To the Cold War aviation engineers, speed was everything. So it is not surprising that as early as 1949 the USAF was issuing contracts to prototype Mach 3 interceptors. In fact the XF-103 was also known as the 1954 Interceptor, an all-weather radar equipped weapons platform […]

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The A-10 Warthog Destroyed 14 Tank Battalions And 83 Artillery Batteries In Just One War.

June 13, 2018
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    The A-10 is exceptionally tough, designed to withstand armor piercing and or high explosive shells from small arms to 23  AP and explosive projectiles up to 23 mm. It has redundant hydraulic controls, and mechanical flight capability if flight by hydraulics is not possible.  It can fly on one engine, with half of one […]

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The Bell Airacuda

March 2, 2018
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        The first military aircraft produced by the Bell Aircraft Corporation once called the “Bell Model 1, it then became The Airacuda in 1937. The concept was a powerful and large and highly armed aircraft that was a cross between a bomber and an interceptor, and it would hopefully become a bomber […]

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Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft Development

December 31, 2017
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Well US 6th generation fighter aircraft are already well underway. Some of the systems we will be developing at solid state laser weapons that can create a sterile sphere of safety around carrier fleets, shooting down both aircraft and incoming missiles, or damage weapon systems with microwave radiation.   Another new development would be a […]

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Deployed During Christmas

December 25, 2017

  5,200 in Iraq 2,000 in Syria 28,000 in South Korea 60,000 U.S. Central Command area of operations and aboard ships. 710 in Kosovo. 3,100 in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa 505 in Niger. 34,300 in Germany 8,300 in the United Kingdom 44,500 in Japan. 20,000 National Guardsmen are operating far from their homes […]

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The XF-85, Wobbly Goblin Parasite Aircraft. Great YouTube Footage.

October 26, 2017
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USAir Force General Hap Arnold Disagreed With The Use Of The Atomic Bomb.

March 4, 2017
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  Famous U.S. Army Air Forces, Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, was asked after Nagasaki by a New York Times reporter whether the atomic bomb caused Japan to surrender, Arnold said: “The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell, because the Japanese had lost control of their own air.” In his memoirs […]

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Everything That Could Go Wrong, Did Go Wrong. The Raid On Nagasaki Was A Near Disaster For Us.

January 5, 2017
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The actual bomb: Fat Man One would have thought that after the meticulous and monumental job of creating an atomic weapon in just a few years would be shadowed by the same meticulous planning in delivery. For the most part, World War II was decided by the armies that could best organizer and maintain supply […]

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Consolidated B-32 Dominator

November 9, 2016
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      The Consolidated B-32 Dominator oddly was not just a fallback should the B-29 fall behind in production, it ironically became the plane that couldn’t keep up.     The Consolidated B-32 Dominator was one of those projects with a promising start and an abrupt end.the level of spending in the US government […]

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D-Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz – A Review

June 1, 2016

  Dieter Eckhertz, German WWII journalist did extensive interviews with German soldiers who were defending Normandy Beach on June 6th 1944. His son, Holger just recently published these. Here for example is testimony from Second Lieutenant L.T.J. Wergens, an artillery Battery Officer assigned to the 716th Infantry Division, an amalgam of Balkan, troops and older […]

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SR-71A Photos Remind Us That This Was Essentially A Space Plane.

May 4, 2016

The SR-71 A was the Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft was built by aerospace engineer Clarence Kelley at the infamous Skunkworks. The plane was a reaction to the downing of a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft and the subsequent capture of pilot Francis Gary Powers. The Cold War sparked many innovations, and high speed aviation, high altitude and high […]

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And Even More Amazing Photos

August 21, 2015
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KKK Relaxing At a Carnival. . US Intelligence Guesses What Hitler Might Look Like In Hiding. . Naval Avaitors Who Land On The Wrong Side Of The Deck Get Humiliated. Grumman F9F Panther. . Nazis Executed A Communist In 1941 . Ruby Bridges, First African American Child At A White School In November 1960. . […]

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More Amazing Photos

August 18, 2015

Oldest Civil War Veteran Bill Lundy Poses With Jet Fighter 1955 SS Guards forced to load bodies at Bergen Belsen for Burial Frozen Soviet Soldier Propped Up In Winter war with Finland in 1939 Union Soldiers Receiving Rations at Fort Sumpter. . Soviet Soldiers Stand In Front Of Soviet Ashes at Madjanek Concentration Camp . […]

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Clark Gable Flew Combat Missions.

July 30, 2015
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  Famed Hollywood romantic heavy Clark Gable signed up to serve the in USAAF after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was assigned to the 351st Bomber Group and also trained and served as a top Gunner in a B-17 Bomber. He was part of the first Motion Picture Unit in the USAAF and captured imagery […]

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The Battle of Villers-Bocage And Michael Whittmann

June 1, 2015

Sherman Firefly . The Battle of Villers-Bocage took place on the 13th of June 1944, about a week after 160,000 Allied troops invaded the Normandy beaches. One Brigade Group from the United Kingdom, elements of the Canadian 3rd Division faced down on Panzer Heavy Tank Battalion. The Brigade Group was an ad hoc assignment, probably […]

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