Aviation

X Aircraft – The Bell X-14

March 10, 2010

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Fred Morrison, Inventor Of The Frisbee, Dies At 90

February 12, 2010

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Pissed Off Air Traffic Controller

February 3, 2010

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The Largest Aircraft Ever Built.

January 27, 2010

The Russians built this plane to be a heavy lifter. Boy is it ever. According to Wikipedia “the An-225 has become the major workhorse of the Antonov Airlines fleet, transporting objects once thought impossible to move by air, such as locomotives and 150-ton generators, and has become a valuable asset to international relief organizations for […]

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The Chinese Are Developing A Stealth Fighter Too

January 26, 2010

The general design concept of the J-XX is that of a fifth generation fighter which incorporates stealth, supercruise, manoeuvrability and VSTOL. One or more of the proposed designs are believed to incorporate several design features for increasing stealth and manoeuvrability while decreasing weight and drag.

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In The Age Of Terror, Disruptive Passengers Create Chaos At Airports.

January 9, 2010

Before 9/11, Richard Reid or the underwear bomber, a disruptive passenger was a minor problem for an airline. Today, every improperly stored bag is a threat. Every angry passenger is a threat. “DENVER — Disruptive passengers caused two commercial airplanes to be diverted Friday, with military jets scrambling to escort a San Francisco-bound flight into […]

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Great Videos Of The Old Soviet Supersonic T-4 Heavy Bomber Prototype.

January 5, 2010

It looked like the Tu-44 and the Conchord. But it was only in the air for about 10 hours. On August 22, 1972, chief pilot and hero of the USSR V.S. Ilyushin and Commander A. Alferov took off from Zhukovsky flight center. The flight lasted 40 minutes. The T-4 reached Mach 1.36 at a height […]

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Grumman F9F Panther, The United States Navy’s First Successful Jet Fighter

December 28, 2009

“The Navy accepted a total of 1,388 F9F Panthers. The Navy and Marine Corps Panthers that were deployed in Korea, flew about 78,000 combat sorties. On November 9, 1950, the Panther became the first carrier jet to engage a jet-powered enemy; a “Mig-15 of the Chinese Peoples Republic.”

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Yugoslav J-22 Orao Aerobatic Demonstration To The Most Inappropriate Music Ever Put On A Video- See If You Recognize It.

September 16, 2009

Not only is it Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer”, it is the Elevator Music version. Related Posts:Great Article In The Wall Street Journal Asks The Big Questions About Flying.The Serpent Brass Horn.The Bell P-59 Airacomet. It Saw Little Action But Taught Us Volumes.The Handley Page 115 Testbed.Neil Alden Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The […]

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Marshall Tito’s Eagle

August 27, 2009

  In the early 1980s, Romania and Yugoslavia decided to replace the J-21 Jastreb fighter bomber with an improved aircraft. It also replaced the F-84 Thunderjet which had been in use in Yugoslavian since the sixties. Dr. Engineer Teodor Zanfirescu of Romania and Colonel Vidoje Knezević of Yugoslavia formed YuRom, later SOKO, and built the […]

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The Plane That Helped Build Israel.

August 27, 2009

  Maligned by the French for its underpowered engines, the Israelis bought 31 Vautours and respected its range and versatility as a strike aircraft. Built in the mid 50s the Vautour was typical of the sort of generic fighter/bomber being built around the world. Israel was the only nation other than France to buy the […]

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More Amazing WW2 Gun Camera Footage

July 29, 2009

  These are gun camera strips from German planes shooting down British bombers. The fellow who submitted the footage is a nutcase. But the historical significance is still there. Related Posts:Amazing Reel of WW2 Gun Camera FootageAstounding Silent Gun Camera Footage From WWIINazi Propaganda FilmDramatic WWII Gun Camera FootageRaw WWII Gun Camera Footage

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Amazing Reel of WW2 Gun Camera Footage

July 29, 2009

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Intense Footage As Pilot Fights To Evade SAMs In Iraq.

July 29, 2009

Listen at the end as the pilots struggles against high G turns. Related Posts:Great HUD FootageThe US Was The Midwife Of ISIS.Please Neocons. Just Shut Up.The Surge Was An Example Of Empire Vs Rebels Replayed Time And Again.Told You So.

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MIG Alley. A Story of Numbers.

July 26, 2009

“History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill

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No Combat Aircraft Has Ever Been Manufactured In Greater Numbers. The Russians Made 40,000 Polikarpov Po-2s.

July 21, 2009

Nikolai Polikarpov designed the Po-2 to replace the U-1 trainer but ended up making a plane that became a bomber, a fighter, a trainer, an observation craft The plane was also called the U-2. But it first flew in 1928 and flew in air forces around the world until 1959.  It was also used for […]

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The F-107 Ultra.

July 18, 2009

The F-107, a single seat supersonic nuclear bomber escort/fighter/interceptor, the last design of the Century series. It first flew in 1956, reaching Mach 1.3 on its maiden flight. Only three production models were made, but the first one suffered a crash landing that fortunately did not kill the test pilot.

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Sukhoi-47 Berkut, Forward Swept Wings

July 16, 2009

A Russian promo film, complete with Russian narrator. Related Posts:The Ant-25 Was A Giant.The Sukhoi SuperJet 100Russian Aircraft Museum (Horrible Music- Turn Sound Down)Soviet Kalinin K-7 Heavy BomberNo Combat Aircraft Has Ever Been Manufactured In Greater Numbers. The Russians Made 40,000 Polikarpov Po-2s.

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MV-22 At Mountain Warfare Training Center

July 5, 2009

Marine Mountaintop
by Sean Meade
A MV-22 Osprey makes one of many landings at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., June 25, 2009. The Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Nerl

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Did Hitler Have A Stealth Fighter?

June 26, 2009

The answer promises to revealed when you watch “Hitler’s Stealth Fighter” this Sunday, June 28, at 9 p.m on the National Geographic Channel. The show follows a team from Northrop Grumman Corp who build a Horten 229 flying wing replica to determine if it had stealth capabilities three decades before the United States. The German-built […]

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