Aviation

The Okha, Or “Cherry Blossom” Was The World’s First Guided Missile.

June 25, 2009

All told, the Okhas hit seven ships and sank to of them. The entire kamikaze program was largely successful, causing 18,000 casualties among US Naval personnel, although by then it was just too little too late.

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Sting Of The WASP

June 22, 2009

During the build up and the fighting in WWII, the US had to ration everything, rubber, copper, and pilots. Every pilot who could fly and fight had to be in theater, so women pilots here freed up pilots to fight there. It was the shortage of manpower in WWII that opened the door for women […]

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When The Indian Air Force Bested The US Air Force

June 20, 2009

This is about an event that happened around 5 years ago. I remember reading about it and suddenly seeing it disappear. It was as if you could no longer find the information on Cope-India 2004, the Dis-similar Air Combat Training (DACT) aggressor exercise between the United States Air Force and the Indian Air Force. During […]

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The Strangest Combat Aircraft Ever Built.

June 15, 2009

The main characteristic of the asymmetrical designs of Dr. Vogt was a starboard mounted flight deck and cabin and a port mounted engine. Often there as only one aft horizontal stabilizer that extended off the port tail and there was literally no starboard aft horizontal stabilizer.

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The German Bomber That Almost Reached Manhattan.

June 9, 2009

If you want to make a movie about WWII fighter warfare you have to know that there are still thousands of well maintained WWII aircraft around, except for the models that didn’t survive or for some reason adapt well to modern air travel and air combat. Like flying boats. And if you were to make […]

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