He might be better remembered for inventing the telephone, but Alexander Graham Bell played a pretty big part in the early days of aviation.
Russia Sending T-55s to Ukraine?
Some footage on social media is sparking speculation that the Russian forces in Ukraine may soon be fighting in museum pieces.
Rockwell XFV-12; The VTOL Fighter That Couldn’t
In the 1970s the US was looking at fielding large numbers of cheaper carriers and they wanted a VTOL fighter to go with it. The problem was the design chosen for development, the XFV-12, couldn’t get off the ground.
USAF Drone Bought Down by Russian Air Force
A USAF MQ-9 Reaper drone has crashed into the Black Sea after interactions with Su-27 fighters of the Russian Air Force.
The MiG 1.44/1.42; Mikoyan’s DIY “What-If?”
When the American’s were coming up with the F-22 Raptor, the Soviet’s were busy devising their own fifth generation fighter. And though it ultimately came to just a single prototype, the MiG 1.44/42 remains one of history’s great “what-ifs?”
A-10 Warthog to be Retired By 2029
Terrible news for the A-10 Warthog fans. The Chief of Staff of the USAF has announced the type will be fully retired by 2029.
Milk Jug or Unstoppable Force? The Origins of the P-47’s “Jug” Nickname
After my piece on the XP-47J caused a bit of a row, I thought I’d dig into the origins of the “Jug” nickname. I was surprised by what I found…
The RFB Fantrainer; Making a Basic Trainer Handle Like a Jet
The Fantrainer was an attempt to get the flight characteristics of a jet out of a basic trainer by using a ducted fan propulsion method.