Mirage vs. Sukhoi; February 10, 1995 – The Cenepa War

March 21, 2020

It isn’t well remembered in the rest of the world that Peru and Ecuador fought a brief conflict in 1995 over a disputed border area; the Cenepa War.

YF-93A; The Forgotten Sabre

YF-93A; The Forgotten Sabre

The F-86 Sabre is a legend.   First flying in 1947, it was arguably the best of the first-generation jet fighters, with the Soviet MiG-15 being the main rival for the claim. These two aircraft famously fought one another in duels throughout the Korean War and the...

VEF I-16; The Latvian Lightweight

VEF I-16; The Latvian Lightweight

When Latvia achieved their independence in 1919 after seceding from the collapsing Russian Empire and then defeating an invasion from the emerging Soviet Union, they were also left with a bit of a problem. Like all the new Baltic states, they were small countries with...

The Vickers Windsor; Wimpey’s Big Brother

The Vickers Windsor; Wimpey’s Big Brother

When the Second World War started in 1939 the RAF’s Bomber Command was equipped with three main types that were, technically speaking, their “heavy bombers”; the Handley Page Hampden, the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley and the Vickers Wellington. Of these aircraft, the...

What Was America’s First Fighter Aircraft?

What Was America’s First Fighter Aircraft?

The United States currently, and for the foreseeable future, leads the world in military aviation. And nothing represents this better than this, the F-22.   This aircraft is the perfect demonstration of what has been a cornerstone of American military policy...

B-21 Stealth Bomber to be Unveiled in December

B-21 Stealth Bomber to be Unveiled in December

Northrop Grumman have announced that their latest aircraft, the B-21 Raider, is to be unveiled for the first time in December, which should give the world its first official look at this mysterious aircraft. And I don’t know about you but I am pretty excited to see...