Aircraft | War History

Boeing Delivers First Operational F-15EX Eagle II to Oregon Air National Guard

Boeing F-15EX Eagle II in flight

After an eight-month delay, Boeing has officially delivered its first operational F-15EX Eagle II to the US Air Force. Pilots with the 142nd Wing of…

Ukraine Claims Destruction of Sukhoi Su-57 Deep Within Russian Territory

Sukhoi Su-57 in flight

Ukraine has scored several hits within Russian territory, but few have been as major as the one recently announced on Telegram. Posting to its official…

Did You Know the MiG-28 Fighters in ‘Top Gun’ Don’t Actually Exist?

Still from 'Top Gun' + Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in 'Top Gun'

Within the world of military aviation and popular culture, few fictional aircraft have captured the imagination quite like the MiG-28. Despite not really existing, it…

Royal Air Force Pilot Loses Life After Supermarine Spitfire Crashes Near RAF Coningsby

Supermarine Spitfire in flight

A Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot has died after the World War II-era Supermarine Spitfire he was manning crashed in a field near RAF Coningsby.…

Mil Mi-28 Havoc: The Soviet-Era Attack Helicopter That Didn’t Enter Service Until 2009

Mil Mi-28 Havoc taking off

The Mil Mi-28 Havoc dates back to the early 1980s, an era marked by significant advancements in military technology. The Soviet Union recognized the need…

Little-Know Facts About the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird – One Disintegrated Mid-Flight!

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird in flight

One of the most famous and sleekest reconnaissance aircraft ever operated by the US Air Force is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. A feat of engineering,…

These Are the Most Famous Military Aircraft Developed By Boeing

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in flight + Boeing AH-64 Apache in flight

Boeing, a titan (and sometimes controversial) name in the aerospace industry, has a rich history of producing some of the world’s most iconic and formidable…

Pacific Wrecks Team Locates What They Believe to Be Richard Bong’s Missing P-38 ‘Marge’

Richard Bong standing with his Lockheed P-38 Lightning 'Marge'

Update – 05/24/2024: The joint-organization team involved in the search for US Army Air Forces (USAAF) pilot Richard Bong’s missing Lockheed P-38 Lightning Marge has…

US Air Force Orders New $13 Billion ‘Doomsday Plane’

Doomsday plane parked on the runway with other aircraft

The US Air Force has given Sierra Nevada a $13 billion contract to develop a new “Doomsday plane” – essentially, a successor to the Boeing…

The Soviet MiG-17 ‘Fresco’ Gave the North Vietnamese An Edge Against American Aircraft

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 in flight

Developed by the Soviet Union in the 1950s, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 quickly became a symbol of advanced aerial warfare technology. A successor to the famous…

Jimmy Buffett Anonymously Donated Two WWII-Era Aircraft to a Museum Before His Death

Jimmy Buffett standing in aviation gear

Jimmy Buffett’s passing on September 1, 2023 was a shock to music fans across the world. The “Margaritaville” singer’s death was attributed to an aggressive…

Forward-Swept Wings Gave the Sukhoi Su-47 ‘Berkut’ a Unique Appearance

Sukhoi Su-47 'Berkut' in flight

Continued advancements are the norm when it comes to military aviation, and some designs stand out for their unique features and designs. The Russian Sukhoi…