Aircraft | War History

The V-280 Valor Will Replace the US Army’s Fleet of Black Hawk and Apache Helicopters

Bell V-280 Valor hovering over a grounded aircraft

The US Army has awarded Bell and Lockheed Martin a contract to replace its aging fleet of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and Boeing AH-64 Apaches.…

US Air Force, Pentagon Unveil New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber

Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider parked on a stage

On December 2, 2022, the US Air Force unveiled the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, its new dual-capable penetrating strike bomber. Developed to combat China’s growing…

These Helicopters First Took Flight During WW2

Focke-Wulf Fw 61 in flight + Sikorsky R-4 "Hoverfly" parked in the grass

Whenever someone uses helicopters and war in the same sentence, images of aircraft hovering over dense Vietnamese jungles immediately come to mind. However, while these…

US Air Force, Kratos Successfully Conduct Test Flight of XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie dropping an Area-I Altius-600

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have completed yet another successful test flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie at Yuma…

Six Dead In Dallas Air Show Crash Involving Two WWII-Era Aircraft

Douglas B-17G Flying Fortress in flight + Bell P-63 Kingcobra parked on the runway

Tragedy struck the Wings Over Dallas air show on November 12, 2022 when two World War II-era aircraft crashed mid-air. As of publishing, six are…

The Most Unusual Aircraft to Ever Take to the Skies

Blohm & Voss BV 141 in flight + Tupelov Tu-144 in flight

A number of unusual aircraft have been designed over the years, and some are more questionable than others. While many never made it past the…

Three Aircraft Defended Malta from the Entire Italian Air Force

Side profile of a grounded Gloster Gladiator

When Italy joined the Second World War, the island of Malta found itself immediately under attack. The only defenses available were three Gloster Sea Gladiators…

The Douglas SBD Dauntless Changed the Course of the Second World War In a Single Day

Crewman standing in front of a number of Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers

Throughout the course of the Second World War, the US Navy and Marine Corps flew the Douglas SBD Dauntless, a naval scout aircraft and dive…

The Most Dangerous Aircraft to Ever Take to the Skies

Two Supermarine Spitfires in flight + Lockheed AC-130H in flight

Since the First World War, aircraft have been key to winning major skirmishes. Not only do they provide fire support from the air, they can…

Swiss Lawmakers Approve Controversial Purchase of F-35A Fighters

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II in flight

Lawmakers in Switzerland have voted to move forward with the controversial purchase of 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting IIs. The deal will go ahead without…

Dream Chaser Spaceplane Could Transport US Military Troops to Space

Three Sierra Space employees working around the Dream Chaser

The US military may soon be in possession of a new spacecraft capable of transporting troops to space and low Earth orbit within just three…

Macchi C.202 Folgore: The Italian Aircraft That Impressed the Allies

Italian pilot climbing into the cockpit of a Macchi C.202 Folgore

When World War II broke out, countries wanted their troops to have the best equipment possible. However, this was made difficult by a variety of…