Category: MILITARY VEHICLES

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) Found After a Century; First US Destroyer to Be Sunk By An Enemy Vessel

Smoke emanating from a ship hit by a torpedo + The USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) at sea

On December 6, 1917, the Tucker-class destroyer USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) was sailing from Brest, France to Queenstown, Ireland. However, the ship never reached its…

Road Workers Amazed By WWII-Era Discovery in Chartres

Crew using a machine to lift a mud-covered M5 Stuart Light Tank from the ground

During the six years that made up the Second World War, both the Allied and Axis powers deployed an astonishing number of troops and armaments.…

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…

USS Grayback (SS-208) Found After 75 Years; What Was Onboard Was Unexpected

USS Grayback (SS-208) at sea

Seventy-five years after she first disappeared off the coast of Okinawa, the wreck of the USS Grayback (SS-208) was discovered at the bottom of the…

The USS Texas (BB-35) Was Intentionally Flooded During D-Day

USS Texas (BB-35) at sea

The USS Texas (BB-35) saw more combat action in her lifetime than most other US battleships. Serving in both World War I and II, she…

Black Hornet Nano: The Minuscule Drone That Aided British Forces in Afghanistan

Hand holding up a Black Hornet Nano

Surveillance flights existed prior to the start of World War I. The first incident of aerial reconnaissance occurred in 1794, when the French used an…

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…

Has Russia Claimed to Have Destroyed More M142 HIMARS Than Ukraine Owns?

Ukrainian serviceman opening the door of an M142 HIMARS

Since receiving its delivery of 16 US-supplied M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), the Ukrainian military has used them against Russian-held sites and equipment.…

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…

Gunner, HEAT, PC! Enters Into Early Access on Steam

Illustration of three soldiers running in front of a tank

The tank simulation Gunner, HEAT, PC! is now available through Early Access on Steam. The game, which is one of the most successful to have…

K2 Black Panther: One of the World’s Most Expensive Tanks

Munitions displayed in front of a K2 Black Panther

Due to the presence of its neighbors to the north, South Korea must constantly be prepared for the possibility of warfare. Kim Jung-un, the leader…

FICON Project: When the US Air Force Practiced Hooking Smaller Aircraft Under Large Bombers

Republic F-84E Thunderjet attached to the bottom of a larger bomber via a trapeze

As a result of the majority of the world’s powers participating in the Second World War, there were near-constant advancements in weapons technology. When the…

Indian Navy Commissions First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier

Indian Navy sailors standing on the deck of the INS Vikrant

The Indian Navy has officially commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier. Nearly 20 years after it was ordered, the INS Vikrant, whose name is Sanskrit…

Last Remaining WWI-Era Dreadnought, USS Texas (BB-35), to Undergo $35 Million Repairs

USS Texas (BB-35) at port

Some three years after it was closed to the public, the USS Texas (BB-35) has been transported from its home at the San Jacinto Battleground…

Inside a Submarine: A Glimpse Into the Lives of Those Serving Beneath the Ocean’s Surface

Submarine surfacing in the water

Submarines are among the most mysterious places on Earth, with only a small number of people having experienced what it’s like onboard one. While most…

The Japanese Battleship Kongō was Among the Most Heavily Armed When It was First Built

Kongō at sea

The Japanese battleship Kongō had some of the greatest nicknames in history; the Japanese translations for the vessel’s many names are “Indestructible Diamond,” “Indra’s Spear” and…

South Korea Signs Arms Deal with Poland to Deliver K2 Black Panther Tanks, K9 Thunder Howitzers

K9 Thunders driving down a road

South Korea has inked a deal with Poland that would see K2 Black Panthers and K9 Thunders delivered to the latter’s military. Totalling $5.76 billion…

US Army Signs Deal with General Dynamics Land Systems to Send M1A2 Abrams to Poland

M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams firing its main gun

The US Army has approved a deal with General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) to produce 250 M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams for use by the Polish Armed…

Only 10 Crewmen Survived the Sinking of the Japanese Battleship Fusō – Out of 1,600

Fusō at sea

Prior to the First World War, Japan designed two dreadnought-style battleships. They were developed at a time when international players were engaged in a naval…

Scuttled Kriegsmarine Warships Have Risen from the Danube River Amid Severe Drought

View of the Danube + Scuttled ship sticking out of the water of the Danube

Amid a severe drought that’s plaguing Europe, a fleet of scuttled German warships dating back to the Second World War has risen from the declining…

The Still-Unsolved Mystery of the US Navy’s ‘Ghost Blimp’

L-8 hovering above a building

Today, blimps are a common sight at college football games. Goodyear has been advertising during big games for decades. However, back in the 1940s, blimps…

The Char B1 Tank’s Superiority Couldn’t Stop France’s Fall to Germany

Soldiers standing beside a wrecked Char B1

When the Second World War began, German leadership ordered the use of blitzkrieg tactics to quickly overwhelm their enemies. One of the key aspects of…

Northrop F-89 Scorpions Once Carried Nuclear Weapons to Combat Soviet Bombers

Three Northrop F-89D Scorpions in flight

During the Cold War, the US Air Force was in need of a new interceptor aircraft to combat Soviet bombers. The Northrop F-89 Scorpion was…

The Remarkable North American P-82 Twin Mustang Was Two Aircraft In One

North American P-82C Twin Mustang in flight

The North American P-82 Twin Mustang may be one of the strangest and most remarkable piston-engine aircraft ever produced. Its connected wing and double fuselages…

The Loss of Kaga and Three Other Aircraft Carriers Ultimately Led to Japan’s Defeat in WWII

Aerial view of Kaga at sea

Early on in World War II, it looked like the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy would be an unstoppable force. Their servicemen were brave and…

North American X-15: The Fastest Manned Rocket Aircraft Ever Developed

North American X-15 in flight

Known as the fastest manned rocket aircraft ever flown, the North American X-15 is an engineering marvel. It made the first manned flights to the…

The Cessna O-1 Bird Dog Flew Missions in Korea and Vietnam

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog in flight

Following the Second World War and the creation of the US Air Force, the US Army was in need of a new observation and liaison…

The F-117 Nighthawk Had a Relatively Short Service Life with the US Air Force

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk parked on a runway

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk was the first ever operational US Air Force stealth aircraft. It proved to be highly successful and effective, operating in a…

Korean War Epic ‘Devotion’ Features Authentic Aircraft from the Period

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell as Jesse Brown and Thomas Hudner in 'Devotion'

Actors Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell portray famed naval aviators Jesse L. Brown and Thomas J. Hudner Jr. in the upcoming Korean War film, Devotion.…

US Air Force Deploys F-22 Raptors to Poland to Defend Eastern Flank of NATO

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in flight

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors with the US Air Force have landed in the United Kingdom, with their final destination being Poland. The deployment of the…

Veterans Saved the USS Batfish (SS-310) By Moving It to a Soybean Field

USS Batfish (SS-310) in a field

The USS Batfish (SS-310) is a Balao-class submarine that holds the US Navy record for sinking three enemy ships in three days. After serving the military,…

Ukraine Doesn’t Want the US Air Force’s Aging A-10 Warthogs

US Air Force crewman performing maintenance on the nose of a Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II + Ukrainian flag

Throughout the course of the Russo-Ukrainian War, the US has offered to send – and has sent – an array of weapons and equipment to…

Why was the German Cruiser Deutschland’s Name Changed During WWII?

German cruiser Deutschland at sea

Many historic ships have had their names changed or passed on to another. For example, the US Navy has had eight different ships named Enterprise,…

Convair B-58 Hustler: The First Operational Bomber to Reach Mach 2

Convair B-58 Hustler in flight

When it comes to awards and accolades, the Convair B-58 Hustler is truly unrivaled. The first bomber to ever reach Mach 2, its speed is…

Ukraine is Flying Hind Helicopters Donated By the Czech Republic In its Fight with Russia

Mil Mi-24 Hind in flight

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States were in a constant fight to one-up each other when it came to weapons…

The Prototype for the T28 Super Heavy Tank was Lost for Decades – In a Field!

Soldier sticking his head out of a T28 Super Heavy Tank

Tanks were incredibly important during World War I and became even more so during the Second World War. During the latter, the United States realized…

Men Were Too Scared to Fly B-29 Superfortresses – Until Two Women Did

Boeing B-29 Superfortress in flight + Paul Tibbets, Dora Dougherty and Dorothea Moorman standing in front of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress

In the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Paul Tibbets was tasked with training a group of pilots on the newly-produced Boeing…

A British Challenger 1 Set the Record for the Longest Tank-on-Tank Kill in 1991

Challenger 1 tank parked

The FV4030/4 Challenger 1 tank had a rocky start. It wasn’t very reliable and had a poor rate of fire. As such, a lot of…

The First Drone was Invented 16 Years Prior to World War I By Nikola Tesla

Portrait of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla developed a lot of incredible inventions during his lifetime. One that often goes unnoticed is his rudimentary drone. Prior to the 1900s, Tesla…

‘Doomsday’ Submarine Delivered to Russian Navy Capable of Launching Nuclear Torpedoes

Tomsk (K-150) nuclear submarine surrounded by ice

The Russian Navy has commissioned a modified version of the Soviet-produced Oscar II-class guided-cruise missile submarine. Dubbed by many as an advanced “doomsday” vessel, it’s capable…

Megadrought Reveals Sunken WWII-Era Higgins Boat in Lake Mead

Partially-submerged Higgins boat in Lake Mead

The continuing megadrought impacting the southwestern portion of the United States has caused water levels at Lake Mead to drop to an all-time low. As…

There Was Almost a Stealth Bomber Version of the F-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in flight

The Lockheed Martin FB-22 Strike Raptor was going to be an innovative and new stealth bomber. Not only that, it had the promise of being…

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: The US Military’s Beast in the Sky

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk in flight

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk has a long and impressive history that spans over more than half a century. Developed for the US Navy and Marine…

How the Sophisticated B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Stays Invisible

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit in flight

The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is one of the rarest aircraft in the world. Born out of Cold War innovation, only 21 were…

The US Air Force Once Tried Landing Bombers On Tank Treads – It Didn’t End Well

Convair B-36 Peacemaker in flight + Track landing gear installed on the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker

Tanks are invaluable military assets, as are heavy bombers. Combining the two should be a winning combination… Right? As the US Air Force learned, the…

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63): The Decorated Aircraft Carrier That was Sold to Scrap Dealers for One Cent

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) at sea

In May 2022, the decommissioned supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) arrived in Brownsville, Texas for scrapping. The iconic vessel served the US Navy for nearly…

Highways Across the World Are Built for Warplanes to Land on Them

Airplane landing on a highway

Typically, an aircraft landing on a highway would indicate a serious problem, perhaps a mechanical issue or medical emergency with one of the pilots… That…

PL-01: The Polish Stealth Tank That’s Never Seen the Battlefield

PL-01 on display

Countries are always looking to equip their militaries with the latest equipment, whether that be new firearms or vehicles. In 2013, Poland wowed everyone with…

Panther KF51: Rheinmetall’s New Main Battle Tank Features a 130 mm Gun

Panther KF51 driving along a dirt road

Arms manufacturer Rheinmetall has revealed its new main battle tank (MBT). The company unveiled the vehicle – the Panther KF51 – at Eurosatory 2022, touting…

Tank Ramming Was a Dangerous Tactic Used By the Red Army During WWII

Two tanks on a hill

Tanks are undoubtedly some of the most powerful military vehicles ever produced, and they made a world of difference to those fighting in the Second…

Why Wasn’t the Second Antonov An-225 Finished?

Antonov An-225 Myria in flight, with the Buran space shuttle on its back

The Antonov An-225 Mriya is an incredibly rare aircraft, with only one ever put into service. There was the intention to build a second, and…

The Five Greatest Fighter Aircraft Ever Flown By the US Military

F-15E Strike Eagle in flight + F-86 Sabre in flight + Belly of an F-4E Phantom II in flight + F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in flight + F-22 Raptor in flight

Over the course of history, world powers have worked relentlessly to build the best fighter aircraft. American manufacturers, such as McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin and…

Why the F-15 Eagle is the Best Fighter Aircraft of All Time

F-15 Eagle in flight

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine fighter aircraft that has served the US Air Force for decades. Entering service in 1976, the F-15…

Tom Cruise Created Intense Flight Training Program for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Co-Stars

Jay Ellis, Monica Barbaro and Danny Ramirez in 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Top Gun: Maverick has only just been released in movie theaters, but that doesn’t mean reviews haven’t begun to role in. The sequel to the…

The Titanic’s Sister Ship Took Out a German U-boat in World War I

The RMS Olympic in dazzle camouflage

When the RMS Olympic was launched in October 1910, she was the largest man-made moving object in the world. At 882 feet long, Olympic set…

Why Were Pigeons Onboard America’s First Aircraft Carrier?

USS Langley (CV-1) at sea + Pigeon sitting in someone's hand

The first American aircraft carrier was commissioned 100 years ago and onboard was a crew of small, winged comrades who proved their service was invaluable…

Junkers Ju 87Bs Utilized Psychological Warfare Against Allied Ground Troops

Junkers Ju 87Bs in flight

The Germans during the Second World War hoped to take over the world, and they didn’t just plan to do so by using military force.…

Here’s Why the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Has Withstood the Test of Time

Sukhoi Su-27 in flight

The Sukhoi Su-27, nicknamed the “Flanker” by NATO, is a Soviet-made aircraft that has withstood the test of time and continues to perform in almost…

T-72: The Soviet-Era Tank That Continues to Serve the Russian Armed Forces

Russian soldier standing in the turret of a T-72 tank

Written by Lis Edwards and Clare Fitzgerald. During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was looking to develop a better tank, as…

The Titanium Used to Construct the SR-71 Blackbird Came from the Soviet Union

SR-71 Blackbird in flight

Aviation technology rapidly advanced during the 20th century, but as the aircraft advanced, so too did the machines and technology designed to detect them. In…

PzH 2000: One of the Most Powerful Artillery Systems Ever Developed

Two PzH 2000s driving through muddy land

In 1998, the German Army adopted the Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000, an incredibly powerful artillery system that remains in use to this day. It made a…

The USS Barb (SS-220) Compiled One of the Most Outstanding Records of WWII

USS Barb (SS-220) at sea

The USS Barb (SS-220) was a US Navy submarine that became highly decorated after successfully sinking a whopping 96,628 tons of enemy shipping during its service…

Lockheed AC-130: The Gunship That Provided Much-Needed Support in Vietnam

Lockheed AC-130 in flight

The Lockheed AC-130 is a special operations gunship that can trace its history back to the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. Over its nearly 60 years of…

The USS Midway’s Aircraft Were Credited with the First MiG Kills in Vietnam

Vought F4U Cosairs taking off from the USS Midway (CVA-41)

Air battles became very common during World War II. As a result, the leading powers in the world had to build more aircraft carriers. The…

The Short-Lived Service Career of the Lockheed A-12

Lockheed A-12 in flight

The Lockheed A-12 spy plane was developed for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for service during Project Oxcart. While it had the potential for a…

Boeing Delivers First T-7A Red Hawk Jet Trainer to US Air Force

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark speaking in front of a Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk

The US Air Force’s first new jet trainer in 60 years has finally begun coming off the production line. Along with utilizing new technology that’ll…

The F-14 Tomcat: A Fighter Made For Top Gun Pilots

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat was an American carrier-capable supersonic two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It served more than 34 years of fleet service and…

A Shark Wreaked Havoc on the US Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Fleet

USS Florida (SSGN-728) at sea + Cookiecutter shark

There are a number of reasons why submarines have been taken out of commission while scouring the depths of the ocean. These include hitting sea…

Why The RAH-66 Comanche Was Doomed From The Start

The RAH-66 mid-flight

The RAH-66 Comanche was a twin-turbine, two-seat armed reconnaissance helicopter that couldn’t meet its high expectations. With intended missions of armed reconnaissance, light attack, and…

The Tank Museum to Live Stream Its ‘Tiger Day’ Event for the First Time

Tiger Day Online promotional art

The Tank Museum has announced that it will be live-streaming its iconic Tiger Day for the first time ever, in association with World of Tanks.…

The Tank Museum Announces First Round of ‘Special Guest’ Tanks for TANKFEST 2022

Tanks driving around a dirt track

The Tank Museum has revealed the first list of tanks scheduled to grace the arena at TANKFEST 2022 in Bovington, England from June 24-26. TANKFEST…

USS New York (BB-34): The Only US Ship to Sink a German U-boat In WWI

USS New York firing at Japanese targets

The USS New York (BB-34) was a US Navy battleship and the lead vessel of her two-ship class. Named after the state of New York, she…

The US Navy’s First Escort Carrier Shined During the Guadalcanal Campaign

USS Long Island at sea

Did you know the US produced 122 escort carriers during World War II? This staggering number makes it difficult to remember the achievements of one…

USAF’s 23rd Wing Designates New Flagship – ‘The Whale Shark’

Front view of the HC-130J Combat King II

The 23rd Wing, a US Air Force Combat Command wing currently based out of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, has dedicated its new flagship, an…

The Controversial History of Turkey’s Baykar Bayraktar TB2

Baykar Bayraktar TB2 on the runway

The Baykar Bayraktar TB2 is a Turkish-made medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has seen use in numerous conflicts. It was most recently…

US Navy Looking to Decommission 24 Ships, Despite Pushback from Congress

USS Little Rock at sea

The US Navy is looking to decommission 24 ships during the 2023 fiscal year: eight that have reached the end of their service life and…

US Navy to Name Future Vessel After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Official portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The US Navy has announced the service will name a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler ship (T-AO) after Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The late Supreme Court…

US Air Force Asks Congress for Permission to Retire Aging Boeing E-3 Sentry Fleet

Boeing E-3 Sentry in flight

The US Air Force has presented its budget proposal to Congress for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Totaling $194 billion dollars, it includes a request to…

Switchblade 300: The Drone-Like Vehicle Viewed as a Direct Fire Weapon

US soldier launching a Switchblade 300

The Switchblade 300 is a small loitering unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by numerous branches of the US military. Classified more as a direct fire…

The A-6 Intruder was the US Military’s Aircraft of Choice During the Vietnam War

A-6 Intruder landing on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

Over the course of World War II and the Korean War, the use of aircraft saw a rapid increase. As a result, the technology of…

The Sinking of the USS Housatonic was a Turning Point in Naval Warfare

A print showing the sinking of the USS Housatonic

The US Navy has existed longer than the country itself. The branch was established in August 1775 and re-established in 1794 during the French Revolution.…

USS Clamagore (SS-343) to Be Dismantled and Recycled

USS Clamagore docked

The USS Clamagore (SS-343), currently stationed at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in South Carolina, is slated to be dismantled and recycled, after…

US Marine Corps to Test ‘Lightning Carrier’ Concept with USS Tripoli, F-35Bs

USS Tripoli at sea + F-35B Lightning II in the air

The US Marine Corps has announced it’ll be testing out its “Lightning Carrier” concept with the USS Tripoli (LHA-7). According to the service, the amphibious…

Wild Weasels Undertake the US Air Force’s Most Dangerous Missions

General Dynamics F-16CJ Fighting Falcon in flight + Wild Weasel patch

There is nothing we love more than a good motto! The unofficial slogan for the US Air Force’s Wild Weasel crew is “YGBSM” – an…

F-104 Starfighter: The Lightweight Fighter-Bomber Nicknamed ‘The Widow Maker’

F-104 Starfighter in flight

Throughout the 20th century, aviation missions grew much safer. That didn’t mean, however, that some aircraft were more safe than others. Following the Korean War,…

AH-64 Apache Helicopter: The US Army’s “Flying Tank”

AH-64 Apache helicopter in flight

The Boeing AH-60 Apache helicopter is by far one of the most advanced aircraft produced today. The twin-turboshaft attack helicopter has seen use in numerous…

The Most Important Battleships in American History

USS Missouri firing during an operation

In order to remain a prominent world power in the late 1800s, the US had to keep up with the latest military technology. When South…

Letters of Last Resort: What Happens When the UK Enters Nuclear War?

Trident II (D-5) missile being launched from underwater + HMS Vengeance at sea + Brown envelope

Imagine: the United Kingdom has been hit by a nuclear blast by an enemy nation. Not only is a large portion of the population dead,…

5 Facts About the F-35 Helmet – It Costs More Than a Ferrari!

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Farnsworth wearing an F-35 helmet + F-35A Lightning II in flight

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II – better known by its nickname the “Panther” – had its first flight in December 2006, and has since…

US Navy Successfully Recovers F-35C Lightning II from South China Sea

F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter wrapped up after its recovery

The US Navy has announced an F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has been recovered from the South China Sea, just over a month after…

The 5 Deadliest Aircraft Carrier Fighters of All Time

Grumman F9F-2 Panther in flight + F-4B Phantom II in flight

The Italo-Turkish War in 1911-12 was the first to feature aerial bombardments. World War I, which began a few years later, also featured a fair…

The Lockheed XF-90: The Penetration Fighter That Never Was

Lockheed XF-90 in flight

At the beginning of the Cold War, the US predicted nuclear weapons would be used in the next major conflict. The Lockheed XF-90 was designed…

The Cruiser Aurora Signaled the Start of the Russian Revolution

Aurora at sea

The October Revolution was one of the key events of the larger Russian Revolution, and the Russian cruiser Aurora signaled its start. Constructed at the…

The Skipjack-Class Gave the US Navy An Edge in Underwater Combat

USS Shark at sea

The Skipjack-class of American submarine was developed in the 1950s, bringing about a host of revolutionary features that became standard for future vessels. Named after…

The USS Antietam (CV-36) Earned Two Battle Stars During the Korean War

USS Antietam at sea

The USS Antietam (CV-36) was a member of the Essex-class of American aircraft carriers built during World War II. The class overall was very successful,…

Here’s Why Flying Aircraft Carriers Didn’t Work

USS Akron in flight

Since World War II, aircraft carriers have been a naval staple, due to their ability to carry immense firepower and attack targets hundreds of miles…

UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopter Flies Without Pilots

Black Hawk helicopter taking flight

For the first time, a Black Hawk helicopter has flown without a single human on board. The computer-piloted test was conducted as part of the…

The Type B Bus ‘Pigeon Loft’ Was A Strange Sight on the Western Front

British soldier standing atop a Type-B Bus "Pigeon Loft"

Over time, there have been some odd vehicles seen on battlefields, but few were as eye-catching as the Type B Bus “Pigeon Loft.” The Allied…

The Lockheed U-2 Could Have Been a Threat to Navies with This Proposed Addition

Lockheed U-2 flying above the earth

The Lockheed U-2 is one of the oldest aircraft still in service, outliving its much more advanced siblings, including the SR-71. The silent, secretive plane…

Why Did Flying Boats Experience a Dip in Popularity Following WWII?

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina patrol bomber taking off on water

Starting from as soon as man conquered flight to the end of the Second World War, flying boats were an extremely popular type of aircraft.…