Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star: The Only US Jet Fighter to See Action In WWII – During Secret Operations In Italy

 Photo Credit: USAF / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, also known as the F-80, was the first jet…

When Its Guns Failed, A Gloster Meteor Used Its Wing to Deflect a V-1 Flying Bomb

The V-1 flying bomb was an early cruise missile developed by Germany as part of its V-weapons ( Vergeltungswaffen ) program. Starting on…

The Fighter Aircraft That Only Exists Because of French Pettines

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine multi-role fighter. Developed in the 1980s and ’90s, the fighter was the product of disagreements with…

The F3H Demon Pilot Who Refused to Eject and Saved the Lives of 700 Americans

Disaster doesn’t just strike in the heat of battle; there are times when things go wrong during training, which put servicemen’s lives in…

A Grumman J2F Duck Crashed In Greenland – No One Knows What Happened to Its Crew

The Grumman J2F Duck was an amphibious aircraft that served the US military in various capacities during the Second World War. It could…

The Northrop Tacit Blue Was One of the Most Unstable Aircraft to Ever Take to the Skies

Several unusual aircraft have been developed over the years (just look at the McDonnell XF-85 Goblin ), but few were as unique in…

The Jet Fighter Pilots Were Afraid to Fly – Vought F7U Cutlass

The Vought F7U Cutlass was a carrier-based aircraft that served with the US Navy between 1951-59. Developed with the use of German research…

This Inflatable Aircraft Was Meant to Save Downed Pilots – It Took One Out Instead

During the 1950s, Goodyear became more involved with the US military, trying its hand at creating an aircraft that was compact enough to…

The Accident-Prone Medium Bomber That Went On to Become One of the Most Successfull of WWII – B-26 Marauder

The Martin B-26 Marauder was an American twin-engine medium bomber that saw service during World War II. Taking part in action in all…

Victory Markings Were Used By Pilots During WWII to Show Wins Against the Enemy

It’s undeniable that aerial combat played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of numerous battles during World War II . The skies…