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Photos from this year’s Thunder over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run (Michigan) airport.
Photos from my latest visit to the Behind the Scenes Tour at the National Museum of the United State Air Force. Work is progressing on the B-17 Memphis Belle, and the B-17 Swoose.
Photos from the my latest visit to the National Museum of the United State Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. I traveled down to go on the behind the scenes restoration tour (photos to be posted) and I had a chance to … Continue reading
Despite limited success in testing, the Navy railgun program has been fallen to budget cuts. The weapon was not slated to reach operation status until the 2020s, but congress has decided to kill the program. “With the Electromagnetic Railgun, the … Continue reading
As the US scales back its airborne laser program due budget constraints and performance issues, the Russians are moving ahead with their airborne attack laser which has the capability to blind and possibly disable American satellites. The A-60’s nose … Continue reading
Sometimes I think the former Soviet Union would fund any crazy idea their scientists could conceive of. The latest example is the Lun Ekranoplan, an aircraft so large and bizarre that the US officials created a special drone just to … Continue reading
National Geographic has published recently declassified photos of the A-12 (the predecessor of the SR-71) undergoing radar signature testing at Area 51 and photos of a crash that occurred during a test flight. Full Article with more photos at National Geographic
The Department of Defense has released its long term procurement plan, which reveals that UAV force is expected to double by 2021. The Army’s got a Reaper-esque drone called Gray Eagle. The Marines want a similar UAV as part of … Continue reading
Two years ago, pictures leaked of a previously unknown, bat-winged drone operating out of Afghanistan’s Kandahar airport. Speculation spiked about the mission of the mysterious aircraft, instantly nicknamed “the Beast of Kandahar” by secret plane-spotter extraordinaire Bill Sweetman. The drone’s smooth, … Continue reading