The top bomber of all time was the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress which was first introduced in February of 1955. The B-52 is a long-range, strategic bomber with eight jet-powered engines and is capable of carrying up to 70,000 lbs. of weapons.
The F-117 Nighthawk, previously used by the United States Air Force (USAF), was the first operational aircraft whose original design was based on stealth technology. This single-seat, twin-engine aircraft had its debut flight in 1981, received its initial operating capability status in October of 1983, but was not revealed to the world until November of […]
The B2 Spirit is primarily used by the United States Air Force and is often recognized as Stealth Bomber. This multi-role bomber – which seats two – is capable of carrying not only conventional weapons, but nuclear munitions as well. The B2 has the capacity to drop an estimated total of up to 80 – […]
The infamous United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds have been performing incredible aerial formations since May of 1953. Their initial aerobatic performance flight was in June of that same year. By August of 1953, the team had already performed in 26 shows; and the following year, the team did their first overseas air show, […]
The F-16, also known as the Fighting Falcon, made its debut flight in February of 1974. The design emerged from the NATO fighter design competition in the early 1970s, with production of the F-16 beginning in 1976. Known for its multirole as a jet fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon was first developed as a […]
The MiG-15 was one of the initial swept wing jet fighters that achieved fame over Korea as it out performed other straight winged jet fighters. The plane was developed by Artem Mikoyan and also Mikhail Gurevich for the USSR. The MiG-15 design eventually evolved into the more advanced version – the MiG-17 – becoming […]