The C-133 was the largest turboprop transport to be accepted by the USAF.
Two Cargomasters set transatlantic speed records for transport aircraft on their first trip to Europe. Continue reading “C-133 Cargomaster”
The KC-97 was used as an Airborne Command Post, the forerunner of the KC-135 and the “Looking Glass” mission. Continue reading “KC-97 Stratotanker”
The B-1B holds several world records for speed, payload and distance. Continue reading “B-1b Lancer”
The X-15 is one of the fastest and highest flying aircraft in the world, reaching a top speed of over mach 6.7 and an altitude of more than 350,000 ft. Continue reading “X-15”
The Zero was the first shipboard fighter capable of defeating its land-based opponents, and was used as the first suicide attack aircraft. Continue reading “Mitsubishi A6M Zero”
The Demon was the first U.S. combat aircraft designed to be armed primarily with missiles rather than guns. Continue reading “F3H Demon”
The C-124 was the only aircraft that could carry many of the Army’s vehicles at the time of its service. Continue reading “C-124 Globemaster II”