The A-10’s survivability in close air support greatly exceeds that of previous air force aircraft.
The A-10 was the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. Continue reading “A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog”
The P-3 remains the US Navy’s sole land-based antisubmarine warfare aircraft Continue reading “P-3 Orion”
The B737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time. Continue reading “Boeing 737”
Although never achieving what it was designed to, the X-3 contributed to the development of high-speed aircraft. Continue reading “X-3 Stiletto”
The P-51 was the first U.S. fighter aircraft to fly over Europe after the fall of France.
The Mustang destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air during World War II, more than any other fighter in Europe. Continue reading “P-51 Mustang”
First USAF aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight
First American jet airplane to be manufactured in large quantities
First USAF jet to be used in combat Continue reading “F-80 Shooting Star”
The C-141A was Air Mobility Command’s first jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop and cargo carrier. Continue reading “C-141 Starlifter”
The MiG-21 is perhaps one of the most widely produced modern jet aircraft in the world, with over 8,000 built.
Fishbeds operate for the air forces of more than forty countries worldwide. Continue reading “MiG-21 Fishbed”
The B717 is the best 100-passenger airplane for short-haul, high frequency routes. Continue reading “Boeing 717”
The X-2 broke world speed and altitude records. Continue reading “X-2 Starbuster”