The Mi-26 is the heaviest and most powerful helicopter in the world.
This Halo is the first helicopter with an eight-blade main rotor. Continue reading “Mi-26 Halo”
The F/A-18 Hornet broke all records for tactical aircraft in availability, reliability, and maintainability during Operation Desert Storm Continue reading “F/A-18 Hornet”
The F-84 was the USAF’s first post-war fighter.
The F-84 was the USAF’s jet fighter that could carry a tactical atomic weapon. Continue reading “F-84 Thunderjet”
The Demon was the first U.S. combat aircraft designed to be armed primarily with missiles rather than guns. Continue reading “F3H Demon”
The Skyknight was the world’s first jet fighter designed for use as a carrier-based night fighter.
During the Korean War, the Skyknight shot down a Yak-15 in the first jet-to-jet aerial victory scored at night. Continue reading “F3D Skyknight”
In 1949, an F2H-2 set a jet altitude record of 52,000 feet. Continue reading “F2H Banshee”
The F-22 has the ability to cruise at supersonic speeds.
The Raptor will be the leading American air-to-air fighter of the new century. Continue reading “F-22 Raptor”
The F-15 Eagle has a perfect combat record of 101 victories and zero defeats.
During the Balkan conflict, the F-15E was the only fighter able to attack ground targets around the clock, in all weather conditions. Continue reading “F-15 Eagle”
The F-14 Tomcat has the ability to fire the AIM-54 Phoenix — the longest ranged AAM in the world. Continue reading “F-14 Tomcat”
The F11F flew with the Blue Angels for 12 years. Continue reading “F11F Tiger”