The Saab 39 will act as Sweden’s first class jet fighter.
The Gripen is arguably the first fourth-generation fighter to enter service. Continue reading “Saab 39 Gripen”
The Saab 35 was designed to have a speed 50% greater than any other fighter entering service at that time. Continue reading “Saab 35 Draken”
The first successful advanced concept technology demonstration for persistent intelligence
The Predator was reported to have had a 100% hit rate by Hellfire ASMs on several attacks in Afghanistan Continue reading “RQ-1 Predator”
The P-3 remains the US Navy’s sole land-based antisubmarine warfare aircraft Continue reading “P-3 Orion”
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-117 was the first true stealth aircraft released.
Although the F-117’s flew through some of the most heavily defended areas in Desert Storm, not one aircraft was shot down or damaged.
On their first trip, the F-117’s flew non-stop from Holloman AFB to Kuwait, taking around 18.5 hours — a record for single-seat fighters still standing today. Continue reading “F-117 Nighthawk”
The F-105D could carry a heavier bomb load than a B-17 bomber.
The F-105 flew 75% of the air strikes against North Vietnam during its first four years in the war. Continue reading “F-105 Thunderchief”
The F-111 featured numerous notable innovations, including variable-geometry wings and a cockpit escape capsule. Continue reading “F-111 Aardvark”