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Flying The Block 70 F-16 ‘Ultimate’ Viper According To Its Test Pilot
Fifty years on from the Viper’s first flight, test pilot Ryan “Cujo” Blake talks about flying the new Block 70/72 F-16.
How Entombed U-boats Were Re-discovered Decades After WWII
Forgotten in the decades following World War II, the Nazi U-boats were re-discovered in their crumbling concrete bunker in the 1980s.
Military Flight Instructor’s Most Important Lesson: Student Pilots Will Try To Kill You
A ‘student’ shutting down the engine on our CT-114 Tutor jet trainer at the worst possible time was a key lesson in being a good instructor.
No, The F-35B Does Not Use Afterburner In Vertical Landing Mode
Imagery of F-35Bs operating at night make it look like afterburner is used in vertical mode, but the truth is more interesting.
The Carnyx’s Eerie Cry Struck Fear Into Soldiers On Antiquity’s Battlefields
The carnyx, a huge trumpet-like instrument, was used to great affect to frighten enemies in Iron Age Europe.
How The Gladius Became Ancient Rome’s Most Iconic Weapon
The evolution of the Roman army’s gladius sword; from its Ancient Greek origins to the rise of the long sword.
The Extraordinary Tale Of USS Salmon’s Escape From Destruction
How the World War II-era submarine USS Salmon survived near catastrophic damage in 1944 is a truly incredible story.
Israeli Troops’ ‘Chef’s Hat’ Helmet Covers Explained
The Mitznefet, which has been used by the Israeli Defense Forces for decades, serves a number of purposes on and off the battlefield.
F-5 Pilot’s Early Struggles Aerial Refueling The Underpowered Jet
A veteran Canadian fighter pilot tells the story of just how tricky tanking in a heavily-loaded CF-5 for the first time was.
F-15’s Tilting Air Intakes Showcased In Awesome Video
Although the fighter’s bobbing external air intakes may seem strange to the uninitiated, they form a critical part of its design.
“The Phantom” Is The Air Force’s Haunted KC-135 Tanker… Almost
Crew chiefs insist something spooky happened with one of their KC-135 Stratotankers, though it seems it was a case of mistaken identity.
The Bizarre Story Of How A Navy F-14 Shot Down An Air Force F-4
In 1987, an F-14 flying from the USS Saratoga shot down an Air Force RF-4C from within visual range during training in Europe.
The Intriguing Story Of How Yemen Got F-5E Tiger II Fighters
Yemen’s F-5E Tiger II saga is a geopolitical jigsaw puzzle of a story that involved Saudi Arabia and Taiwan.
The Nuclear Scientist And The Warplane That Became Britain’s Most Unlikely Airliner
A truly multi-role aircraft by World War II standards, the British Mosquito once carried the nuclear physicist Niels Bohr in its bomb bay.
Gorgeous Cockpit Video Of Blue Angels Flying Synchronized Loop
It takes impressive skills to make five F/A-18 Super Hornets flying a tight loop in a straight row look easy.
Polish Su-22 Drops Photo Flash Flares In Rare Nighttime Display
Normally used for illuminating the ground during night reconnaissance missions, photo-flash flares also make an awesome airshow act.