Military

CAF Begins Fifi Fundraiser

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Fifi, the last flying B-29 Superfortress in the world, is now at risk. During the last airshow flight of the season, the number two engine experienced a loss of power. The Commemorative Air Force crew returned safely to the airport, but it was soon determined the engine would need major repairs. At nearly $10,000 and 100 [...]

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Northrop Grumman 2-Seat Firebird Makes First Flight

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

With temperatures hovering around zero, there were few witnesses around Mojave (Calif.) Air and Space Port early on Sunday morning to see a new two-seat production derivative of Northrop Grumman’s secretly-developed Firebird make its first flight. The optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) is a 30-percent bigger version of the medium-altitude unmanned air vehicle demonstrator first revealed [...]

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Low-Cost Chinese Drone to be Unveiled at Zhuhai Show

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

China’s latest domestically produced unmanned aircraft will make its public debut at the biennial Airshow China in Zhuhai, near Hong Kong, this week, taking center stage in a global drone market potentially worth hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars. The Wing Loong, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by the China Aviation Industry Corp., bears [...]

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Doolittle Raiders: ‘Just a Bunch of Guys Doing Our Jobs’

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

The first thing you notice when 97-year-old Lt. Col. Richard Cole walks in the room is what’s missing: no cane, no eyeglasses, no old-guy shuffle. He locks onto a stranger’s handshake. “Let’s sit outside,” he says, eyes sweeping a vine-draped patio mottled by the midday sun. “It’d be a shame to miss out on that.” Cole [...]

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Turkish Army Helicopter Crash Kills 17

Nov 11, 2012 No Comments

A Turkish military helicopter carrying soldiers on a mission against Kurdish rebels crashed because of bad weather on Saturday, killing all 17 troops onboard, officials said. Thirteen soldiers and four military crewmembers were killed in the crash in a mountainous part of Pervari district in Siirt province, in southeastern Turkey, where the rebel Kurdistan Worker’s Party [...]

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Stealth Chinese Fighter Similar to U.S. Prototypes

Nov 10, 2012 No Comments

China’s second stealth fighter jet, the J-31 Falcon Eagle, looks remarkably like earlier models of a twin-engine variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Last week’s maiden flight of the JSF’s Chinese doppelgänger comes less than two years after the inaugural flight of China’s first twin-engine J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter, built by Chengdu Aircraft. [...]

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Algerian Military Plane Crashes in France Kills Four

Nov 10, 2012 No Comments

An Algerian military transport plane flying home from Paris crashed in southeast France on Friday, killing four of the six people aboard, police and fire brigade sources said. They said the other two people were missing after the plane crashed in a mountainous, uninhabited area near the city of Avignon. About 70 firefighters put out a blaze at [...]

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Tuskegee Airmen Veteran Carter Dies

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Herbert E. Carter died Thursday at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. He was 95. Carter was a university alumnus and member of the original cadre of the 99th Fighter Squadron of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He flew combat missions during the North African, Sicilian, Italian and European campaigns [...]

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