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B29 Free Online Artwork

A beautiful three view from the 1940s in the style only a few artists have ever mastered. Truly classic artwork. Click here.
Dangerous Expirements

Dangerous Expirements

Col. C. E. “Bud” Anderson survived WW II as a triple ace, but he’ll be first to tell you that his postwar test pilot experiences were far more dangerous than air combat. In this article, he takes you aboard for some test flights that are more than dangerous—they are just plain crazy; for instance, flying […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Walt Boyne speaks from experience about flying

Walt Boyne speaks from experience about flying

My first assignment out of flying school was to Castle Air Force Base, with the 330th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Group. There in January, 1953 I was introduced to the Boeing B-50D Superfortress.    The introduction was a little rough, for the day I arrived, a B-50D from  another squadron had gone in, […]

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Blackbird Mission Over Israel’s Live Battle Fields

Blackbird Mission Over Israel’s Live Battle Fields

Egypt and Syria opened an offensive against Israel, in late ‘ 73, by launching a coordinated series of air, armored and artillery attacks into the Sinai and Golan Heights.  The preemptive strike came as a result of a diplomatic failure to resolve territorial disputes.  Egypt’s Sadat was convinced he had to initiate a war with […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | A Close Encounter North of Hanoi

A Close Encounter North of Hanoi

It was 1967, I was an F-4 IP at the Air Force Fighter Weapons School (FWS), assigned there in May 1965.  My area of expertise was conventional weapons and I had two combat tours in Vietnam flying A-26 (Douglas Version) and AT-28Bs out of Bien Hoa and satellite locations.  Out of the blue I was […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | No Power, No Ejection Seat, No Altitude

No Power, No Ejection Seat, No Altitude

It was a nasty early winter day in the Florida Panhandle, with fog, drizzle, and occasional rain as its norm.  I had been directed to fly an AT-28 B [  Navy trainer converted to fighter with nearly P-47 performance ] from Hurlburt to Eglin AFB and get the aircraft there on that day. The ferry […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | The Mighty Monocoupe

The Mighty Monocoupe

Big Legend in a Small Package by Budd Davisson Trying to characterize the Monocoupe in only a few words is like trying to explain icons like Jimmy Stewart, George Patton or the P-51 Mustang in twenty-five words or less. In its time, the Monocoupe stood tall as the first truly high performance airplane available to […]
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