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American Raiders: The race to capture the Luftwaffe’s secrets

By Wolfgang W.E. Samuel, 'American Raiders: The race to capture the Luftwaffe's secrets' runs to 493 pages including the index, and is essential reading...

Vought F-8 Crusader

Vought F-8 Crusader The supersonic Vought Crusader was one of the first supersonic fighters, but earned the nickname  'Last of the Gunfighters', because when it...

Concorde – Supersonic Supremo

Although it may sound counter-intuitive, the Mach 2, 128 seat Concorde proved to be a triumph of European and British understatement. This statement actually...

New hypersonic jet designs

Both Lockheed and Boeing have provided more details about their hypersonic jet designs for advanced aircraft intended to replace the now-retired SR-71 Blackbird. These...


A U.S. Marine Corps Vought AU-1 Corsair in flight in 1952. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F4U Corsair

A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1J Skyraider (BuNo 142028) of Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) "Thunderbolts" in flight. VA-176 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) for a deployment to Vietnam from 4 April to 21 November 1966.

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Two U.S. Naval Reserve Vought RF-8G Crusader aircraft from Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (VFP-206) in formation during "Reconnaissance Air Meet '86" near Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas (USA), on 1 November 1986. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F-8 Crusader