Category: American Planes

John Buchan

According to a report from the UK Airprox Board, an incident occurred on June 14 2020 involving a WWII P-51 Mustang where it and another aircraft came uncomfortably close to each other in the skies over Cranfield in Bedfordshire. A trainee pilot and their instructor were returning from a training flight in a four-seater DA40 […]

The Tupolev Tu-4 technically originate to the decade before WWII, which was a time of extraordinary aeronautical design development for the US military. The B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator both played a key role in the Battle for Europe, but a bigger, better, longer range bomber, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was on its […]

John Buchan

Texas Raiders’ owners Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, based in Conroe, Texas, successfully swapped out the failed engine on their B-17 Flying Fortress warplane in time to fly to an event at McKinney, Texas, on October 17, 2020. The engine developed problems as they were returning from a Labor Day event at […]

John Buchan

Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio were treated to a rare sight this past October as maintenance work on its storage hangars required the temporary relocation of a rare piece of American aviation history. Workers towed the single remaining North American XB-70 Valkyrie, a Cold war era supersonic […]

John Buchan

When one thinks about the archaeological treasures of a nation, many things might come to mind: relics of extinct civilizations, long-lost precious cargo hidden away awaiting discovery by savvy treasure-hunters, or mysterious feats of prehistoric engineering, to name just a few – but in much of the world, ‘history’ as people understand it is far […]

Jesse Beckett

These Video Images Are From The Kingman, Arizona Aviation Graveyard (1947- 1948) where surplus aircraft came to be scrapped. It’s called ‘The Treasured Collection Of Heartbreaking Photos’. The video is by Ramo Vegas. After World War II, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation setup five huge centers for the storage, sale and scrapping of ex-Air Force aircraft. […]

Jesse Beckett

Its easy to associate World War II with black and white colours, almost as if that was the true appearance of the world back then. We are all familiar with monochrome photos of the war, and some of the most powerful and famous images taken during the conflict were of this type. It is all […]

Jesse Beckett

Here are some of the best images we could find of warbirds over the Pacific. Hellcats, Wildcats, Catalina’s, Kingfishers, Corsairs, Aircraft Carriers and many more!                     Another Article From Us: 28 Sobering Images of Allied Bombers Lost During the War      

Jesse Beckett

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, along with its sleeker brother the B-17, was the workhorse heavy bomber of the United States Army Air Forces. It was used in every theater of the war, whether that be helping to bomb Germany into submission, hunting submarines in the Atlantic ocean or bombing Japanese targets in the Pacific, it […]

John Buchan

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) had to stop their national tour of the restored Aluminum Overcast B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. They have now implemented new safety measures and resumed the tour. Currently the potential locations for public appearances are limited to locations that the plane can travel to from their […]

During World War II, manufacturers around the globe partook in history’s greatest production effort, making some of the most produced vehicles in history. Factories went from building automobiles, to building hundreds of bombers per month. At its peak, the Ford Willow Run plant was finishing a B-24 every 60 minutes! The numbers nations can produce […]

Humans have existed on Earth for around six million years, and it is strange to think that for only 0.001% of that time, humans have known powered air travel, after the first powered flight of a heavier than air craft by the Wright brothers in 1903. This great invention immediately changed the world, significantly reducing […]