Tag: military aircraft

  • AT63 Pampa

    The newest version of the AT-63 Pampa was designed by Lockheed Martin for the Argentina Air Force for use as a training aircraft. Production of the Pampa is being completed in Argentina by Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina S.A. The first demonstrator aircraft was completed on December 15, 2004 and flight tests began on June 30, […]

  • F16 Falcon

    Since its inception in 1975, more than 4,000 F-16 Fighting Falcons in 110 versions have been produced. In addition to the United States Air Force, 24 additional countries have chosen the fourth-generation fighter to serve in their military. Some countries have purchased used F-16s from those mothballed by the U.S. Air Force. The F-16 Fighting […]

  • SR-71 Blackbird

    The SR-71 Blackbird was based on the A-11 as an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at high altitudes and reaching Mach 3 speeds. Lockheed began manufacturing the SR-71 in February of 1963. On December 22 of the following year, the plane completed its first test flight in absolute secrecy, and the work on the […]

  • AV8B Harrier

    The AV-8B Harrier II Plus is a short takeoff vertical landing (STOL) fighter aircraft. The Harrier can hover like a helicopter, but also fly at high speeds as a fixed-wing airplane, combining the best characteristics of both types of aircraft. The Harrier’s vertical lift is provided by four rotating nozzles. The nozzles are repositioned to […]

  • F22 Raptor

    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company originally developed the F-22 Raptor as a replacement for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15 back in the early 1970’s. Engineers from Lockheed and General Dynamics worked on the aircraft plans as part of the ultra-secret Skunk Works program. The plans emerged in October 1985 when the Air Force requested new fighter […]

  • T38 Talon

    The T-38 Talon is a swept wing, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer capable of flying at high altitudes. It completed its first flight in 1959, and between 1961 and 1972, the U.S. Air Force received 1,100 of these impressive aircraft. Though improvements and upgrades for the T-38A, T-38B, and T-38C Talon continue to this day, Northrop […]

  • B17

    The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft from World War II today. One B-17 airplane was even the subject of two popular films, both of which are entitled Memphis Belle. On July 28, 1935, the B-17 made its first flight. Though not many B-17s had yet been manufactured when […]

  • F35 Lightning

    The reputation of the F-35 Lightning as a stealthy and versatile strike fighter is due in part to its ability to operate at supersonic speeds in all weather conditions. Because of its sophisticated design and technology, the F-35 Lightning II represents the future of military aircraft for manufacturers in the United States and other countries […]

  • T6 Texan

    The T-6 aircraft is considered to be one of the foremost military trainers in history. It was used extensively as a trainer during World War II, not only by the United States Army Air Force and Navy, but also by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Known as the “SNJ” by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. […]