Is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters that are designed to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability. The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A employs conventional takeoff and landing, the F-35B will be used for short take-off and vertical-landings, and the F-35C will be carrier-based. The F-35 models are intended to provide the bulk of tactical airpower for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy over the coming decades.
Was a hydrogen-filled, rigid airship which operated commercially from 1928 to 1937. During that time it made 590 flights and flew more than a million miles. The Zeppelin could achieve a top speed of 80 mph (70 knots) at its maximum thrust of 2,650 horsepower and had a useable payload of 15,000 kg (33,000 lbs).
Was a long-range, Mach 3.5+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed and its Skunk Works® division. It was the first aircraft to be constructed mainly of titanium. At full velocity the airplane surface heats up to over 260°C+ (500 °F). A total of 3,551 missions were flown and not one Blackbird was lost due to enemy military retaliation. Note: Skunk Works is the nickname for Lockheed's Advanced Development Programs. Skunk Works engineers have developed highly advanced, military aircraft, often in secret, since World War II.
The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation super-maneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth, speed agility, precision and situational awareness, combined with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities, makes it the best overall fighter in the world today.
The Spirit of Saint Louis was the first airplane to be flown solo, non-stop across the Atlantic. On May 20th 1927, at 7:52 a.m. this custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane flown by Charles Lindbergh departed Long Island, New York on its historic flight. After 33.5 hours and 3,600 miles, the plane arrived safely at Le Bourget Field in Paris.
The most capable carrier based fighter-bomber of World War II featured the largest engine available at the time: the 2,000 hp, 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial. It was the first US warplane to exceed 400 mph in level flight. The plane featured an unusual inverted gull wing to keep the undercarriage short while allowing the use of the large diameter propeller demanded by the powerful engine.
The Mitsubishi Zero is a long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. When first introduced early in World War II, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining long range capabilities with excellent maneuverability.
The most famous helicopter in the world is the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, most commonly referred to as the Huey which first flew in 1956. It earned its fame during the Vietnam War and has been featured in many war movies, including Apocalypse Now and Platoon, as well as in numerous action adventure films.
This American tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter was first used during the Vietnam War. Powered by two 4,733 horsepower turbo-shaft engines, it has a top speed of 196 mph which made it faster than any other utility and attack helicopter at that time. It remains in production and frontline service, with over 1,200 built to date.
Originally produced by McDonnell Douglas, this Boeing twin-engine army attack helicopter first entered service with the US Army in 1984. Since then it has become the primary attack helicopter of many nations. More than 2,000 have been produced.
This twin engine tactical fighter was designed for the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It first flew July 1972 and has become among the most successful modern fighter jets with over 100 aerial combat victories.
Manfred von Richthofen praised this aircraft as the best he had flown. It offered excellent performance, yet it was safe and easy to fly. Richthofen's recommendation led to the first provisional order for 400 production aircraft. In all, Germany produced around 3,300 D-VII aircraft in summer and autumn of 1918.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a low-orbit research laboratory, housing astronauts from many nations since November 2000. The ISS is home to research projects such as the search for dark matter and the effects of microgravity on living organisms.
The ISS is approximately 356 feet (109 m) wide (longer than a football field) and orbits the Earth over 15 times per day.
The U-2 Dragon Lady® is a high-altitude surveillance aircraft, designed to fly at 70,000 feet and featuring a 103 foot wing span. The U-2® served the United States during the Cold War and at peak altitude, it could not be tracked by radar, nor shot down.
Were trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. During World War II, they flew more than 15,000 individual sorties in Europe and North Africa where they gained recognition as The Red Tails for the uniquely painted red tails of their planes.
P-51D MustangTM “Duchess Arlene”
Was a red-tail P-51D flown by Lt. Robert Williams - a Tuskegee Airman – in 1945. He flew 50 combat missions from Italy with the 100th Fighter Squadron.