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Boeing might stop Manufacturing Fighter Planes

Boeing might stop Manufacturing Fighter Planes

With future-focused solutions, Boeing is the name reckoned for fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, unmanned systems and weapons. Having built world-class military planes for almost a century, now the sad news is that the company is getting ready for a fighter-less future. So far this year, the company is said to have delivered nine of its F-15 Eagle fighters, ...

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Top 10 dog-fighters of 2014

Top 10 dog-fighters of 2014

Tactics, training and luck are the determining factors in who survives within visual range aerial combat. Despite the modern emphasis on beyond-visual range combat, the vast majority of fighter versus fighter engagements have taken place at close ranges. The following ten are the best fighters for this mission. The order is more or less arbitrary, with different aircraft having the ...

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The importance of Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin to Japan

The importance of Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin to Japan

Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin developed by Japanese Ministry of Defense Technical Research & Development Institute is a first of its kind jet fighter laced up with cutting-edge stealth technology. This fighter plane is being developed as a domestically produced 5th gen fighter to substitute Japan’s fleet of some 49 Mitsubishi F-2 & 135 Mitsubishi F-15 fighter jets later in the decade. ...

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First prototype of Mig-29

First prototype of Mig-29

The first prototype of the Mig-29, now on permanent display at the Central Air Force Museum in Manino Airfield 40 Kilometers east of Moscow. The prototypes nose wheels were in front of the nose intakes. It had to be moved back on production models so that it would not throw mud or dust and dirt from the runaways directly into ...

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History of the Mexican Air Force: 1945-2012

History of the Mexican Air Force: 1945-2012

After World War II, the Mexican Air Force had a large number of combat aircraft like the Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan, North American Aviation B-25 Mitchell’s, North American Aviation A/T-6 Texans, Douglas A-24B Dauntless, and the Republic P-47D Thunderbolts that were received from the United States during the war. In 1947, the Mexican Air Force had gotten a few more war ...

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Future Mexican Combat Aircraft and Air Defense Systems

Future Mexican Combat Aircraft and Air Defense Systems

While the Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force alongside other Latin American Air Forces combat aircraft is getting a lot talk most of the time. However, the Fuerza Aerea Mexicana and the Fuerza Aerea Naval  is still of a mystery even to this day since the Mexican government, SEDENA, and SEMAR keeps a tight lid about their ...

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Role of Helicopters in Frontier Area Oil Exploration

With the thawing of Arctic zone ice due to global warming and ever-increasing demand for oil, hydrocarbon scouts are being forced to even higher latitudes and greater depths in their quest for oil. Prominent emerging areas of “tough-zone” oil exploration are deep-water regions and the Arctic Circle. As most of the easy oil and the large subsurface concentrations of hydrocarbons ...

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Interview with Military Aviation photographer Jim Mumaw

Interview with Military Aviation photographer Jim Mumaw

Tom Thounaojam: Tell us a little bit about yourself? Jim Mumaw: I’m a funeral director who enjoys aviation as well as other photography. I’m blind in my right eye since birth, but have been very lucky in photography in every way imaginable. Would love to be more ambulatory, I cannot get used to not being able to walk, run or ...

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R2B: Return to Base a South Korean military aviation action film

Return to Base (R2B) is a South Korean drama based on aviation plot. The film is all about an uncontrolled young fighter pilot. Though the young air force pilot is reckless but he is talented and elite. He is downgraded to a combat flying unit by a more veteran as well as disciplined rival. He then comes across the value ...

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Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

First, there were lots of news and rumors that China is probably developing a secret stealth bomber like B-2 Spirit and then came the rumors that China might be into a development of stealth fighters in the class of F-22 Raptor. Later, on December 2010, the world sees the first pictures of what seemed to be a Chinese stealth fighter ...

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