A-10 Thunderbolt II – The Ultimate Tank Buster

Low and slow with a deadly bite. That’s a good way of summing up the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aka “Warthog” close support aircraft of the USAF. The A-10 first entered USAF service in the late 1970’s achieving combat readiness in the summer of 1978. It is fitted with two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans that provide 9,000… Read More A-10 Thunderbolt II – The Ultimate Tank Buster

The tale of the Dragonlady and her Pontiac G8

Once upon a time there was a Dragonlady who could fly very, very high, but she found it incredibly difficult to land safely…… Luckily her trusty Pontiac G8 was there to help her come back down to earth safe and sound every time. The Lockheed U-2 “Dragonlady” is a long-range high altitude (above 70,000 feet), all-weather, single engined reconnaissance spy… Read More The tale of the Dragonlady and her Pontiac G8

Imperial War Museum Duxford – One of the World’s Finest Air Museums

During my travels in the UK in June 2012 I took a day trip from London to Cambridge, then caught a shuttle bus from the train station direct to the Imperial War Museum Duxford (the whole process could not have been easier). This is a massive museum with one of the worlds finest aviation collections from World War… Read More Imperial War Museum Duxford – One of the World’s Finest Air Museums

Royal Air Force Museum – American & Axis Aircraft

June 12th, 2012 The Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon, UK has a fantastic collection of not only British designed aircraft but also those of American, German and Italian origin (Axis). American aircraft include World War Two legends such as the Curtis P-40N Kittyhawk IV, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt and North American P-51D Mustang fighters; and the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, North… Read More Royal Air Force Museum – American & Axis Aircraft