A Brief History of V/STOL Combat Aircraft – Part IV: The Joint Strike Fighter

In my previous blogs I discussed the early experimental, prototype and operational V/STOL combat jet aircraft such as the Harrier and Harrier II that were developed in the late 1950’s through to the 1980’s. By the 1980’s significant improvements had been made in performance, handling and the weapons load capability of V/STOL combat jets but now stealth technology and advanced avionics,… Read More A Brief History of V/STOL Combat Aircraft – Part IV: The Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor…..pleased to meet you, air dominance is my game

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE LOCKHEED MARTIN F-22 RAPTOR “Dominating the Skies. Overwhelming the Threat” Up close with the Raptor at Avalon Air Show 2011 in Victoria, Australia. The stealth like features are very noticeable. She is one sleek and powerful machine. The two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles on the Mach 2+ capable Pratt & Whitney turbo fan engines… Read More Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor…..pleased to meet you, air dominance is my game