A Brief History of V/STOL Combat Aircraft – Part I: From the Kestrel to the Supersonic Sixties

Vertical/Short Take Off Vertical Landing (V/STOL) combat jet aircraft were first developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s to provide a means for an aircraft to operate from normal bases, damaged airfields, rugged forward field deployments close to combat zones and from air-capable ships such as aircraft carriers and helicopter carriers. The concept was born from the fear that… Read More A Brief History of V/STOL Combat Aircraft – Part I: From the Kestrel to the Supersonic Sixties

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