Hill Aerospace Museum – Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Short Bier”

The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah has an incredible collection of USAAF/USAF aircraft. One of the more amusing sights within the Hadley Gallery of the museum is the nose art for “Short Bier“, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress bomber sporting the markings of the 493rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the… Read More Hill Aerospace Museum – Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Short Bier”

Thunderbolt II – Have Gun Will Travel

I have written previously about the USAF Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aka “Warthog” and the lethal firepower it can deliver in its close support role. The main armament of the A-10 is a hydraulic powered General Dynamics GAU-8 Avenger 30mm rotary cannon that fires a mix of depleted uranium armour-piercing and high explosive shells at 4,000… Read More Thunderbolt II – Have Gun Will Travel

Utah Cobra

The Bell AH-1 Cobra or HueyCobra helicopter gunship cut its teeth during the Vietnam War and served the US Army proudly from 1967 to 1999 (they also saw front line operation during combat in Grenada 1983, Panama 1989, The Gulf War in Iraq 1990-1991, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993 and Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in… Read More Utah Cobra