- The Su-27 Flanker is a multirole all-weather fighter aircraft developed to counter the F-15 Eagle by Sukhoi Company for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Still in service today, it is among the most successful 4th generation fighter jets, with thousands built and numerous specialized derivatives serving with air forces worldwide.Read more
- The Saab 105 is a high-wing, twin side-by-side seat configuration military trainer aircraft, with twin turbofan engines and multi-mission capabilities. This aircraft, later denominated as the sk60 by the Flygvapnet was the product of a private venture by Saab following the success of the S 35 Draken. Military and civil roles were planned for the ...Read more
World War 1 saw the introduction of the aero plane in a reconaissance role. However the capability of combat roles for aircraft was quickly realized leading to period of rapid development and exploration for active fighting roles.
World War 2 ushered in technological advances that were nothing short of revolutionary. The undeniable significance of air superiority was decisive at numerous points during this period.
The Cold War’s nuclear arms race paralleled the rapid development of the jet engine. New speed and altitute records were constantly set and broken in a golden age of engineering and space exploration.