- The F-14 Tomcat is a double-seat tandem, twin-engine, double-tail, all-weather carrier-based fighter and interceptor and later gaining multi-role capability, with numerous remarkable features. The glove-mounted swept wings have in-flight variable geometry capability, in the same manner as the General Dynamics F-111, the Mig-23 Flogger, and the Panavia Tornado. The Tomcat was immortalized in the hit 80’s film Top Gun starring Tom Cruise.Read more
- The Messerschmitt (Me) Bf – 109 ‘Emil’ is the most renowned fighter of the Axis countries, and a clear symbol of the Luftwaffe’s air power during World War II. Its performance and staggering production numbers gave Germany the upper hand at the earlier stages of the war, and it took part in every front until ...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.
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