We have commenced our first book project on interwar and WWII era Japanese-German technology exchange and are soliciting donations on GoFundMe for a modest goal to help cover some of our small research expenses. The vast majority of the project will be accomplished by volunteers, but some expenses are unavoidable. Your continued support is appreciated.
- Republic of China (1946) Prototype Glider Aircraft – 1 Built The XG-1 was a glider developed by the 3rd Air Force Aircraft Manufacturing Factory Republic of China in 1943 with the intended purpose of transporting paratroopers and supplies behind enemy lines. It holds a special place in aviation history, as it was the first glider in the world to be built with bamboo. It would never see service, as the war ended and the air force was demobilized. It would meet an unknown ...Read more
- The F-15 Eagle is single-seat twin-engine all-weather tactical air superiority fighter with attack and bombing capabilities produced by McDonnel Douglas & later Boeing. The fighter has one of the most impressive records of any military aircraft with 100 aerial victories and no combat losses.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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