- Empire of Japan (1945) Prototype Special Attack Aircraft – 3 Built The Ta-Gō was an attempt at creating an easily made and cheap kamikaze aircraft in anticipation of Operation Downfall and Operation Olympic. The plane would have been used by special “shinpū” (kamikaze) units to ram advancing Allied tanks, infantry and boats. Fortunately for the Allies, the Ta-Gō project was cancelled once the Empire of Japan capitulated. History The concept of the Ta-Gō came in late 1944, when Japan was beginning to lose the ...Read more
- The Sopwith Triplane was a creation of Britain’s Sopwith Aviation Company around 1916. Its three stacked wings gave it good maneuverability and stability in flight relative to other planes of the day. The aircraft had the nicknames Tripehound, Trihound, Triplehound, or Tripe and it was popular among pilots. The Triplane first saw service with Royal ...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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