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How Much Do Military Transport Aircraft Cost?

Nothing comes cheap in the world of military aviation.

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The 10 Deadliest Accidents Involving US Military Aircraft

Unfortunately, there have been several aviation-based incidents in the extensive history of the United States armed forces.

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What Do Fighter Pilots Wear In The Cockpit & Why?

Flight suits are made from fire-resistant Nomex.

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Why Do Fighter Pilots Wear Masks?

Masks supply oxygen, as well as provide communication and protection.

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How A US Military Contract Helped Bring About The Boeing 747's Famous Hump

The distinguishable design was ultimately rejected by the Air Force but led to the major success of a revolutionary airliner

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Alenia C-27J Spartan: The Italian Military Transport Plane Flown As Far Afield As Australia

The Spartan is deployed by 18 air forces around the world, including the Royal Australian Air Force

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Versatile STOL Aircraft: The Story Of The Dornier Do 28

A very successful utility plane from the late 1950s.

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What's In A Name: A Brief Guide To Military Pilot Callsigns

Military pilot callsigns are more than just identifiers.

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Blue Angels: Five Fun Facts About The US Navy's Display Team

The US Navy and Marines' premier demonstration team has been wowing spectators since 1946.

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Why Did The Douglas XTB2D 'Skypirate' Never Reach Full-Scale Production?

Only two Skypirate prototypes were ever produced.

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Explained: Why North Wales Is Such A Hotspot For Military Pilot Training

The RAF loves flying over the north of Cymru.

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Why Was The Avro Vulcan's Performance So Good?

An acute analysis into why the Avro Vulcan was such a good performer and also able to help Concorde's development.

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How Low Do Fighter Jets Fly & Why?

Jet fighters fly low to confuse radar and avoid surface-to-air missiles.

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The US States With Preserved Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Aircraft

A look at all the museums in the United States where you can still see a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

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How Do Stealth Aircraft Avoid Radar?

Radar stealth involves complicated technology and careful engineering of an aircraft's materials and shapes.

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Unbelievable: How A Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Once Flew & Landed Without A Tail

The B-52 has been in service for more than 60 years.

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Three Of The Best: Examaining The World's Most Spectacularly Scenic Military Air Bases

These scenic air bases provide a spectacular backdrop for the world's most advanced military jets.

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Catalina Aircraft To Revive WWII Era Flying Boat

The Florida-based manufacturer is set to revive its iconic amphibious aircraft.

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Five Failed Fighter Jets That Didn't Live Up To Expectations

Some aircraft may never live up to expectations, while others turn out to be too dangerous.