All posts in 'Wings & Airpower Articles'

Agony Wagon: The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, WWII’s Unsung Heavyweight

Posted on September 10th, 2016 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Frederick A. Johnsen This article was first published in the April 1972 Wings magazine and on the B-24/PB4Y Special Edition CD. The B-24 was no stranger to the barbed epithet. More than any other bomber of WW II, it was the target of criticism. Even its own pilots couldn’t..
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Flying the Fork-Tailed Devil – A P-38 Pursuit Pilot Remembers Combat In The Southwest Pacific

Posted on May 8th, 2013 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Carroll R. Anderson, in the May 1988 edition of Airpower Editor’s Note: Wings & Airpower have published a multitude of articles on the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, including a well received 13 part series that established an authenticated body of information about this famous, but often misunderstood aircraft. The twin..
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Flying Flatirons, From Lifting Body to Space Shuttle – 1985 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on August 24th, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

In The Race For Space, It Was Not Always The U.S. Against The Russians, Sometimes It Was NASA Against The Air Force In The Curious Case Of The Forgotten Lifting Bodies! By Terry L. Sunday, in the August 1985 edition of Wings Martin Marietta’s X-24A was the last of three..
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“Big Tail” – One of a kind SR-71 Blackbird – 2004 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on August 24th, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Tony Landis, in the December 2004 edition of Wings Shortly after the first SR-71s began flying operational missions over North Vietnam, the Air Force began looking into ways of expanding the capabilities of this exotic aircraft. With its versatile interchangeable noses, mission planners would have to make a choice..
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The Last Corsair – 1981 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on August 22nd, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

A First Hand Account on the Restoration of an F4U Corsair That Will Endure For Centuries, by the Curator of Aircraft at the National Air & Space Museum. By Robert C. Mikesh, September 1981 edition of Airpower Expected to one day become the sole survivor of this breed of aircraft,..
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GOLDEN AGE OF FLIGHT TEST, X-Planes at Edwards AFB, 1947-1977, Painting by Mike Machat

Mike Machat, Your ‘Go-To’ Source for Aviation Art & Information

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else, Wings & Airpower Articles

Artist, author, and historian Mike Machat is a well-known American aviation personality who has dedicated his career to the preservation and documentation of aviation history. If it’s about airplanes, Mike can illustrate it, write about it, or talk about it. His extraordinary archival resources and aviation experience allow him to..
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Big, Bluff, Buff – Boeing’s B-52 – 1980 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on July 16th, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

Boeing’s B-52, Keeper Of The Peace Or Flying Test Lab! By Lt. Colonel William D. Sluru, Jr., February 1980 issue of Wings Little was it realized when the first YB-52 thundered down Boeing Field, Seattle, on its maiden flight in 1952 that the U.S. was launching one of the most..
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