TSR2: the British F-111

TSR2: the British F-111

TSR2: the British F-111 From the early 1950s, there was a fixation by military establishments, in both the East and West, for supersonic bombers. Missile technology was still in its infancy, and the pointy end of a strike force was still conventional bomber aircraft....
F-18 HARV

F-18 HARV

Notes: Previously in this series of videos, we have looked at two experimental offshoots of popular designs. The first – the F-15 ACTIVE – was a hyper agile, thrust vectoring variant of the F-15B, and saw great success during its testing phase. The next...
F-16XL

F-16XL

Notes: Previously we looked at the F-15 ACTIVE, an experimental program which set out to produce a workable thrust vectoring variant of the F-15B. The success of the ACTIVE program helped pave the way for future thrust vectoring technology. Beyond the F-15 ACTIVE...
F-15 ACTIVE

F-15 ACTIVE

Notes: The F-15 is undoubtedly one of the most successful modern fighters. After several decades of service, it has scored dozens of victories, yet never been lost in combat. With an impressive combat history and plans to continue the program with improved versions,...
X-59

X-59

Notes: X-59: The New X-PLANE In 2016, Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract to develop a new X-plane, with the goal of researching low-boom supersonic flight. The result – an aircraft now referred to as the X-59 – has now been completed, and will soon...
Russian Su-27 vs Ukrainian Su-27

Russian Su-27 vs Ukrainian Su-27

  Notes: As the war in Ukraine continues, we thought it would be interesting to discuss one aspect of the airpower used by both sides. While initial air combat occurred during the opening days of the war, there hasn’t been a lot of reporting about the situation...