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The B-17 in Europe during WWII

  The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was an American heavy bomber, designed before the onset of the second world war, for the United States Army Air Corps. It was a fast, long-range, high-flying bomber that found a key role in the Pacific and European Theater of...

Was the YF-23 superior to the F-22?

  In our previous videos, we have looked at several experimental US aircraft pushing aeronautical limits, but never saw service. The F-15 STOL MTD, the F-16XL, and the F-18 HARV to name a few. But there is one experimental aircraft that stands out above all the...

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 aircraft was...

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

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

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 begin testing....

1 Squadron

We See and We Strike
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2 Squadron

To Advise and to Strike
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3 Squadron

Secrets Revealed
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4 Squadron

Cooperate to Strike
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6 Squadron

We shall Return
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9 Squadron

We See Without Being Seen
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10 Squadron

Strike First
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11 Squadron

Shepherd or Destroy
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12 Squadron

We Roam and We Charge
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25 Squadron

Defendo
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30 Squadron

Strike Swiftly
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75 Squadron

Seek and Strike
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76 Squadron

Attack
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77 Squadron

Swift to Destroy
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78 Squadron

The History of 78 Squadron of the RAAF
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79 Squadron

Born for Action
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450 Squadron

Harass
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451 Squadron

To See and to Write
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458 Squadron

Find and Destroy
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Other RAAF Films

Other films from NFSA, AWM, RAAF, British Pathé
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