The XB-70, one of the world's most exotic airplanes, was conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound (Mach 3). Because of fund limitations, only two were built, not as bombers, but as research aircraft for the advanced study of aerodynamics, propulsion and other subjects related to large supersonic aircraft.

The XB-70, one of the world's most exotic airplanes, was conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound (Mach 3). Because of fund limitations, only two were built, not as bombers, but as research aircraft for the advanced study of aerodynamics, propulsion and other subjects related to large supersonic aircraft.

The Douglas XB-19 was the largest bomber aircraft built for the United States Army Air Corps until 1946. It was originally given the designation XBLR-2 (Experimental Bomber, Long Range).

The Douglas XB-19 was the largest bomber aircraft built for the United States Army Air Corps until 1946. It was originally given the designation XBLR-2 (Experimental Bomber, Long Range).

U.S. fighter P-40E "Kittyhawk". Historic poster showing major identifying features of the WWII P-40E fighter aircraft. Originally published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Views of the f

U.S. Fighter P-40E "Kittyhawk"

U.S. fighter P-40E "Kittyhawk". Historic poster showing major identifying features of the WWII P-40E fighter aircraft. Originally published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Views of the f

dieselpunk | (Yes, it was real)- AND IT WAS BLAZING FAST

dieselpunk | (Yes, it was real)- AND IT WAS BLAZING FAST

Attempts to retire the Lockheed-Martin U2 have once again been unsuccessful, the famous spy plane will remain in service until 2019. The US Air Force has delayed the retirement of aircraft from 2016 to 2019, according to the new calendar.

Attempts to retire the Lockheed-Martin U2 have once again been unsuccessful, the famous spy plane will remain in service until 2019. The US Air Force has delayed the retirement of aircraft from 2016 to 2019, according to the new calendar.

Doolittle raider Robert Hite in Japanese captivity Japan April 1942.

Doolittle raider Robert Hite in Japanese captivity Japan April 1942.

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