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Is the Navy Abandoning Ship with the F-35?

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Is the Navy Abandoning Ship with the F-35?

Written by on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

One of the original selling points of the F-35 was that it could come in one of the three variants. The A variants was the vanilla model that you'd see at most airbases. The B and C models were generally ...

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Discovery Makes its Final Flight Before Retiring

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Discovery Makes its Final Flight Before Retiring

Written by on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

It's common to see jets flying over the funeral ceremonies of important military officials. In an event reminiscent of that tradition, the Discovery flew for the very last time, this time over the heads of Virginians and DC residents on the way ...

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Experimental Falcon HTV-2 Disintegrates at Mach 20

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Experimental Falcon HTV-2 Disintegrates at Mach 20

Written by on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The US Air Force is in the business of speed. Decades ago, many people thought that breaking the sound barrier was impossible, or that it might even be lethal to human pilots. Nowadays, faster-than-sound travel is a relatively common feature ...

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NASA To Conquer the Sonic Boom with Experimental Bendy Aircraft

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NASA To Conquer the Sonic Boom with Experimental Bendy Aircraft

Written by on Friday, April 20th, 2012

"Supersonic" and "stealth" usually aren't two words that you hear spoken in the same sentence, and for good reason. Whenever a plane -- or any other object -- moves at the speed of sound, it will create a tremendously loud ...

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Dissecting the Airfoil: How Flight Works

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Dissecting the Airfoil: How Flight Works

Written by on Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Amid all of the incredibly high-tech, advanced aircraft in the US Air Force, it's easy to lose sight of the basics. Flying, which was once a marvel of human ingenuity, is now something that's taken for granted. Most Americans have ...

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