FLYING Classics: B-1B’s Legacy of Mission Flexibility

The B-1B Lancer's roles have included nuclear deterrence and close-air support.
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Spitfires Served as Heroes of the Battle of Britain

The single-engine fighter was the principal aircraft of the RAF Fighter Command.
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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

How it grew from the Wright brothers’ airplane to become the largest military branch of its kind in history.
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Grumman’s Avenger: The Most Effective Torpedo Bomber of WWII

Pilots adapted the aircraft to meet the challenges of the war in the Pacific theater.
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FLYING Classics: Lockheed Created the ‘Impossible’ SR-71 Blackbird to Replace the U-2

The iconic airplane served the U.S. Air Force, CIA, and NASA for more than 25 years.
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B-29 Superfortress Pulled the Trigger on World War II in the Pacific

The most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of the war fulfilled critical missions.
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FLYING Classics: P-51 Mustangs Helped Win the Air During World War II

The versatile mount retains the title of best all-around piston-powered fighter of the period.
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How the Douglas Aircraft Company Created the DC-3, Part 2

We celebrate National Aviation Day with a look at the world’s first successful commercial passenger transport airplane.
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How the Douglas Aircraft Company Created the DC-3, Part 1

Was it the greatest airplane of its time—or all time?
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