History Of The F-35B Swivel Duct
12 June 2014
A critical component of the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing, STOVL, variant of the Lightning II is the three-bearing swivel duct nozzle, or 3BSD.
Live From The Boneyard
7 April 2014
There's a whole lot more going on at the US military's desert aircraft storage facility than you might think.
19 February 2014
The original F-16 was designed as a lightweight air-to-air day fighter. F-16s that followed expanded and refined these roles.
F-16 Design Origins
4 February 2014
The YF-16 incorporated technologies never used in previous operational fighters.
Thunderbirds Sixtieth Anniversary
14 November 2013
The demonstration squadron performed its first aerial display on 16 June 1953.
Skunk Works Celebrates Seventy Years
17 September 2013
Clarence “Kelly” Johnson founded the Skunk Works after he and his team created and delivered the XP-80 to the US Army Air Forces in only 143 days.
20 December 2012
Aircraft Design Work From The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Archives
F-22 Milestones, Part 2
11 June 2012
The history of the F-22 program is still being written at the operational and training units, in flight testing of new capabilities, at the support centers, and upgrade and modernization programs that will come in future years.
Super Hustler, FISH, Kingfish, And Beyond: Part 4: Beyond Kingfish
9 March 2012
Convair used FISH as the starting point for design studies for an A-12 replacement. The maximum speeds for these designs went from supersonic to hypersonic.
F-22 Milestones - Part 1
28 February 2012
This first half of a two-part F-22 chronology covers the program from early studies to the first flight of the first production Raptor in 1997.