#Aircraft

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How the Soviet Concorde crashed and burned

With just 55 completed flights and two fatal crashes, the Concorde's Soviet rival, Tupolev Tu-144, was one of civil aviation's biggest failures.

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Lockheed Martin Announces Progress in Hypersonic SR-72 Aircraft Program

Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs discussed the future of the SR-71 Blackbird's successor: a Mach 6 strike and reconnaissance aircraft.

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This dogfight between 200 Israeli and Syrian jets was one of the biggest of all time

The Israeli pilots had benefited from great training and a lot of combat experience, but the Syrians had also screwed themselves.

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'107 feet of fire-breathing titanium': A US Air Force major describes flying the fastest plane in history

In the 1960s, when a single military incident had the potential to spark a nuclear war, the US government needed a surveillance plane that absolutely could not be detected, intercepted, or shot down.

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The Stratolaunch Will Soon Be the Largest Plane in the World

Over the years, man has built some truly colossal airplanes. But in 2016, an even larger aircraft is expected to take flight, and when completed, it will officially be the largest plane in the world. That massive aircraft is known as the Stratolaunch.

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Here's a B-52 Stratofortress and all of its ammunition in one photo

This photo shows the entire arsenal of a B-52 Strartofortress. The standard loadout for this...

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15 Incredible Facts About the SR-71 Blackbird (With Even MORE Incredible Photos!)

The SR-71 Blackbird was a strategic reconnaissance (SR) aircraft built by Lockheed Martin and designed by Clarence Johnson. It took flight in 1964 and kept going until being retired by NASA in 1999. Although this next-gen-looking aircraft never made it to

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Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space, In One Chart

Space is big, humans are small, and spacecrafts, well, vary more in size than you might think. Redditor Heaney555 has compiled an a chart, to scale, of every rocket, spacecraft, and space station involved in human spaceflight. And man, Saturn V is huuuuuu

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Clean Sweep: F-35 Fighter Confounds Critics With Perfect Performance In First Tests At Sea

There's a tradition in the U.S. Navy that when missions are a complete success, a broom gets raised up the mast to signal a "clean sweep."  That's what happened on November 14 when the F-35C Lightning II completed its first series of developmen