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The Dassault Rafale: France's Premier Combat Aircraft

The Dassault Rafale: France's Premier Combat Aircraft

The Dassault Rafale is a generation 4.5 fighter currently operated by the French Air Force and French Navy. A successor to the highly acclaimed Mirage series, the Rafale is meant to replace almost every other combat airframe design currently in French military service, and is marketed for export.
History of the Luftwaffe: WWII Aces

History of the Luftwaffe: WWII Aces

One of the more spectacular tales to arise from the horror of the Second World War is that of the Luftwaffe. WWII was the only conflict in history where fighter aces racked up kill counts in the triple digits. Luftwaffe aces of WWII shot down more enemy aircraft than aces of any other nationality.
The SU-27 Flanker: A Potent Russian Air Superiority Fighter

The SU-27 Flanker: A Potent Russian Air Superiority Fighter

The Russian designed Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker is an air superiority fighter designed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and used by a number of countries, including Russia and China. The SU-27 Flanker was designed to defeat the F-15 Eagle used by the United States and its allies - could it do so?
Aviation Legends - Airplanes Flown by Amelia Earhart

Aviation Legends - Airplanes Flown by Amelia Earhart

The airplanes flown by Amelia Earhart include her Kinner Airster, the first plane she bought, as well as models made by Curitss, Avro, Pitcairn, and Lockheed. Known for aviation records, Earhart disappeared in 1937 along with her navigator in the Lockheed Electra 10E, which was never found.