SR-71: Secrets of the secret plane…

Developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, SR-71 AKA "the blackbird" is undoubtedly one of the greatest aircraft ever produced. An aircraft that has inspired and continues to inspire generations of aeronautical engineers. It is a prime example of human ingenuity and technological advancements, flying faster than a bullet ( it was capable of sustained Mach … Continue reading SR-71: Secrets of the secret plane…

The Conjoined Twins…

Are those two aircraft flying really close to each other or is it a single aircraft? Well, don't worry if you can not make sense of this picture, many get confused looking at this weird twin fuselage aircraft. Know as the F-82 Twin Mustang it was the last piston powered aircraft ordered into production by the … Continue reading The Conjoined Twins…

Seeing the Big Picture: Doklam Standoff…

Over the past few weeks, a lot has been said and written over the India-China standoff at Doklam. During this interval, several wild speculations and claims have been made by neutral sources, Chinese and India media houses alike. But in this skirmish of getting higher TRP and more online traffic, most of these outlets fail … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: Doklam Standoff…

The Plywood Bomber…

"Necessity is the mother of all inventions" No other saying could more fittingly describe the circumstances that lead to the creation of this magnificent aircraft - De Havilland Mosquito also affectionately known as "Timber Terror" or "Wooden Wonder". An aircraft made up of spruce, birch plywood and Ecuadorean balsa that could be easily manufactured by … Continue reading The Plywood Bomber…

The Plane with a Hula Hoop…

During the mid 20th century the aviation industry was still in its infancy and engineers and designers across the globe were flirting with numerous concepts to make aircrafts bigger, soar higher and fly faster. The onset of World War II provided them with some much-needed lift and as a result, we have had numerous unique aircraft … Continue reading The Plane with a Hula Hoop…

10 Mindblowing facts about C-130 Hercules…

The C-130 has the longest continuous production run in the history of military aircraft (1954-Present) with over 2500 aircraft spread across 32 variants. C-130 J of the India Air Force holds the world record for the highest landing of an aircraft in its class. C-130 also holds the world record for being the largest and … Continue reading 10 Mindblowing facts about C-130 Hercules…

The Extravagance of the United States Armed Forces…

The United States armed forces with approximately 1.3 million active personnel, 800,000 reserve personnel, 9000 tanks, 14000 aircraft, 10 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, 72 submarines and 4000 nuclear warheads is undoubtedly the strongest military force on this planet. A force that is feared and/or respected across the globe. With an annual budget upwards of $600 billion, … Continue reading The Extravagance of the United States Armed Forces…

Ram Setu: The Answer to India and Lankas woe…

Ram Setu or Rama's Bridge also known as Adam's Bridge, is what scientist call a naturally occurring 50 Km long-chain of limestone shoals, between Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. However, Hindu mythology claims it to be an artificial structure made by Lord Sri Ram and his … Continue reading Ram Setu: The Answer to India and Lankas woe…

LCA Tejas: A Radiant Fighter or A Glaring Misstep?

LCA Tejas a single-engine, supersonic, lightweight multi-role fighter, will soon be celebrating its first anniversary (post induction) with the Indian air force. But even before it does that, the IAF would start taking in bids from foreign aircraft manufacturers for single engine fighter Jets under the "Make in India" flag, in order to replace the MiG-21s … Continue reading LCA Tejas: A Radiant Fighter or A Glaring Misstep?