Future of Warfare: Flying Aircraft Carriers…

Aircraft carriers, with their fleet of aircrafts and weapons, are undoubtedly one of the single most powerful units of military might. With a single carrier strike group packing enough firepower to neutralize almost any potential adversary, they have become an extremely potent tool for power projection. However, even with all their bells and whistles, they are limited by … Continue reading Future of Warfare: Flying Aircraft Carriers…

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…

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 aircrafts … 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…

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?

Commercial Drones – A flying Hazard…

Once considered as a military weapon, drones are now entering every part of the society. From hobbyist to local law enforcement to the kids in your neighborhood it seems as if everybody owns one. Over the past few years, the commercial drone market has seen an exponential growth. They are no longer limited to hobby-flying or filming, … Continue reading Commercial Drones – A flying Hazard…

Drones – a principal weapon of future wars?

The first image that pops up in our mind when someone says the word drone, is a lean-mean high-flying unmanned aircraft launching missiles and blowing up things. While it might be partially right, it does not remotely describe the full spectrum of modern day drone, most of them being armed with nothing more than a … Continue reading Drones – a principal weapon of future wars?

The United States Airforce -Overengineering itself into crisis.

The United States Airforce is one of the most recent branches of the U.S. military. Initially, a part of the United States Army, it was created on the 18th of September 1947 under the national security act of 1947. With 5000+ aircraft, 450 ICBMs, 63 dedicated satellites, employing more than 1/2 a million personnel and … Continue reading The United States Airforce -Overengineering itself into crisis.