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…
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 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?
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…
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 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.
Since time immemorial humans have always had the urge to make things bigger. Quotes like "Bigger the Better" and "More the Merrier" have been around for generations, in one form or the other. Throughout the course of human history we have had some fabulous outcomes and significant scientific advancements all because of it, be it the … Continue reading End of an Era- The fall of giant Airliners
While news channels are abuzz with the cross-border strike conducted by India, tensions between our neighbor and us are at an all-time high. The recent attack by the Indian paratroopers and the alleged involvement of helicopters does raise credible questions on the capability of the PAF (Pakistan Air Force) to guard its airspace If the … Continue reading PAF a credible threat or "All bark and no Bite"?
At 32 hijackings, the 747 is the most hijacked wide body aircraft of all times. With 3,718 fatalities since its introduction in 1970, the queen has claimed an average of 80 lives every year. The queen was actually designed as a porter, the 747 was actually designed to compete against the C-5 Galaxy as a … Continue reading Top 10 facts about the "Queen of the Skies", Boeing-747.
At 3.43 meters the Fan diameter of the engine is almost equal to the max. Cabin width of a Boeing 737. For their unique shape, the fan blades of GE90-115B have found a spot at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. A single GE90-115b produces the same amount of thrust as all the four … Continue reading Top 10 Facts about the Worlds Largest Turbofan Engine, The GE90-115B