North American rocket-powered aircraft - North American Aviation USAF, NASA Envelope: Hypersonic (Mach high-altitude feet m)) testing. First manned hypersonic aircraft; capable of suborbital spaceflight.
A Wing Raptor escorts a Russian Air Force Bear bomber near Nunivak Island, It was the first intercept of a Bear bomber for an which was alerted out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Combat Alert Center.
The World's Most Secretive 737 Is America's Key To Better Stealth Tech
Nobody knows exactly where "Rat 55" lives or precisely what technology it uses to accomplish its mission, but it sure is an exotic beast. The USAF's secretive NT-43A testbed is a highly modified 737-200 that goes far beyond ground-based radar and infrared signature testing on stealthy aircraft by plying its trade high up in the sky in their target aircraft's natural operating environment.
Curtiss-Wright Ascender The Curtiss-Wright Ascender prototype was born out of a United States Army Air Corps request for a higher-performance, more heavily armed fighter with improved pilot visibility over existing aircraft.
The Douglas Globemaster II, nicknamed "Old Shaky", was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. The was the primary heavy-lift transport for United States Air Force Military Air Transport Service (MATS) during the and early
A USMC (BuNo loaned to the U. Naval Air Test Center, made 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 un-arrested full-stop landings and 21 unassisted take-offs on USS Forrestal at a number of different weights. Photographer US Navy