The sun rises behind a CV-22 Osprey of the US Air Force Special Operations Command. Photo: US Air Force Special Operations Command […]
Czech Air Force Purchases Bell UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper
On 4 September 2020, Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth (TX) was awarded a USD 272 million fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract for the production and delivery of eight UH-1Y Venom and four AH-1Z Viper helicopters to the government of Czechia. All work will be performed at Fort Worth (TX) and Amarillo (TX) and is expected to be completed […]
C-130 Hercules Celebrates Its 66th Birthday
On August 23, 1954 the YC-130 Hercules made its maiden flight in California from the Lockheed Martin plant in Burbank to Edwards Air Force Base. The C-130 is still in production today, making it the longest running military aircraft production line in history. The need for the C-130 came from Air Force’s Tactical Air […]
OV-10 Bronco reinvented?
Like a lot of old Ground-Pounders I’m very fond of the A-10 Thunderbolt and the OV-10 Bronco close air support / ground attack aircraft – they truly were the infantryman’s friend. And both still soldier on despite the repeated attempts by the air superiority fighter jocks to kill them off. There also happens to be […]