Category: Aviation

F-100 Super Sabre Resources & References

Development of the F-100 is often cited as having been spurred by the Korean War, but North American had been planning for a Sabre successor well before the conflict started. The F-86 was used...

Vickers Type 432 high-altitude fighter

Even as Spitfires and Hurricanes flown by the “Few” were engaged in mortal combat with Bf 109s and He 111Fs during the Battle of Britain, the RAF was already looking forward to a time...

North American B-1A

Whereas procurement of the B-70 was doubtful even before the prototype flew, the next aircraft designed as a B-52 replacement came much closer to actually entering service’ and did in fact eventually lead to...

Northrop F-89 Scorpion

Almost forgotten in the shadow of the later Century Series interceptors, Northrop’s F-89 Scorpion was the USAF’s first jet interceptor designed as such from the outset, rather than being an adaptation of a day...