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Meteors Over Korea

How did the straight winged Meteor match up against the sweep winged MiG-15? As the Allies first jet fighter during World War II, the Meteor had gone through several versions by the time the Korean War broke out. The F. 8 was last and best day fighter version with a top speed of 550mph at 30,000ft. It was also well armed with four 20mm Hispano cannon. Far superior to the F-86’s six .50 caliber machine guns.

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 Featured Film: Flying Tanks
In the 1930s, maverick inventor and engineer, John Walter Christie proclaimed, ‘the flying tank is a machine to end war.’ It was a bold…

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 Back to the Future? Supersonic Flight in the Decades Ahead
On November 23rd, 2003 the last sonic boom from a passenger airliner faded over the Atlantic Ocean. The sleek ….

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 Featured Film: The Tuskegee Airmen
They were the only fighter pilots to fight on two fronts. One against the Luftwaffe’s best and the other against America’s worst. During World War….

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Featured Film: The Flying Greek
For Steve Pisanos his wish was to fly. But not just as an ordinary pilot. Inspired by an aerobatic performance at the age of 13…

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 Featured Film: A Pair of Hunchbacks
Germany knew the Allies were coming.  The planned invasion of Europe by British, American and Canadian troops was not a question of if, but when…

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Biography: Cpt. Eric Brown
While the end of Capt. Eric Brown’s flying career may have seemed like ‘withdrawal’, his amazing success in the air was not an addiction, but a love…

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Fact or Fiction: Battle of Britain
Often portrayed and as the “Few” against “the many”, the fighter pilots of the RAF were not the sole reason for victory during the summer of 1940…

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Boeing 2707 SST vs Concorde
It was a super sonic challenge. When the British and French announced their plans to build the world’s first super sonic…

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Fact or Fiction: F-20 Tigershark
Fast, maneuverable, easy to fly and easy to maintain the Northrop F-20 Tigershark was a remarkable fighter. Pitched as low cost….

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