These historic fighter planes have become literal parts of history. Incorporated into war monuments, these incredible machines remind us of battles won and lost.
The mysteriously inept and failure of a fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, has another failed notch to mark down in its resume of grounded awfulness: an F-22 Raptor crashed today in Florida, a quarter mile ease of the runway. Luckily, the pilot managed to eject from the aircraft safely.
In what historians are calling the aviation equivalent to finding King Tut's tomb, a World War II fighter plane has been found in the Sahara desert 70 years after it crashed. Even more impressive, the plane is perfectly preserved—it hasn't been touched and hasn't even been seen until now.
New pictures just popped up at the AirVenture symposium showing off two pics of what the Air Force hopes will eventually wage air war in the years to come.
Solid as it looks shown here with all of its precious ordnance, the F/A-18 F Super Hornet strike fighter gets assembled one tiny piece at a time like anything else. See it all happen in glorious time-lapse photography:
Lockheed Martin has made an awesome video—hosted by experimental test pilot Alan Norman—showing the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II combat airplanes, which include an exclusive view on the F-35 demon pilot helmet targeting system.
The Lockheed Martin F-22a Raptor is fast, has a long range, and is more maneuverable than any other jet in the sky, but it's crazy dumb when it comes to sending out its data to other jets and ground control. Pilots of the speedy aircraft are required to talk fast, telling other pilots in the area what targets they've…