The perfection of jet takeoffs from aircraft carriers in one photo

Fighter jets and aircraft carriers and fighter jets taking off of aircraft carriers are some of our favorite things in the world for so many reasons. One of them is just how perfect each launch has to be. Just look at how the wheels of the jet reach the end of the aircraft carrier as the fighter jet achieves lift off. » 3/18/15 5:51pm 3/18/15 5:51pm

This jet-powered boat is going impossibly fast

Yowza. I think if I hopped on this jet-powered boat in New Zealand my hair would fall out, my neck would get stretched out and my face would be permanently smushed in. It goes fast. Like a runaway roller coaster that's off its track fast. I mean, look how quickly it zips in and around the turns of the canyon. » 3/17/15 11:01pm 3/17/15 11:01pm

The Rafale really looks like a fighter from the future in these images

These images may or may not correspond to a refueling incident between a KC-135 Stratotanker and a French Air Force's Rafale jet fighter, but I don't really care because they are just an excuse to say that this is perhaps the coolest, most space-invaders-looking jet flying today. » 5/19/14 7:41pm 5/19/14 7:41pm

Navy Looks for New Jet, on Top of Its Trillion-Dollar Model

On Friday, the Navy quietly released a "market survey" asking the big defense contractors for their "candidate[s]" for "strike fighter aircraft" in the decades to come. Which is a little weird, considering the Pentagon is currently spending a trillion dollars on just such an aircraft: the troubled Joint Strike Fighter. » 4/17/12 7:01am 4/17/12 7:01am