The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency.
In 1959 the CIA selected Lockheed's A-12 over a Convair proposal called KINGFISH.
This section deals with reports and records pertaining to Air Force History.
Stealth technology also known as LO technology (low observable technology) is a sub-discipline of military electronic countermeasures
Project Isinglass was the code name given to two heavily classified, manned reconnaissance aircraft studied by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
On December 21, 1979, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) AD-1 Oblique Wing Research Aircraft (OWRA) took off
On a hot and humid July day in 2003, a pair of small supersonic jet airplanes took off together from Cecil Field, a former naval air station on the eastern edge of Jacksonville, FL.
The Lun-class ekranoplan (NATO reporting name Duck) was a ground effect aircraft designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeev and used by the Soviet and Russian navies
This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130
This sampling of newly released saucer-type aircraft documents contain detailed technical data and drawings
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an unpiloted aircraft. UAVs come in two varieties: some are controlled from a remote location
Project Silver Bug was the American "Black" project version of the Avro Aircraft Canada Y-2 undertaken by the United States Air Force in 1953.
Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) is a term used to describe aircraft that are able to take-off or land vertically or on short runways.
On 4 January 1955 the USAF issued Systems Requirement SR-12 for the Weapons System WS-118P high-speed reconnaissance vehicle.
This series documents important aspects of the war in Southeast Asia.
Aurora (also credited as the SR-91 Aurora) is the popular name for a hypothesised United States reconnaissance aircraft, believed to be capable of hypersonic flight (speeds of over Mach 5).
The X-planes are a series of experimental United States aircraft (and some rockets) used for testing of new technologies and usually kept highly secret during development.
A parasite aircraft is an aircraft which is carried, and air launched by, a mother ship aircraft.
The following is a list of misc. documents pertaining to military aircraft. In a way, these still have to be organized into proper categories, but for now reside on this page.
The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a swing-wing fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau in the Soviet Union.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a stealth ground attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force.
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a multirole heavy bomber with "low observable" stealth technology...
A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and one fighter jet flying at low altitude led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan
The A-12 Avenger II was an American aircraft program from McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics