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Bubble Bath for an F-35 Lightning II

Bubble Bath for an F-35 Lightning II

How do you celebrate your country’s first permanently stationed F-35A Lightning II? The Netherlands did it with a bubble bath. To be clear, the Royal Netherlands Air Force did not do this intentionally. The Dutch are expecting to replace their fleet of F-16 Fighting...

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160th SOAR in the Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Raid

160th SOAR in the Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Raid

We recently learned the news about the mission to capture the leader of ISIS, Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi, during Operation Kayla Mueller. The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) units performing the mission launched from Iraq and traveled hundreds of miles across Syria....

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Jet Friday: Fastest U-turn in History

Jet Friday: Fastest U-turn in History

Black Rock Desert is a very flat and open expanse 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada. It’s also the home of two successful land speed records. This is not the story of one of those. A professional race car driver, Craig Breedlove, was determined to set the land speed...

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The Vietnam Pilot Who Earned the MOH in a THUD

The Vietnam Pilot Who Earned the MOH in a THUD

The F-105 Thunderchief project began in 1951 and was introduced into service in 1958 as a replacement for the F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber. The single-seat Thunderchief was a fighter-bomber capable of near Mach 2 and originally developed to be a nuclear attack...

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The First Flight That Technically Wasn’t

The First Flight That Technically Wasn’t

As popular an aircraft as the F-16 Fighting Falcon (Viper) is, it was not warmly welcomed when it was in development. Those against this small single-engine air superiority fighter were concerned it would be a threat to its larger big brother, the F-15 Eagle, a...

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Jet Friday: How Do You Start a Jet Engine

Jet Friday: How Do You Start a Jet Engine

In previous Jet Friday articles, we have covered the jet engine by showing how one works and how turbojets operate in extremely high altitudes at very high speeds. In this article, we will show you how a jet engine gets started. Though there are differences in how a...

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