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Day: <span>June 29, 2022</span>

X-4: The Worst X-Plane Ever?

Meet the X-4: Experimental aircraft are generally associated with going faster or higher than any plane before it. The association is merited. The X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first plane to ever break the sound barrier; the X-2 went faster than its predecessor; the X-15 still holds speed and altitude records today, sixty […]

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S-3 Viking: Why the Navy Misses Its Submarine-Killer Plane

“Skol Vikings!” is the battle cry of the Minnesota Vikings NFL franchise and its long-suffering fanbase. Well, in the case of the Lockheed S-3 Viking antisubmarine warfare (ASW) warplane, “SKOL” could very well be an acronym (Lord knows we military types love to dine on our alphabet soup) for “Sub Killer Out Lurking.” After writing […]

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