The first swing-wing production aircraft, the F-111.
The swing-wing bomber, the Rockwell B-1 Lancer.
The AH-64 was unlike any helicopter. It could fly where no other aircraft could.
The most lethal Close Air Support fixed wing aircraft ever flown.
Can travel at three times the speed of sound; even after a half century after it's first flight, its still one of aviation's most interesting achievements.
Biggest single engine fighter of its day; became known as the one-man air force; biggest single-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft ever built.
Defying current trends in fighter aircrafts; agile, easy-maintenance and low-cost; the supersonic aircraft was designed for operation by more than thirty U.S. allied nations.
The C130 Hercules covered a multitude of uses including airborne assault, search and rescue and maritime patrol and aerial firefighting.
The history behind the B29 Superfortress, a four-engine heavy bomber that was flown from the end of World War II through the Korean War.
World's first vertical takeoff and landing fixed-wing aircraft; first jet to have hovering capabilities.
Resistance to the long-range Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress evaporates with the blitzkrieg.
The B-52 bomber, first employed in 1952 and designed to drop nuclear payloads anywhere in the world, has survived four decades of service.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter is best known for its use in the Vietnam War.
The Chinook is a versatile aircraft used primarily to transport troops and supplies into combat zones.
The Airacobra gives the Allies a fighting chance with its quick-strike lethal cannon.
The A-26 Invader, a twin-engined light-attack bomber, begins flying missions for the Allies in 1944.
The success of the Vought Corsair leads to the development of a series of new models.
New methods and materials were needed to build the Lockheed SR-71.
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy, Marines and Air Force use the F-4 Phantom II extensively.
The F-110 Super Sabre ushers in the age of supersonic flight.
The controversial F-104 is the mainstay of the U.S. Air Force for nearly three decades.
Despite an inauspicious debut in 1946, the F-84 Thunderjet eventually makes significant contributions to fighter-plane efficiency.
The PBY Catalina, the classic flying boat, earns a brilliant service record during World War II in every theater of the conflict.
Computer technology allows the F/A-18 aircraft to land without the touch of a single flight control.
The single-engine F-16 Falcon has become the warplane of choice for countries unable to make their own.
The F-15 Eagle tactical fighter was designed to gain superiority in air combat when facing a greater number of enemy planes.
The B-25 bomber was known for its adaptability and was used by many Allied air forces during World War II.
The P-51 Mustang becomes one of the greatest long-range fighters in aviation history.
The rugged P-40 serves as the Army Air Force front-line fighter at the start of World War II.
The carrier jet the Skyraider was used by the Navy for three decades and lauded by Air Force engineers.
A look at the most potent fighter aircraft in the U.S. Navy -- the F14 Tomcat.
The Harrier Jump Jet is the only vertical take-off and landing, fixed-wing aircraft.
The Dakota played a crucial role in the D-day invasion and later in Vietnam.
With its unique twin boom airframe and incredible speed, the Forked Tail Devil found a niche in World War II air combat.
America's first helicopter, the Cobra, played a vital role in Vietnam and again, 30 years later, in the Persian Gulf.
The Blackbird is able to fly out of range of air-defense weapons.
The Valkyrie is the largest and fastest bomber ever built.
The Hellcat is created to combat high-speed Japanese fighters.
The F-111 bomber survived more missions than any other plane during the Vietnam War because of its unique swing-wing design.
The P-38 proved to be versatile as it was used as an escort, a fighter and a reconnaissance plane during World War II.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator sees service on global Allied fronts.
Cost overruns and design problems ground the North American Aviation XB-70.
The B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay bombs Hiroshima.
The Douglas C-47 passenger plane becomes a troop transport.
German design innovations are incorporated in North American's F-86 Sabre.
The folding-wing Vought Corsair F-4U is effective in World War II.
The A-7 served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.