The initial production airplanes, the first training F/A-18s have been in service with VFA-125 since November 1980. The new capabilities introduced by the F/A-18 have met with an enthusiastic response among operating personnel. More >>
The F-117A Nighthawk is the world's first operational aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The unique design of the single-seat F-117A provides exceptional combat capabilities. More >>
NicknameApache Maximum Altitude21,000 Feet Top Speed184 mph Range300 miles The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engine, four bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-deliveryMore >>
NicknameHarrier Vectored Thrust Range2,416 Miles 3,380 sorties in Desert Storm A joint effort by British Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas resulted in the development of the AV-8A Harrier II whichMore >>
The KC-135 Stratotanker's principal mission is air refueling. This asset greatly enhances the U. S. Air Force's capability to accomplish its mission of Global Engagement. It also provides aerial refuelingMore >>
NicknameTweet Fundamental trainer Wingspan33 feet Top speed410 mph The T-37 Tweet is a twin-engine jet used for training undergraduate pilots, undergraduate navigator and tactical navigator studentsMore >>
NicknameWarthog Wingspan57.5 Feet Top Speed439 mph The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple,More >>
The Black Hawk is a multi-purpose helicopter that serves as the US Army's principal tactical transport helicopter (replacing the UH-1 Huey series). The UH-60 has been adapted for medical evacuation, command and control, reconnaissance, special operations forces insertion , Search And Rescue, Electronic Warfare/Electronic Intelligence, and general utility missions, with naval variants employed for Anti- Submarine Warfare and SAR. It is flown by several other nations in military configurations.
The fuselage has a side-by-side, 2-seat flight deck forward. The flight deck is the open to the passenger/cargo cabin, which has a volume of 410 cu ft. Normal troop load-out is 11, but high-density seating permits 14 troops to be carried. For self-protection, 7.62-mm machine guns are fitted on pintle mounts at each cabin door.