The C-5 Galaxy developed by the American manufacturer Lockheed in the late 1960s is a giant among military cargo aircraft. When it came into service nearly half a century ago it was the largest aircraft in the world. We take a look back at the history of this monster of the skies, still deployed today.
Landing a fighter plane with no front landing gear – that was the extraordinary feat of a US Navy pilot, who gently posed the nose of his McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier on a special tool designed for this type of emergency. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
An A400M has successfully completed the first air-to-air refuelling of another A400M. The trailblazing manoeuvre has just taken place above Seville, in southern Spain. Over fifty contacts were carried out during two test flights using the centreline hose. Watch the video with no comment. Read the article.
France has just deployed its aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle, in the Mediterranean as strategic support to intensify air strikes against ISIL. This is the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and only nuclear-powered carrier in operation today.
Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus has just completed its maiden flight. The United States Air Force's future tanker, will eventually replace the ageing KC-135 Stratotanker. A small comparison is required to find out what its asset are.