Fighter Jet

The story of a Soviet gun that kept destroying its own aircraft

GSh-6-30, the Soviet counterpart to the American GAU-8, was immensely powerful... As long as it did not blow up the aircraft that carried it....


Top 10 reasons to stop comparing fighter jets

Everybody loves arguing over which fighter jet is better. But does it make sense to do so?...


Top 10 most advanced fighter jets in 2021

Fighter jets are the most powerful aircraft in any military. Let’s count the top 10 most advanced of them operated by air forces of the world in 2021....


Indonesia eager to order Dassault Rafale jets by 2021

French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly confirmed that her Indonesian counterpart was eager to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale jets as soon as possible....


Top 10 most advanced fighter jets in 2020

As more and more superpowers of the world move to fifth-generation fighter jets, we look at the top 10 most advanced Fighter Jets in 2020!...


Boeing promises to invest $61B into Canada if it selects F-18

Boeing says it will invest $61 billion and create 250,000 jobs if Canada selects F-18 over F-35 and Gripen for its Future Fighter Capability Project.  ...


The secretive third life of F-117 Nighthawk

Few planes are as iconic and as mysterious as the F-117. Although officially retired, the Nighthawk continues to appear in one secretive exploit after another....


Chinese fighter jet crash caused by bird strike

A Chinese fighter jet suffered a bird strike in-flight during combat training. The bird strike caused a sudden engine shut down, causing the jet to crash, Chinese local media reported. The pilot ejected himself safely....


USAF already flew full-scale next-generation fighter prototype

Taking the aviation world by surprise, Dr. Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, revealed that a full-scale prototype of a next-generation fighter jet was already flown by the United States Air Force....


Photo of new FC-31 Chinese stealth jet prototype emerges

New photo of FC-31 Gyrfalcon, China’s second 5th generation stealth fighter and a competitor to Lockheed Martin F-35, started circulating on Chinese social media. It shows an upgraded and refurbished jet in what may have been a flight test....