25 May '15, 1pm

The Right Stuff: Top 10 US Military Aircraft in Honor of Memorial Day

The Right Stuff: Top 10 US Military Aircraft in Honor of Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us also should consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations. When it comes to US air power, here is my Top 10 defense aircraft that substantially changed air operations since World War II and, in many cases, advanced groundbreaking concepts that led to developments in aerospace technology. All photo credits in the following slideshow are US Air Force except where listed otherwise. Click the image below to begin. 10: Republic F-105 Thunderchief This supersonic jet fighter/bomber could carry more than 12,000 lb of ordnance, as well as a nuclear weapon. Its engine generated 24,500 lb of thrust, and the plane reached 1,390 mph at altitude. Weigh...

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