News Listings for North American F-100 Super Sabre

  • The 10 business aircraft that changed the world: No. 1

    News | 23 May 2011 23:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Neither the largest nor the fastest, the Learjet Model 23/24 series is the most important business aircraft in history.
  • Hawker Hunter Aviation's new model air force

    News | 17 Dec 2007 11:36 | Richard Scott

    NEW MODEL AIR FORCE Few British military aircraft of the jet age arouse such passion and endearment as the Hawker Hunter. Entering operational service...
  • Heroic failures

    News | 17 Dec 2002 00:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK/WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>The 1950s are often regarded as the Golden Years of aircraft design. But imaginative concepts did not always prove practical</p> <p>The path of aviation progress over the past 100 years has not been smooth or straight. There have been many detours and dead-ends on the way from the Wright Flyer to today's aircraft. There are fewer blind alleys these days because the industry can ill-afford to make mistakes, but in the heady post-war years, anything seemed possible.</p> <p>The 1950s were the heyday for heroic failures. Fuelled by the technical advances of the Second World War and steered by the political insecurities of the new world order, the aircraft industry acknowledged few boundaries to its capabilities. Unfortunately, back then, the speed of technological advance was outpaced only by the rapidity with which military thinking could change, and many a bold concept was proved solid only to see the requirement evaporate.</p> <p>Ideas came thi