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Science | Military | Aircraft

This section covers the workings of military aircraft, including fighter jets and attack helicopters. Learn how these aircraft work and how they are used in military operations.

Modern

Modern

Gaining exposure in the Korean War, and coming of age in Vietnam, advances in military aircraft, such as the jet engine, have enabled armed forces to fight faster, farther and with fewer lost pilots. See more »

World War I

World War I

World War I was the first real use of aircraft in major military operations and it changed the face of war forever. Explore the most famous models and how they were used to penetrate enemy lines. See more »

World War II

World War II

World War II was fought in the air as much as it was on the ground, with entire squadrons of fighter planes and bombers engaging in combat. Explore some of the most famous types of World War II airplanes and learn how they were used in combat operations. See more »

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