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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.

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How Apache Helicopters Work

An Apache helicopter went down near the Iraqi town of Taji yesterday -- it's the third helicopter to go down in Iraq in 10 days.


How do they deice airplanes?

 How do they deice airplanes?

Deicing airplanes is a common practice during winter time. Find out why airlines wait until the last minute to deice airplanes and how deicing works. See more »

How Laser-firing Jets Will Work

 How Laser-firing Jets Will Work

Laser-firing jets are now being developed by the U.S. military. Learn how laser-firing jets will work. See more »

How Drone Strikes Work

 How Drone Strikes Work

Drone strikes are often planned for specific targets, but the reality of a stirke isn't so exact. Learn how drone strikes work. See more »

How No-fly Zones Work

 How No-fly Zones Work

No-fly zones are employed by NATO and the U.N. to protect civilian populations. Learn about the enforcement and effectiveness of no-fly zones. See more »

Watch Your Six: Military Jet Pictures

 Watch Your Six: Military Jet Pictures

This military jets image gallery shows some of the planes used by the U.S. Air Force. Take a flight through these military jet pictures. See more »

How Military Flyovers Work

 How Military Flyovers Work

Military flyovers are explained in this article. Learn about military flyovers. See more »

How the MQ-9 Reaper Works

 How the MQ-9 Reaper Works

The MQ-9 Reaper is one of the latest unmanned aerial vehicles in development. Read about the MQ-9 Reaper and how UAV technology is being used by the Air Force. See more »

Mikoyan-Guryevich MiG-15

 Mikoyan-Guryevich MiG-15

The Soviet Mikoyan-Guryevich MiG-15 airplane surpassed its American opponents in many areas. Find facts and specifications for this fighter airplane. See more »

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

 McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II lacked looks but had versatility and armament capability to spare. Learn about this classic fighter airplane. See more »

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter

 Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter

The Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter directly led to the success of the Persian Gulf War. Learn about this classic fighter airplane. See more »