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A Tribute to the Great Airplanes of World War II, the Cold War and Modern Times

This website is a tribute to the great military planes and commercial airplanes of the past, and to the people who designed, built, flew, and serviced these aircraft.

We provide first-hand commentary, specifications, history and original photographs of great World War II planes such as the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress, and modern-era military aircraft such as the SR-71 Blackbird as well.

From the Enola Gay to the Boeing 747, from the B-25 Mitchell to the F-4 Phantom, and the great warbirds and civil aviation airliners in between ... we remember.

Enjoy your flight back to the past!

New Features: Airplane Nose Art, Buzz Numbers, Naval Aviation and More!

We're adding new features to the website in 2017, including additional stories, reviews and original photographs. Some recent additions:

Continued Evolution of This Website Series

We originally launched in 2012. Since then, it has grown into a large site covering a variety of aviation-related topics. In 2015, we split the website into more-focused topics based on our viewers' interests. Now we offer the following websites:

Airplanes of WWII, the Cold War and modern times ... Explore now!
Airplane boneyards after World War II and active boneyards today ... maps, photographs, tours and more ... visit there now! Airliner Spotter guides and tips for Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft Airplane exhibits, museums, and air parks ... maps, photographs, reviews, and more ... visit there now!