The Boeing 720B

With the launch of the Jet Age with its 707-100 series, Boeing soon found itself at a competitive disadvantage with Douglas, who already had an established world-wide network of agents, representatives and salesmen to market its DC-8 jet. To counter this, according to Ron Davies in Pan Am-An Airline and Its Aircraft, Boeing produced what it…

MiG-15

Role Fighter Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich First flight: 30 December 1947 Introduction: 1949 Status: Trainers in service Primary users Soviet Air Force PLA Air Force Korean People’s Air Force 41 others Number built: ~12,000 + ~6,000 under licence Developed into Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB for the Soviet…

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

A German F-104F in 1960. In 1962 this aircraft crashed along with three others after a pilot error Fighters with Pakistan Air Force The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF). One of the Century Series of fighter aircraft, it was operated…

Shenyang F 6

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force Mikoyan MIG-19; Shenyang F 6     Built in large numbers than any other version of the MiG-19 and now the only model still serving in substantial numbers, the MiG-19SF has a secondary ground attack role and (apart from the Chinese-built version) is now largely confined to the V-VS FA…

Aircraft 1903-1918

At the beginning of the First World War, aircraft were frail machines, unarmed and suitable only for reconnaissance duties. By its end,  pilots in swift, heavily armed fighters were shooting each other out of the sky over the Western Front, bombers were showering high-explosive and incendiary bombs on battlefield and town alike; the first dive…