The Most Iconic Military Aircraft of All Time

One of the biggest stars in Hollywood isn't even a person. America has always been fascinated by aircraft, speed, and explosions. We see military aircraft star in some of our favorite movies, but what do we know about them?

A-10 Wart Hog

The “A-10 Warthog” – also known as a “tank buster” – looks as mean and powerful as it is The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the U.S. Air Force's primary low-altitude close air support aircraft.

Air Force One – VC-25A

Technically, Air Force One is any aircraft the President is aboard, but we tend to think of it as the VC-25A. A Boeing VC-25 is a modified 747 operated by the United States Air Force.

B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 developed a reputation for toughness. Many severely damaged B-17s still safely returned to base. The B-17s dropped more bombs during World War II than any other U.S. aircraft.

B-25 Mitchell

The twin-engine B-25 bomber was a staple of the Allied air forces throughout World War II. It specialized in either high-level or low-level bombing, strafing, photoreconnaissance, submarine patrol, and even as a fighter.

B-29 Superfortress

One of the largest aircraft used in World War II was the B-29. The Superfortress was a remarkably sophisticated bomber equipped with remote-controlled machine-gun turrets, a pressurized interior, and a fire control system.

B-52 Stratofortress

The B-52 is perhaps the most capable bomber in U.S. history. The Stratofortress continues to be a critical contributor to the U.S. thanks to its large payload, long range, and ability to employ nuclear and conventional weapons.

Bell 222

The Bell 222 has two Lycoming turboshaft engines and a sleek body.

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