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?
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.
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.
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.