Airplane Parachute System [Video]

Oct 3 2012

Check out how this airplane's wing snaps in mid-air while the pilot is performing maneuvers. Luckily, his airplane was equipped with a parachute...

See more videos

GAU8 Cannon

General Electric GAU–8

Mar 6 2012

The General Electric GAU–8/A Avenger is a 30mm hydraulically–driven seven-barrel Gatling–type rotary cannon that is mounted on the USA's Fairchild Republic A–10 Thunderbolt II. It is among the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannons in the US military and the world. The A–10 Thunderbolt was basically designed around this cannon.

View Post

See more photo posts

How to Land a 35-Ton, 4-Engine Military Cargo Aircraft Inside of a Soccer Stadium

Dec 26 2011

After a failed helicopter rescue mission during a 1980 hostage crisis in Iran, US government had to come up with another way of airlifting injured people along with a handful of Delta Force. The only problem was safely landing something large enough to carry 52 people, inside of a soccer stadium and then airlifting everyone to a nearby air carrier.

Read the rest

See more articles