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A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets

For the better part of a century, US pilots have fought to control the sky over battlefields all around the world. Fighter aircraft have always been at the leading edge of those battles, and the US has fielded some of the most advanced fighters ever built. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets
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Car builders make hot rods out of World War II fighter plane belly tanks

After World War II, US junkyards were filled with discarded fighter planes and their leftover parts. Racers became particularly interested in their drop tanks, the extra fuel cell these planes carried. From these “belly tanks” they began building hot rods that are still popular amongst enthusiasts today. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Car builders make hot rods out of World War II fighter plane belly tanks
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These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came […]
These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force