Saturday, August 20, 2011

China's Shenyang F-6

China's answer to Russia's Mig-19 "Farmer" was the Shenyang F-6 a slick little plane that could do 960 mph flat out at altitude. Tested secretly by the U.S. during the Viet Nam conflict, the Shenyang F-6 was deemed more formidable than the faster Mig-21. Although slower, the Shenyang was more maneuverable, a distinct advantage at a time when most dogfights happened below the speed of sound. First flown December 17, 1958, the F-6 remains in service in several countries albeit mostly as a trainer.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

F-86 Sabre Cockpit

The class act of the early Cold War - America's F-86 Sabre. You didn't sit in a plane. The plane became an extension of you.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Man 'O War

The Art of Boris Vallejo

The Other Lisa Matthews

Everyone knows Playmate Lisa Matthews, but before she was born, a model of the same name was gracing the pages of mens' magazines and defying gravity with her enormous talents.