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5th Generation F-35 Fighter Competition Stealth

Switzerland Chooses the F-35

It’s official, Switzerland has chosen the Lockheed Martin F35A Lightning II as its newest fighter plane.  In a 5.5 Billion Dollar deal that adds a 15th nation to the growing base of F35 users, the agreement also comes alongside an additional 2.1 Billion dollar deal to buy the surface to air Patriot missile defense system.

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Bomber Cold War

B-58 Hustler

The Convair B58 Hustler was the world’s first operational Mach 2 bomber.  Designed to fly high and fast to quickly penetrate the soviet union and deliver its nuclear payload, The B58 served for nearly a decade from March of 1960 until January of 1970.  Everything about the B58 was designed for speed: its narrow fuselage with the three crew members sitting in tandem, a delta wing, and surprisingly the lack of a bomb bay.