Military Airplanes: Military aircraft that have made history, and that have driven technical innovation in aviation. For several decades now, it has been aircraft above all that have decided the outcome of military conflicts. No wonder that unimaginable sums have been invested in their development.
Engineers around the world assiduously improve the speed, range, versatility, and armament of military aircraft, thus decisively advancing innovation in aviation. Ultimate Vehicles showcases the best fighters, bombers, and transport aircraft. It is the result of the largest armaments program of all time: the F-35 Lightning II. When developing it, engineers had to satisfy numerous demands at once: a stealth aircraft with high speed and excellent avionics. In addition, it had to have vertical and short takeoff capability.
How well was this mammoth task executed? Its maneuverability is unparalleled, and today it is considered one of the best fighter jets in the world. “Ultimate Vehicles” presents the technical features responsible for this. One day it will be the longest-serving military aircraft: the B-52 Stratofortress. It is planned to be used for about 90 years. What is behind this legendary airplane’s longevity?
And how does a plane with a 56-meter wingspan take off and land? The Airbus A400M is considered the most modern transport aircraft in the world. For a propeller aircraft of this weight, it can fly unusually fast and high – but also slow and low – thus making it incredibly versatile.