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Radar – Avoiding Detection for Fun and Profit

“Threading the needle”, they called it. The fine art of navigating your way between enemy radar sites without being detected, so you could strike your target without opposition. They can’t shoot at what they can’t see, right? These days I tend to enjoy more peaceful...
Black Noses – Why Did Airliners Have Them?

Black Noses – Why Did Airliners Have Them?

Why did airliners and other planes once had black noses? And what changed since, making it so rare to see aircraft with such noses today? In pictures of older jets, turboprops and even some piston-engined aircraft, we can often see them sporting black noses. Sometimes...