History of Aviation

Messerschmitt Bf 109 B – The German High-Flyer

Take a look at our in-depth analysis of the tier IV Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter and learn what made it the principal, initial fighter of the German Luftwaffe.

Beware the Night Witches! - Russia's Deadly Female Pilots

When Germany threatened Russia in World War II, they needed pilots. They got the brave women known as the Night Witches.

Pearl Harbor: A Day of Remembrance

We recognize Pearl Harbor Day this weekend with a historical remembrance.

Grumman F3F: The Biplane Superstar

We shine a light on the one and only tier III biplane, and show you why the F3F Grumman will exceed your expectations.

Spitfire I: A British Legend

We take a look at the history of this legendary fighter and tell you how to best use it in the game.

The Red Tail Angels

In honor of Black History Month, we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the historical accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces.

First Flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat

The 'ace-maker' first took to the skies in June of 1942 and would go on to become one of the most feared Allied aircraft for the Axis to see on the horizon. This spotlight comes to us courtesy of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Surviving Falls Without Parachutes

A look back at some of the fortunate souls who've managed to survive a fall from an airplane sans parachute.

The First Flight of the Lavochkin La-15

Today we're honoring the first official flight of the Lavochkin La-15 by looking back at this particular aircraft, its impact on aviation history, as well as how it laid the groundwork for some of its predecessors.

History Spotlight: Douglas C-47

Not every plane vital to the war effort was fast flying or gun carrying; the National WWII Museum brings us a closer look at the Douglas C-47.