Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, can come face to face with the best collection of military aircraft in the world. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked it out.
The aircraft maker says a $76 million contract will let it start upgrading the U.S. Air Force's aging but still potent fleet of heavy bombers.
The first one flew in 1952. And the youngest one in the Air Force -- and there are about 90 total -- is still flying after a half-century.
The iconic aircraft of the Cold War made its debut flight in 1952. The Air Force says the bomber could easily still be flying in the year 2040.
X-51A WaveRider scheduled to be dropped over Pacific Ocean in December inaugural test flight.
A symbol of incredible might and a harbinger of deadly consequences, B-52s were America's long-range bombers for nearly 30 years. They could travel 6,000 miles without refueling and could carry 60,000 pounds of bombs.
USAF engineers design thermal curtain to protect aircrews from blinding nuclear explosions. The curtains resemble common windshield sunshades used in passenger cars.
The group's long-awaited new LP "Funplex" is electric, irreverent, and clever. Download a free MP3 of "Hot Corner" courtesy of CNET Download Music.
The American Air Museum and the Imperial War Museum in Duxford house everything from an A-10 to an SR-71 to a B-52 and a B-29. Here's a full photo tour.
The Pentagon has plenty of high-tech advances on tap for the coming year. Think drones, of course, but also laser weapons, cyberwarfare, and the ageless B-52.