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Despite the hopes of the bomber advocates and the fears of many others, the start of World War Two did not see one or two knock-out blows by bomber aircraft pulverising key elements of any combatant nation. No cities were flattened, and even into the May 1940 German advance bombing attacks were crucial only when combined with the threat or use of ground forces.
Lockheed Martin has flown the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the German Luftwaffe. The aircraft, serial number 55+01 (c/n 5930), made its maiden flight from Marietta, Georgia, on November 8
A further milestone in the US Air Force KC-46A Pegasus programme has been reached with delivery of the first two aircraft to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL), New Jersey, for the 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings (AMWs). These were the 49th and 50th KC-46A deliveries
Over budget and besieged with problems, Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus continues to come under scrutiny. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update
The US carrier plans to use the aircraft on transcontinental services between New York and Los Angeles