Fighter Aircraft: The Quest For Speed
The rare combination to power and grace lends high performance aircraft a fascination all their own. Hurdling through the atmosphere at extraordinary velocities they traverse oceans and continents, accomplishing in a few hours what journeys would cost in painful labor and time. Making these airplanes faster has been a long endeavor in fuel and technology. One element remains constant - pilots.
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