Some common types of modern military aircraft in 2015 include the Sikorsky S-70, the Lockheed Martin F-16, the Mil Mi-18 and the Lockheed Martin C-130. These modern aircraft rank among the most widely-used by militaries ... More » Government & Politics Military

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, commissioned for service in 2015, is a single-seat single-engine aircraft. The F-35A is roughly 50 feet long, 35 feet wide and 17 feet tall. The F-35 has two internal weapons bays, ... More » Government & Politics Military

Used military aircraft are available for purchase by the public include trainers, combat planes, transport, and patrol and reconnaissance planes. These aircraft include helicopters, propeller planes and jets, and militar... More » Government & Politics Military

United States Navy aircraft include the F35-C Lightning II, F/A-18C Hornet, E-2C Hawkeye, P-8A Poseidon and C-2A Greyhound. The F-35 Lightning is a single seat, multi-purpose fighter deployable for reconnaissance mission... More » Government & Politics Military

The latest version of the C-130 Airlifter is the Lockheed Martin C-130 Super Hercules as of 2015. The Super Hercules is the longest running C-130 series aircraft to still be in production. More » Vehicles Airplanes & Helicopters

On Oct. 30 1963, a C-130 Hercules flown by Lt. James H. Flatley III made 21 unarrested full-stop landings, and 21 unassisted takeoffs from the USS Forrestal. As of 2015, the C-130 holds the record for heaviest aircraft e... More » Government & Politics Military

Life in the U.S. military involves living in the barracks for basic training, during which each recruit must pass a physical fitness test. Day-to-day military life varies for each recruit, particularly after basic traini... More » Government & Politics Military