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In today's world the embodiment of military might is the American aircraft carrier. These monoliths personify the essence of power and technical achievement. The weapons they have carried over the years have always been at the edge of industrial and scientific achievement and many of the planes used have become icons of aeronautic history.
Half a century after this aircraft first flew it is still in production. It has been hailed by some aviation enthusiasts as one of the most outstanding aircraft to take to the skies. Surprisingly, in this age of jets this most capable aircraft is propeller driven. Not one part of this latest version is from the original model.
In the annals of aeronautic history the plane that takes the place between Republics classic attack fighters, the P47 thunderbolt of the Second World War and their outstanding F105 Thunderchief in the skies of Vietnam, is often skipped over.
Flying through Time we'll take a flying trip through the years of the development of the American Heavy bomber. These planes were the big stick wielded by the US offensive forces, and became the tools of choice in the brinkmanship of the cold war. Today they're the platforms for launching military surgery and the embodiment of US airpower.