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The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

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English Electric Lightning F Mk.6 by Peter Doll (Airfix 1/48)

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Vulcan bomber probably the most graceful weapon of mass destruction the world will ever know

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Latest Military Technology Reviews, News and Tactical Equipments…

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British Hawk very low pass

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An 8th Air Force North American P-51D with auxiliary fuel tanks flies above the clouds over England.

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English Electric Lightning with over-wing fuel tanks

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"The Bigger the Better" seemed to work for airplanes, just like it worked for dinosaurs - for a while - Of course you can fly the latest Airbus today, but vintage giant planes still evoke a certain fascination and a sadness of their demise. Their stupendous size seemed to fuel dreams of daring-do and glamour..

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Infographic: World's Largest Passenger Aircraft, the Airbus A380

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