Opinion: The End Of History And The Last Manned Fighter?

Credit: U.S. Air Force
For decades, politicians and defense officials have expected the manned fighter to die, for myriad technological and strategic reasons. In the 1930s, then-U.K. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin claimed “the bomber will always get through” and that defensive fighters were therefore futile. The U.K.’s...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.