Norman Polmar is an analyst, consultant, and author specializing in naval, aviation, and science and technology issues. He has been a consultant or advisor on naval-related issues to three U.S. senators, the Speaker of the House, and the Deputy Counselor to the President, as well as to the Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has written or coauthored more than fifty published books and numerous articles on naval, aviation, technology, and intelligence subjects.

Articles by Norman Polmar

Nieuport 28 aircraft taking off from a platform atop a 14-inch gun turret on a U.S. battleship about 1921

The French Connection

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2019
Although not flown by the U.S. Navy during the war, the French-built Nieuport 28 had a role in post-war naval aviation development.
Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino pictured after the arrival of two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircrafts at Maiquetia International Airport

The Russians Are Coming

By Norman Polmar
March 2019
With apologies to the cast and producers of the iconic 1966 film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, the Russians are not coming: they already are back. ...
J.M. Caiella

Historic Aircraft - The Little Birds

By Norman Polmar
June 2014
Probably the world’s best-known helicopter is the Bell H-13—flown by the Navy as the HTL and HUL. Beginning with the feature film M*A*S*H in 1970 and in 256 episodes of ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

The Navy’s First

By Norman Polmar
January 2011
Orville and Wilbur Wright developed the principles of manned, powered flight, first demonstrated on 17 December 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with their Wright Flyer. But it was Glenn ...

Books by Norman Polmar