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These may be the only F-22’s Achilles’ heels in a dogfight against 4th gen fighter jets

Sep 30 2014
Considered almost unbeatable in the air-to-air role, the F-22 successfully debuted in combat, taking part in air strikes against ISIS targets. But what if the F-22 found a 4th Gen. opponent?

Even though we don’t know much details about them, missions ...

Video shows U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber taking gas during Syria air strikes through NVGs

Sep 29 2014
B-Roll of a U.S. Air Force B-1 “Lancer” refueling mid-air during a night air strike in Syria.

Beginning on Sept. 23, B-1B bombers of the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess AFB, deployed to Al Udeid airbase, in Qatar, have taken part ...

Super Cool Night Photos of the F-22 Raptor stealth jets refueling mid-air enroute to Syria

Sep 29 2014
Here are some interesting photographs of the F-22 Raptor of the 1st Fighter Wing, refueling mid-air during strike operations in Syria.

Taken on Sept. 26, the following images were taken from the boomer position aboard a U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender ...

[Photo] M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer flies with three fuel tanks

Sep 28 2014
The M-346 “Master” Advanced Combat Trainer is getting a new type of fuel tank.

Taken at Decimomannu airbase by The Aviationist’s contributor Gian Luca Onnis, the above picture shows an M-346 “Master” advanced combat trainer carrying three 630l (450kg) external fuel ...

RAF Tornado GR4 attack planes perform first strike mission in Iraq (but don’t drop any bomb on ISIS)

Sep 27 2014
Two Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s performed a mission over Iraq. Although they carried some Laser Guided Bombs, the two British attack planes didn’t use them, as they did not find suitable targets.

On Sept. 27, two RAF Tornado GR4s, deployed ...

Italian Navy Elite team conduct disabled submarine rescue training with support of EH-101 Merlin helicopter

Sep 27 2014
Italian Navy EH-101 support SPAG (Submarine Parachute Assistance Group) activities of the e Gruppo Operativo Subacquei (G.O.S.) of COMSUBIN (Italian Navy Operational Divers Group).

Support of SPAG activities is among the tasks assigned to the 1° Gruppo Elicotteri, based at Luni, ...

Military Aviation

Sep 30 2014
Considered almost unbeatable in the air-to-air role, the F-22 successfully debuted in combat, taking part in air strikes against I...
Sep 29 2014
B-Roll of a U.S. Air Force B-1 “Lancer” refueling mid-air during a night air strike in Syria. Beginning on Sept. 23, B...

Drones

Sep 22 2014
It looks like Hezbollah is using its weaponized drones to attack Al Qaeda targets in Lebanon. Not only Hamas operates armed UAVs (...
Sep 19 2014
Did you know RAF delivered its five Reaper UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) as if they were model kits? The Royal Air Force has just ...

Aviation Safety

Sep 15 2014
The famous episode when an Israeli Air Force F-15 was able to land with one wing. The F-15 is not only a famous MiG Killer. The le...
Sep 11 2014
Take off and landing from an aircraft carrier can be extremely dangerous. Even if they are extremely important to project power ac...

Rogue States

Sep 30 2014
Considered almost unbeatable in the air-to-air role, the F-22 successfully debuted in combat, taking part in air strikes against I...
Sep 29 2014
B-Roll of a U.S. Air Force B-1 “Lancer” refueling mid-air during a night air strike in Syria. Beginning on Sept. 23, B...

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