Some of the most interesting aircraft that have taken part in the Paris Air Show 2013
The following images were taken at Le Bourget, by Erwan Malgras.
They show just a selection of the most interesting aircraft that have attended the Paris Air Show 2013.
The mock up of the Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead, a multi-purpose MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) drone powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-66B turboprop engines designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions worldwide.
The MC-27J, a gunship version of the C-27J Spartan that can be equipped with an ATK GAU-23 30mm precision weapon kit. It can be used to fire all types of NATO 30mm x 173 rounds, as well as the New Super 40 ammunition.
Painted with an aggressive black paint the mini-Spectre showcased at PAS 13 was also equipped with a retractable probe for IFR (In Flight Refueling).
Image credit: FMN
Another interesting attendee, was the super-maneuverable Su-35S.
Another interesting Russian participant was the Yak-130 with its weird anti-FOD system, that attended the airshow amid rumors that it could be sold/borrowed by Russia to Syria.
Finally, the 100th C-295, the first destined to the Royal Omani Air Force in static display, was another of the highlights of this year’s Paris Air Show.
All images Erwan Malgras unless stated otherwise.