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[Photo] Aboard USS George H.W. Bush: the aircraft carrier that launched first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

Aug 08 2014
These are some action shots from the only photographer to have been on USS George H.W. Bush out in the Gulf few days before it launched the first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq.

On Aug. 8, at approximately 10:45 UTC, ...

This photo shows how F-22s get rid of external fuel tanks to achieve full stealthiness

Aug 08 2014
This is how an F-22 Raptor becomes (completely) stealth.

Even if it has internal weapons bays, the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter plane relies on unstealthy fuel tanks when it needs to increase its range. Obviously, air-to-air refueling from a tanker is ...

The story of the pilot who flew the North American X-15 experimental rocket aircraft at the edge of outer space

Aug 07 2014
Designed to study the problems of hypersonic flight, the North American X-15, carrying only 90 seconds worth of fuel could reach Mach 5+ and altitudes between 100K and 300K feet.

The North American X-15 was a rocket-powered, missile-shaped manned aircraft operated ...

“I was sitting on top of a flying A-6” The story of a lucky Intruder crew member who survived a partial ejection from a KA-6D

Aug 06 2014
This things happen once every some million flights.

The KA-6D was a tanker version of the A-6 attack aircraft obtained by converting existing Intruder airframes: radar and bombing equipment were removed and replaced with an internal hose-and-reel refueling package, with the drogue fairing ...

[Photo] Croatian Mig-21 experiencing engine fire moments before crashing

Aug 06 2014
Impressive photo shows Croatian Air Force Mig-21 about to crash following engine failure.

On Aug. 5, at around 2:47 PM LT, a Croatian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed “121″ crashed in an uninhabited the area at ​​Donja Lomnica near Velika Gorica, ...

Israeli Hermes drone over Gaza with dorsal satellite antenna

Aug 05 2014
A new image coming from Gaza shows an Israeli Hermes UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) carrying two (still unknown) pods and dorsal antenna.

Taken over Gaza City on Aug. 3 by AP’s Dusan Vranic, the photo is not only extremely beautiful because ...

Military Aviation

Aug 20 2014
A-10 taking off from Bagram, as seen from inside the cockpit. Here’s an interesting footage filmed with a GoPro camera from ...
Aug 20 2014
Two Italian Air Force Tornado jets have crashed after colliding midair in central east Italy. While search of the four missing pil...

Drones

Aug 18 2014
With a series of tests conducted aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt the Navy’s unmanned X-47B drone demonstrated its ability to o...
Aug 05 2014
A new image coming from Gaza shows an Israeli Hermes UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) carrying two (still unknown) pods and dorsal an...

Aviation Safety

Aug 20 2014
Two Italian Air Force Tornado jets have crashed after colliding midair in central east Italy. While search of the four missing pil...
Aug 15 2014
Two NF-5s belonging to the Turkish aerobatics team, Turkish Stars, almost collided over Konya, during a display practice. Filmed i...

Rogue States

Aug 17 2014
Luhansk fighters have shot down another Ukrainian Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum On Sunday Aug. 17, pro-Russia separatists have shot dow...
Aug 16 2014
A humanitarian aid air drop as you have never seen it. The following footage was filmed by a Litening III reconnaissance pod of a ...

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