[Photo] Caught in a huge Afghan sandstorm inside the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules

An Afghan sandstorm can literally turn day in night in a matter of seconds and these images show what the event looks like as seen from inside the cockpit of a C-130J Hercules waiting to taxi for a local mission.

Sandstorms move extremely fast and can completely obscurate large areas in a very short time.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.