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.
Iran claims it’s a new aircraft, but it’s just a +40 years old two-seat F-5…. Iranian media says that a new Iranian fighter jet was exhibited during the National Defense Industry show. Images released by […]
The following video contains footage recorded during VFA-102 “Diamondbacks” 2012 cruise aboard USS George Washington. It includes blue-water ops on and around the aircraft carrier, low level flying in Japan, live firing activity, air combat […]
The Mendonca large, medium speed roll-on, roll-off ship (LSMR) is bringing back to the U.S the F/A-18E Super Hornet that went overboard USS Truman. The F/A-18E Super Hornet that blew overboard USS Truman aircraft carrier […]
What was the Bubble Load in the wings
It is a search-light
Search light. The A and B models had these…guess the Iranians wanted to keep them when they bought the “F”.
If memory serves, that’s the callsign of the guy who made the 2013 Hornet Ball complication…
The F-18 pilot should have done what they did back in the Cold War intercept days and held a Playboy centerfold up for the Iranians to ogle.Who knows, they could have defected!
hahaha…. Not in Obama’s military where Political Correctness wins over military muscle. We shouldn’t offend our Muslim enemies. :))
Could be a female -18 driver too. Besides, you’re not gonna find a Playboy on the boat anymore.