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These are the planes the Air Force doesn’t want you to photograph from short distance

Mar 14 2013

Even if you can find thousand images of these planes on websites, forums, etc., there’s a weird U.S. Air Force rule according to which some planes involved in Red Flag exercises can’t be photographed from inside the base.

For instance, during RF ...

Cool Red Flag 13-3 Video showing Mass Launch

Mar 13 2013

Here is a cool, long (18 minutes) Red Flag 13-3 video depicting well the scale of such exercise. It shows several planes taking-off from Nellis Air Force Base in order to execute their missions within the Nevada ranges.

What is worth noting ...

Have you ever wondered why the AH-64 is called “Apache”? The American Indian tribes tradition

Mar 13 2013

All of the American Army helicopters are named after either Indian Tribe names, or Indian Tribe Chiefs’ names (Apache, Comanche, Chinook etc). This regularity is nowhere near accidental.

The most interesting finding I came across trying to find out where it comes from ...

First Joint Strike Missile (JSM) multi-role missile fitted to an F-35

Mar 12 2013

Unveiled on Nov. 29, 2012, the first Joint Strike Missile (JSM) developed for the F-35 by the Norwegian company Kongsberg and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, was fitted to a test Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin facility at Ft ...

F-35 makes precautionary landing in Texas on its way to Nellis Air Force Base

Mar 12 2013

According to Reuters, one of two F-35 stealth fighters one their way to Nellis Air Force Base, where the first two aircraft were taken on charge by the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron last week, was forced to perform ...

Regardless of all the sensors, here is why F-35 pilots need to visually check their 6 o’clock

Mar 11 2013

In a recent post, we have explained that a recently leaked Pentagon report highlighted the poor “out-of-cockpit visibility in the F-35A”, a shortcoming that would limit the pilots ability to see aerial threats surrounding the plane putting the costly 5th ...

Military Aviation

Aug 22 2016
Report: F-35Cs Descend in Mass on the USS George Washington During DT-III. The USS George Washington (CVN-73) is hosting the F-35C...
Aug 20 2016
Two Syrian Su-24 Fencer attempting to fly over a Kurdish-held area in northeastern Syria where U.S. SOF (Special Operations Forces...

Drones

Mar 13 2016
What might be an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is circling over the border between Turkey and Iraq. Increasingly, military aircraft as w...
Feb 08 2016
NASA operates the giant Northrop Grumman Global Hawk drone to collect weather data. On Feb. 5, NASA showed off its newest and smar...

Aviation Safety

Aug 11 2016
A swarm of honey bees found hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor stealth jet’s engine. On Jun. 11, 192nd Fighte...
Jun 09 2016
Unbelievable coincidence. It’s the fourth incident to a military aerobatic display team in one week, the second today! On Ju...

Rogue States

Aug 25 2016
This cool video features the stealthy PAK-FA next generation fighter along with other interesting Russian hardware. To celebrate t...
Aug 20 2016
Two Syrian Su-24 Fencer attempting to fly over a Kurdish-held area in northeastern Syria where U.S. SOF (Special Operations Forces...

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