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Smile and say "cheese": postcards from the "Black Cats"

Dec 14 2010

After publishing the video taken by an Italian AMX over Afghanistan I’ve received, through the Italian Air Force Press Office the following pictures taken by the Task Group “Black Cats”, deployed to Herat. The TG has recently reached the 2.000 ...

Italian Air Force secret involvement in Vietnam war?

Dec 12 2010

In the last week I had the opportunity to discuss about his researches with Mr. Diego Verdegiglio who is currently writing a book about the Italian involvement in the Vietnam war. During his studies on the topic he has heard ...

C-17 Gear up landing in Bagram: the aircraft accident investigation board report

Dec 12 2010

On Jan. 30, 2009, a C-17A tail number 60002 landed at Bagram air base in Afghanistan with the landing gear retracted. A few days after the mishap I published some interesting pictures showing the damaged aircraft on the runway at ...

AMX over Afghanistan on board video

Dec 07 2010

A video, showing the images recorded by a Recce Lite pod of an AMX and transmitted to a ground unit equipped with a Remote Optical Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) via data-link during a reconnaissance and surveillance mission in Afghanistan was ...

F-16I Sufa and the IAF deployments overseas

Dec 07 2010

After reading my latest posts about the Israeli detachment to Decimomannu for the Vega 2010 exercise, Matteo Marianeschi sent me the following pictures of the two Israeli Air Force F-16I Sufa (the latest and most advanced version of the Lockheed ...

Interesting "hardware" brought to Decimomannu by the Israeli Air Force

Dec 04 2010

Needless to say, the recent partecipation of the Israeli Air Force to the Vega 2010 (VEX 10) exercise attracted the interest of aircraft enthusiasts and spotters who were delighted to see some of the most advanced and rare Israeli hardware ...

Military Aviation

May 24 2018
A photograph of an Israeli Air Force F-35 flying (more or less..) “over” Beirut has been made public. Interestingly, t...
May 23 2018
F-35, T-346, Typhoon, AV-8B, CAEW among the assets involved Italy’s largest exercise supported (for the first time) by the U...

Drones

Feb 28 2018
Photos shot from UFO Seekers allegedly show unknown, triangular object interacting with two U.S. Air Force F-16s. But it’s p...
Feb 16 2018
One of the RQ-4B Global Hawk drone converted into EQ-4 has logged 20,000 flight hours operating as a “flying gateway” ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

May 23 2018
Two Flight Crew Hospitalized. No Ground Casualties in Crash of Advanced Trainer. It’s the second T-38 crash in 6 months, fif...
May 13 2018
This is why aircraft carriers have JBD (Jet Blast Deflectors). The videos below show an incident that occurred aboard USS Independ...

Rogue States

May 24 2018
A photograph of an Israeli Air Force F-35 flying (more or less..) “over” Beirut has been made public. Interestingly, t...
May 22 2018
The Israeli Air Force Has Launched World’s First Air Strikes Using The F-35I Adir, IAF Chief Says. Israel is the first count...

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