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The "break"

Dec 27 2006

 

This is not a composite picture showing the same aircraft during a turn. It is a photo taken in 2004 at Grazzanise airbase and depicting the first section of the Frecce Tricolori performing the “break” over the runway. The “break” is a ...

Axalp 2006 report (in English)

Dec 21 2006

In the age of Google Earth and satellite pictures freely available on the Internet, hiding military installations or denying their existence is at least anachronistic.

“Confusing and camouflaging”, favoring the osmosis of the base with the surroundings urban conglomerate, it is ...

Condensation clouds & bang supersonici

Dec 19 2006

Spesso chi guarda le foto che ho scattato ad Axalp mi chiede se le nuvole di condensazione che circondano i velivoli in manovra siano la manifestazione del “bang sonico” o di qualche altro fenomeno legato al volo in regime transonico. In ...

Bambini code

Nov 10 2006

L’amico Boris Comazzi, pilota dei P-3 flyers (www.p3flyers.ch), mi ha inviato un’interessante descrizione del “Bambini Code”. Ecco cosa mi ha scritto circa il codice utilizzato fino ai primi anni ’90 dalla Swiss Air Force (e ancora oggi dai P-3 flyers):

..Il ...

Axalp 2006 report

Oct 26 2006

Nell’epoca di Google Earth e delle foto satellitari disponibili gratuitamente su Internet, nascondere le installazioni militari o addirittura negarne l’esistenza è una precauzione a dir poco anacronistica. Piuttosto che “celare” è meglio senz’altro “confondere e mimetizzare” favorendo, quanto più possibile, ...

Axalp 2006 (parte 2)

Oct 19 2006

Ancora qualche scatto relativo all’Axalp Fliegerdemo e alla base di Meiringen. Almeno una volta nella vita vale la pena andare a dare un’occhiata a quello che i piloti svizzeri riescono a fare in un poligono “incastonato” tra le montagne a 2.300 metri ...

Military Aviation

Jul 17 2018
A concept model of the Tempest was unveiled yesterday. And here’s a first analysis. On Jul. 16, UK Defence Secretary Gavin W...
Jul 16 2018
More than 65 years after it was filmed, Jet Pilot movie features some of the most spectacular aerial photography in film history. ...

Drones

Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...
Jun 24 2018
The missile launch did not result in a downing: the UAV moved away from the border and was not hit by the Patriot. The Israeli Air...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jul 16 2018
Crew That Saved Burning Bomber Over Texas In May Finally Named, Awarded. After weeks of speculation about the circumstances surrou...
Jul 07 2018
A MiG-21 has crashed at 86th Base during Borcea Open Day. Pilot has died. A Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR has crashed at around...

Rogue States

Jun 27 2018
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has just released some photographs from an “undisclosed location”: geolocation proves ...
Jun 26 2018
New Video Screams “All Your Bases Are Belong to Us” With Awesome Music, Images. China Peoples’ Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) a...

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