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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SLANGIN’ SUPER STALLIONS SUCKLING FROM A COMBAT TALON!

                This picture makes me feel a couple of things: 1.) All warm and fuzzy due to the friendly “jointness” of this obscure endeavor. Seeing a pair of “standard issue” USMC CH-53Es Super … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: MARINE RETRO MERGE!

                        Check out this little time capsule of speed and heat! It looks like a Marine Hornet entering a close merge with an incredibly tight formation of dissimilar aggressors, in … Read the rest of this entry

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A VERY “INTIMATE VIEW” OF THE P-8 POSEIDON

                Aviation Photographer David Cherkasov agreed to share this incredibly detailed view of the Navy’s new multirole sub-hunter, sea control, attack and ISR aircraft, the P-8 Poseidon. Although the P-8 is based on … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE A-12 AVENGER II’s COCKPIT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Check out this awesome image of the McDonnel Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II’s cockpit concept circa the late 1980′s. The A-12, dubbed the ”flying Dorito” by detractors, was most likely developed from the “Sneaky Pete” stealth flying wing penetrator concept of the early 1980′s. It is … Read the rest of this entry

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK

I see some awesome military and aviation related photos daily, but these were the ones that really stood out to me. This little mind twister is not a Photoshop creation and was taken at Hillsboro Airport here in Oregon by … Read the rest of this entry

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FIXED WING GUNSHIPS: STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL ANGELS OF DEATH

Fixed wing gunships like the AC-130, AC-47 and AC-119 may look like lumbering brutes during the day, but once the sun goes does down they enter their ideal predatory environment and their presence turns from bristling beasts of burden to light … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: 144th FIGHTER WING F-15 FINALLY WEARS A CALIFORNIA ANG TAIL!

I have been waiting to see the California ANG’s iconic tail art on an F-15 and today was that day!                 California’s 144th Fighter Wing has received the last of the Montana Air National Guard’s … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: LARGE FLYING WING DRONE SPOTTED AT PLANT 42

This picture was taken from a pilot passing through Palmdale about a 16 months ago. What appears is a large flying wing type unmanned aircraft with a dorsal intake. The wingspan appears to be right around seventy feet. The aircraft … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE T-50′S MOVEABLE LERX DEVICES AT FULL DEFLECTION

Lystseva Marina posted this fantastic shot of the T-50 over at Airliners.net. This picture really showcases just how large the T-50′s maneuverable leading edge root extensions are. Call them “canardskis” I guess? More of Mr. Marina’s work can be seen … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: NAKED LIGHTNING

Brandon Thetford posted this solid snap of a partially painted F-35 jetting out of Fort Worth over at Airfighters.com. Of special note is the composite blended form that is the diverterless supersonic inlet on the F-35. You can see more of … Read the rest of this entry

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IRANIAN TOMCATS GO SPLINTER!

The whole “Splinter” paint scheme is hot right now, and the Iranians have caught on! This is a GREAT looking machine! Thanks to a reader for shooting this little gem over. Linked from Airliners.net, credit: Babak T. Apparently their MiG-21s/F-7s … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: DISCO HAWKEYE!

                A buddy of mine, fellow aviation photog, and all around good dude, Dan Kuttel snapped this baby at PDX. Tell me if you have EVER seen a Hawkeye shot like this? Had … Read the rest of this entry

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THE LATEST FROM “NUTS,” ATAC’S FIGHTER FLYING PHOTOG

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: AMERICA’S SPY UP HIGH IN THE SKY & THE “INNERSPACEMEN” WHO FLY IT

The Dragon Lady is one intimidating beast from this angle. The U-2 is such an amazing aircraft, really she is an American Icon and a history maker in her own right. Who knew that in 2013, over 50 years after … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SUKHOI T-50′S BODACIOUS BOOTY

                  I love this shot of the T-50 as it shows not only the unique design of the aircraft, but also how it is evolving. Note the highly deflected thrust vectoring nozzles … Read the rest of this entry

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