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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE FLEET IS FULL AT NAVAL BASE NORFOLK VIRGINIA!

My buddy who served aboard the USS Enterprise as a JAG officer posted this on Facebook, quite the sight! “It’s Christmas in Norfolk! And everyone’s home this year! At pier-side are USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE F-35B’S PORTHOLES

              It maybe common but is sure ain’t simple… *Photo via Lockheed Martin

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CHINESE TAKE OUT: THE RED DRAGON’S GROWING AIR COMBAT CAPABILITY IN PICTURES

I snooped around some of the forums and grabbed some cool shots that showcase some of the amazing military aviation developments in China… The mighty SU-30MKK sitting alert complete with wingtip mounted active jamming pods:           … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA DOES NOT SIT IDLE DEVELOPING THEIR CARRIER OPERATIONS KNOWLEDGE

Alert5.com posted these two pictures of a J-15 already conducting low approaches on China’s newly commissioned first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. China has moved at lightning speed regarding other major military programs of the last decade and I do not … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: TOMCAT ASYMMETRIC WING SWEEP

                    The Tomcat derived so much lift from its fuselage and had so much control surface authority that in an emergency it could land in this configuration on a carrier… AMAZING!

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“EVIL” ESCORT: ATAC F-21 KFIRS FORM UP ON THE HAWKEYE

More fantastic air to air photography from Rob DeStasio, it doesn’t get much more unique than this! The shot was taken after a successful Air Intercept Controlling (AIC) training mission with VAW-124, who are based out of NAS Norfolk.  

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: ATAC KFIRS OVER NAS OCEANA

              *A big thanks to Rob “Nuts” DeStasio for sending this over.

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: INVERTED AERIAL REFUELING!

You have to hand it to the Kiwis, they flew the hell out of their Skyhawks back in the day. Eight of which will be coming to the US as the cornerstone of Draken International’s blooming commerical adversary force. Read … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL SHOT: The Ike Underway In The Med…

                *Image credit: US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper  

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“EXCUSE ME MR. LIGHTNING, YOU DROPPED SOMETHING!”

More Joint Strike Fighter “pit testing” pics:

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                *Photo via US Navy

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE CYBORGS ARE COMING, RESISTANCE IS FUTILE…

                More on the Quadeye here: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com/airborne-solutions/products-sub-systems/helmet-mounted-systems/helicopter-helmets/quadeye I am fascinated with seeing how America’s warriors are integrating physically more and more with technology. Sometimes you begin to wonder where the human ends and … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: TLAM ABOUT TO GO “BOOM”

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: COMPACT KIOWA!

That’s right folks, the small yet potent Kiowa fits neatly into the belly of a Hercules!

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE ULTIMATE VIPER PIT!

                A BIG sortie generation exercise over at Kunsan AB in South Korea resulted in what looks like a scene out of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones as a massive … Read the rest of this entry

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