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NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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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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THE USS TRIPOLI: THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP TURNED BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCH AND TRACKING PLATFORM

The USS Tripoli was first commissioned in 1966 and proudly served as an integral member of America’s “Gator Navy” for three decades. Amongst her many accomplishments were three tours off the coast of Vietnam, acting as a test carrier for the Marine’s new (at … Read the rest of this entry

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BOEING SAYS GO SEAHAWKS IN A GARGANTUAN WAY!

Boeing’s roots in Washington are legendary. With this in mind they painted up their flagship product, the 747-800F, with a giant 12 on the tail (for “12th man”) and GO HAWKS on the side to celebrate their local team making it … Read the rest of this entry

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’S YACHT WAS LIKE A SEA BASE!

Tycoon turned felon Jason Belfort, the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s recent dark romp “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” was incredibly proud of his 167 foot long vintage yacht “Nadine.” Originally built in the early 1960s for fashionista Coco Channel, the … Read the rest of this entry

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WILL A HUMVEE FIT INSIDE A CH-47 CHINOOK?

YES! But it is a very tight fit…                                 After doing some research it seems that the Special Operations guys will load a Humvee into a 160th … 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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ACCORDING TO THE SKUNK WORKS, TOMORROW’S FIGHTER IS, UM… THE NORTHROP YF-23?

So I was getting caught up on youtube aviation videos and I came across this Lockheed Martin Skunk Works promo video. They show multiple systems in development or in the conceptual phase, including my personal favorite, the VARIOUS UCAV. Then … 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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CHINA’S J-20 IN ITS NEW MISSIONIZED CONFIGURATION

                                              The testers at Chengdu are making some progress on their mammoth J-20 fighter. It looks like the … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE: HUGHES MINING BARGE HMB-1 SURVIVES IN RESTORED GLORY!

          I was doing my usual Google Earth rounds when I sweeped across Treasure Island on San Francisco Bay and to my surprise there was the historic Hughes Mining Barge docked at one of the piers! Make … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: LONG BEFORE THE MQ-8 FIRE SCOUT THERE WAS THE QH-50 DASH

In the new era of unmanned combat aircraft so many “new ideas” are actually far from fresh. In fact, it is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. … 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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OMINOUS MILESTONE: CHINA’S STEALTHY UCAV DEMONSTRATOR TAKES FLIGHT

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