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FAST HISTORY: THE WESTLAND 30

              The Westland 30 is one of those aircraft that made it to production but probably shouldn’t have. On the outside the aircraft looked like a flying barn, short and squat, and that is … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT CRASHED IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO?

Steve Douglass over at Deep Black Horizon posted a very interesting tidbit of information about a pop-up no fly zone and search operation¬†over a very rugged piece of terrain in Western New Mexico. His post went up almost ten days … Read the rest of this entry

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FASCINATING: IRANIAN RQ-170 DOCUMENTARY PARTIALLY TRANSLATED

*A huge thanks to my readers for sending me this stuff!

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THE ULTIMATE SHORT FIELD TRANSPORT: THE YMC-130 & ITS SPECTACULAR DEMISE

The crash scene at the end is just wild.

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ANOTHER RAPTOR FALLS TO EARTH

The USAF has lost another of its precious F-22 Raptors this week. The jet went down a couple of miles from the end of the Runway at Tyndall AFB in Florida, with the pilot ejecting to safety. No word yet … Read the rest of this entry

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DID YOU KNOW THAT CHINA FLIES BLACKHAWKS? COULD A STEALTH MODIFICATION BE IN THEIR FUTURE?

24 well equipped UH-60/S-70C Blackhawks were bought by China from the US in the mid 1980’s with another on the books 100 as options. After the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 the EU and US imposed an arms embargo on … Read the rest of this entry

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THREE TRAGIC TOMCAT TALES THAT TIE TOGETHER

Fellow aerospace writer Dave Cenciotti has a fascinating piece that loosely links three game-changing individuals, and their associated moments in time, who all contributed to the unique mosaic that makes up the mighty F-14 Tomcat’s story. Be sure to click … Read the rest of this entry

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TURKISH PHANTOM DOWN UPDATE!

It looks like Ankra is now stepping away from its claims that their RF-4E was shot down by a Syrian surface to air missile, finding no explosive residue on any of the debris so far recovered from the downed recon … Read the rest of this entry

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HORNET CRASH IN VIRGINIA BEACH WAS THE RESULT OF A RARE DOUBLE ENGINE FAILURE

This whole story is a miracle. It’s amazing both crew landed safely after punching out at such a low altitude, especially right next to an exploding fighter full of jet fuel. Yet the most amazing thing is that nobody was … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAELI STEALTH HELICOPTER TRANSPORTS & OTHER THOUGHTS

Over the last few months there has been some talk about the possibility that Israel is using the same low-observable modified H-60 Blackhawks used in to the now infamous raid on the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan over a … Read the rest of this entry

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US TAXPAYER MEET THE TRITON: NORTHROP GRUMMAN OFFICIALLY ROLLS OUT THEIR MQ-4C BAMS SYSTEM

What a wild week it has been for the folks working on the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. With the crash of a demonstrator earlier in the week to the unveiling of the system to the public yesterday at … Read the rest of this entry

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“COMBAT EDGE” VEST COULD BE AT LEAST A PARTIAL ANSWER TO THE F-22 RAPTOR’S WOES

It looks like the USAF’s speculation that the gear Raptor pilots are wearing in the cockpit and the jet’s unique operating environment may be at least partially the culprit of the chronic hypoxia and unexplained physiological incidents, both inside the … Read the rest of this entry

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ADVERSARY NEWS ROUNDUP

ATAC LOSES ANOTHER… I have to be honest here, I really hate writing anything having to do with the loss of an aircrew, but having done two of these with the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company in the headline within the … Read the rest of this entry

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THOUGHTS ON POISONOUS RAPTORS & WHISTLE-BLOWING FIGHTER PILOTS

DEFINITION: hypoxia- also referred to as altitude sickness, is caused due to a reduced amount of oxygen in the bloodstream affecting the brain and causing such symptoms as dizziness, shortness of breath, and mental confusion. The onset of hypoxia can … Read the rest of this entry

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