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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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DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … 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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VIDS!

I have had so many videos sent into me over the last few months that I think I have to post at least a few of the best. Three F-35s working behind a KC-130: 36th FS glory over South Korea … 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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YUM…

Can’t we all just get along so that I can hop my American behind on a plane over to Iran to see the Turkey Bird fly one last time? Iran you are sitting on tourism gold with your Tomcats! PLEASE, … Read the rest of this entry

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TYNDALL RAPTOR’S WILD RIDE!

Check out this incredible plot and track from Flightaware.com that a valued reader sent me! One hell of a journey for this multi-hundred-million-dollar jet! Usually these flights are concealed from the Flightaware database, but sometimes military traffic shows up for … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20 MISSILE RAIL PHOTO UPDATE

Pictures show a dummy PL-10, or an early derivative of this missile, mounted on the J-20’s unique rail system. The PL-10 is somewhat analogous to the ASRAAM, so we are in the short/intermediate range here (2000ft-20+miles very roughly speaking depending on … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20’S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20’s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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

                                                                                … Read the rest of this entry

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KILLA’ VIDS!

And some Griper action!:

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HAVE BLUE (PRECURSOR TO THE F-117) IN FLIGHT FOOTAGE

I have talked about Lockheed Skunk Works’ Have Blue technology demonstrator multiple times on this site, most recently in relation to Iran’s F-313. I have never seen footage of it in flight, until now…  

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MY MESSAGE TO THE WEST CONCERNING IRAN’S F-313 “FIGHTER:” ARROGANCE CAN GET YOU KILLED

I know people are waiting for me to post a big picture by picture analysis of Iran’s unveiled “F-313” not-so-fighter fighter. I don’t think this is necessary, obviously the aircraft is questionable for many, many reasons. None-the-less I still want … Read the rest of this entry

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WORST RUSE EVER?: IRAN “UNVEILS” NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

A fiberglass mockup, or at best a kit built level of complexity technology demonstrator (I doubt it is even flyable but see the BD-10 for a loose comparison) and video of an RC airplane? Wow Iran. After a good laugh … 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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