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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┬ápresence turns from bristling beasts of burden to light … Read the rest of this entry

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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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IT’S ABOUT TIME: MEET THE SC-130J SEA HERCULES

I have always been amazed with how long it has taken to weaponize the Hercules beyond the cartridge slinging AC-130s that have been around for almost half a century. The C-130, especially in its more powerful “J” format, has always … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE AGEING HARDWARE GETS AXED DUE TO ONGOING BUDGETARY TURMOIL

The last four years have been littered with orphaned capabilities and weapon systems that were thought of as irreplaceable less than a half decade ago. Much of the time the oldest hardware gets the boot, although these systems are still … Read the rest of this entry

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MEET THE LATEST HARDWARE: KILLER DEFENSE CONTRACTOR PROMO VIDEOS

THE SIKORSKY CH-53K IS GOING TO BE ONE BAD BITCH This things should be the USMC’s top priority. “Shitters” make it happen, when they can actually fly. The current fleet is hurting bad from what I hear. A new machine … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE STRAIGHT DOPE ON THE HUGHES HK-1 HERCULES, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “SPRUCE GOOSE,” BY THE MEN WHO DESIGNED & BUILT HER

Howard Hughes’s monstrous HK-1 Hercules got me interested in aviation at a very early age. Something about it, the size obviously, but also the time and the person behind it made it so special. When I was very young my … Read the rest of this entry

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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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BACK TO THE FUTURE: USN & SOCOM MODIFY THE USS PONCE IN PREPERATION FOR “TANKER WARS II”

In breaking news it would appear that the US Navy, working with Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is rushing to deploy a floating sea base, tailored to support special forces and mine-sweeping operations. This floating outpost will come in the form … Read the rest of this entry

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KC-130Js “HARVEST HAWKs” TO GET 30MM CANNON?

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2011/September/Pages/MarineCorpsConsidersNewCannonforAirborneGunship.aspx

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Once All C-130′s Stop Smoking I thinking I will Retire My Camera…

            I BEG the USAF to NOT re-engine the legacy C-130 fleet out of pure personal vanity, smoking aircraft are by far the coolest to shoot! http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/07/air-force-c-130-replacing-older-engines-072011w/

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South Korea To Turn Hercs Into Special Operations Platforms

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/06/28/2011062800464.html

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MELTING THE ICE: ARCTIC C-130 JATO OPS!

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A VERY LOW PASS…

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