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BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! How USAF A-10 tank busters shot down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm

BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! HOW USAF A-10 TANK BUSTERS SHOT DOWN TWO IRAQI HELICOPTERS DURING OPERATION DESERT...

"I put another 100 rounds down, and the helicopter jinked right into the last burst; the helicopter looked like it had been hit by a bomb," Capt. Robert "Swaino" Swain, A-10 pilot The Fairchild Republic A-10...
IRIAF Su-24 attack aircraft returns to service

IRIAF Su-24 ATTACK AIRCRAFT RETURNS TO SERVICE

The Su-24 spent many years grounded at Shiraz air base Iran has managed to restore a Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) fighter-bomber back to service after many years of grounding at Shiraz air base. Mehr...
Fireworks over Baghdad: when the F-117 stealth fighters dropped the first bombs of Operation Desert Storm

FIREWORKS OVER BAGHDAD: WHEN THE F-117 STEALTH FIGHTERS DROPPED THE FIRST BOMBS OF OPERATION...

The F-117 illuminated the front door of the bunker and guided two 2,000 pound Paveway II LGBs into the target. The first blew down the door; the second one went inside and blew up the...
Armée De l'Air welcomes first C-130J Super Hercules

ARMÉE DE L’AIR WELCOMES FIRST C-130J SUPER HERCULES

France will receive a total of four Super Hercules aircraft, two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers On Jan. 15, 2018 Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the...
When the Hun went Downtown: the story of F-100's only attack on North Vietnamese defenses

WHEN THE HUN WENT DOWNTOWN: THE STORY OF F-100’S ONLY ATTACK ON NORTH VIETNAMESE...

The enemy gunners, undaunted by the repeated attacks, had continued to put up a fierce defensive fire. But the elusive tactics of the two Hun drivers had prevented a single enemy shell from finding...
French Rafale fighters to operate from USS George H.W. Bush this spring

FRENCH RAFALE FIGHTERS TO OPERATE FROM USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH THIS SPRING

French Navy Dassault Rafale M fighters and Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye AEW&C planes will train first with U.S. Navy aircraft at NAS Oceana USNI News has learned from French officials that a contingent of French...
This F-14D close-up shows the last upgrade received by Tomcat before being retired

THIS F-14D CLOSE-UP SHOWS THE LAST UPGRADE RECEIVED BY TOMCAT BEFORE BEING RETIRED

ROVER capability was added to the F-14D Tomcat On Dec. 10, 2005. It was first used by VF-31 and VF-213 on their last cruise with the Tomcat in 2005 and 2006.  The photo in this...
Draken L-159E Honey Badger aircraft provided Red Air for USMC air assets during Exercise Winter Fury

DRAKEN L-159E HONEY BADGER AIRCRAFT PROVIDED RED AIR FOR USMC AIR ASSETS DURING EXERCISE...

The L-159E Honey Badger is a single-seat, multi-role aircraft capable of supporting a variety of air-to-air, air-to-ground and reconnaissance missions Draken International's L-159E Honey Badger aircraft spent two weeks providing Adversary Air (ADAIR) support during...
Here's Boeing futuristic "Son of a Blackbird" concept

HERE’S BOEING FUTURISTIC “SON OF A BLACKBIRD” CONCEPT

Even if Son of a Blackbird's twin-tail, waverider configuration continues to evolve, is already representative of a feasible hypersonic design Boeing is planning to develop a hypersonic successor to the legendary SR-71 Blackbird. As brought to...
A quick look at the F-16 CCV, the Viper that could turn without banking

A QUICK LOOK AT THE F-16 CCV, THE VIPER THAT COULD TURN WITHOUT BANKING

"Flying formation on the F-16 CCV aircraft was a terrifying experience, since it could do flat turns which robbed the wingman of important visual cues such as bank angle," Phil Oestricher, General Dynamics test...