Tag: Royal Air Force

Bomber Command’s Battle of Berlin was the First Electronics War in Aviation History
There were two key questions that needed answering if Bomber Command was to achieve success in the Battle of Berlin. First, could it mark the target accurately and concentrate the bombing effort; and second, could it keep the Luftwaffe at bay and maintain a loss rate of below 5 per cent? Arthur Harris,...
Check out these Awesome Pictures of USAF B-2 Spirits Conducting Integration Flying Training With RAF F-35B Joint Strike Fighters
This has been the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets conducted integration flying training with the USAF B-2 Spirit stealth bombers. Taken on Aug. 30, 2019 above the English countryside near Dover and Folkstone, the beautiful images in this post show B-2 Spirits, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire (UK) as part...
Cool Video features RAF C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft performing Beach Landings
The beach landings were performed by C-130 Hercules transport aircraft belonging to 47 squadron, from Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton at Pembrey sands. Taken in July by our friend Dafydd Phillips, the cool video in this post shows C-130 Hercules transport aircraft belonging to 47 squadron, from Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize...
Check Out these Epic Photos featuring Red Arrows, Thunderbirds, F-22 and F-35 Demo Teams flying in formation above New York
The RAF Red Arrows and USAF Thunderbirds display teams were joined by a formation of the F-22 Raptor Demo Team and the F-35 Demo Team. On Thursday Aug. 22, 2019 the legendary Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Arrows flew in formation alongside the US Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds for a historic aerial parade...
That time a WWII Spitfire helped a Cold War Era Vulcan with Nose Gear Emergency
After it became clear he was having a nose wheel gear issue, a Spitfire of the BBMF called up the tower and asked if there was anyway he could help by giving the Vulcan a visual inspection from underneath the aircraft… Taken on Sep. 5, 2015 by Jonathan Winton the unique video in...
BAE Ready to Deliver Final RAF Eurofighter Typhoon
The company is close to delivering its final Eurofighter Typhoon for the RAF, as it eyes fresh export opportunities to extend production of the multi-role type beyond 2024. Craig Hoyle from Flight Global reports that the final Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 for the Royal Air Force (RAF) has made its second flight and...
Tempest Vs FCAS: Sixth Generation Fighter Comparison
The Tempest would be more than just an aircraft: when operational, it will boast capabilities far beyond any jet ever built so far. The Tempest sixth generation fighter has moved a step closer to becoming a reality with the confirmation of a partnership deal with Sweden. The aircraft will replace the Royal...
Operation Magic Carpet and the Story of the British Mercenary Pilots who Flew Saudi Lightning Interceptors
Mercenary pilots were originally offered £4,000 annually, a considerable sum of money in 1966; later on they got £10,000! British mercenary pilots flew Saudi Lightnings. Following lengthy negotiation in January 1966 Saudi Arabia signed a contract worth US$154 million with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) and Airwork Services Ltd (UK),...
Black Buck 6 and ACME Missions: a quick look at British operations on Latin American soil during the Falklands War
The spotlight was thrown on Chile's cooperation with the UK when, on May 18, Westland Sea King ZA290 carrying an SAS team landed in the country during a reconnaissance mission for an upcoming covert mission. During the Malvinas/Falklands War between Argentina and the UK in 1982, there were two British operations on Latin...
Iraqi MiG-29 Pilot Explains how he was able to Shoot Down a RAF Tornado during Operation Desert Storm
“I manoeuvred the aircraft to be behind and above them, I selected R-60MK heat-seeking missile and a HUD symbology appeared (ER) which means target acquired and I fired,” Capt. Jameel Sayhood, IrAF MiG-29 Pilot. The MiG-29, known as the Fulcrum in the west, became both one of the Soviet Air Force’s main fighter types...

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