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Julie at the 2017 NATO Tiger Meet - BAN Landivisiau, France


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This is a collection of our military aviation images through the reliable Canon camera systems...

Aircraft are organized in order by the latest designations from A to Z such as A-1 to YF-107.

Bookmarks: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y




Meet my favorite lens: Canon EF 100-400mm MkII f/4.5-5.6L IS




A-1


Able Dog -4 belonging to the Fighter Factory


AD-4N/A-1D belonging to the Vietnam War Flight Museum representing Spads flying "Sandy" missions from 602nd SOS


Warbird Heritage Foundation's AD-1 representing the 6th SOS from Pleiku AB, Vietnam


Armée de l' Air AD-4NA Skyraider




A-4



4-Ever Skyhawk - Yuma, AZ


Draken International TA-4K


Ed Heinemann's Hot Rod!


Collings Foundation's Skyhawk - USMC H&MS 11 TA-4F


A-4N Skyhawk




A-7


US Navy A-7E Corsair II



A-10



Still banking on the Warthog


Still the best CAS and "Sandy" platform


Warthog Country - Davis Monthan AFB


Warthog maintenance under the sun


A Warthog smile


Spangdahlem's Warthog


S/N 81-994 Warthog from the 107th FS celebrating 100th anniversary of Selfridge Air Base - 2017


S/N 81-994 displays Middle East kill markings including the most expensive hamburger meat!


442d Fighter Wing Warthog




A-12


Kelly Johnson's masterpiece: Lockheed A-12 S/N 60-6940 later converted to M-21 launching platform for the D-21




A-37


Cessna A-37B Dragonfly



A6M


FAA registry: NX8280K...A Nakajima-built Zero with a Pratt & Whitney engine



A109


Belgian Air Force A109 Power


A109 dispensing flares



A400M


EADS A400M


Atlas




AB-212


Austrian Air Force AB-212


Italian Air Force AB-212


AB-212 from 21° Gruppo at NTM 2017



AB-212 from 21° Gruppo at NTM 2018




AH-1


Cobra


Cobra's business end


Sky Soldiers Cobra Team


Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra




AH-64


US Army Apache


Texas Army National Guard Apache - Ellington Field JRB


Apache stare down


Showing off the flares


Dutch Apache


Dutch AH-64D Apache




AJS-37


Saab Viggen
at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


The first mass production canard aircraft


S/N 37098 belonging to the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight




Alpha Jet


Dassault/Dornier jet trainer


Armée de l'Air Alpha Jet



Red Bull Alpha Jets

Patrouille de France


Looping down!


Displaying the Blue, White, and Red


Left bank all the way!


Coming straight at you!


What goes up...


...Must come down


Vive la France!




AN-26


Hungarian AF Antonov AN-26 "Curl"



AS332


Flying through the Swiss Alps


Swiss Air Force Super Puma


In between the rocky peaks of the Alps




AV-8


McDonnell Douglas AV-8B of VMAT-203, MCAS Cherry Point



Harrier II vertical takeoff



B-1


Lancer in action - 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB


Variable-sweep wing bomber


Rockwell B-1B full afterburner takeoff


Demonstrating raw afterburner power




B-2


Catch the Spirit of Northrop B-2A



Spirit of New York - 393d Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB



B-17


Flying Fortresses


Thunder Bird from 3 o'clock low


Sentimental Journey


Texas Raiders


Yankee Lady



B-24


"Diamond Lil" Liberator


"Ol' 927" Liberator


A very rare B-24A with open-air tail gunner station



B-25



Maid In The Shade Mitchell


Devil Dog Mitchell


Shiny Panchito Mitchell


Betty's Dream Mitchell


B-25J of the Netherland East Indies Air Force


Red Bull Mitchell


Photo Fanny Mitchell


Yankee Warrior




B-26


TB-26C trainer


Douglas Invader


B-26C Invader



B-29



FiFi - One of two airworthy Superfortresses in the world


B-29A Superfortress with P-51D escort fighters


Superfortress flanked by Tigercat


For the next generation to appreciate


For the next generation to appreciate



B-52


Still alert, still ready...


Stratofortress


Barksdale's BUFFs


55+ years of service and still counting




B-58



Convair B-58A Hustler



C-5


Galaxy


Lackland AFB C-5A




C-7


C-7A Caribou


Rugged "Bush" aircraft of the US Army




C-17


Salute!


C-17A 97th AMW, Altus AFB


HALO delivery


Against the backdrop of Nellis AFB




C-27


Modernized C-27J


Alenia Spartan


Short-lived USAF C-27A




C-31


US Army
Troopship



C-46


Airborne assault


Curtiss C-46 Commando




C-47


Bluebonnet Belle shining in the sun


USAF Skytrain


Dakota with D-Day invasion stripes


Spooky


A "Spooky" paint scheme




C-101


Patrulla Águila - Upside-down solo


Straight down in formation


Tight up!


V-formation


Steady flying either upside down or rightside up


Going right at each other


Showing the Spanish colors



C-130


C-130J-30 Super Hercules


RATO - Getting a boost!


Belgian Air Force Hercules generating vortices


Austrian Air Force C-130K


Fat Albert



C-160



Armée de l'Air Transall transport



CA-13


Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang



Canberra


Canberra operated by the Luftwaffe



CH-53


Sirkorsky Sea Stallion



CM.170



Luftwaffe Magister


Fouga Magister on landing approach at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


Fouga Magister at the 2017 Paris Airshow




CP-140


Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora



DH.98


Fighter Factory's Mosquito


One of a kind...de Havilland's wooden wonder



DH.115



De Havilland Vampire


RAF Vampire



DHC-1



Chipmunk



E-2


Grumman Hawkeye


French Navy E-2C at NTM 2016


French Navy E-2C participating in NTM 2017




E-3



Sentry operated by the French Air Force


NATO Sentry



EA-6B


Jamming Prowler


Grumman EA-6B Prowler - VMAQ-2 Cherry Point MCAS



EC-130H


43d ECS Compass Call - They'll be "jamming"!



EC 665


Eurocopter Tiger


Tiger!  Tiger!


French Tiger from 5 RHC ALAT at NTM 2017



EF-2000


Typhoon at the 2001 Paris Airshow


Italian Air ForceTyphoon


Stressing the wings with the high-G turn


Typhoon on final approach


German "Cyber Tiger" Typhoon


Spanish Air Force "We Are Back!" Tiger


Luftwaffe Typhoon


Austrian Air Force Typhoon


Italian Typhoon 36-32


Barvarian "Ghost Tiger" at NTM 2018


Spanish Air Force Tiger 14-31 at NTM 2018


Italian Tiger 36-40 at NTM 2018



Spanish Typhoon touching down at 31st Air Base in Poland


Arrival of the Typhoons


Typhoon formation at NTM 2018



Etendard


Etendard IV M


Super Etendard




F-1


North American Aviation F-1E Fury



F-3


McDonnell F-3B Demon


MF-3B Demon at the National Naval Aviation Museum




F-4


McDonnell Douglas Phantom II...Still "Phabulous" after all these years!


A roaring takeoff representing Col. Robin Olds' Mig killer Phantom S/N 63-7680


It's not Hugh Hefner's... VX-4 Evaluators F-4S


Michigan ANG F-4C S/N 63-7412


Captain Steve Ritchie and Captain Chuck DeBellevue's replica F-4D


Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II - 20th FS, 49th FW - Routine maintenance at Holloman AFB


QF-4G awaiting the phinal sunset


Phantom pharewell tour at Nellis' Aviation Nation 2016


Standing proud against the next generation fighters


QF-4s phinal phlight line on 21-Dec-2016 at Holloman AFB


QF-4E S/N 73-167 on standby


QF-4E S/N 74-625 on standby


Counting the butterflies before the phinal departure


QF-4E awaiting the phinal preflight check


Let's do this!


I am in!


I am right behind!


Let's rock and roll!


QF-4s getting ready for phinal sortie


Phinal look at the six


QF-4E leading the phinal takeoff


Still the meanest looking jet with the shark mouth!


Bright orange tips of the QF-4E S/N 74-043 stand out against the gray sky


Lt Col Ronald "Elvis" King's QF-4E S/N 74-638 performing for the last time


Lt Col (Ret) Jim "WAM" Harkins' QF-4E S/N 74-643 ripping through sky at Holloman AFB


QF-4E S/N 74-645 banking for a sharp look at the crowd


Phinal phlight formation of QF-4E Phantoms


One last afterburner run


QF-4E S/N 74-638 on final landing over looking the QF-16 successor


The phinal salute after 58 phabulous years of service with the USN, USMC, and USAF since the maiden flight.  That's all!


The phinal destination for most Phantoms...AMARC




F4F


Wildcat!


General Motor's FM-2 Wildcat




F4U


Corsair catching the rising sun


All tucked up


The perfect profile


Fighter Factory's Corsair


Red Bull Corsair




F-5


Moosa Aswayita RCAF 419 Sqn CF-5A in pre-Dessert Storm training exercise at MCAS Yuma - 1990-01


Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter


Canadair-built CF-5D


F-5E Tiger II, VFC-13 NAS Fallon


Northrop F-5F Tiger II


USN Adversary Tigers


AF-07 Adversary


Swiss Air Force F-5E


Swiss Air Force F-5E at Zeltweg, Austria


US Navy F-5E Adversary

Patrouille Suisse


Leader of the pack


Time to go!


Stacking it tight!


Showing off the mirror image


Lighting up the sky with flares


Is someone going the wrong way?


Cutting throught the sky like a Swiss knife!




F-6


Douglas F-6A Skyray


Skyray at the National Naval Aviation Museum




F6F


Grumman Hellcat



F7F


Grumman Tigercat - "Here Kitty Kitty!"



F7U


Vought Cutlass


The unique design of the Cutlass




F-8



Vought F-8B Crusader



F8F


Grumman Bearcat


Midnight blue Bearcat




F-9


Grumman TAF-9J Cougar


Cougar in classic Sea Blue paint scheme



F9F


Grumman USMC F9F-4 Panther



F-14


VF-211 Tomcat - NAS Miramar


A colorful VF-124 Tomcat


Tomcats at Fightertown USA


VF-114 Tomcat


VF-101 F-14D Tomcat


Ripping it...


Like an arrow!




F-15


F-15C Eagle, S/N 85-102...Three aerial kills from Gulf War I


McDonnell Douglas F-15C


Langley's F-15C Eagle


1:1 thrust-to-weight takeoff power


Nellis' F-15C Eagle


USAF F-15D Eagle


Dispensing flares


F-15E Strike Eagle tearing through the sky


F-15E Strike Eagle...with the WSO performing old-school reconnaissance!


Strike Eagle in afterburner


Nellis' Strike Eagle


Strike Eagle lighting up the sky




F-16


F-16A early morning sortie out of Tucson


F-16C of 421st FS


F-16AM Fighting Falcon with Mid-Life Update


F-16BM


Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16BM


Full afterburner takeoff at Nellis AFB - 64th AGRS F-16C


UAE F-16F


55th FS F-16D Fighting Falcon


F-16C pulling a lot of G's!


182d FS Lone Star Gunfighters' F-16C


Raw afterburner power of Belgian Air Force F-16AM


Portugese Air Force Fighting Falcon


Belgian Air Force F-16AM at NTM 2016


Greek Air Force F-16C


Polish Air Force F-16C


Turkish Air Force F-16C


Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16AM at NATO Tiger Meet 2017


Belgian Air Force F-16AM at NTM 2017


Aggressor F-16C S/N 85-418



79th FS F-16D in Tiger scheme


F-16AM in full afterburner


F-16AM lighting up the night sky


F-16C Block 50D of 20th FW


USAF QF-16C Air Superiority Target Drone


USAF F-16C Aggressor


USAF F-16C S/N 86-283


112th FS F-16C, Ohio ANG


RNAF Tiger F-16BM at NTM 2018


Belgian AF Tiger F-16AM at NTM 2018


Polish AF F-16D


Polish AF Tiger Tiger landing at 31st Air Base, Poland


Greek AF Tiger F-16D at NTM 2018

USAF Thunderbirds


We got your diamond


Pulling a few G's here...


Stack it up!


Reflection Pass...is that close enough?


Delta formation under the cloud deck


Going head-to head


The crossover break


Right Wing Maj. Caroline Jensen


Scramble for final check before takeoff


After a homecoming show at Nellis AFB




F/A-18


VFA-204 F/A-18A+ Hornet


VFA-122 F/A-18C Hornet


F/A-18C Hornet


F/A-18C of the Gladiators


USMC F/A-18D Hornet of VFMA(AW)-533


USN F/A-18E Super Hornet


VFA-14 F/A-18E screaming through the blue sky at Salute To Veterans Air Show


"Tophatters" - The Oldest and The Boldest!


Pukin Dogs F/A-18E Rhino


VFA-32 F/A-18F Super Hornet


Wings up!


VFA-106 Super Hornet on approach at NAS Oceana


VFA-106 Gladiators' F/A-18F


Swiss Hornets emerging from the Meiringen cavern


Staffel 11 "011" Hornet - 2008


Staffel 11 "011" Hornet - 2015


Staffel 11 "011" Hornet - 2016


Late October afternoon sortie from Meiringen


Spanish Air Force Ala 15 EF-18AM


Ala 15 EF-18BM


Ala 15 EF-18AM wearing NATO Tiger Meet 2016 scheme


Staffel 11 Swiss AF Hornet breaking though the scene


Spanish Air Force EF-18AM landing at Zeltweg


Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet leaping into the air at CWF


RCAF CF-18 celebrating Canada 150


Swiss AF FA-18 at NTM 2018

USN Blue Angels


Fortus formation - You look marvelous!


Double Farvel


Solo show!


Missing it by that much!


Let's try again from a different perspective!


Diamond


Echelon Parade


Delta Breakout


Lucky #7




F-22


Nellis' F-22A Raptor - 433d WS


Can you see me?


Stealthy and deadly...


Let's "see" how fast I can fly today...43d FS F-22A


Definitely awesome in full afterburner!


Where is my stealthy parking space?


F-22A against a clear blue sky


Obscured by the power!




F-35


F-35A of the 61st FS from Luke AFB


On landing approach at ELF


USAF F-35A Lightning II


The raw afterburner power of an F-35A


The Transformer F-35B from VMFAT-501


USMC F-35B Lightning II - MCAS Beaufort's Gen-5 Fighter


Tell me I am worth it!


Armament?...What you don't see will hurt you!


Check out my behind!




F-84


Republic F-84F Thunderstreak



F-86


Sabre on the loose


Three of a kind


One of a kind


North American Aviation F-86F Sabre


51st FIW F-86F Sabre


Jolley Roger Sabre


James "Jabby" Jabara's F-86


F-86L Sabre Dog



F-89


Northrop F-89J Scorpion



F-100


North American F-100F Super Sabre!


First of the Century Series


Misty 1 reflecting the sunrise honoring Col. Bud Day - 309th TFS, 31st TFW



F-101


 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo



F-102


Convair F-102A Delta Dagger




F-104


Starfighters Aerospace F-104G


TF-104G


Roaring takeoff of the Starfighters



F-105


Virginia ANG Republic F-105D Thunderchief



F-111


General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark


FB-111A variant ready for mission



F-117


The original stealth fighter:  Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk from 49th FW, 8th FS


Gen1 and Gen2 stealth airplanes:  Nighthawk and Spirit



Falcon


French Navy Dassault Falcon 10M



FH-1


The original Phantom...McDonnell FH-1



G.91


Designed and built by Fiat



Gannet


Fairey Gannet operated by Marineflieger



H-46


HH-46E SAR Sea Knightawk



H-60


USAF combat search and rescue - Another day at the office


USAF HH-60 Pavehawks on the move


Sirkorsky HH-60 Pavehawk at Nellis AFB


US Navy SH-60 Seahawk at NAS Fallon


Austrian Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk



MH-60 Seahawk from US Navy HSC-2




Hawk


BAE System T2


Could be more than just a jet trainer

RAF Red Arrows


Hawk T1 - A little brighter red with be better!


Up and away!


Flying circles around the diamond formation


Punching through against the grain


Going solo showing off the red white and blue!


Painted by the sunset


Making it look convincing



The split




Hunter


RAF F.6



Hürkuş


Turkish Aerospace Industries' first trainer/attack platform



Hurricane


A Hurricane landing


Hawker's contribution to the Battle of Britain



Il-28


Ilyushin Il-28 (NATO code name: Beagle)



J-6


Chinese-built Mig-19 designated as Shenyang J-6 (NATO code name: Farmer)


J-6 variant: Dong Feng DF-102



J-8


Shenyang J-8E (NATO code name: Finback-A)



J 29


Saab Tunnan



J 29 from the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight



Jaguar


Armée de l' Air Jaguar




JAS 39


Saab Gripen - 2001 Paris Airshow


Czech Air Force Gripen


Hungarian Air Force Gripen


Gripen's moonshot


Gripen glows against the setting sun


Top view of the Gripen


Czech AF 211 Squadron's Gripen at the NTM 2018


Czech Air Force 100-year anniversary Gripen at the NTM 2018



Ju-52


Nice and easy landing


Junkers Tante Ju



Ka-52


Kamov Alligator



KC-10


McDonnell Douglas Extender



KC-46


Boeing Pegasus - the next generation tanker



KC-135


Stratotanker - 50+ years of air refueling services


The boom is lowered and ready to give...



KC-390


Embraer's heavy lifter/tanker - 2017 Paris Airshow debut



L-29


American Bald Eagle Aero L-29


USSR Delfin (NATO code name: Maya)



L-39


Albatros

Black Diamonds


Black Diamond formation


We too can fly like the Thunderbirds!


Can the Blue Angels do this?


Albatros leading Strikemaster



L-159


Czech out the Aero Alca!


Draken International's L-159



Lightning


RAF F.2A at Gatow Luftwaffe Museum



M28


PZL Skytruck of the Polish Air Force



M-339



Draken International's MB-339CB

Frecce Tricolori


Is this colorful enough?


Seriously?


Straight forward formation flying


The solo guy is losing it!


Splitting up is easy!


Orchestrated manuever in the dark


Doing it the Italian way...



M-346


Alenia Aermacchi Master jet trainer



MC-130


Lockheed MC-130J Commando II



Me-262


Messerschmitt Schwalbe 'B' reproduction by Me 262 Project


Me-262 B in flight at Wings Over Houston 2014


Me-262A - Made in the USA!


Me-262A at Zeltweg Airpower 2016



Merlin


Royal Navy's Augusta Westland Merlin HM1



Mi-8



Hip


Czech Air Force Hip



Mi-24



Bulgarian Hind


Czech Air Force Hind


Czech Air Force Mi-35/24V Alien Tiger



Mig-15



A vintage Mig-15 of the Czechoslovak Air Force on display in Jilem, Czech Republic


Red Star Aviation's Mig-15UTI



Mig-17


Showing off the after burner



Phantom's nightmare in the early days of the Vietnam War


Mig-17 of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) Air Force



Mig-21



Genuine Fishbed


Mig-21 of the former GDR Air Force


Polish Mig-21 and Cold War bunker



Mig-23



Mig-23ML Flogger


Mig-23UB Flogger-C



Mig-23BN Flogger-H



Mig-29



Polish Air Force Fulcrum


Smoke it up!


The USSR's answer to the USAF F-15 Eagle


Polish Air Force Mig-29A



Mirage
III


Armée de l' Air Mirage III



Mirage
2000


Armée de l' Air Mirage 2000


Mirage 2000D at NTM 2016



N-2501D


German Air Force Nord 2501D


Noratlas



NH-90


NATO's Blackhawk


Belgian Navy NH-90


Belgian MTH NH-90


Belgian search and rescue training



O-1


Commonly known as L-19 Bird Dog



OV-1



US Army Mohawk


Grumman's purpose-built observation airplane for the US Army


Mohawk on the hunt



OV-10


German OV-10 Bronco


Rockwell/USMC Bronco



P-3


US Customs and Border Protection's Orions - Airborne Early Warning and Long Range Tracker



P-38


Red Bull Lightning


Unique wing-to-body lines


When the Lightning strikes...The business end of the P-38



P-39


Bell Airacobra


Airacobra right profile



P-40



A peaceful morning awaiting the Warhawk


Warhawk cockpit


P-40K


S/N 42-105867 - A tribute to "Tex" Hill's P-40 Warhawk of the AVG Flying Tigers


Curtiss P-40E



P-47



The Original Thunderbolt


Republic P-47D-30-RA aka The Jug



P-51



Galveston Gal Mustang (RIP)



Little Horse Mustang


Man O' War Mustang


Gunfighter Mustang


Wee Willy II Mustang


P-51C Mustang of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen


Dolly Mustang


Gentleman Jim Mustang



P-63



Bell P-63 Kingcobra


Kingcobra flying low and fast



PB4Y-2



Consolidated Privateer


Privateer on landing approach at Nellis AFB



PBY-5



Consolidated Catalina


Catalina of The Netherlands Naval Aviation Service



PC-7



The solo guy from the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team


The two solo guys attempting a lunar eclipse


Full team of nine


Full diamond formation


A head-on look


The barrel roll around the solo guy



PC-9



Slovenian Air Force PC-9



PV-2



Lockheed Harpoon



PZL-130



Polish Orlik



Q-5



Nanchang Q-5 "Fantan"



RA-5C



North American RA-5C Vigilante



Rafale



On landing approach at 2013 Paris Airshow


30,000 hours marking


Nice aileron roll


The Monster Tiger claws


French Navy Rafale at the NTM 2016 in Zarazoga, Spain


Rafale twins


Rafale in afterburner


French Navy 11F White Tiger from BAN Landivisiau during NTM 2017


"Hard to be humble" Rafale from Escadron Chasse et d'Expérimentation (ECE) 01/30


NTM 2017 Rafale from Escadron Chasse (ECE) 03/30


Performing at the 2017 Paris Airshow


Showing the raw power at Sanicole 2017


Armée de l'Air Rafale



French Navy Rafale at NTM 2018 in Poznan, Poland


The Prototype Rafale A



RB-66



USAF Douglas RB-66 Destroyer



RF-84F



Republic RF-84F Thunderflash of the Luftwaffe



RF-101



A dedicated reconnaissance variant of the F-101 Voodoo



S-3



VS-41 Lockheed S-3B Viking



SA 316



Swiss Air Force Alouette III


Sud Aviation's original



SA 330



Royal Air Force Puma


Royal Air Force Puma sporting 100-year anniversary logo at Nato Tiger Meet 2018 in Poznan, Poland



SA 342



French Armée de Terre SA 342 at NTM 2016


Gazelle at NTM 2017



SAAB 105



Austrian Air Force Saab 105Ö


Austrian Air Force Saab 105Ö at NTM 2017



SB2C



Curtiss SB2C-5


Currently the only airworthy Helldiver in the world



SBD



SBD-5 Dauntless


Douglas dive bomber that played a major roll in winning the Battle of Midway


Douglas Dauntless



Scorpion



Textron Airland Scorpion at the 2015 Paris Airshow


A simple message from this low-cost military platform



Sea Hawk



Royal Navy FGA 6



SH-3



Sirkorsky Sea King performing SAR training


Royal Navy ASaC7



SK-35



Saab SK-35C Draken


Draken taxiing at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


Draken S/N 35810 belonging to Swedish Air Force Historic Flight



SNJ



North American SNJ-2 Texan


North American SNJ-5 Texan



SNV



US Navy Vultee SNV-1 Valiant



Space Shuttle



Endeavour's last piggyback ride over JSC



Special Formation Flights



Randolph AFB trainers


European display teams at Sanicole 2015 Sunset Show


Super Constellation and Patrouille Suisse


F-16AM/BM/C formation at NTM 2016 - Zaragoza, Spain


Saab 105 - Magister - Vampire - Draken - Tunnan - Tiger - Typhoon over Zeltweg Airpower 2016


Spitfire - Viper


Red Bull's Alpha Jets - Corsair - Lightning - Mitchell


International display teams at Sanicole 2017 Sunset Show


Gazelle - AB212 - Hind - Puma - Hip x2 at NTM 2018



Spitfire



Vickers manufactured 1943 MkIX


RNLAF Spitfire



Su-22



Polish Air Force Su-22M4


Polish Fitters taking off from Kleine Brogel Air Base


30 years of service and counting


As long as the wings can still swing, Polish Fitters could be around until 2024


Former GDR Air Force Su-22



Su-25



Su-22Georgian Air Force Frogfoot at the 2001 Paris Air Show


USSR's answer to the A-10...or perhaps it is the not-to-be Northrop A-9


Czechoslovak Air Force Frogfoot on display at Letecke Muzeum Kbley, Czech Republic



Su-27



Sukhoi Flanker



Su-35



2013 Paris Air Show debut: Sukhoi Flanker-E



Super Mystere



Armée de l' Air Super Mystere



T-1



Lockheed T-1A Sea Star




T-6A



Beechcraft Texan II



T-28



North American Trojan


US Navy T-28B


Red Bull Trojan


Trojan Phlyers


Trojan Horsemen



T-33



Ace Maker


Where is my opposing knife-edge Thunderbird?


Where is my opposing knife-edge T-33?


The Red Knight


Ace Maker II



Simple trainer derived from Kelly Johnson's F-80 Shooting Star.



T-34



Beechcraft Mentors



T-38



NASA T-38 Talon


Whiteman's T-38


Talon from Randolph AFB


T-38C of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing - Beale AFB


Tyndall's T-38



T-50A



LM/KAI T-50A



TBF/TBM



Grumman developed TBF Avenger torpedo bomber


General Motor manufactured TBM-3



Tornado



Luftwaffe IDS during routine maintenance at Holloman AFB


German Air Force Tornado ECR


German AF Tornado at NTM 2018


"Hard To Be Humble" Tornado ECR




UH-1



USMC UH-1E


US Army UH-1B Iroquois


UH-1D in action: Vietnam


West Germany Federal Border Guard UH-1D


USMC UH-1Y Venom



USAF Heritage Flights



Mustang - Raptor - Thunderbolt - Phantom


Mustang - Viper - Raptor


Mustang - 2x Sabre - Raptor


Warhawk - Raptor - Viper - Eagle


Mustang - Warthog - Eagle


Mustang - Viper - Sabre - Eagle


Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt II


Thunderbolt - Warthog - Mustang - Eagle


Globemaster III and Skytrain


Sabre - Lightning II - Raptor


Skytrain and Globemaster III



Mustang and Lightning II



USMC Heritage Flights



Lightning II - Harrier II - Hornet



USN Heritage Flights



Hornet and Wildcat


Super Hornet and Corsair



V-22



MV-22 Osprey: Not your daddy's VTOL aircraft!


Helicopter mode


Hybrid mode


Airplane mode


USAF CV-22


Ready to top it off from an MC-130J



Warbirds



A gathering of WW II warbirds


P-51 leading the pack


Bearcat and Mustang


Hurricane and Mosquito


Warhawk leads Flying Fortress


Thunderbolt and Mustang


Spitfire and Mitchell


Skyhawk and Phantom II



WB-57



NASA's Canberra


N917NA



X-29



Grumman X-29 forward-swept wing technology demonstrator



X-31



Rockwell/MBB X-31 enhanced fighter maneuverability denmonstrator



Yak-3



Luftwaffe's nightmare on the Eastern Front during WW II


Normandie Niemen Yak-3


Yakovlev's answer to the Mustang and Spitfire



YC-14



Boeing's entry in the AMST competition



YF-17



Northrop's entry in the LFW competition


Later designation as the F-18 prototype


Cobra



YF-23



Northrop/McDonnell Douglas' entry in the ATF competition


Prototype Air Vehicle 2 Gray Ghost


YF-23 S/N 87-801


It may have been known as the Black Widow II



YF-107



North American F-107A prototype...It may have been known as the Ultra Sabre


More to come...




As long as I can remember, I've always been fascinated with airplanes.  Like most kids, I liked to draw.  I can remember I would wake up in the morning and the first thing I would do is grab my paper pad and pencil and draw.  I would often get disciplined for not washing up and eat breakfast before I dove into my drawing obsession.  Unlike most kids, I drew nothing but airplanes starting at the age of about three years old.  I think because I grew up during the war and saw airplanes zipping around the skies of Vietnam on a daily basis, I was heavily influenced by the subject.  Of course all of my stick-figure airplane drawings from my early age were thrown out but I was able to save some of my sketches starting at the age of eight.  My drawing skill was honed over the years as I got older but unfortunately I ran out of patience to be able to sit still and draw.  Perhaps one day I will pick it up again.

Below is a collection of my airplane drawings between 1973 and 1990.

Chris

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Veterans



In 1966, Fred served in Vietnam and was based at Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon.  These are Fred's images documenting some of the military aircraft operating at Tan Son Nhut AB during that period.


Thank you for your service!


VF-142 F-4B Phantom II


US Navy F-4B


RF-4C flight line


C-141A Starlifter


Shiny USAF C-141A


C-135B Stratolifter


C-123A Provider


CH-3C Jolly Green Giant


P-2H Neptune


HH-43B Husky


T-39A Sabreliner


F-102A Delta Dagger


F-102A sortie


F-102A sorties


McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo


Voodoo flight


Voodoo maintenance


EC-135K


Bell UH-1D


Iroquois


Bell UH-1B


Field of Hueys


Douglas A-1H Skyraider


Braniff International Boeing 707-300 transporting military personnel



So you want to be a photographer?
How about strapping yourself into an RF-4C and use it as your camera gear?



Frank and his photographic equipment:

RF-4C Phantom II, S/N 65-0917

12th TRS, 460th TRW, Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon, Vietnam


These are images taken by Frank during his career in the USAF ...

Thank you for your service!


RF-4C Phantom II catching the sunset


RF-4C looking for gas


One at a time!


Our turn!


RF-4C taking a selfie


RF-4C returning from mission


RF-4C of the 12th TRS


RF-4C S/N 68-0588


F-4E armed and dangerous


F-4Ds looking for opportunities


Awesome!


F-4E escort


RB-57E Patricia Lynn (S/N 55-4257)


USAF MAC C-141A


F-4E Phantom II - Bitburg, Germany


F-4Es aerial refueling

 

German F-104G Starfighter


RAF Lightning F.2A 

 

A Lightning landing




You can be my wingman...!


Meeting USAF Ace Brigadier General Steve Ritchie



Capt. Ritchie marking Mig Kills #3 and #4 on F-4E, S/N 67-0362, after the mission on 08-Jul-1972.
(
Courtesy of Capt. Marty Cavato)



Thank you for your service!



 

My Uncle Lam.  He was a Major in the Republic of Vietnam Marine Division.  My best memory of him is he used to carry an M1911A1 behind his back and concealed under his shirt at all times.  Uncle Lam was one of the toughest dudes I know as a kid growing up.  He was KIA in July 1974




 

Tuan, my brother in-law, as a young 2nd Lieutenant serving in the VNAF




 

Lastly, my dad as a young Lieutenant Colonel in the Signal Corps of the ARVN




Links to some aviation related websites:

Standard Atmospheric Computation
Courtesy of the Aeronautical Engineering Department, Stanford University

The Boeing Company

Skyraider Association XB-70
Excellent information about the XB-70

StudentPilot.com
The one stop teaching tool for student pilots on the world wide web

Air & Space Smithsonian