An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 75th Fighter Squadron performs a low-angle strafe during the Hawgsmoke competition at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz., June 2, 2016. The two-day competition included team and individual scoring of strafing, high-altitude dive-bombing, Maverick missile precision and team tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)
Members of No 467 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force celebrate the completion of 100 operations by the Avro Lancaster R5868/`PO-S' (S for Sugar) after its sortie on 11 - 12 May 1944 to a communications target in Belgium. Below the cockpit of the Lancaster are the emblems indicating the number of operational flights and the award of three DSOs and two DFCs to crew members.
A Royal Air Force pilot shortly after landing following a raid on the continental coast a few weeks after the onset of WW2 in Sept 1939. Note the extremely bulky kit that includes leife vest and shearling leather jacket; the two together must be at least six kilos. And there's the parachute and the heavy boots. Generally, comfort was an unknown word among pilots of the time.
1917 01-26 The Boy Legend - Merv Corning 1917, January 26. Georges Guynemer, the boy legend of the French air force was flying a SPAD VII over Chaulnes. Although his gun was jammed, he dove a t a two-seat Albatros as if to fire. Keeping less than thirty feet behind the German, Guynemer chased it toward the French lines. all the time, the two planes were getting closer to the ground. Finally, at 300 feet, the Albatros signalled surrender and landed. The first time an airplane surrendered in…
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A line of patches rest on the vest of Katya, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a K-9 unit demonstration at the military working dog kennel Oct. 15, 2012. Katya has been with her handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hennessy, for nearly two of her four years on Spangdahlem Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)
Boeing Returns Air Force E-4B Aircraft to Service Ahead of Schedule. Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently completed maintenance on a U.S. Air Force E-4B advanced airborne command post earlier than planned, enabling the Air Force to quickly return the vital aircraft to operational service. It was the first E-4B serviced at Boeing’s San Antonio site. Boeing also performs maintenance on Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifters, KC-135 aerial refueling tankers and on commercial aircraft at that site…
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their respective air wings.