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|They sit like ducks on the tarmac of the airbase. ||10/03/2007||556|
|Two of them parked on the tarmac and one is taxiing on the taxiway. |
The 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) is a wing of the United States Air Force. It is located at Beale Air Force Base, California and operates the U-2 Dragon Lady and RQ-4 Global Hawk.
|The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons, one maintenance squadron, and six Reapers and 60 Predators. |
Along with being the aerial demonstration training site for the Thunderbirds, the base plays a major role in the ongoing war on terrorism. The base is home to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle which flies daily in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base...
|The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force. It provides day and night, high-altitude (70,000 ft, 21,000 m plus), all-weather surveillance. The aircraft is also used for electronic sensor research and development, satellite calibration, and satellite data validation. ||10/02/2007||671|
|The first prototype Su-17, redesigned from Su-7B, flew on August 2, 1966. Entered production in 1970. The Su-17 was a large step in the development of the Su-7 to a more useful attack aircraft. The most important change was the introduction of swivelling outer wing panels, improving take-off and landing performance, and thus allowing a larger weapons load. The Su-20 and Su-22 were export versio...||10/02/2007||493|
|The Indian Air Force operates 24 Il-76MD, 6 Il-78MKI aircraft and 3 others with Israeli Phalcon radars for AWACS. ||10/02/2007||613|
|This AN-124 parks at the southern tarmarc of Indira Ghandi Intern'l. ||10/02/2007||345|
|After years of storage the aircraft is now on display. ||10/02/2007||386|
|PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. PB stands for Patrol Bomber, with Y being Consolidated Aircraft’s manufacturer identification. It could be equipped with depth charges, bombs, torpedoes, and .50 caliber machine guns and was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. Catalinas served w...||09/28/2007||534|
|Small aircraft landing at Stellenbosch Airfield in the Cape Winelands. This is next to Kleine Zalze golf course.||09/27/2007||457|
|Lockheed Martin recently began modifying a Northrop Grumman-owned BAC 1-11 aircraft to prepare it for the Joint Strike Flight (JSF) flight test program in which it will serve as a flying test bed for prototype multisensor JSF avionics. Integrating the avionics systems on a flying test bed will reduce the need for sensor flights during the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the p...||09/26/2007||640|
|The Royal Squadron, also known as No 32 squadron, is made up of two four-engined BAe 146s and five twin-engined Hawker S125s.|
As well as being used by the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other royals when on official duties, the planes also transport Prime Minister Gordon Brown and other senior figures.
|Part of a private collection of jets tucked away in sleepy Birlingham is this attractive Sea Hawk. In generally good condition, there is some corrosion on the undercarriage and the canopy perspex is beginning to craze, but overall in surprisingly good condition for an aircraft that has been out in the open air for some years. ||09/19/2007||492|
|Oh dear! Poor old XP919 has had a rather hard retirement. Bought from the MoD by somebody intending to restore her for static display, the first blow was struck courtesy of our ever fabulous police. They changed their minds at a late stage and would not allow the aircraft to be transported on the roads unless it was cut down to size - despite other police forces being quite happy with Sea Vixen...||09/19/2007||516|
|Moving up to Cosford we find XH672, a K.2 and an Operation Granby veteran. XH672 was initially ordered as a B.1 but produced as a B.2 in the first batch of them, converted to SR.2 (the fifth such conversion), she was later the final K.2 conversion. Served with 543, 57 and 55 squadrons. Maid Marian is her moniker and she carries artwork and mission markings on her port nose. She has spent 12 yea...||09/19/2007||322|
|XL445 is now the only Vulcan nose at Walpole. Mounted on a (somewhat makeshift) frame so that the cockpit access hatch can be opened and you can go inside, XL445 (service nickname - Fireball XL445 - of course!) is the only K.2 in existence (unless you count XH558 which was a K.2 before being converted back to near-B.2 status. The rear cockpit is in pretty good condition with only a few missing ...||09/19/2007||400|
|This is XM715; another one not just parked out in the rain as a dead static exhibit, no! She's a living, breathing example of the Victor, and regularly performs engine runs, and fast taxi runs on open days at Bruntingthorpe. XM715 was produced in the fourth B.2 batch and served with 139 and 100 squadrons, 232 OCU, 543 squadron, 232 OCU again and was converted to K.2 standard (ninth such convers...||09/19/2007||323|
|Now here's a rather luckier Victor! XL231, above, is owned by businessman Andre Tempest and is pampered by Roger Brooks and his crew at Elvington. XL231 carries out occasional taxi runs at special events when they have enough money for fuel (so if you visit, chuck a few quid in the appropriate bucket, eh!). She wears her Granby nose art with pride and goes under the name of 'Lusty Lindy'. More ...||09/19/2007||341|
|The Fleet Air Arm Museum's XK488 was the first thing any visitor there saw as she used to be positioned outside the museum entrance. However, she's now been moved to the storage hangar and is due some TLC. Wearing the blue and white NA.39 prototype scheme, the long nose probe also gives you a good idea as to this aircraft's use in development - in fact, she was the third prototype and was assig...||09/19/2007||320|
|The Shorts Tucano T Mk 1 is a two seat turboprop basic trainer used by the RAF. It is also used by the Air Forces of Kenya and Kuwait.||09/18/2007||383|
|They were activated on 19 October 1991 (another source says 3 December 1992). The 108th received its first KC-135E Stratotanker on 27 September 1991. Yet, a scant 69 days later, on 6 December, it flew its first refueling mission. Forty one days later, on 16 January 1992, it flew its first operational mission - a night, air refueling of an E-3B "Sentry" bound for the Persian Gulf. The 108th Air ...||09/17/2007||506|
|92d Bombardment Group|
The 92d Bombardment Group was established on 28 January 1942. It was activated at Barksdale Field (now Barksdale Air Force Base) on 1 March 1942. During World War II the group flew B-17 Flying Fortress bombers as a component of the Eighth Air Force. The group was based in England from 18 May 1942 to sometime in June 1945 when it moved to Istres Air Base, France.
|The Vulcan Bomber XM575 at East Midlands Airport, England.||09/17/2007||478|
|The Mil Mi-26 (Russian Миль Ми-26, NATO reporting name "Halo") is a Russian/Soviet heavy transport helicopter in service in civilian and military roles. It is the heaviest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production.|
The Mi-26 was designed for military and civil use and intended to be able to lift more than any previous helic...
|Avro Vulcan XM598 at Cosford in Shropshire, England.||09/16/2007||439|