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|The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), similar to the Scud, while in boost phase. The laser has been test fired in flight, though it wasn't being aimed at anything. The Airborne Laser aircraft was designated YAL-...||10/13/2007||659|
|A Boeing 757-200 aircraft obtained by NASA in 1994 is now serving as a "flying laboratory" for aeronautical research. The aircraft is being modified extensively for a broad range of flight research programs in the next 20 years to benefit the U.S. aviation industry and commercial airline customers. Called ARIES, or Airborne Research Integrated Experiments System, the aircraft is being used to c...||10/08/2007||322|
|The Ilyushin Il-80 (NATO reporting name: Maxdome) is a Russian airborne command post.|
Modeled after the Ilyushin Il-86, the Il-80 is meant to be used as a command center for Russian officials such as the President, in the event of nuclear war. Its role is similar to that of the Boeing E-4B. The Il-80 has no external windows (save those on the cabin) in order to protect it from an...
|Janes reports that the service designation Il-82 has been applied to the Il-76VPK Airborne command post or airborne communications relay (Vozdushnyye Komandnyye Punkt: Airborne Command Post) adaptation of Il-76MD known as version 65C. Two examples (SSSR- [later RA-]76450 and 76451) delivered to Zhukovsky after modifications 22 September and 30 November 1987. The two aircraft (SSSR-76450 and -76...||11/03/2009||475|
|Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. |
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress or the so called "Sentimental Journey” is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC). The B-17 aircraft was manufactured by Boeing. It has eliminated its competitors and has met the Air Corps' expectations to compete against Douglas and Martin f...
The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications needed by commanders of U.S. and NATO air defense forces. As proven in Desert Storm, it is the premier air battle command and control aircraft in ...
|For several years the world’s most extraordinary hangar has been considered a private museum, owned by Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder of Red Bull (1987). |
Architect Volkmar Burgstaller’s project begins in October 1999. The construction starts in January 2001. It’s not just the idea and concept of Hangar-7 that rise above the ordinary; the process of its construction has been pr...
|Aerial photograph of smoke billowing from hangars set on fire during bombardment by aircraft of No. 80 Wing, RAF. The Wing included No. 2 and No. 4 Squadrons, Australian Flying Corps (AFC). Three hangars were destroyed in the air attack. Note the (De Havilland) DH9 aircraft flying over the airfield.||11/04/2008||685|
|The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, with the project name "Nightwatch", is an aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). To create the E-4 series, four Boeing 747-200B airframes were specially modified to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority, namely the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and succes...||08/09/2013||181|
|The Lockheed EP-3 is the signals reconnaissance version of the P-3 Orion, operated by the United States Navy. |
A total of 12 P-3C aircraft were converted to replace older versions of the aircraft, which had been converted in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The aircraft are known by the acronym ARIES, or "Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronic System".
|he collection of the former Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum at Aldershot has moved to the Imperial War museum at Duxford.|
The museum is now called Airborne Assault Museum.
It can be found in hangar no. 1.
For the current visitor information, please visit the website of the museum: http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/.
|United States Customs Service P-3 AEW airborne early warning radar aircraft.||10/09/2005||290|