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Capturing a JASDF Phantom at Hyakuri AB
(Photo credit: Toshihiko Shimizu)


Last updated: 11-Jul-2020

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This is a collection of original military aviation images through my reliable Canon camera systems...

Aircraft are organized in order by the latest designations from A to Z such as A-1 to YF-23.

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



TA-4F Skyhawk - MCAS Yuma, AZ - January 1990


Draken International A-4K


Ed Heinemann's Hot Rod!


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


A-4N N164EM participating at Red Flag 19-2




A-7



USAF A-7D Corsair II -  Ohio ANG - 1981


US Navy A-7E Corsair II




A-10



Still banking on the Warthog


Still the best CAS and "Sandy" platform - 122d Fighter Wing from Fort Wayne, Indiana


Warthog maintenance under the sun at Davis Monthan AFB


A Warthog smile


Spangdahlem's Warthog


Wave to the camera!


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



S/N 80-275 with WWII P-51 style retro paint scheme


422d TES A-10 from Nellis AFB


A-10 from the 66th Weapon Squadron at Nellis AFB


Blacksnakes' A-10



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 with RAF 100-year anniversary livery




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


AB-212 from Croatian Special Police



AH-1


Cobra


Cobra's business end


Sky Soldiers Cobra Team


Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra


Bell AH-1Z Viper


USMC Viper from VMX-1




AH-64


US Army Apache


Texas Army National Guard Apache - Ellington Field JRB


Apache stare down


Dispensing flares in the dark with style


Dutch Apache


Dutch AH-64D Apache




Alpha Jet


Dassault/Dornier jet trainer


Armée de l'Air Alpha Jet



Red Bull Alpha Jet

Patrouille de France


...Five Six Seven Eight...


It's time to loop down!


...and a One Two Three Four...


Let's go head-to-head!


Keeping up with the right turn


The V-formation!


A colorful display against the setting sun...


...some fancy flying


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



AV-8B from VMA311


Harrier II banking against the canyon wall through the Jedi Transition


A Blacksheep Harrier II takeoff - VMA-214


Harrier II vertical landing



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 from Whiteman AFB




B-17


Flying Fortresses


Thunder Bird from 3 o'clock low


Sentimental Journey


Texas Raiders


Sally B in action



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



B-52


Still alert, still ready...


Stratofortress


Barksdale's BUFFs


55+ years of service and still counting




B-58



Convair B-58A Hustler



C-2



JASDF Kawasaki C-2 heavy transport




C-5


Lockheed Galaxy


Vintage C-5A taking off from Kelly Field Annex in 2010



C-5M Super Galaxy on a late afternoon sortie


A Super Galaxy Sunset




C-7



C-7A Caribou


Rugged "Bush" aircraft of the US Army




C-17


Salute!


C-17A 97th AMW, Altus AFB


C-17A HALO delivery


Against the backdrop of Nellis AFB



UAE Air Force C-17A



C-27


Alenia Spartan going ballistic at 2015 Paris Airshow


Slovak Air Force C-27J


US Coast Guard C-27J Spartan


Short-lived USAF C-27A




C-31


US Army
Troopship



C-46


Airborne assault


Curtiss C-46 Commando




C-47


Bluebonnet Belle (RIP) shining in the sun


USAF Skytrain


Dakota with D-Day invasion stripes


Spooky


A "Spooky" paint scheme


"Willa Dean" C-47 from Lyon Air Museum




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


"Whiskey-7" Super Hercules from the 86th Airlift Wing remembering the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019


RATO - Getting a boost!


Belgian Air Force Hercules generating vortices


Austrian Air Force C-130K


High Rollers Hercules of the Nevada AG


Fat Albert


USMC KC-130J from VMGR-352


Danish AF C-130




C-160


Armée de l'Air Transall transport



C-295


Casa C-295M in service with the Polish Air Force



CA-13


Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang



Canberra


Canberra operated by the Luftwaffe



CH-47


A new CH-47F on display at the 2019 Paris Airshow


JASDF Chinook




CH-53



Sirkorsky Sea Stallion


USMC CH-53E from HMH-462




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


USAF E-3 Sentry



EA-6B


Jamming Prowler


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



EA-18G


Jamming Growler


VX-31's Boeing EA-18G Growler banking through the Jedi Transition


VAQ-134 Growlers




EC-130H


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



EC 135


Croatia Law Enforcement EC135



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




Extra 300


Royal Jordanian Falcons



F-1


North American Aviation F-1E Fury



F-2 (McDonnell)


McDonnell F-2D Banshee


Photo-reconnaissance variant of the Banshee



F-2 (Mitsubishi)


JASDF F-2A Viper Zero



F-3


McDonnell F-3B Demon


M
F-3B Demon at the National Naval Aviation Museum




F-4


McDonnell Douglas Phantom II...Still "Phabulous" no matter the 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, Selfridge AB 1981


Captainn Steve Ritchieeand Captainn Chuck DeBellevuee's replica F-4D's replica F-4D



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


QF-4G awaiting the phinal sunset


Turkish AF F-4E at SIAF 2018 commemorating 60 years of the Phantom II


JASDFFF-4EJ at Hyakuri AB, December 2019F-4EJ at Hyakuri AB, December 2019


A pair of F-4EJ on an early morning sortie


JASDF 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron marking the end of the Phantom era


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 phormation 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


Grumman Wildcat!


General Motor-built FM-2 Wildcat



F4U


Corsair catching the rising sun


All tucked up


The perfect profile


Fighter Factory's Corsair


Red Bull Corsair


Aiming for the moon

 



F-5


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


Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter



Canadair-built CF-5D


F-5E Tiger II, VFC-13 NAS Fallon in 1998


Northrop F-5F Tiger II


USN Adversary Tigers


AF-07 Adversary


Swiss Air Force F-5N at Kleine Brogel AB in 2015


Swiss Air Force F-5N at Zeltweg, Austria - 2016


US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-13 at NAS Fallon in 2018


US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-01


US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-03


US Navy F-5N Adversary AF-06



VFC-13 F-5N pre-flight checks


VFC-13 F-5N taking off at AZA


VFC-13 F-5N rolling down the runway at NAS El Centro in March 2019


F-5N against the beautiful sunset in Yuma, AZ


USMC VMFT-401 F-5N from MCAS Yuma


VMFT-401 F-5N Adversary LS-07


USMC VMFT-401 Snipers

Patrouille Suisse


Leader of the pack


Time to go!


Stack it tight!


Showing off the mirror image


Lighting up the sky with flares


Is someone going the wrong way?


Cutting through the sky like a Swiss knife!



Raw afterburner power!!



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 lines 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


1st FW F-15C Eagle


1:1 thrust-to-weight takeoff power - 433d WS F-15C Eagle


159th FW "Bayou Militia" F-15C Eagle


California ANG 144th FW F-15C from Fresno


USAF F-15D Eagle


Dispensing flares


F-15E Strike Eagle tearing through the sky


4th FW F-15E Strike Eagle...with the WSO performing old-school reconnaissance!


Strike Eagle at Nellis AFB


Strike Eagle lighting up the sky


F-15SG from Republic of Singapore Air Force participating in Red Flag 19-2


The latest derivative F-15SA operated by Royal Saudi Air Force at Red Flag 19-2


JASDF F-15J taking off in full afterburner at Hyakuri AB



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 in training with USAF ANG in 2006


UAE F-16E at Red Flag 19-2


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


Greek AF Tiger F-16D at NTM 2018


Belgian AF F-16AM formation


Dark Falcon piloted by Vador


Dark Falcon's fancy way to dispense flares


Danish AF Fighting Falcon


Dutch AF F-16AM in training with USAF Arizona ANG participating at Red Flag 19-2


Nellis Agressor F-16C S/N 87-267


Nellis Agressor F-16C S/N 86-272


Belgian Air Force F-16AMs celebrate 75th anniversary of D-Day at Kleine-Brogel AB


Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16BM celebrates 75th anniversary of D-Day

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


Adversary Hornets


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


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


Transonic Hornet


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


RCAF CF-18 celebrating Canada 150


Swiss AF F/A-18C at NTM 2018


S
panish AF Hornet at Belgian AF Days 2018


Swiss AF F/A-18C burning and turning


VMFA-314 Black Knights' F/A-18C flying through Jedi Transition


USMC FA-18C from VMFAT-101 based at MCAS Miramar


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


Super Hornet climbing out of Death Valley, California


Stingers' F/A-18E flying through the Jedi Transition in Death Valley


Yanking and banking the F/A-18F low and fast through the Jedi Transition

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 - Now that's tight!


Echelon Parade


Delta Breakout


"Fly Navy 100 Years" special marking in 2011


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-22A on approach to land at Nellis AFB




F-35



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


34th FS F-35A from Hill AFB on landing approach at LBG during the 2017 Paris Air Show debut


USAF F-35A Lightning II


The raw afterburner power of an F-35A


F-35A from 422d TES based at Nellis AFB


F-35A with external hard points on a late evening sortie during Red Flag 19-2


When the Lightnings strike...


F-35B variant


The Transformer F-35B from VMFA-122 at MCAS Yuma


USMC F-35B Lightning II - MCAS Beaufort's Gen5 fighter from VMFAT-501


Tell me I am worth it!


VFMA-211 F-35B with kill markings from the 2018 deployment in Afghanistan aboard USS Essex


F-35B in vertical landing configuration


Check out my behind!


F-35B operation in the dark of the night




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



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



F-101


McDonnell F-101B Voodoo from the 147th Fighter Intercept Group - 1978/1980 William Tell Champions



F-102



Convair F-102A Delta Dagger


USAF F-102A




F-104



Starfighters Aerospace F-104G


TF-104G


Roaring takeoff of the Starfighters


USAF Starfighter



F-105



Virginia ANG Republic F-105D Thunderchief



F-107



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



F-111


27th TFW F-111D from Cannon AFB


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


Royal Norwegian Air Force Falcon 20




FH-1



The original Phantom...McDonnell FH-1



G-2


Soko Galeb of the former Yugoslav Air Force



G.91


Designed and built by Fiat




Gannet


Fairey Gannet operated by Marineflieger




H-46


HH-46E SAR Sea Knight at MCAS Cherry Point in 2015


Leap Phrog


Phrog landing


Phrog-eye view



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



US Army UH-60 Blackhawk



US Army HH-60 Medevac Blackhawk


JASDF UH-60J completing SAR training mission



Hawk

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


BAE System T2


Could be more than just a jet trainer




HH-1


Iroquois for the SAR missions used by USN and USMC



Hunter


RAF F.6


RNAF Hunter




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 SIAF 2018


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


Another look of the Czech Air Force 100-year anniversary Gripen


How to brighten up a cloudy sky



JF-17


Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder



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



KC-767


Colombian Air Force KC-767-200 "Jupiter" MMTT



KDC-10


Royal Netherlands Air Force aerial tanker converted from a commercial DC-10-30



L-4


Vintage World War II Grasshopper



L-29


American Bald Eagle Aero L-29


USSR Delfin (NATO code name: Maya)



L-39


Albatros


Albatros leads Strikemaster


Slovak Air Force L-39

Black Diamonds


Black Diamond formation


We too can fly like the Thunderbirds!


Can the Blue Angels do this?

Breitling Jet Team


More than just watches...


It's getting dark, let's turn on the lights


Adding a little flare to the show



L-159


Czech out the Aero Alca!


Draken International's L-159


L-159 at Red Flag 19-2



L-410


Let L-410 of the Czech Air Force



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 near darkness


A beautiful Airpower 2016 performance at Zeltweg


Doing it the Italian way...



M-346


Alenia Aermacchi Master jet trainer



MC-130


Lockheed MC-130J Commando II



Me-262


Made in the USA!  Messerschmitt Schwalbe 'B' - the first reproduction by Me 262 Project


Me-262A at Zeltweg Airpower 2016



Merlin


Royal Navy's Augusta Westland Merlin HM1



Meteor


Gloster Meteor operated by Royal Netherlands Air Force



MH-65


USCG Dolphin



Mi-8/Mi-17



Czech Air Force Hip


Croatian Air Force KFOR Hip


Czech Air Force Hip at Sliac AB




Mi-24/Mi-35



Bulgarian Hind


Czech Air Force Hind


Czech Air Force Mi-35/24V Alien Tiger


Polish Air Force Mi-24


Mil Mi-24




Mig-15



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


Red Star Aviation's Mig-15UTI


Historic Czechoslovak Air Force Mig-15UTI at SIAF 2018



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 UM Fishbed


Mig-21 of the former GDR Air Force


Polish Mig-21 and Cold War bunker


Croatian Air Force Mig-21bis


Croatian Air Force Mig-21UMD



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 standing tall


Flight of the Fulcrums


Attack of the Fulcrums


Slovak Air Force Mig-29UBS at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia




Mirage
III


Armée de l' Air Mirage III



Mirage
IV


Dassault Mirage IV at the 2005 Paris Airshow



Mirage
2000


Armée de l' Air Mirage 2000


Mirage 2000D at NTM 2016



Mirage
F1


Dassault Mirage F1 at the 2005 Paris Airshow



MQ-9



MQ-9 of the 147th Attack Wing


MQ-9 flanked by TXWG Civil Air Patrol Cessna T206



N-2501D


German Air Force Nord 2501D Noratlas



NH-90


NATO's Blackhawk


Belgian Navy NH-90


Belgian MTH NH-90


Rehearsing SAR missions



O-1


Commonly known as L-19 Bird Dog



OV-1



US Army Mohawk - S/N 68-15958 (RIP)


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


Mohawk on the hunt



OV-10


German OV-10 Bronco


Rockwell/USMC Bronco



P-1


Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft


P-1 on a late afternoon sortie



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


Scat VII - Robin Olds' Mustang



P-63



Bell P-63 Kingcobra


Kingcobra flying low and fast



P.149



Piggi - Piaggio's
utility/trainer aircraft built primarily for the German Air Force



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


2018 Rafale Solo Display aircraft


2019 celebrates 100 years of French Navy Flottille 11F


The Prototype Rafale A



RB-66



USAF Douglas RB-66 Destroyer



RF-4



JASDF RF-4Es from the 501st TRS


A converted JASDF F-4EJ to RF-4EJ with imaging pod dedicated to reconnaisance missions




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


RAF Puma sporting 100-year anniversary markings at the NATO Tiger Meet 2018 in Poznan, Poland



SA 342



French Armée de Terre SA 342 at NTM 2016


Gazelle at NTM 2017



SAAB 105



Swedish Air Force Saab 105


Austrian Air Force Saab 105Ö at NTM 2017


Austrian Air Force Saab 105Ö at CIAV 2018




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



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


Begian AF showing off SAR techniques




SK-35



Saab SK-35C Draken


Draken taxiing at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


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



S-37


Saab Viggen - The first mass production canard aircraft at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


AJS-37 variant S/N 37098 belonging to the
Swedish Air Force Historic Flight



SK-37E at Kleine-Brogel AB, Belgium



SK-37E variant at Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2019



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


PC-9 - Fishbed x2 at CIAV 2018


Czech Air Force VIP transport escorted by Gripen


Fulcrum x2 - Gripen - Albatros x2 at SIAF 2018


Slovakia government VIP transports - Fokker 100 and ACJ319



Spitfire



Vickers manufactured 1943 MkIX


RNLAF Spitfire


Spitfire Mk XVI




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 those wings can still swing, Polish Fitters could be around until 2024


Former GDR Air Force Su-22



Su-25



Georgian 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



Russion Air Force Sukhoi Flanker


Ukrainian AF Flanker


Tandem-seat Flanker at Belgian AF Days 2018



Su-35



2013 Paris Airshow debut: Sukhoi Flanker-E



Super Mystere



Armée de l' Air Super Mystere



T-1 (Lockheed)



Lockheed T-1A Sea Star




T-1A (Raytheon)



Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk


Jayhawk
on final approach at Randolph AFB



T-2


North American T-2 Buckey



T-4

Blue Impulse


Blue Impulse taxiing out for a show at Hyakuri AB in December 2019


Blue Impulse's aircraft of choice is the Kawasaki T-4


Blue Impulse in the Diamond Takeoff formation


#5 performing low-level takeoff


Diamond formation


Double Delta formation


Tack Cloth...#5 and #6 going at it!



T-6



Beechcraft Texan II


US Navy SNA T-6B Texan II



T-17



Danish Air Force Saab-built Safari



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-37


Cessna T-37 Tweet


FAA registered N37VC T-37 with RVNAF A-37 livery



T-38



NASA's T-38A Talon


Whiteman's T-38


560th FTS "Chargin' Cheetahs" T-38C, S/N 69-7085, from Randolph AFB


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


Tyndall's T-38C, S/N 62-3706


T-38A, N959NA, on approach at KEFD


Randolph AFB's 435th FTS "Black Eagles" T-38C Talon, S/N 70-1954


80th FTW T-38C from Sheppard AFB visiting AZA




T-45



Goshawk of VT-22


NAS Kingsville flight line


Goshawk maintenance


Field Carrier Landing Practice


Touchdown!




T-50A



LM/KAI offering for the T-X Program: T-50A



T129



Turkish Aerospace Industries's version of the Augusta/Westland A129 Mangusta



TBF/TBM



Grumman developed TBF Avenger torpedo bomber


General Motor manufactured TBM-3



Tornado



Luftwaffe IDS getting routine maintenance at Holloman AFB



LuftwaffeTornado ECR


German AF Tornado at NTM 2018



"Hard To Be Humble" Tornado ECR




U
-125



JASDF Hawker U-125A performing SAR training



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


The toxic Venom



UH-72



US Army UH-72 Lakota at KDWH



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


Mustang and Thunderbolt 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


CV-22 at Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2019



Warbird Formations



A gathering of WW II warbirds


P-51 leading the pack


Bearcat and Mustang


Mitchell and Corsair


Hurricane and Mosquito


Warhawk leads Flying Fortress


Thunderbolt and Mustang


Spitfire and Mitchell


Spitfire and Mustang


Skyhawk and Phantom II


Mustang and Kingcobra



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



XV-6A


XV-6A Kestrel wearing USAF markings under evaluation in the mid-1960s




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



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 from 1973 to 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:

The Boeing Company

Skyraider Association

XB-70
Excellent information about the XB-70

Air & Space Smithsonian