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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


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


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


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

US Navy A-7E Corsair II


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


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


Cessna A-37B Dragonfly


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


Belgian Air Force A109 Power

A109 dispensing flares



Atlas with RAF 100-year anniversary livery


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



Cobra's business end

Sky Soldiers Cobra Team

Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra

Bell AH-1Z Viper

USMC Viper from VMX-1


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!


Hungarian AF Antonov AN-26 "Curl"


Flying through the Swiss Alps

Swiss Air Force Super Puma

In between the rocky peaks of the Alps


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


Lancer in action - 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB

Variable-sweep wing bomber

Rockwell B-1B full afterburner takeoff

Demonstrating raw afterburner power


Catch the Spirit of Northrop B-2A

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


Flying Fortresses

Thunder Bird from 3 o'clock low

Sentimental Journey

Texas Raiders

Sally B in action

Yankee Lady


"Diamond Lil" Liberator

"Ol' 927" Liberator

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


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


TB-26C trainer

Douglas Invader

B-26C Invader


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


Still alert, still ready...


Barksdale's BUFFs

55+ years of service and still counting


Convair B-58A Hustler


JASDF Kawasaki C-2 heavy transport


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-7A Caribou

Rugged "Bush" aircraft of the US Army



C-17A 97th AMW, Altus AFB

C-17A HALO delivery

Against the backdrop of Nellis AFB

UAE Air Force C-17A


Alenia Spartan going ballistic at 2015 Paris Airshow

Slovak Air Force C-27J

US Coast Guard C-27J Spartan

Short-lived USAF C-27A


US Army


Airborne assault

Curtiss C-46 Commando


Bluebonnet Belle (RIP) shining in the sun

USAF Skytrain

Dakota with D-Day invasion stripes


A "Spooky" paint scheme

"Willa Dean" C-47 from Lyon Air Museum


Patrulla Águila - Upside-down solo

Straight down in formation

Tight up!


Steady flying either upside down or rightside up

Going right at each other

Showing the Spanish colors


"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


Armée de l'Air Transall transport


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


Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang


Canberra operated by the Luftwaffe


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

JASDF Chinook


Sirkorsky Sea Stallion

USMC CH-53E from HMH-462


Luftwaffe Magister

Fouga Magister on landing approach at Zeltweg Airpower 2016

Fouga Magister at the 2017 Paris Airshow


Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora


Fighter Factory's Mosquito

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


De Havilland Vampire

RAF Vampire




Grumman Hawkeye

French Navy E-2C at NTM 2016

French Navy E-2C participating in NTM 2017


Sentry operated by the French Air Force

NATO Sentry

USAF E-3 Sentry


Jamming Prowler

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


Jamming Growler

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

VAQ-134 Growlers


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


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 IV M

Super Etendard

Extra 300

Royal Jordanian Falcons


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


McDonnell F-3B Demon

F-3B Demon at the National Naval Aviation Museum


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


Grumman Wildcat!

General Motor-built FM-2 Wildcat


Corsair catching the rising sun

All tucked up

The perfect profile

Fighter Factory's Corsair

Red Bull Corsair

Aiming for the moon



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!!


Douglas F-6A Skyray

Skyray at the National Naval Aviation Museum


Grumman Hellcat


Grumman Tigercat - "Here Kitty Kitty!"


Vought Cutlass

The unique lines of the Cutlass


Vought F-8B Crusader


Grumman Bearcat

Midnight blue Bearcat


Grumman TAF-9J Cougar

Cougar in classic Sea Blue paint scheme


Grumman USMC F9F-4 Panther


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-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-16A early morning sortie out of Tucson

F-16C of 421st FS

F-16AM Fighting Falcon with Mid-Life Update


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


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

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


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-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


Republic F-84F Thunderstreak


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


Northrop F-89J Scorpion


North American F-100F Super Sabre

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


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


Convair F-102A Delta Dagger



Starfighters Aerospace F-104G


Roaring takeoff of the Starfighters

USAF Starfighter


Virginia ANG Republic F-105D Thunderchief


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


27th TFW F-111D from Cannon AFB

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark

FB-111A variant ready for mission


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

Gen1 and Gen2 stealth airplanes:  Nighthawk and Spirit


French Navy Dassault Falcon 10M

Royal Norwegian Air Force Falcon 20


The original Phantom...McDonnell FH-1


Soko Galeb of the former Yugoslav Air Force


Designed and built by Fiat


Fairey Gannet operated by Marineflieger


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

Leap Phrog

Phrog landing

Phrog-eye view


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


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


Iroquois for the SAR missions used by USN and USMC



RNAF Hunter


Turkish Aerospace Industries' first trainer/attack platform


A Hurricane landing

Hawker's contribution to the Battle of Britain


Ilyushin Il-28 (NATO code name: Beagle)


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

J-6 variant: Dong Feng DF-102


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

J 29

Saab Tunnan

J 29 from the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight


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


Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder


Nice and easy landing

Junkers Tante Ju


Kamov Alligator


McDonnell Douglas Extender


Boeing Pegasus - the next generation tanker


Stratotanker - 50+ years of air refueling services

The boom is lowered and ready to give...


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


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


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


Vintage World War II Grasshopper


American Bald Eagle Aero L-29

USSR Delfin (NATO code name: Maya)



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


Czech out the Aero Alca!

Draken International's L-159

L-159 at Red Flag 19-2


Let L-410 of the Czech Air Force


RAF F.2A at Gatow Luftwaffe Museum


PZL Skytruck of the Polish Air Force


Draken International's MB-339CB

Frecce Tricolori

Is this colorful enough?


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...


Alenia Aermacchi Master jet trainer


Lockheed MC-130J Commando II


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

Me-262A at Zeltweg Airpower 2016


Royal Navy's Augusta Westland Merlin HM1


Gloster Meteor operated by Royal Netherlands Air Force


USCG Dolphin


Czech Air Force Hip

Croatian Air Force KFOR Hip

Czech Air Force Hip at Sliac AB


Bulgarian Hind

Czech Air Force Hind

Czech Air Force Mi-35/24V Alien Tiger

Polish Air Force Mi-24

Mil Mi-24


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


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


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-23ML Flogger

Mig-23UB Flogger-C

Mig-23BN Flogger-H


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


Armée de l' Air Mirage III


Dassault Mirage IV at the 2005 Paris Airshow


Armée de l' Air Mirage 2000

Mirage 2000D at NTM 2016


Dassault Mirage F1 at the 2005 Paris Airshow


MQ-9 of the 147th Attack Wing

MQ-9 flanked by TXWG Civil Air Patrol Cessna T206


German Air Force Nord 2501D Noratlas


NATO's Blackhawk

Belgian Navy NH-90

Belgian MTH NH-90

Rehearsing SAR missions


Commonly known as L-19 Bird Dog


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

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

Mohawk on the hunt


German OV-10 Bronco

Rockwell/USMC Bronco


Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft

P-1 on a late afternoon sortie


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


Red Bull Lightning

Unique wing-to-body lines

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


Bell Airacobra

Airacobra right profile


A peaceful morning awaiting the Warhawk

Warhawk cockpit


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

Curtiss P-40E


The Original Thunderbolt

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


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


Bell P-63 Kingcobra

Kingcobra flying low and fast


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


Consolidated Privateer

Privateer on landing approach at Nellis AFB


Consolidated Catalina

Catalina of The Netherlands Naval Aviation Service


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


Slovenian Air Force PC-9


Lockheed Harpoon


Polish Orlik


Nanchang Q-5 "Fantan"


North American RA-5C Vigilante


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


USAF Douglas RB-66 Destroyer


JASDF RF-4Es from the 501st TRS

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


Republic RF-84F Thunderflash of the Luftwaffe


A dedicated reconnaissance variant of the F-101 Voodoo


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


Curtiss SB2C-5

Currently the only airworthy Helldiver in the world


SBD-5 Dauntless

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


Textron Airland Scorpion at the 2015 Paris Airshow

A simple message from this low-cost military platform

Sea Hawk

Royal Navy FGA 6


Sirkorsky Sea King performing SAR training

Royal Navy ASaC7

Begian AF showing off SAR techniques


Saab SK-35C Draken

Draken taxiing at Zeltweg Airpower 2016

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


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


North American SNJ-2 Texan

North American SNJ-5 Texan


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


Vickers manufactured 1943 MkIX

RNLAF Spitfire

Spitfire Mk XVI


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


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


Russion Air Force Sukhoi Flanker

Ukrainian AF Flanker

Tandem-seat Flanker at Belgian AF Days 2018


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

on final approach at Randolph AFB


North American T-2 Buckey


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!


Beechcraft Texan II

US Navy SNA T-6B Texan II


Danish Air Force Saab-built Safari


North American Trojan

US Navy T-28B

Red Bull Trojan

Trojan Phlyers

Trojan Horsemen


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.


Beechcraft Mentors


Cessna T-37 Tweet

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


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


Goshawk of VT-22

NAS Kingsville flight line

Goshawk maintenance

Field Carrier Landing Practice



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


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


Grumman developed TBF Avenger torpedo bomber

General Motor manufactured TBM-3


Luftwaffe IDS getting routine maintenance at Holloman AFB

LuftwaffeTornado ECR

German AF Tornado at NTM 2018

"Hard To Be Humble" Tornado ECR


JASDF Hawker U-125A performing SAR training



US Army UH-1B Iroquois

UH-1D in action: Vietnam

West Germany Federal Border Guard UH-1D

USMC UH-1Y Venom

The toxic Venom


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


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

Helicopter mode

Hybrid mode

Airplane mode


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


NASA's Canberra



Grumman X-29 forward-swept wing technology demonstrator


Rockwell/MBB X-31 enhanced fighter maneuverability denmonstrator


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


Luftwaffe's nightmare on the Eastern Front during WW II

Normandie Niemen Yak-3

Yakovlev's answer to the Mustang and Spitfire


Boeing's entry in the AMST competition


Northrop's entry in the LFW competition

Later designation as the F-18 prototype



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.















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


Bell UH-1D


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


F-4E escort

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


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

Excellent information about the XB-70

Air & Space Smithsonian