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Warbirds. Past & present.

Military aircraft of all nations and periods. Separte board for military helicopters, and some from naval aviation, from my Navy/Warships boards.
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Alpine Flares After Sunset A Swiss Air Force F-5E Tiger II breaks over the Bernese Alps as it fires flares. This photo was judged Best of the Best in this year's Aviation Week Photo Contest.  Photo:  Peter Lewis, Bruthen, Switzerland
Peter Lewis Brutten, Switzerland A Swiss Air Force F-5E Tiger II releases flares after sunset over the Bernese Alps.


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Martin de Ruyter Nelson, New Zealand The Royal New Zealand Air Force Black Falcons team performs a spaghetti break in their new T-6C Texan ll aircraft at the 2017 Classic Fighters Airshow at Omaka Aerodrome, Marlborough, New Zealand.

New Zealand

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Stealth Cloud An F-22 Raptor demonstration-team jet enters the "self-generated cloud" low-observable state as it reaches transonic flight speeds June 24, 2017, at the Bagotville International Air Show at the Royal Canadian Air Force's 3 Wing in Bagotville, Quebec.  Photo:  Steve Bigg, Georgetown, Ontario
F-22 Over Salinas An F-22 Raptor performs Sept. 30, 2017, at the California International Airshow Salinas.  Photo:  Roy Prasad, Los Gatos, California
U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (07-4151) At the 2017 Avalon International Airshow in Victoria, Australia, three F-22 Raptors either performed or were on static display (aircraft 07-4151, 07-4139 and the older 05-4090). Here an F-22 performs an aerial-handling display. Ideal conditions allow sunlight to refract through vapor forming over the wings.  Photo:  Philip Hosking, Modbury North, Australia

US Modern

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Golden Eagle The Israeli Air Force's newly acquired F-35A Adir, which belongs to the 140 (Golden Eagle) Sqdn., turns and burns during the twilight "golden hour" of the IAF cadet graduation ceremony at Hatzerim Airbase.  Photo:  Yissachar Ruas, Bet Shemesh, Israel
Silent Lightning Beneath A Glorious Galaxy This F-16C Barak from the Israeli Air Force's 115 (Flying Dragon) Sqdn. rests for the night beneath the full arch of the Milky Way.  Photo:  Avichai Socher, Givat Shmuel, Israel
Light My Fire! The jet stream of an F-16I​ is highlighted by the Sun, which is positioned low over the Negev Desert.  Photo:  Avichai Socher, Givat Shmuel, Israel

Israel modern

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Lt. Col. Beau “Strap” Wilkins, 514th Flight Test Squadron, puts an Indonesian F-16C Fighting Falcon into a high-g climb during a functional check flight Nov. 21, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The jet is the last of 24 F-16s to be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force as part of an acquisition agreement approved by the U.S. government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)


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File image of a US Air Force C-130H and a RAAF C-130J on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base. (Defence) The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed a C-130J Hercules tactical airlifter and crew to Guam for the 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop.  Set to run until December 15, the activity is the world’s longest-running humanitarian airdrop exercise, providing aid to remote communities across the Pacific, Defence stated on December 7.

Australia modern

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Defence in the Media: 11 December 2017 - RAF Typhoon and a QEAF Mirage jet taking part in a joint exercise last month, held by the Emir of Qatar's Air Force. Crown copyright.
The order for the Typhoons, to be built in Lancashire, is the biggest in a decade The defence industry has been given an early Christmas present after Qatar confirmed that it would go ahead with the purchase of Typhoon fighter jets worth about £5 billion.
An RAF Typhoon at the Akrotiri base in Cyprus

RAF modern

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Defence in the Media: 11 December 2017 - RAF Typhoon and a QEAF Mirage jet taking part in a joint exercise last month, held by the Emir of Qatar's Air Force. Crown copyright.


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Caudron GIV
Voisin fuselage.
Voisin 02.

France WWI

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USN Douglas A-1H Skyraider of attack squadron VA-152 Friendlies in 1966. VA-152 assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 16 aboard carrier USS Oriskany for deployment to Vietnam 26 May to 16 November same year. A-1H 137512 later lost over Laos to ground fire July 4, 1969, while in service with USAF 56th Special Operations Wing. Pilot, Col. Patrick M. Fallon, vice commander, 56th SOW, ejected safely but later missing in action, presumed dead.


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A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1J Skyraider of Attack Squadron 176, the Thunderbolts, in flight. VA-176 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid for a deployment to Vietnam from April 4 to Nov. 21, 1966. (U.S. Navy)
The Douglas XBT2D-1 Skyraider prototype BuNo. 09086 was used by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) at Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., from March 11, 1946, to Sept. 4, 1947, to gain data on flying qualities, stability and control and performance. (NASA)

US Navy Post WWII

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"That's All, Brother," a C-47 transport plane that carried the first paratroopers to Normandy during World War II, is being restored at Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wis. (WLUK/Alex Ronallo via AP)


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UAE "Desert Viper/Hawk" F-16 Fighting Falcon, with conformal tanks, and loaded for bear.

United Arab Emirates modern

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VMA-223 Sqdn. Aircraft And Moonrise Over The Atlantic Ocean Two AV-8B Harriers from VMA-223 Sqdn. (Bulldogs) photographed over the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina on June 8, 2017.  Photo:  Scott Youmans, Phoenix
AV-8B Harrier Of VMA-223 Sqdn. An AV-8B Harrier from VMA-223 Sqdn. (Bulldogs) flies off the North Carolina coast. Taken from the open ramp of a VMGR-252 KC-130J on June 8, 2017.  Photo:  Scott Youmans, Phoenix
A U.S. Navy T-45 from NAS Meridian, Mississippi, weathers a night of multiple storms on July 28, 2017 near the Air National Guard base at Key Field.  Photo:  Scott Stephens, Meridian, Mississippi

US Navy & Marine Corps modern

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Rafales at Sanicole A Dassault Rafale C and a Rafale B of the French Armee de l'Air, serial Nos. 133 (4-GL) and 317 (4-HO), appear at Belgium's International Sanicole Airshow 2017.  Photo:  Rastislav Margus, Bratislava, Slovakia
L'escadron de transport 60 Armée de l'Air Francais.

France modern

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Dusk Patrol A pair of Nanchang CJ-6s fly over Georgia at sunset.  Photo:  Jay Selman, Charlotte, North Carolina

China post WWII

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Yak Takeoff A Yakovlev Yak-130 trainer takes off.  Photo:  Kirill Gorelov, Moscow, Russia

Russia modern

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Bulgarian Traditional Dancers And MiG-29 A Bulgarian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 serves as an atypical backdrop for a group of folk dancers.  Photo:  Ognyan Stefanov, Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgarian Air Force Pilot and MiG-29 A Bulgarian Air Force pilot prepares for a training mission with a fully armed Mikoyan MiG-29 at Graf Ignatievo Air Base.  Photo:  Ognyan Stefanov, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dancers Play Near MiG-29 Traditional Bulgarian dancers cavort by a Bulgarian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29.     Photo:  Ognyan Stefanov, Sofia, Bulgaria


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Dewoitine D.520 de l'aviation de Vichy lors de leur transfert vers la Syrie à la fin du printemps 1941. La cocarde cerclée de blanc et la bande blanche horizontale, caractéristiques de cette période sont particulièrement visibles. A noter également les queues jaunes témoignant de l'application des conventions d'armistice. Photo © SHAA réf B91.1225.
Les avions du Normandie-Niemen - le Dewoitine 520 qui servit à l'entraînement des pilotes, d'octobre à novembre 1942, à Rayak en attendant de partir en Russie.

France WWII

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Le Yak 6   Transport et liaison, équipages 2 et 4 passagers
Le Yak 6   Transport et liaison, équipages 2 et 4 passagers
Le Yak 6   Transport et liaison, équipages 2 et 4 passagers

Russia WWII

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AVIC's AG600 Chinese amphibious aircraft has a wingspan of 38.8 m and a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 t. It is powered by four WJ-6 turboprops. © AVIC The AG-600 is built by the AVIC consortium, which has received 17 orders. It is intended for surveillance and rescue at sea, as well as the fight against forest fires.

China modern

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