Air International 2014-12
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Among the three HSC-84 'Red Wolves' HH-60Hs deployed from Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia for Jackal Stone 14 was BuNo 163790/'NW200’.
HSC-84’s Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk BuNo 163791/‘NW201 ’ at Leeuwarden shortly after the helicopter was unloaded from C-17A Globemaster 02-1101 from the 437th Air Mobility Wing.
HSC-84’s Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk BuNo 163791/‘NW201 ’ at Leeuwarden shortly after the helicopter was unloaded from C-17A Globemaster 02-1101 from the 437th Air Mobility Wing.
Boeing 777F D-ALFB (c/n 48782) at Montreal-Trudeau: one of three Canadian destinations served by Lufthansa Cargo. The other two are Toronto and Vancouver.
Boeing 777F D-ALFD (c/n 41677) was delivered to Lufthansa Cargo in June 2014; it was the fourth to enter service with the carrier.
A handful of ‘vanilla’ Su-24s remain in service with the Russian Naval Aviation's 43rd OMShAP. Since July 2014 the 43rd has been based at Saki airfield in the Crimean Peninsula; they are expected to retire in early 2015.
This early-production Su-24M Fencer-D, distinguished by large non-removable over-wing fences is still in RuAF service. This particular example is assigned to the 98th Composite Aviation Regiment based at Monchegorsk in northern Russia near the border with Norway.
The Su-24M2 and Su-24MR Fencers will be replaced by the Su-34 Fullbacks.
Most of the Fencers-Ds and -Es still operated by the RuAF were built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The last examples rolled off the line at the NAPO plant in Novosibirsk in 1993.
Russian Naval Aviation Fencers from the Baltic Fleet armed with FAB-250 dumb bombs and B-8M rocket launchers at Lipetsk Air Base in July 2014 during Aviadarts a joint exercise between Russia, Belarus and China.
A pair of R-60 missiles is the only self-defence weapon of Su-24MR.
This Su-24M, wearing a Guards badge, and assigned to the 4th Combat Training and Aircrew Conversion Centre at Lipetsk has been upgraded with the SVP-24 avionics package. It is shown armed with the B8M1 20-round rocket pods for firing 80mm rockets
The KAB-1500L is the Fencer-D’s most powerful precision-guided bomb. It weighs 1,500kg, uses laser guidance and can be employed by non-upgraded and upgraded derivatives.
The Su-24M is capable of carrying up to 36 OFAB-100 100kg (220 lb) fragmentation/high explosive bombs.
An Su-24MR equipped with a Tangazh ELINT pod and a Efir-1 reconnaissance pod takes off from Voronezh-Baltimor Air Base.
The radar picture of the target area and bomb-aiming symbols in the new KAI-24P head-up display of the SVP-24 configured Su-24M.
The cockpit of a Su-24M.
Taxi tests of the first Airbus Defence and Space A400M for the Luftwaffe (54+01, msn 18) began on October 12, 2014 at the manufacturer’s facility in Seville, Spain. The transport was painted in Luftwaffe colours two days earlier. The first Luftwaffe A400M 54+01 made its first flight on October 14.
An A400M dropping 24 one-tonne Container Delivery Systems in a single pass at Cazaux in September during airdrop tests.
MSN22, the first Malaysian A400M, in assembly at Seville.
The A400M's Final Assembly Line in Seville has seen a ramp-up in activity over the last year.
A Bundespolizei (German Federal Police) Airbus Helicopters Super Puma D-HEGO (c/n 2050) taxiing at Den Helder Airport during Exercise Poseidon.
The RAF has now received all nine Voyagers.
Swedish National Police EC135P2+ SE-HPU/'944’ (c/n 0225) departs after refuelling during Exercise Poseidon.
MD-11 D-ALCR (c/n 48581) being loaded with palletised freight at Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Israel.
MD-11 D-ALCD (c/n 48784) being loaded with a 15,000 lb (6,804kg) Jettainer AMH 10ft container at Montevideo-Carrasco Airport in Uruguay.
Aircraft refuelling technicians prepare to fuel an MD-11 at Beijing-Capital International Airport, China.
Gulfstream's Enhanced Vision System fitted to the underside of the nose of an earlier model jet.
Gulfstream's new Symmetry Flight Deck will equip both the G500 and G600 jets
View of the G600’s cabin interior.
View of the G600’s cabin interior.
View of the G600’s cabin interior.
Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130J-30 Hercules 5629 'Nanna' from Gardermoen-based 335 Skvadron brought members of the Norwegian special forces to Leeuwarden for Jackal Stone.
Operating in the harsh arctic environment has become one of the key missions for 438e ETAH aircrews.
Confined area landings are regularly practised in the Canadian forest.
The rear crewman attaches a load to the Griffon hook under the fuselage.
An old disused truck is used for precision load handling training.
Griffon 146438 turns downwind over a typical Montreal suburb prior to landing at Saint-Hubert.
The Griffon's instrument panel now looks a bit outdated by modern standards.