Air International 2016-06
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Israeli Air and Space Force F-16C 324 in the markings of the 117th 'First Jet’ Squadron based at Ramat David Air Base.
Some Hellenic Air Force Block 52 F-16s are finished with radar absorbing Have Glass coatings. F-16D 602 wears the yellow and black fin flash of 340 Squadron based at Souda Bay Air Base.
A Wildcat AH1 being loaded into an RAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to the UK.
The upper surfaces of the F-22’s wing and fuselage are covered in panels finished in different shades of coating.
Four F-22 Raptors over fly the memorial at Marnes-la-Coquette, in the western suburbs of Paris on April 20, 2016 to mark the centenary of the La Fayette Escadrille.
Pratt & Whitney designed the F119 engine with a two-dimensional vector exhaust nozzle. The convergent-divergent nozzle can be vectored upwards or downwards by 20 degrees.
Four F-22s taxy to departure from runway 24.
Crew chiefs assigned to the end-of-runway inspection team check the aircraft for hot breaks, while a member of the weapons crew inspects the missiles.
Note the difference in nose height between the first and second aircraft. Forward landing gear leg on the second aircraft appears to be higher.
The F-22’s canopy is a one-piece design featuring, what looks like, an integrated bow frame to reduce the aircraft's radar cross section and its weight.
Fifteen discrete bombs marks on the side of the forward fuselage of F-22 05-4086.
A pilot checks the captive training missile during his walk around inspection of the aircraft before an afternoon mission.
This ramp shot shows an LAU-141/A trapeze-type launcher loaded with a captive training version of an AIM-9M Sidewinder missile.
A crew chief uses a PMA to prepare the forms to release the aircraft to the pilot.
A CH-47F leads a CH-47D over Canberra on April 19, 2016 in a symbolic flight before the CH-47D lands at the Australian War Memorial.
Boeing has delivered seven CH-47Fs to the Australian Army, including A15-304 pictured here, and has orders for a further three.
Australian Army soldier Corporal Trent Bayliss, an Aircrewman Technician with the 5th Aviation Regiment, stands in front of a CH-47F during the May 2015 commissioning ceremony at RAAF Base Townsville.
The CH-47Fs were delivered to Australia by a US Air Force C-5 Galaxy. Here Boeing Service Engineering teams prepare one of the CH-47Fs ahead of the delivery flight.
The CH-47Fs were delivered to Australia by a US Air Force C-5 Galaxy. Here Boeing Service Engineering teams prepare one of the CH-47Fs ahead of the delivery flight.
Israel’s airborne early warning platform is based on the Gulfstream G550. Based at Nevatim Air Base, the G550 fleet is assigned to and operated by the 122nd 'The Dakota' Squadron.
A new market entrant Is the Airbus C295W Water Bomber. The aircraft has been trialled with 3,500-litre (925 US gallon) roll-on/roll-off internal tanks in trials in France.
F-15E Strike Eagle 01-2003/LN wears a red tail flash of the 494th Fighter Squadron, the host unit for the 95thh EFS during its UK deployment.
From the Boeing 747 tanker to the Air Tractor AT-802F, a range of both fixed and rotary wing types are used to tackle fires.
The MC-12S EMARSS features a large dor­sal hump housing a satellite communication antenna. The type is currently on operational deployments in the US Central and African Command areas of responsibility.
Following recommendations made by the National Commission on the Future of the Army, AH-64D Apaches of the South Carolina Army National Guard will remain in National Guard service and be upgraded to AH-64E standard.
An 847 Naval Air Squadron Wildcat AH1 on a familiarisation flight at Bardufoss, Norway.
Wildcat AH1 ZZ388 lifts an underslung load with support from the Mobile Air Operations Team at Bardufoss.
A Wildcat AH1 being loaded into an RAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to the UK.
Andravida-based F-4E Phantom AUP 71745 on take-off. The McDonnell-Douglas design from the 1950s still looks every part a fighter aircraft.
From the Boeing 747 tanker to the Air Tractor AT-802F, a range of both fixed and rotary wing types are used to tackle fires.
Aviation technicians look on as the pilot of an F-35C works through pre-flight checks.
A group of aviation technicians assigned to VFA-101 pose for the camera.
A sailor signals to the pilot during pre-flight checks on the flight line at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
A red visor cover denotes the squadron colours of VFA-101.