NAVY - SEA POWER - AIR FORCE - AIR POWER!
B-1 BOMBER - NOSE ON SHOT
|MILITARY CARGO PLANE - ANGEL FLARES|
DON'T MOVE! - AWAC'S SURROUNDED BY MILITARY AIRCRAFT
B-52 AND CREW - ALL STANDING ON TOP OF THE WING!
STRANGE AIRCRAFT CARRIER - SHORT RUNWAY FOR B-52!
B-58 HUSTLER - BOMBER - WITH PAYLOAD
C-5 OVERSHOOTS NORFOLK NAVAL STATION RUNWAY - STOPS TRAFFIC ON I-564
NORFOLK Naval Air Station Virginia -- One of the military's largest transports got stuck at the end of a runway atop the I-564 overpass for more than 16 hours. It was unable to turn around at the West end of Chambers Field at the Norfolk Naval Station. The incident forced the closing of the field to all but helicopter traffic and made for a dramatic sight for hundreds of motorists passing beneath it during morning rush hour.
"That thing's like a big building sitting there.'' said motorists. The nose of the aircraft actually stuck out and OVER the Interstate !
The aircraft's nose was so far over the end of the ramp, the crew was unable to see the runway where it was supposed to turn around so the pilot simply had to leave it at the end of the runway. The Air Force C-5 Galaxy, largest airplane in the free world, is almost aslong as a football field and as high as a six-story building.
Weighing 420 tons with a full load, it uses a system of 28 wheels to distribute its weight. The aircraft had to wait for a specially made tow bar trucked in from Dover, Del. When the tow bar arrived, it was used to hook the C-5 to a tractor that then turned the aircraft around. The p lane was not damaged.
The female co-pilot was overheard saying to the male pilot as they exited the plane...
"I told you we should have stopped and asked for directions!
WWII BOMBER DROPS BOMB THRU TAIL OF PLANE BELOW
B-52 BOMBER - FULL BOMB LOAD DISPLAY
B-2 BOMBER - HEAD ON SHOT
PARATROOPERS - ALL IN A ROW!
CARGO PLANE - ANGEL FLARES
STRANGE RUSSIAN 'GROUND EFFECTS' SEAPLANE - 8 NOSE JET ENGINES!
RUSSIAN 'GROUND EFFECTS' SEAPLANE - FIRES MISSLE
B-47 BOMBER - JET ASSISTED TAKE OFF - (JATO)
USAF C-130 CARGO PLANE - COOL NOSE ON NIGHT SHOT!
XB-70 - VALKYRIE WITH STRANGE PAINT PEALING PROBLEM
KC 135 AERIAL FUEL TRANSPORT AND HER 'THIRSTY' PALS
WWII BOMBER - LOOKING DOWN
WWII BRITISH RAF LANCASTER ON BOMBING RUN - HEAVY FLAK
STRANGE BOMBER - AIR CRAFT CARRIER - 2
STRANGE BOMBER CRASH NEAR AIR CRAFT CARRIER
AMAZING 'DOUBLE' AERIAL REFUELING - 3 TANKERS
B-52 - LOOKING DOWN FROM AERIAL REFUELING BOOM
B-1 BOMBER - FOR SALE!
B-2 BOMBER BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER
B-52 - BOMBING RUN!
WWII - FLAK BLOWS OFF B-24 BOMBERS WING
C-130 - HURRICANE DAMAGE
B-52 BOMBER FLYING THRU MOISTURE BARRIER
STRANGE FAT LITTLE PLANE - ISRAELI 1A1 ARAVA
B-52'S LINED UP - READY FOR TAKE-OFF
HOWARD HUGHES 'SPRUCE GOOSE' ON DISPLAY
HEAVY MILITARY TRANSPORT - WEAK RUNWAY!
COOL ARCTIC RESUPPLY SHOT FROM COCKPIT
WE'LL BOMB THE SH*T OUT OF YOU!
THE "SPRUCE GOOSE" - WORLDS LARGEST SEAPLANE
WWII - EARLY JET BOMBER - FORWARD SWEPT WINGS - REAR
B-52 - HEAVY SMOKE AT TAKEOFF
B-52 - BOMBING RUN!
MILITARY CARGO PLANE - GOOFY MECHANIC
MILITARY TRANSPORT HOLDS HUGE ROCKET
This recent test flight shows the Automated Aerial Refuelling system (AAR), developed by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and Boeing Phantom Works, manoeuvring a Calspan Learjet equipped to fly autonomously and unmanned into one of seven refuelling positions behind a KC-135R tanker.
The AAR programme is developing and demonstrating flight control systems that will enable unmanned air vehicles to safely approach and manoeuvre around tanker aircraft so they can successfully perform boom and receptacle refuelling operations.
STRANGE 8 ENGINE FLYING BOAT
THE MILITARY'S DEADLIEST AND LARGEST BOMB - MOAB!
C-130 PILOT vs. F-16 JET JOCKEYA C-130 was lumbering along when an F-16 flashed by.
The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, "watch this!" and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier. The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that?
The C-130 pilot said, "That was impressive, but watch this!"
The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130 pilot came back on and said, "What did you think of that?" Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, "What the hell did you do?"
The C-130 pilot chuckled. "I stood up, stretched my legs,strolled to the back,had a piss, got a cup of coffee and had a donut."
When you are young and foolish - speed and flash may be a good thing !!!
When you get older and smarter - comfort and dull is not such a bad thing!!
We more senior folks understand this!
Submitted by Brian J.