Archive | January, 2013


It may be a turboprop, but it still looks nice

Turboprops are never going to get as much love as other aircraft types. They lack the scale of an A380, the excitement of a jet fighter or the potential for battery-induced blazes of a 787. Nonetheless, this picture from ATR of the first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Myanmar’s Air KBZ may go someway […]

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The Harrier – the UK’s glorious heritage, only in America

Spotted this little gem on the US Marine Corps photo site. It shows a <gritted teeth> Boeing AV-8B Harrier assigned to the tongue-twisting Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 Reinforced, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares for take-off on the USS Kearsarge. The UK used to fly them too…  US Marine Corps

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Canadian CC-117 on the way to Mali

A little glimpse of the multinational effort to help the French armed forces, in this case by way of their Francophone brothers across the Atlantic. Pictured are French military jeeps marshalled behind a Canadian Forces CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft at Base aérienne 125 Istres-Le Tubé in Istres, France for transportation to Bamako, Mali. Picture courtesy […]

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Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76

Another from the fine pages of our AirSpace gallery, this picture of an Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76 comes from the camera of regular contributor flyvertosset. flyvertosset gallery on

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F-35 dual refuel

This one from Lockheed Martin as the F-35C completes the latest test point on its long road to certification.

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Eurofighter Typhoon outdoes the Gripen

Although it can’t always claim the above, this picture of an Austrian air force Eurofighter Typhoon in the Alps goes one better than last week’s shot of a Saab Gripen in a similar landscape. We could bore you with details from the press release about how the Typhoon is helping to secure the airspace around […]

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Embraer E-190 at London City

Great picture on our AirSpace gallery from user Hounddogone of this BA-operated Embraer E-190 at London City airport. Lovely reflection. User Hounddogone on

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Gorgeous Gripen

The headline should say it all. A fantastic shot on the Saab website of its Gripen over the mountains. Just lovely.  Saab

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Airbus Military C295 in Kazakh colours

Hmmm, no matter how many times you type Kazakh it still looks wrong. Anyway, Airbus Military released this image to trumpet its “entry into the CIS regional market” with delivery of two C295s ordered last year by Kazakhstan, which holds options to take six more of the transports.  After being formally handed over in Seville, the […]

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C-17 reflects, contemplates the meaning of existence

Well, possibly, it could just be parked somewhere very scenic. So, according to the blurb on the US Air Force website the Boeing C-17 is on the runway at Pago Pago International airport in American Samoa. The puddle in the foreground is as a result of Tropical Cyclone Evan. US Air Force

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