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All new AH-6i

Fresh goods from Boeing here, a lovely shot of the production configured version of the AH-6i making its maiden flight. Boeing

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Osprey comes in to land

From the US Navy comes this image of a Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 265, preparing to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by US Navy and Marine forces with the Republic […]

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New Typhoon display colours

Just released by the UK Ministry of Defence is this great picture of this year’s display scheme for the Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon. The freshly painted tail on ZK343 from 29 (R) Sqn contains the squadron’s emblem, the buzzard and it’s famous XXX. Crown Copyright

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Goodbye TriStar

Posted to flightglobal’s AirSpace forum by user Duncan Monk is this wonderful image of a Royal Air Force Lockheed TriStar on its last operational sortie yesterday prior to the type’s retirement and likely break-up. Also features light Eurofighter Typhoon content. User Duncan Monk on flightglobal/AirSpace

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AW609 at dusk

Or possibly early in the morning… Anyway, a lovely picture of the distinctive shape of AgustaWestland’s AW609 civil tiltrotor that should, probably, gain its certification by 2017. Finmeccanica

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Dropping in

As a backdrop to a parachute jump goes, Alaska’s snow-topped mountains take some beating, as you can see from this image from the US Air Force. It shows soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, leaping from a Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. US Air Force

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RAF Chinooks frolicking

Great pic here from the UK Ministry of Defence’s image site showing a pair of Boeing CH-47 Chinook HC2s preparing to land following a role demonstration exercise. Based at RAF Odiham, the heavy-lift helicopters are being upgraded under the Project Julius programme. It’ll be nice to see a bunch of the newly-delivered HC6 aircraft in […]

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Busy day at Bagram

There’s a lot to like in this shot posted to the US Air Force’s flickr stream. A pair of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi out to the runway while a US Army Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, all against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains. US Air Force

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Super Stallion on a…. er galleon (sort of)

I can’t for the life of me remember how I stumbled on this one, but it’s a great shot capturing a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 265 as it takes off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea. […]

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German NH90

Spotted on the flickr stream for the Bundeswehr is this lovely image of a NH90 transport helicopter being operated by the German army in Afghanistan.  Bundeswehr

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