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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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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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Reds reveal revised fin for 50th festivities

Yep, to celebrate the 50th display season for the RAF’s Red Arrows aerobatic team – the first one was May 1965 - they have revealed a nifty new design on the tailfins of their BAE Systems Hawk T1s featuring a reworking of the Union Flag (although Lord knows what that will look like if Scotland decides to […]

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Red skies for Red Flag

From the US Air Force this one, showing a pair of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles at Nellis AFB in Nevada where they were participating in exercise Red Flag, along with 123 other aircraft from the US and allied nations. The two combat aircraft are assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. US Air Force

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Smokin’

Plucked from the US Navy’s image gallery is this suitably atmospheric photograph of a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, being directed onto the catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. US Navy

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Last lap for Canada’s Sea Kings

On the grounds that we’ll be seeing a lot less of these marvellous machines in the future (assuming Sikorsky gets its act togther and delivers some Cylcones) here’s a recent image taken from the Canadian Forces Combat Camera image site of a CH-124 doing its thing on the ocean wave. Department of National Defence

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Strike Eagles abroad

Pictured here via the US Air Force picture library is a group of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles taxiing following a training combat missionin November, during the Blue Flag exercise on Uvda Air Force Base, Israel. The aircraft were drawn from the 492nd Fighter Sqn, based at RAF Lakenheath, England. The service has an active inventory of 434 F-15C/Es, […]

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