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UK Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry

Posted on our AirSpace gallery by user sunshine band is this image of a UK Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS aircraft flying at Waddington. Credit: User sunshine band on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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Is it Photoshopped? RAF Merlin in the desert

This, from the MoD, is one of those photographs that if you stare at it for long enough it looks increasingly as though the helicopter has been cut from another image and dropped on an unsuspecting background. That said, it’s still rather lovely and shows a RAF AgustaWestland Merlin helicopter on exercise Pashtung Vortex in Jordan prior to […]

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Diamond Jubilee RAF Shorts Tucano T1

A RAF Tucano decorated for the Diamond Jubilee

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RAF prepares for Diamond Jubilee

RAF fly past Diamond Jubilee

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BAE Systems hands over 100th Eurofighter Typhoon production aircraft

The UK, Spain, Germany and Italy joined celebrations at BAE Systems in Lancashire, England, this week to mark the handover of the 100th Typhoon production aircraft. This aircraft is the 35th Typhoon to be handed over to the RAF and the 100th production aircraft to be manufactured by the four partner nations. Chris Boardman, BAE Systems managing […]

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RAF flypast over Buckingham Palace for Royal Wedding

RAF jets performed a flypast over Buckingham Palace yesterday for the Royal Wedding, a sight captured in the below photo and witnessed by thousands of spectators.

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RAF’s first A330 ‘Voyager’ lands in the UK

The UK’s first Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) has arrived at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire at the start of its programme of in-country testing, as the Ministry of Defence has announced that the type will be named the Voyager in Royal Air Force service. Continue reading…

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USAF Rivet Joint

Three Rivet Joints (one of which is seen below, photography by Craig Hoyle) will enter RAF service from 2014 under what the DE&S has described as “the most complex combined Foreign Military Sales case and cooperative support arrangement that the UK has undertaken with the USAF since World War Two.” The acquisition, which survived the […]

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Image of the Week: RAF Hercules C4 in Derwent Valley

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user haunconnor51 (Shaun Connor). His photo depicts RAF Hercules C4 ZH872 in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire.Shaun says the Derwent Valley has historical significance for the Royal Air Force as it was the valley where the 617 Squadron […]

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Image of the Week: RAF Chinook HC3 at night

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Peter Reoch. His photo depicts a RAF Chinook HC3 at night. Peter says his photo was taken at RAF Northolt’s night photo shoot in March 2010. This photo was the first public appearance of the Chinook HC3 in […]

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