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RAH-66 Comanche stealth attack/reconnaissance helicopter

Writing by admin on Thursday, 27 of September , 2007 at 12:30 pm

The RAH-66 Comanche was an advanced stealth attack/reconnaissance helicopter developed by Boeing and Sikorsky for the US Army.Designed to replace the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and AH-1 Cobra, the Comanche was the first helicopter to incorporate the stealth technology.Compared to the AH-64 Apache helicopter the Comanche is four times less easy to observe and almost six times quieter.

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First production EA-18G Growler delivered to US Navy

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 26 of September , 2007 at 3:09 pm

September 25 marked the delivery of the first production Boeing EA-18G Growler to the US Navy.The Boeing EA-18G Growler is a new airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft that will replace the EA-6B Prowler, the Navy’s current AEA aircraft that has been in service since 1971.The Growler was delivered to the Navy ahead of schedule and within allocated budget.

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Osprey Squadron for Iraq

Writing by admin on Friday, 21 of September , 2007 at 2:33 pm

The first V-22 Osprey combat squadron has been deployed by the Marines in Iraq.The V-22 Osprey is the world’s first operational tilt-rotor aircraft.10 Ospreys along with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 left Monday aboard the USS Wasp from New River Air Station next to Camp Lejeune.About 200 marines comprise a typical marine squadron.The “Thunder Chickens” is the name of the squadron and the 20 pilots that form up the squadron are to spend the next 7 months or so ferrying troops, supplies and cargo.
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F-14 Tomcat Fighter Fling series

Writing by admin on Thursday, 20 of September , 2007 at 5:41 pm

From 1974 to 2006 the Grumman F-14 Tomcat represented the backbone of the United States Navy.This two-seat, two-engine, supersonic variable geometry wing aircraft first flew on 21 December 1970, entering service with the US Navy in 1972, replacing the aging F-4 Phantom II. The Tomcat was designed as an air superiority fighter as well as fleet defense and reconnaissance platform.
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A-10 Warthog videos

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 18 of September , 2007 at 3:46 pm

I posted on Metacafe two videos I had sitting on my hard drive from who knows when, hoping that those of you who enjoy this blog will have two cool videos to see featuring the A-10 Warthog.
First video is a formation of A-10 flying above the clouds and showing off. The second video features an exercise, with the A-10 destroying all kinds of targets. Hope you’ll like them! Enjoy!
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A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 5 of September , 2007 at 8:38 pm

The A-10 Thunderbolt II (nicknamed Warthog) is one of my favorite American military planes. Why is that? Well it’s partly because of it’s unusual look, and partly because of its trademark 30mm GAU-8 Gatling gun. Its gun is also its trademark, shooting up to 70 uranium depleted rounds every second!

When it first came out in 1976, part of the army didn’t have much faith in the beginning in the A-10 Thunderbolt II, because they preferred high flying, high tech airplanes like the F-15 and F-16 with precision munition. (Read more…)

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C-130 Hercules

Writing by admin on Thursday, 9 of August , 2007 at 5:39 pm

One of the planes that impressed me in my early years, was the C-130 Hercules. I don’t know why, but along with the DC-3 (and the military version C-47) it has always caught my imagination and interest.
The aircraft started production in ’56 after the project was won in the 1950 by Lockheed Martin with the YC-130 prototype. An interesting fact is that this “old girl” is still in production!
Actually it’s still wanted by military air forces around the world including the USAF. And in September 2006 the “headcount” was for 186 planes to be made and delivered! That is simply unheard off, for such an “old plane”, but the secret stands in its oldness. Or lack of it, actually.
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AH-64 Apache attack helicopter

Writing by admin on Monday, 6 of August , 2007 at 6:33 pm

The Apache AH-64 helicopter is the current workhorse of the US Military. The need for an attack helicopter started after the war in Vietnam when a lot of Huey helicopters were fitted with attack rockets. Although the Huey did its job properly as an armed transport helicopter, as an attach chopper it left a bitter taste, over 5000 people dying in it!

Thus the Apache was created. The first one flew in 1975, and after proving its worth, in 1983 the assembly line started rolling aircraft after aircraft at a price of 18 million US dollars.
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