Tiger Meet 2014 formation selfie taken from Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon.
Via The Aviationist
Although not so much by modern standards, the P-47 was huge compared to contemporary fighters, as can be appreciated here compared to a FW-190. A joke on its glory days said that when being shot the P-47 pilot could run around the cockpit to dodge the bullets.
Bell P-39 Airacobra in flight firing all weapons at night, date and location unknown.
B-17 Flying Fortress, Tail gunner’s position. By Vern Snow on Flickr
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21SPS NVA 829
via Aviation Details
GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 8, 2012) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 sits on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) at night.
A AC-130W Stinger II aircraft taxis on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The AC-130W is a modified C-130H Hercules airframe that has been configured for use as a flying gun platform. Armed with a modular weapons system that includes a Bushmaster II GAU-23/A 30mm gun (visible on the aircraft’s port fuselage) and various guided munitions, the AC-130W’s primary role is that of armed overwatch.
The AC-130W Stinger II is operated by the 73rd Special Operations Squadron, part of the 27th Special Operations Wing. It’s fleet of AC-130Ws were converted from the squadron’s existing MC-130 Combat Spear transport aircraft. The initial batch of converted aircraft were called MC-130W Dragon Spears. The aircraft was later redesignated as AC-130W Stinger II.
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