Aug 22 2012
An amazing roundup of the best military photos we came across since our last military photo compilation. This one has a lot more historical photos!
Capt. Brandon Cordill, left wingman of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, flies an F/A-18 Hornet over Baltimore during the Star Spangled Sailabration, which coincides with Baltimore Fleet Week 2012 and commemorates the War of 1812 and the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner." U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson.
An F-15 Strike Eagle flying over the Pacific Ocean. Photo by U.S. Army.
Ft. Worth (LCS 3) Builder's Trials.
B17G from the 398th Bomb Group flown by Lt Lawrence De Lancey. Hit by flak over Cologne Germany managed to fly back to it's base in England. Oct 15, 1944. Only one man was killed.
Flying hands-free in an Indian Airforce Su-30 MKI.
Boeing B-47 utilizing rocket assisted takeoff April 15, 1954.
Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers over the Pacific. 1943.
Sukhoi PAK FA and MiG-29M2 (NATO Fulcrum) in the skies of Zhukovskiy. 12 August 2012.
U.S. soldiers destroy two recovered improvised explosive devices outside Combat Outpost Sabari in Afghanistan's Khost province, July 31, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Trumbull.
Russian "Lun"-class ekranoplan (ground effect aircraft), rusting in a Caspian Sea shipyard.
What a tip of a missile looks like. Imagine how much the optics in one of these costs!
A German Transall popping flares and banking hard. Unreal!
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow. The P-61 was the Army Air Corps only purpose-designed night fighter.
MH-60S Seahawk helicopters assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 fire flares alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is en route to the United States to complete an eight-month change-of-homeport deployment during which it operated in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson.
A Su-27 fighter performing at the 2012 Russian Airshow. Photo: kukuksumushu@livejournal.
U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team fires his M4 at insurgents from the cover of the Mine Resistant / Ambush Protected vehicle. Photo by U.S. Army.
F-35C. Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert flies CF-01 with inert AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles on port and starboard pylons to measure flying qualities and aircraft vibrations. Photo by U.S. Navy.
Beautiful shot of USS Ronald Reagan entering Apra Harbour, Guam, August 2011.
A pair of F-22 Raptors pulls away and flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving fuel off of the East Coast on July 10, 2012. The 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., received their first two Raptors in January 2005 and the wing’s 27th Fighter Squadron was designated as fully operational in December 2005. The Raptors belong to the 27th FS and the KC-135 belongs to the 756th Air Refueling Squadron at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)
X-47B Stealth Drone on Display.
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