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Red Flag, Realistic Training, and the U.S. Air Force’s Way of War after Vietnam

Forty years ago this November, the United States Air Force began an exercise designed to prepare its pilots to face the realities of combat in a simulated, and yet very realistic, training exercise. 2,128 more words


Aviation Nation 2014: WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy A6M3 Zero

There were plenty of World War Two USAAF and US Navy aircraft on display at Aviation Nation 2014 but an old enemy popped up too. Yes there was a… 308 more words


Aviation Nation 2014: B-1B Lancer

The USAF operates 66 Rockwell B-1B Lancer aka “Bone” long-range heavy bombers that first entered operational service on October 1st, 1986 (the last was delivered on May 2nd, 1988. 163 more words


Aviation Nation 2014: Boeing B-52H "Black Widow"

Beware the bite of the Black Widow. It is deadly!

This Boeing B-52H StratofortressBlack Widow” at Aviation Nation 2014 (Nellis AFB, Nevada) is one of the remaining 58 active and 18 ready reserve (in storage)  355 more words


Paveway for Typhoon

Nellis AFB, NV  – Two waves of Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter aircraft have completed a testing ‘trail’ across the North Atlantic to participate in the largest, most realistic and challenging air combat exercise in the world and practice delivering the latest precision weapon to the Typhoon inventory namely the Paveway IV. 486 more words

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