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OV-10X (Boeing). Based on Vietnam War-era North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, an observation aircraft that was repurposed as a light-attack bird.Although the original OA-X and following Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance programs were both canceled, Boeing may revive the OV-10X concept for the new OA-X plan.  Max. Speed: 288 mph  Range: 700 nm (with internal fuel) 1,200 nm (with drop tank)  Hard Points: 7

Special Forces Fighting in Iraq - With The Aid of Vintage Vietnam War Plane

NASA's space shuttles are amazing flying machines. They launch like rocket, land like airplanes and then hit the hangar for a pit stop before turning around and doing it again. Now, nearly 30 years after the first space shuttle - Columbia - bla

Outstanding infographic of NASA's Space Shuttle – From Top to Bottom (Infographic)

RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. November 30th, 2006 - Silhouetted against a winter sun, Jaguar aircraft, which were based at RAF Coltishall for over 30 years, make a final fly past during the closing ceremony

RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. November 30th, 2006 - Silhouetted against a winter sun, Jaguar aircraft, which were based at RAF Coltishall for over 30 years, make a final fly past during the closing ceremony

Lockheed TriStar retires from RAF after 30 years service. One of the last of the fleet arrives in Leicestershire with as yet, an uncertain future outside of the RAF apart from scrapping.

Lockheed TriStar retires from RAF after 30 years service. One of the last of the fleet arrives in Leicestershire with as yet, an uncertain future outside of the RAF apart from scrapping.

Great Picture of an F-16 Pilot, in 'His Office'! { I can't get enough Picture's of Military Aircraft! My Father was a Naval Aviator for almost 30 Years! I MISS being around The Flight Line, and EVERYTHING that goes along with it! I was an U.S. Army Infantry Soldier, so most of My 'Wheels-Up' time was limited to Blackhawk 'Hop-&-Drops', and We would also 'Hop-A-Ride' on a C-130 for Airborne Drops...I wish I was still Active-Duty}-Pinned on 1/23/14 @1450hrs by "Romeo~8"(This is My Army Radio…

Great Picture of an Pilot, in 'His Office'! { I can't get enough Picture's…

The beautifully restored "Sentimental Journey" B-17 flies overhead at the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow.

That’s a lot of heavy, shiny metal flying through the air in the form of “Sentimental Journey,” a beautifully restored Boeing Flying Fortress. Photo by Jason Mrachina.

The 30mm armor-penetrating ammunition fired at up to 4,200 rounds per minute by the nose-mounted, rotating Gatling cannon on the A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog"

Although the can carry considerable disposable stores, its primary built-in weapon is the 30 mm Avenger Gatling gun. One of the most powerful aircraft cannon ever flown, it fires large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells. In the original.

Flight Officer Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone, enlisted in the RAF in 1939.  He was one of four out of a class of 90, to complete the tough training to be a Navigator. On his 28th bomber mission, in November 1943, he was wounded, shot down, and captured by Germans who could not believe they were looking at a Black officer. In Stalag Luft One, Smythe worked on the escape committee, but couldn’t break out himself: "I don’t think a six-foot-five black man would’ve got very far in Pomerania."

Flight Officer Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone, enlisted in the RAF in

A-10 Thunderbolt by Photomatt28, via Flickr-- this would be the plane I would fly if I were a pilot. Badass

Thunderbolt What you get when you make the machine gun first and then, ask someone to design an aircraft around it. The gun is longer than the fuselage.

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