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Post by Vampyre » 04 Apr 2016, 16:20

Thunderbirds
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A-10C Warthog from Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ
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F-22A Raptor from the 1st FW Langley AFB VA
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OH-6A Cayuse
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C-31A Troopship of the Golden Knights parachute display team
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P-40 Warhawk from the Tora Tora tora display
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F-35A Lightening II from Luke
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L-39ZA Albatross
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L-39C Albatross
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T-6A Texan II of the 80th FTW Sheppard AFB TX
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Post by Cygon_Parrot » 24 May 2016, 15:33

Tweaked up the graphics settings on FSX and edited the screenie with Corel. Passing it off here as a real picture, LOL!

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Post by Vampyre » 04 Jun 2016, 04:00

Spent the day in Tucson at the Pima Air Museum right next to Davis-Monthan AFB. Hawg Smoke is in full swing so there were lots of A-10's flying around. Was also treated to CH-53E's, F-16, C-17A, C-5 and a couple of C-130's.

F-14A Tomcat
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F-105G Wild Weasel III
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CH-53E Super Sea Stallions
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MH-53M Pave Low IV
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A-10C Warthogs
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B-57E Canberra
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MiG-21PF Fishbed D
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MiG-23MLD Flogger K
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Post by Cygon_Parrot » 04 Jun 2016, 05:00

Fourth from the end there famailiar in form as hell, but a couple of incidentals catch my eye...

I see a Constellation's tail behind the Flogger. Funny old thing, my instructor on the course I'm on right now is an old boy who was ex Connie co-pilot on Eastern Airlines, of all things. Such a cool looking airliner, one of the first pressurized. Also, behind the Flogger in the other shot, I'm certain that is a Caravelle, first aircraft ever to do a full autoland. Had the same noisy Avon engines as the British Canberra. LOL!

But the best one there for one of our members who loves obliterating FARPs with nukes is that B-58 next to the Canberra. He knows who he is, and that aircraft is perfect for him...

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Post by Vampyre » 04 Jun 2016, 15:37

I didn't get any pictures of the Connie and Caravalle this trip but I'll see if I can dig up the old ones I took about 10 years ago... In the meantime, Heres some more from this trip.

Mi-24D Hind D
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AH-1S Cobra
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UH-1V and OH-58A
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Jaguar GR3
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OV-10D Bronco
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A-7D Corsair II
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Post by Vampyre » 18 Jun 2016, 07:47

I was talking with Ticman earlier this week and he was talking about RIMPAC starting soon... so I decided to post some of my prior RIMPAC photos. These are from RIMPAC 2012.

RFS Admiral Pantaleyev BPK-548 Udaloy Class Large ASW Destroyer with a Ka-27 Helix on the flight deck.
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ARM Usumacinta A-412 Newport Class Tank Landing Ship with a Mi-17V-5 Hip on the flight deck.
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JS Myoko DDG-175 Kongo Class AEGIS Destroyer.
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ROKS Yuigok Yi I DDG-992 Sejongdaewang Class Aegis Destroyer
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ROKS Choe Yeong DDH-981 Chungmugong Ye Sun sin Class Destroyer
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HMCS Algonquin DDG-283 Iroquois Class Destroyer
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USS Princeton CG-59 Ticonderoga Class AEGIS Cruiser
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USS Reuben James, FFG-57 Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate
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CS Almarante Lynch FF-07 Type 23 Class Frigate
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USS Essex LHD-2, leading the auxiliary ships USNS Henry J Kaiser T-AO-187, USNS Matthew Perry T-AKE-9, USNS Yukon T-AO-202, and USNS Salvor T-ARS-52, HMNZS Endeavor A-11, RFS Fotiy Krylov and RFS Irkut.
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In Pearl Harbor
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Post by Vampyre » 21 Jun 2016, 09:15

And some from RIMPAC 2010.

JS Akebono, DD-108 Murasame Class Destroyer
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HMAS Newcastle FFG-06 Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate
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USCGC Rush, WHEC-723 Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
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HMCS Calgary FFH-335 Halifax Class Frigate
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USS Freedom LCS-1 Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship
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USS McCluskey, FFG-41 Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate
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USS Chafee DDG-90, Arleigh Burke Class Aegis Destroyer
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USS Lake Erie CG-70, Ticonderoga Class Aegis Cruiser
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HMCS Algonquin DDG-283 Iroquois Class Destroyer with USS Chafee DDG-90 and USS Reuben James FFG-57 in the background
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USS Pelelilu LHA-5 Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship following USS Ronald Reagan
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In Pearl Harbor- two Aero L-29 Delfins awaiting pickup by USS Pelelieu for the trip back to the mainland US. They were used to simulate ASM's during the exercise.
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Post by Cygon_Parrot » 21 Jun 2016, 23:05

Great pics, Vampyre! I'm enjoying these.

The Chilean Navy there, too. For a long, skinny country out of the way on the west coast of South America, it once upon a time played a disproportionate role in naval matters and the associated resources to the extent it even influenced the decisions and strategies of the major powers at the turn of the 19th / 20th centuries. Must have been a bit of an honorary participant in this exercise, though, lol!

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Post by Vampyre » 22 Jun 2016, 07:22

Cygon_Parrot wrote:Great pics, Vampyre! I'm enjoying these.

The Chilean Navy there, too. For a long, skinny country out of the way on the west coast of South America, it once upon a time played a disproportionate role in naval matters and the associated resources to the extent it even influenced the decisions and strategies of the major powers at the turn of the 19th / 20th centuries. Must have been a bit of an honorary participant in this exercise, though, lol!
I would not say they were just an honorary participant... they had a warship there which is better than some other countries that just send observers (or the Chinese who sent snooper ships to watch us from not so afar). At least they could participate.

USS Cheyenne SSN-773 Los Angeles Class Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine
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HMCS Victoria SSK-876 Victoria Class Long Range Hunter Killer Submarine
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MH-60S Knighthawk of HSC-6 "Indians" departing USS Nimitz
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F/A-18F Super Hornet of VFA-154 "Black Knights" on board USS Nimitz
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One of mine, Dimon 306, F/A-18C Hornet of VFA-146 "Blue Diamonds" onboard USS Nimitz. The green stripes were for the "Great Green Fleet" circus sideshow.
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EA-6B Prowler ICAP III of VAQ-142 "Grey Wolves" on USS Nimitz
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Post by Vampyre » 29 Jun 2016, 11:22

Fallon pics

MiG-21Bis Hungarian Air Force bort 3964 Red
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RA-5C Vigilante Buno 156638 Modex 207
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Here she is again in 2010
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F-4N Phantom II Buno 151510 VF-161 Modex 100
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MiG-23ML Flogger G post reunification Luftwaffe 20+23 in Soviet Colors (fictional)
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F-16N Fighting Falcon Buno 163576
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A-6E Intruder Buno 155627
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F-14A Tomcat Buno 159626 in the colors of VF-84 "Jolly Rogers"
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F/A-18A Buno 161708 in the colors of VFA-22 "Redcocks" YCBAR
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VFA-213 F/A-18F Super Hornet there for the NSAWC class
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Lim-5 Fresco Bort# 3020 Red
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Lim-2 Fagot Bort# 506 Red in North Korean colors (fictional)
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VFA-204 "River Rattlers" line
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