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US Navy F-14 Tomcat RIO by Tom Twomey

Airborne off Cat Here Tom Twomey, a radar-intercept officer with the “Sundowners,” takes a selfie (before that was a thing) as his pilot starts a left-hand clearing turn away from the USS Kitty Hawk.

F-18 Hornet , where we drop warheads on foreheads xD!

- Photo taken at Lajes (Terceira Island - Lajes) (TER / LPLA) in Azores, Portugal on March


Another cold hard day aboard the carrier - hornet on deck prepares for catapult action.

Northrop YF-17. Edwards AFB 1974. Lost to the General Dynamics YF-16 in the Light Weight Fighter Competition. Forerunner to the F/A-18 Hornet.

vbeserk: “Northrop Cobra was a prototype fighter built to participate in the USAFs Lightweight Fighter (LWF) evaluation program although it lost to the (now Fighting Falcon), it was.

F-18 Hornet 'Bomb's Away'

An Hornet from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three releases 1000 pound bombs during a series of Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) adjacent stores release tests over the Atlantic Test Range.

"Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots. . . . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots, is to show them."  - Cornelia Fort, WAFS

Photographer Spotlight: Peter Stackpole

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!


The Thunderbolt also called the Warthog! This is one mean aeroplane.

25 Outstanding Examples of Machine Photography

This is the ‘Angel of Death’, the world’s biggest flying artillery gun – and the latest weapon being used by British and US Special Forces.