784 results found
Registration / Serial:58-0118
Serial Painted:80118
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (717-100)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:319 BW / SAC
C/n (msn):17863/T0333
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155661
View count: 31
Supporting the Edwards test flight aircraft was this temporary deployed 319th Bomb Wing/ 905th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135A, originating from Grand Forks (ND). The 905th ARS was supporting some 6512nd TS B-1B activities from Edwards. The 319th converted from B-52 to B-1B in the 1986-1987 timeframe and a lot of new-weapons tests were carried out by the 6512 TS B-1Bs. As the 905th became very experienced with B-1B aerial refueling, it was logical to deploy one of their Lancers to Edwards that lacked KC-135As in their fleet.
Registration / Serial:58-0118
Serial Painted:80118
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (717-100)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):17863/T0333
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:67-0115
Serial Painted:670115
Military Code:ED
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Raven
Aircraft Generic Type:General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Raven
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:6512 TS
C/n (msn):160
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155658
View count: 27
Rarely photographed were the F-111 Aardvarks of the 6512 TS. Lucky me :-). Two airframes were, among other things, used for development tests of low-flying earth-following systems that eventually were used in for example cruise missiles as well as with inert navigation systems for tactial fighter jets.
Registration / Serial:67-0115
Serial Painted:670115
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):160
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:66-0329
Serial Painted:60329
Military Code:ED
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas NF-4E Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:6512 TS
C/n (msn):2604
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155652
View count: 29
Completely contrasting with the white/red F-4Es at the Edwards flightline was this Vietnam camo F-4E. Nice to know is that this Phantom once flew with the famous Thunderbirds flight demonstration team in the seventies. After that, it was transferred to an operational squadron and was selected for flight tests from Edwards. The F-4 was stored at Davis Monthan as FP0629 from March 1992 and then... became a Thunderbird again!! The Phantom was repainted in the right colours, but never took the skies like that, its is now preserved like that in the Pima Air museum (AZ).
Registration / Serial:66-0329
Serial Painted:60329
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas NF-4E Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):2604
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:63-7744
Serial Painted:37744
Military Code:ED
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:6512 TS
C/n (msn):482
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155651
View count: 29
A NRF-4C Phantom II in its test livery at the huge Edwards AFB flight line. You can still enjoy this aircraft, is is currently preserved at Lackland AFB/Kelly (TX).
Registration / Serial:63-7744
Serial Painted:37744
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):482
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:79-0032
Serial Painted:AF79-032
Military Code:CR
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:32 TFS
C/n (msn):567/C101
City / Airport:Utrecht - Soesterberg (EHSB / UTC) (closed)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:22 May 1986
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155650
View count: 28
The 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron proudly used serial 79-0032 as the commanders aircraft, the famous Wolfhounds badge and name was painted on the nose of the Eagle.
Registration / Serial:79-0032
Serial Painted:AF79-032
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):567/C101
City / Airport:Utrecht - Soesterberg (EHSB / UTC) (closed)
Photo Date:22 May 1986
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:D-661
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing H-47 Chinook (234/347)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing H-47 Chinook (234/347)
Aircraft Version:Boeing CH-47D Chinook (414)
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Air Force
Unit Markings:298 Sqn
C/n (msn):M-3661/NL-001
Aircraft Name:Red October
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155648
View count: 27
Spectacular departure from RIAT 2019 of a Dutch CH-47D Chinook.
Registration / Serial:D-661
Aircraft Version:Boeing CH-47D Chinook (414)
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Air Force
C/n (msn):M-3661/NL-001
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:76683
Aircraft Original Type:Ilyushin Il-76
Aircraft Generic Type:Ilyushin Il-76/78/82
Aircraft Version:Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator / Titles:Ukraine - Air Force
Unit Markings:25 TAB
C/n (msn):0063468029
Aircraft Name:Oleksandr Bielyi
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155646
View count: 27
Arrival days and departure day at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford are usually very good for photography. Aircraft of the static will show themselves without people, fences, market stalls, flags, fairground amusement and so on. Likewise this Ukrainian Air Force Il-76, coming from the static show on that Monday departure and taxying to the runway.
Registration / Serial:76683
Aircraft Version:Ilyushin Il-76MD
Operator / Titles:Ukraine - Air Force
C/n (msn):0063468029
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:63-7654
Serial Painted:37654
Military Code:ED
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell NF-4C Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:6512 TS
C/n (msn):762
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155512
View count: 23
A test F-4C (designated as NF-4C) at the massive platform of Edwards AFB (CA). In these day's countless F-4s in all variants could be found here. Check the large pitot tube of this old Phantom. The 6512th Test Squadron under command of the 6510th Test Wing operated at that time with A/YA-7D, VA-7F, A-7K, NA/OA-37B, NF-4C/D/E, YF-4E, NRF-4C, F-15A/B/C/D/E, F-111A, F-111D, FB-111A (later, F-111G), UH-1N, O-2A, T-37B, T-38A, AT-38B, T-38C, and UV-18 (haha!) in all kinds of test missions. The F-4s were eventally pashed out in 1992. The squadron is currently known as 4445th Flight Test Squadron.
Registration / Serial:63-7654
Serial Painted:37654
Aircraft Version:McDonnell NF-4C Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):762
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:HN-406
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:Finland - Air Force
C/n (msn):1307/FNC006
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155510
View count: 24
Finnish Hornet during its display at the RIAT 2019 at Fairford.
Registration / Serial:HN-406
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:Finland - Air Force
C/n (msn):1307/FNC006
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:ZJ181
Aircraft Original Type:Hughes H-64 Apache
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WAH-64 Apache
Aircraft Version:Westland WAH-64D Longbow Apache AH1
Operator / Titles:UK - Army
Unit Markings:664 sq
C/n (msn):DU016/WAH016
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155507
View count: 22
One of 38 delivered Apache AH1s of the Army Air Corps provided a fine display at Fairford. Another twelve of these AH-64E Guardians will be delivered to the UK by 2024.
Registration / Serial:ZJ181
Aircraft Version:Westland WAH-64D Longbow Apache AH1
Operator / Titles:UK - Army
C/n (msn):DU016/WAH016
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:39268
Military Code:268
Aircraft Original Type:Saab 39 Gripen
Aircraft Generic Type:Saab 39 Gripen
Aircraft Version:Saab JAS-39C Gripen
Operator / Titles:Sweden - Air Force
Unit Markings:F7
C/n (msn):39268
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155504
View count: 24
Saab JAS-39 Gripen, quite a success on the export market, countries like Czech Republic (14), Hungary, South Africa, Thailand, are enthusiastically operating this most manoeuvrable jet fighter. Brazil has 36 on order yet (with an option to buy another 36). Multiple other countries show their interest in purchasing the aircraft. This Swedish JAS39C shows its sleek lines at the RIAT after its display.
Registration / Serial:39268
Aircraft Version:Saab JAS-39C Gripen
Operator / Titles:Sweden - Air Force
C/n (msn):39268
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:ZJ181
Aircraft Original Type:Hughes H-64 Apache
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WAH-64 Apache
Aircraft Version:Westland WAH-64D Longbow Apache AH1
Operator / Titles:UK - Army
Unit Markings:664 sq
C/n (msn):DU016/WAH016
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155501
View count: 39
An almost horrific scene, an enormous carefully plannend kinetic explosion was created on the ground at the end of a splendid Apache AH1 demonstration flight during this years's RIAT.
Registration / Serial:ZJ181
Aircraft Version:Westland WAH-64D Longbow Apache AH1
Operator / Titles:UK - Army
C/n (msn):DU016/WAH016
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:21 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:74-0158
Military Code:3
Aircraft Original Type:Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Aircraft Generic Type:Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Aircraft Version:Rockwell B-1A Lancer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):001
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155496
View count: 33
Only just withdrawn from use when it was pictured at a platform at Edwards (the fin tip of the aircraft was temporarly cannibalized to keep another prototype in the air), this B-1A prototype in a great camouflage jacket. The 74-0158 made its first flight on 23 December 1974 as the first of four prototypes of the Lancer from Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale (CA). By the time that the B-1A programme was cancelled, 0158 had made 79 flights totaling 405,3 hours. It was eventually dismantled and used for weapons training at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado.
Registration / Serial:74-0158
Aircraft Version:Rockwell B-1A Lancer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):001
City / Airport:Edwards - AFB (KEDW / EDW)
Photo Date:4 September 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:81-0788
Serial Painted:AF81-788
Military Code:TJ
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:612 TFS / 401 TFW
C/n (msn):61-469
City / Airport:Manston - Kent International (EGMH / MSE)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:12 July 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155390
View count: 26
RAF Manston (UK) open day yield this Torrejon air base (Spain) based F-16A of the 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron.
Registration / Serial:81-0788
Serial Painted:AF81-788
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):61-469
City / Airport:Manston - Kent International (EGMH / MSE)
Photo Date:12 July 1987
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:67-0364
Serial Painted:67-364
Military Code:TH
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:457 TFS / 301 TFW
C/n (msn):3242
City / Airport:Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (FWH / NFW)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:11 August 1989
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155382
View count: 24
This F-4E flew with the 457th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Carswell AFB (TX). This base was later renamed to Naval Air Station , Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. The 457th, part of the Air Force Reserves (AFRes) flew with the squadron until March 1991 after which is was stored at Davis Monthan (as FP0622). In 2007 it was selected for the QF-4E programme and delivered to the 82d Aerial Targets Squadron (ATRS) at Tyndall in 2008. The Phantom was shot down (unmanned) over the Gulf of Mexico on 11 March 2010. Check the 7th Bomb Wing B-52Hs on the back ground, these were also based at Carswell.
Registration / Serial:67-0364
Serial Painted:67-364
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):3242
City / Airport:Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (FWH / NFW)
Photo Date:11 August 1989
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:67-0392
Registration Painted:AF67-392
Military Code:TH
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:457 TFS / 301 TFW
C/n (msn):3301
City / Airport:Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (FWH / NFW)Map
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Photo Date:11 August 1989
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155381
View count: 34
A "Spads" F-4E at the flight line of Carswell AFB (TX) in Aug'89. The 457th started to fly the F-4D in 1981 and converted to the F-4E in 1987. These birds were swapped to F-16A/B Block 25 in 1991. The tailcode of the F-4Es stands for "Texas Humpbacks" (the F-16s now fly with TX tailcode). This 67-0392 is marked with two MiG-kills and a fine Texas flag over the intake. While operating with the 469th TFS from Korat, Thailand, this F-4E shot down a MiG-19 (or J-6) with an AIM-7E-2 "Sparrow" on 2 September 1972 and out manoeuvered a MiG-19 (or J-6) on 6 October 1972 that subsequently crashed.
Registration / Serial:67-0392
Registration Painted:AF67-392
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):3301
City / Airport:Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (FWH / NFW)
Photo Date:11 August 1989
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:71
Aircraft Original Type:Sukhoi Su-27
Aircraft Generic Type:Sukhoi Su-27
Aircraft Version:Su-27UB1M
Operator / Titles:Ukraine - Air Force
Unit Markings:831 BrTA
C/n (msn):96310424043
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155116
View count: 22
This Ukrainian Air Force dual seat Su-27UB was modified to UB1M and since then sports a great digital camouflage design.
Registration / Serial:71
Aircraft Version:Su-27UB1M
Operator / Titles:Ukraine - Air Force
C/n (msn):96310424043
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155111
View count: 23
Two Ukrainian Air Force Su-27s full afterburner, leaving home after a succesful RIAT. The single seater, nearest to the camera, a Su-27P1M, and the dual seat Su-27UB both belong to the 831st Guards Tactical Aviation Brigade based at Myrhorod (Ukraine).
Registration / Serial:39
Aircraft Version:Su-27P1M
Operator / Titles:Ukraine - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:691
Military Code:FN-K
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-16BM Fighting Falcon
Licence-built by:Fokker
Operator / Titles:Norway - Air Force
Unit Markings:331 Skv
C/n (msn):6L-10
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155110
View count: 28
This F-16BM of 331 Skv received special colors as the RNoAF celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2019. Norway was inspired to paint this F-16 in the colors of an aircraft they once used: Spitfire IX, PL258 FN-K, of 331 (Norwegian) Squadron. This Spit has a Norwegian wartime history. FN-K crash landed on 29 Dec 1944 near Tubbergen (Netherlands). Remains of the wreckage were located by a team of the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation. These remains now form the core of a restoration project (temporary registration G-NSFS) that will become PL258/FN-K in Norway. The F-16 also sports D-Day stripings.
Registration / Serial:691
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-16BM Fighting Falcon
Operator / Titles:Norway - Air Force
C/n (msn):6L-10
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:5428
Serial Painted:54+28
Aircraft Original Type:Airbus A400M Grizzly
Aircraft Generic Type:Airbus A400M Grizzly/Atlas
Aircraft Version:Airbus A400M Atlas
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
Unit Markings:LTG 62
C/n (msn):088
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Event:RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:155109
View count: 25
As Airbus Military reports: The A400M "Atlas" is the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available, combining 21st century state-of-the-art technologies to fulfil the current and upcoming armed forces' needs. The A400M combines the capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips and can act as a frontline-tanker. One aircraft that can do the work of three - the A400M. And I think they are right, and besides that, it's a beautiful aircraft too!
Registration / Serial:5428
Serial Painted:54+28
Aircraft Version:Airbus A400M Atlas
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):088
City / Airport:Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
Photo Date:22 July 2019
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact