An operational HU-16B Albatross Electronic Counter Measures aircraft of the Diikissi Aeroporias Naftikou (Greek Naval Aviation). The aircraft belonged to 353 MNAS 'Triena', a squadron that was disbanded in December 2009. The HU-16Bs flew up to 1995 after which they were retired, at that time the aircraft belonged to the Navy. This 510070 flew once in Norway as 51-070/KK-H.
A TF-102A Delta Dagger (US serial 55-4035), a two seat side-by-side, century fighter of which 111 were built. The Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia (Greek Air Force) took delivery of 24 Delta Daggers (19 F-102A, five TF-102A) via the Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP). The Greek operated the aircraft with the 114th Combat Wing from Tanagra Air Base and retired this fleet by 1979. At least eight were stored at Elefsis.
An F-102A Delta Dagger (US serial 56-0981), a true century fighter of which 887 were built. The Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia (Greek Air Force) took delivery of 24 Delta Daggers (19 F-102A, five TF-102A) via the Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP). The Greek operated the aircraft with the 114th Combat Wing from Tanagra Air Base and retired this fleet by 1979. At least eight were stored at Elefsis.
An (at that time) unusual dark grey C-130J-30 of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The RAAF started to repaint their twelve fleet strong C-130Js in 2007, and had finished the repainting programme by August 2017. The C-130J was first introduced into RAAF service in 1999, featuring a light grey camouflage scheme. The current two-tone dark grey scheme was introduced in 2007, reflecting the Hercules' shifting focus to tactical airlift operations. The dozen Js are flown by 37 Squadron out of RAAF Base Richmond.
A Sikorsky S-61A, once designated in Royal Canadian Air Force service as CHSS-2 pre 1970, and post 1970 as CH-124A, is seen here parked at Minhad (UAE). The Sea King belonged to HS 406 as can be seen by the large badge on the front end of the engine bay. The squadron sports a jumping Lynx in its badge and has the motto "We kill by Night". The whole mighty Sea King fleet of the RCAF were eventually phased out in December 2018. The current (2019) whereabouts of this 406 is not known.
This Rafale B started its career within the Armée de l'Air in 2006 and is seen here in full flight over France. The aircraft is equipped with four (dummy) Armament Air-Sol Modulaire (ASSM) 125 "Hammer" bombs. These are French developed precision guided munition, that entered service in 2007. This weapon is very precise and it is said that the when launched at a range of more than 50 km from the target, it is able to hit it within one metre!
The Transport Wing of the UAEAF is based at Abu Dhabi/ Dubai International Airport. The wing commands 4 squadron (also named the C-130 squadron) and is operating with L-100s, C-130Hs, C-130H-30, C-130Js as well as the CN235, C295 and the huge C-17A. This 1217 is former ZS-JIY and was seen at the Safair paintshop at Johannesburg when it received an UAEAF paint scheme in October 2009.
Pictured during its delivery flight from birthing ground Yeovil to its new homebase Karup. The Danske Flyvevåbnet (Danish Air Force) is operating fourteen Merlins from four or five locations. Besides main station Karup, Bornholm/Rønne, København/Roskilde, Skrydstrup and Ålborg all run a detachment of Esk 722.
High above the French countryside, covered with beautiful white clouds, an Armée de l'Air Alpha Jet E paid a visit to a C-160 Transall tanker aircraft, although the small trainer is not capable of mid-air refuelling .
Four A-10s at their revetment parking spots at Kandahar. The large concrete walls protect the aircraft for indirect fires, like rockets of mortars. When such a weapon impact the platform or revetments, hopefully only one aircraft will be damaged. The 104th Fighter Squadron "Baltimore Oriole" is a unit of the Maryland Air National Guard, 175th Wing stationed at Baltimore/Martin State (MD), also named Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River. Visible are three other A-10Cs: 78-0682, 78-0702 and 78-0719.