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Crazy Cool Video Shows In Detail How The A-10 Thunderbolt’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling Gun Works
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Crazy Cool Video Shows In Detail How The A-10 Thunderbolt’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling Gun Works

Wanna know what’s behind the trademark BRTTTTT noise of the A-10 Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling Gun? Then, watch this. Dubbed Warthog, Hog or just Hawg, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is, basically, an airplane built around the GAU-8 Avenger 30-mm [...] The post Crazy Cool Video Shows In Detail How The A-10 Thunderbolt’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling Gun Works appeared first on The Aviationist.
Libyan Coast Guard Shoots At Two Italian Fishing Boats: Italian Frigate And P-72A Surveillance Plane On The Scene
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Libyan Coast Guard Shoots At Two Italian Fishing Boats: Italian Frigate And P-72A Surveillance Plane On The Scene

The Italian Navy and Air Force intervened in international waters off Libya after a Libyan Coast Guard patrol boat shot at Italian fishing boats. Two Italian fishing boats were involved in an incident about 30 [...] The post Libyan Coast Guard Shoots At Two Italian Fishing Boats: Italian Frigate And P-72A Surveillance Plane On The Scene appeared first on The Aviationist.
The U.S. Army Clears Full-Rate Production Of Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM (Common Infrared Countermeasures)
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The U.S. Army Clears Full-Rate Production Of Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM (Common Infrared Countermeasures)

The new CIRCM system will equip all the service’s current helicopters, beginning from the UH-60M Black Hawk, and the Future Vertical Lift helicopters in development. The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to begin [...] The post The U.S. Army Clears Full-Rate Production Of Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM (Common Infrared Countermeasures) appeared first on The Aviationist.
We Have Been To NATO Tiger Meet 2021 And Here Are The Most Interesting Aircraft We Found There.
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We Have Been To NATO Tiger Meet 2021 And Here Are The Most Interesting Aircraft We Found There.

Our correspondent David Parody went to Beja, Portugal, for NATO Tiger Meet 2021. NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) is one of Europe’s most famous and loved among the aviation enthusiasts community, multinational exercise attended by squadrons [...] The post We Have Been To NATO Tiger Meet 2021 And Here Are The Most Interesting Aircraft We Found There. appeared first on The Aviationist.
Nine U.S. Marine Corps And Eight RAF F-35Bs Have Embarked On HMS Queen Elizabeth
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Nine U.S. Marine Corps And Eight RAF F-35Bs Have Embarked On HMS Queen Elizabeth

17 F-35Bs have already landed aboard British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of CSG21 deployment. As already reported 10 USMC F-35Bs aircraft, belonging to the VMFA-211 Wake Island Avengers, based at MCAS (Marine Corps [...] The post Nine U.S. Marine Corps And Eight RAF F-35Bs Have Embarked On HMS Queen Elizabeth appeared first on The Aviationist.
10 Years Ago Today We Learned About The Stealth Black Hawk Used In OBL Raid. Here’s The Updated Rendering.
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10 Years Ago Today We Learned About The Stealth Black Hawk Used In OBL Raid. Here’s The Updated Rendering.

In the last 10 years, we have collected the description of someone who was in Afghanistan and saw the secret MH-X Stealth Black Hawk helicopter recover after the raid. While its shape is still a [...] The post 10 Years Ago Today We Learned About The Stealth Black Hawk Used In OBL Raid. Here’s The Updated Rendering. appeared first on The Aviationist.
The Gigantic Stratolaunch Aircraft Just Flew For The Second Time
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The Gigantic Stratolaunch Aircraft Just Flew For The Second Time

The Stratolaunch aircraft took off from Mojave Air and Space Port two years after its maiden flight. The Stratolaunch six-engine jet, the aircraft with the world’s largest wingspan, has just launched from Mojave Air and [...] The post The Gigantic Stratolaunch Aircraft Just Flew For The Second Time appeared first on The Aviationist.
F-15E Strike Eagles Execute First Operational Tactical Munitions Ferry With The New “Bomb Truck” Configuration
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F-15E Strike Eagles Execute First Operational Tactical Munitions Ferry With The New “Bomb Truck” Configuration

Six F-15E Strike Eagles relocated as part of an Agile Combat Employment operation, in “Bomb Truck” config, each bringing 12 JDAMs and 4 SDBs. Just two months after it was tested at Eglin Air Force [...] The post F-15E Strike Eagles Execute First Operational Tactical Munitions Ferry With The New “Bomb Truck” Configuration appeared first on The Aviationist.
All RDAF F-16 Fighting Falcons Are Getting Have Glass V Color Scheme
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All RDAF F-16 Fighting Falcons Are Getting Have Glass V Color Scheme

The RDAF (Royal Danish Air Force) F-16 Fighting Falcons are being painted in dark grey. In October 2020, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Flyvevåbnet (Royal Danish Air Force), the F-16AM serial E-005 was [...] The post All RDAF F-16 Fighting Falcons Are Getting Have Glass V Color Scheme appeared first on The Aviationist.