USAF

First brand-new F-35A delivered to 461st FLTS

The USAF's 412th Test Wing announced on August 15 that the first of six brand-new F-35A Lightning IIs has been delivered to Edwards Air Force Base, California

Four B-2A Spirits deploy to Australia for Bomber Task Force mission

Four USAF B-2A Spirit stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, have been operating out of RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland, for the past few weeks to support a Pacific Air Forces Bomber Task Force deployment

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Poland's first C-130H is being readied for operational service

Poland’s first C-130H Hercules is currently being prepared for service at Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze No 2 (WZL-2, Military Aircraft Works No 2) in Bydgoszcz

AT-6E Wolverine achieves USAF Military Type Certification

Textron Aviation Defense’s Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine has achieved Military Type Certification from the US Air Force.

PHOTOS: ROKAF KA-1 and USAF A-10Cs Buddy Sqn air-to-airs

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) KA-1 Woongbi aircraft and US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs undertook a week-long training event in mid-July as part of the long-running Buddy Squadron (BS) programme, formerly known as the Buddy Wing.

USAF’s 64th ARS reactivated at Pease ANGB

During a ceremony at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, the US Air Force’s 64th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) was formally re-activated on July 8.

C-54 Skymasters on turn-around between airlift sorties, with C-54G 45-532 of the Pacific Division, Military Air Transport Service, in the foreground. KEY COLLECTION Feature Premium

Berlin Airlift - USAF pilots' memories of Operation Vittles

Berlin Airlift pilots from the US Air Force tell the story of their part in one of the greatest humanitarian efforts in aviation history

First WC-135R Constant Phoenix delivered to the 55th Wing

L3Harris Technologies has delivered the first of three former KC-135R Stratotankers that are being converted to the WC-135R Constant Phoenix configuration for the USAF

Diamond shock waves emanating from the exhausts of the Pratt & Whitney J58 engines, condensation trailing from the wingtips — SR-71A 61-7971 makes a typically dramatic departure from Mildenhall on 2 February 1983. By now the presence of Det 4 had been made permanent, leading to the withdrawal of UK personnel. BOB ARCHER Feature Premium

How Britain was involved in SR-71 and U-2 intelligence-gathering

The Cold War presence at British bases of US SR-71 and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft has been well-documented. Less so, however, is the UK’s direct involvement in their intelligence-gathering efforts


A flight of four F-105Ds from the Bitburg-based 36th Tactical Fighter Wing in loose formation. JOHN DEBROCK Feature Premium

Nuclear F-105 Thunderchiefs in Europe

Best-remembered for its performance as a conventional fighter-bomber during the war in South-east Asia, the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, or ‘Thud’, was originally designed with one primary mission in mind: to deliver a tactical nuclear weapon. For that purpose, it served on the front line of the Cold War with USAFE