Articoli con tag “fighters

Fighters, China style

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Un gran bel vedere!

 


MiG-15 Gun Package

Uno dei motivi per il quale il MiG-15 era temuto dai piloti di caccia e (sopratutto) dagli equipaggi di bombardieri durante la Guerra di Corea, era la sua tremenda potenza di fuoco. In questa immagine e’ possibile osservare il gun package di un esemplare catturato in teatro e portato a Okinawa per prove di valutazione. L’armamento del Fagot si componeva di un micidiale cannone Nudelman N-37 da 37mm e di una coppia di cannoncini Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 da 23mm, tutti raggruppati nella parte inferiore del muso al fine di ottenere la massima concentrazione di fuoco. Questa combinazione di armi si rivelo’ devastante contro i bombardieri pesanti B-29 e B-50 a pistoni (photo: US Air Force).

Dettaglio del package

Un paio di foto del MiG-15 in questione

Il MiG-15 catturato ripreso a Okinawa e protetto da guardie armate. L’aereo fini’ in mano americana grazie al Tenente No Kum-Sok, un disertore Nordcoreano che il 21 Settembre 1953 fuggi’ a sud per poi atterrare alla base aerea di Kimpo. Al pilota fu data una ricompensa di 100.000 dollari, pari a circa 820 mila dollari odierni.  (US Air Force photo)

Lo stesso aereo  con le originali insegne Nordcoreane, prima di essere impacchettato e spedito a Okinawa. La foto e’ stata scattata in un hangar a Kimpo Air Base, vicino Seoul. Oggi l’aereo si trova esposto al Museo dell’Aeronautica USA a Dayton, Ohio (US Air Force photo)


Un Sea Dart sopra San Diego…

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… e ammollo!

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Il Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart e’ passato alla storia per essere stato il solo caccia anfibio a getto che abbia mai volato. Come tanti altri progetti bizzarri, anche questo aereo e’ rimasto allo stadio sperimentale. (Photos: SDASM Archive)

Altra roba da questo blog:

1. Foto del Cockpit
2. Profilo a colori di Koizumi


Parlando di foto aeree inusuali…

Che ne dite di questa?

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Lockheed F-104C-5-LO Starfighter (#56-0914) della Puerto Rico Air National Guard (PRANG) in formazione accanto ad un Republic P-47N-25-RE Thunderbolt (#44-89320). Non capita tutti i giorni di vedere questi aerei ripresi nella stessa foto. Notare lo straordinario contrasto fra le due macchine, nate in epoche non troppo distanti, ma secondo filosofie diametralmente opposte. Immagini come questa testimoniano gli enormi passi avanti compiuti in ambito aeronautico e aerodinamico fra gli anni quaranta e  cinquanta. Per la cronaca, i reparti di volo della Guardia Nazionale di Porto Rico furono gli ultimi in America a radiare l’F-104 (1975).


Lightnings

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning & Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
(photo: Lockheed Martin)


Radar Love

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Fork-tailed devil

Pix: Matsumoto and De Lupardis S.S.


[Ad] Mirage 2000 (1991)


Phantom FGR.2

Phantom FGR.2 del No. 6 Squadron a RAF Coningsby. Si noti il pod ventrale con il cannoncino Vulcan da 20mm

(Photos: Martin Horseman/Inter Air Press)

 


Lime Jug

Autunno 1970 – Phantom FG.1 del 43 Squadron della RAF in volo sopra il Mediterraneo durante le esercitazioni Lime Jug (UK MoD)


Valiant Shield 2010


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F-22 ripreso al decollo durante le esercitazioni Valiant Shield. Andersen AFB, Guam, 14 Settembre 2010. U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Schultze


[Ad] Northrop F-5G Tigershark (1981)

Pubblicita’ del Tigershark realizzata poco prima che la Northrop decidesse di ridesignarlo F-20.


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Ho sempre avuto un debole per questo gioellino. Sexy bird 🙂


Caccia russi oversize

Da Corriere.it.

Belli grossi i caccia russi, eh?

(ottimo lavoro canucks!)


OK, il Pak-Fa e’ *piu’ meglio* dell’F-22 Raptor!

Parola di Vladimir Putin:

Putin boasts new jet fighter better than U.S. plane

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into the cockpit of Russia’s newest fighter jet on Thursday and said it would trump a U.S.-built rival, the F-22 Raptor.

Putin watched a test flight of a “fifth-generation” stealth fighter, dubbed the T-50 and billed as Russia’s first all-new warplane since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

“This machine will be superior to our main competitor, the F-22, in terms of maneuverability, weaponry and range,” Putin told the pilot after the flight, according to an account on the government website.

Putin said the plane would cost up to three times less than similar aircraft in the West and could remain in service for 30 to 35 years with upgrades, according to the report.

Successful development of the fighter, built by Sukhoi, is crucial to showing Russia can challenge U.S. technology and modernize its military after a period of post-Soviet decay.

Russia also plans to manufacture T-50s jointly with India.

The F-22 raptor stealth fighter first flew in 1997 and is the only fifth-generation fighter in service. Fifth-generation aircraft have advanced flight and weapons control systems and can cruise at supersonic speeds.

According to the government website, the test pilot told Putin the controls of the T-50 allowed the pilot to operate most of the plane’s systems without taking his hands off the joystick, which he said would be very useful under high forces of gravity.

“I know, I’ve flown,” Putin replied. Sukhoi has said the plane should be ready for use in 2015.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Elizabeth Fullerton and Robert Woodward)

Questo significa che verra’ raddoppiata la produzione dei Rapaci?


Arming the Saetta


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Macchi C.200 armato con mitragliatrici Breda-SAFAT calibro 12,7x81SR.


Boeing presenta i primi concept per il futuro sostituto del Super Hornet

© Boeing & Tim Bicheno-Brown/Flightglobal


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Link:

www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/05/07/341580/boeing-displays-concepts-for-fa-18ef-replacement.html


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Nuova analisi sul Pak-Fa

Su Defence Professional (defpro.com) ho trovato questa interessante analisi di Sergio Coniglio (e non ridete, cari frequentatori di ICM e ICSM…) in merito al Pak-Fa.

Parte 1
http://www.defpro.com/daily/details/505/

Parte 2
http://www.defpro.com/daily/details/506/

Buona lettura.


[News] Raptorski: sara’ la volta buona?

Copio e incollo dall’agenzia Reuters:

Russian “stealth” fighter to fly by end-Jan

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will test fly by the end of January a new “fifth generation” stealth fighter that aims to challenge the United States for technical superiority, an aviation industry source told Reuters on Wednesday.

This would be the first all-new military aircraft Russia has built since the Soviet Union collapsed two decades ago and is crucial to showing that Moscow still has advanced technologies of its own, defense analysts said.

However, it would probably take five to seven years before Russia’s military finally got to fly the first of these fighters, they said.

Fifth-generation jets are invisible to radar, have advanced on-board flight and weapons control systems and can cruise at supersonic speeds. Russia currently builds military aircraft based on designs dating from the Soviet era.

Asked when the new fighter, built by the Sukhoi company, would make its maiden flight, the industry source said: “By the end of this month.”

Sukhoi is Russia’s largest exporter of military planes and accounts for a quarter of the country’s annual arms sales. It has foreign orders worth billions of dollars, with India its biggest client.

A spokesman for Sukhoi said the plane would fly “in the near future.”

Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Far Eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where the first prototype plane has been built, as saying its first flight could take place “in two or three days, depending on the actual weather.”

DELAYED JET IS MOSCOW’S PRIDE

The warplane is seen as Moscow’s challenge to the U.S.-built F-22 Raptor stealth fighter, which first flew in 1997.

“The importance of this project is huge. This is the first and principally new plane built in Russia after the fall of communism,” said Alexander Khramchikhin, chief analyst at the Moscow-based Institute of Military and Political Analysis.

“This is good for Russia’s defense capability, because so far only the United States has built such a jet.”

But Khramchikhin said he was not starry-eyed about the plane, recalling delayed deliveries to Russia’s armed forces of much-publicized new diesel submarines and the formidable Iskander tactical missiles.

A series of failed tests of the newest, submarine-launched Bulava (Mace) intercontinental nuclear missile, touted by the Kremlin as a perfect weapon able to pierce any air defense, has only added to Moscow’s embarrassment in recent years.

“In an optimistic scenario, Russian air forces meanwhile will probably rely strongly on supplies of the less advanced Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighter whose deliveries are due to start this year,” the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) said in an analytical note sent to Reuters.

“It appears the new jet will take years to be fine-tuned, and its delivery to the armed forces would take between five and seven years at least.” It said Russia was likely to produce the new jet jointly with its close partner India.

CAST said the mass output of the fifth-generation fighter and its future modifications would attract young engineers to the aviation sector and boost Moscow’s military exports after the market for the current Su-30 had been saturated.

“The fifth-generation plane could easily occupy a niche of at least one third of the world market for this type of output,” CAST said. “Europe is not building such jets, and China’s would-be copycat planes will not match the high standards.”

Potential exports of U.S. fifth-generation jets may be limited by Washington’s security considerations, reducing sales to a narrow circle of close U.S. allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Japan, CAST said.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov and Dmitry Solovyov; writing by Steve Gutterman and Dmitry Solovyov; editing by David Stamp)

PS : ma non siamo gia’ a fine gennaio?
PPS: degnarsi di mostrare una fottutissima thumbnail? No, eh?
PPPS: per me ci pigliano nuovamente per i fondelli 😀



Sponsored by tobacco companies :-)


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O forse dalla potente lobby dei ferrovieri luddisti del Lancashire?


F7U Cutlass – photo gallery


[Cutaway] Lockheed P-38J Lightning


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Cutaway by Reynold Brown


To the infinity and beyond!

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Photo: Royal Air Force


Hughes AN/ASG-18

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Radar e sistema di controllo del tiro Hughes AN/ASG-18, primo sistema doppler con capacita’ look down/shoot down. Pesava quasi una tonnellata mentre il raggio di scoperta massimo si attestava attorno alle 300 miglia.

Questo complesso, fornito anche di congegno di ricerca infrarosso IRST, nacque per equipaggiare il North American XF-108 Rapier, un ambizioso progetto di caccia intercettore ad elevate prestazioni destinato a difendere il continente nordamericano dai bombardieri strategici sovietici. Dopo la cancellazione del Rapier, avvenuta nel 1959 subito dopo la costruzione del mock-up, l’intero sistema venne in seguito montato sull’intercettore Lockheed YF-12, che volo’ nel 1963 e che purtroppo rimase allo stadio di prototipo.

La foto in alto si riferisce all’esemplare di AN/ASG-18 installato a bordo del Convair B-58A Hustler matricola 55-665, soprannominato “Snoopy” (per via del muso surdimensionato destinato ad accogliere il radar) e usato per i test di volo.

In basso lo stesso radar a bordo di un YF-12. (photo: Lockheed)

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Artist impression dell’XF-108

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Lockheed YF-12

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Il B-58 matricola 55-665 usato per testare in volo l’AN/ASG-18. Questo esemplare e’ possibile osservarlo in stato di abbandono nei pressi del lato sud del Rogers Dry lake, a Edwards AFB. Vedere Maps Google.