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gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 00:54
I keep forgetting to put these photos up for fellow enthusiasts.

First up, X-47 UCAV

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0344.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0345.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0349.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 00:57
F-22 parked in the hanger

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0357.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0359.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 00:59
White Knight that carried Spaceship 1 to win the X Prize

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0361.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0364.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:01
C-17 executing a left turn above...a C-17

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0366.jpg

C-17 came around later

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0371.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:03
The bombers

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0396.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0406.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0413.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:05
P-51 chasing a Zero (played by T-6 Texan) during the "Tora Tora Tora" show

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0473.jpg

I can't believe I saw a flying P-38. I think there is only 1 flying examples left out of nearly 10,000 built during WW2.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0489.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:06
Heritage flight

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0507.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0508.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0509.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:09
Some static displays:

I don't know what this is.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0554.jpg

AN-2 Colt

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0560.jpg

Supermarine Spitfire, don't know what Mark...

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0561.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0562.jpg

The Flying Fortress

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0563.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0564.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0565.jpg

Kernow
30 Oct 09,, 01:11
The Spit is still an elegant looking aircraft isn't she?

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:12
Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"

I think this is authentic. In that case, I can't believe I saw one. There aren't that many left in the world.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0569.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0570.jpg

Notice this Zero has fancy electronics installed. Must be an optional equipment.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0572.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0576.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:13
The Grumman "cats"

F8F Bearcat

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0577.jpg

F6F Hellcat

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0578.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:18
Here's something we don't see everyday, a Draken.

I never knew just how small it was. It's almost...cute.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0585.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0587.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0588.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:20
NASA's U-2. Behind it is the 747 that shuttles the...shuttle...back to Florida after it lands here in California.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0590.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:23
We all know what an A-10 looks like. We all know about the legendary GAU-8 cannon that the A-10 was built around. Here are some close up pictures of the business end of an A-10.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0593.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0596.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0597.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0598.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:25
F-35 parked in the hanger

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0599.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0601.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0603.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0611.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0613.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:26
Last but not least, the BONE

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0606.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0608.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0609.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0610.jpg

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 01:50
The Spit is still an elegant looking aircraft isn't she?

That she is, sir. A classic 1930's "golden age" European look.

TopHatter
30 Oct 09,, 02:59
Some static displays:

I don't know what this is.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0554.jpg

That's a Boeing-Stearman Model 75, known more commonly as simply a "Stearman"

Kernow
30 Oct 09,, 03:00
Some damn fine photos; thanks for sharing them.

Knaur Amarsh
30 Oct 09,, 08:24
Them's some great pics, thanks :cool:

Gus00
30 Oct 09,, 08:56
Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"

I think this is authentic. In that case, I can't believe I saw one. There aren't that many left in the world.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0569.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0570.jpg

Notice this Zero has fancy electronics installed. Must be an optional equipment.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0572.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/blurr91/Edwards_AFB_2009/IMG_0576.jpg

It is indeed authentic (built in 1942). This particular A6M3 belongs to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum in Midland, Texas. According to FAA records there are six original ZEROS, in flying condition, in the U.S.

gunnut
30 Oct 09,, 18:48
It is indeed authentic (built in 1942). This particular A6M3 belongs to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum in Midland, Texas. According to FAA records there are six original ZEROS, in flying condition, in the U.S.

I found some information on those planes I saw at the show. There are 6 flying Zeroes but only one has the original engine. The rest use American engines.

Dreadnought
30 Oct 09,, 18:55
The Bone, One of the coolest planes I ever laid eyes upon in the late 80's.:cool:

Dreadnought
30 Oct 09,, 18:58
That's a Boeing-Stearman Model 75, known more commonly as simply a "Stearman"

Yep, Knew a bar owner in my area that had one (Black and Tan colors). He had three wooden props hanging on the wall along with alot of memoribillia. Guys used to pay this guy to photograph their cars, bikes and ladies with his plane. One of his more favorite manuvers was the inverted "hammer roll". A friend of mine got a real good close up of that manuver.:))

tankie
30 Oct 09,, 19:06
Great pics , deffo some UFO material :biggrin:

nebula82
31 Oct 09,, 14:46
Great photos man. I like the close-ups of the F-22 and the B-1. Both look almost as good as the Stratofortress :)

Iíve had the chance to photograph some US military planes in Hong Kong too when they make the occasional visit, such as the C-17, C-130, C-40 & the C-32.

Nebula82.

tim52
12 Nov 09,, 21:55
Great photos GN, you have a good eye.

dave lukins
12 Nov 09,, 22:14
Great pics , deffo some UFO material :biggrin:

Amazed there was no jokes from you about there being 1000 Italian Kamikaze planes still flying:))