Henschel Hs 132

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An F-35A aircraft slated for Operational Test at Nellis AFB, Nev., completes a check flight from the Fort Worth, Texas, F-35 factory Oct. 15, 2012.

(via Lockheed Martin on Flickr.)

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  1. Camera: Nikon D3s
  2. Aperture: f/10
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 70mm

F-35A in Flight

(via Lockheed Martin on Flickr.)

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F-35B Aerial Refueling

(via Lockheed Martin on Flickr.)

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  1. Camera: Nikon D800
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/1000th
  4. Focal Length: 96mm

High Angle of Attack Testing


F-35A test aircraft AF-4 flies a high angle of attack (AOA) mission Nov. 3. The F-35 is designed to fly to a 50 degree angle of attack, which was achieved on the fourth AOA test mission. The aircraft has an emergency spin chute installed to help return the aircraft to controlled flight in the case that AOA test push the aircraft out of flight control limits.

(via Lockheed Martin on Flickr.)

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  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/1000th
  4. Focal Length: 96mm

An F-35A aircraft slated for Operational Test at Nellis AFB, Nev., completes a check flight from the Fort Worth, Texas, F-35 factory Oct. 15, 2012.

(via Lockheed Martin on Flickr.)

(Source: bassman5911)

  1. Camera: Nikon D3s
  2. Aperture: f/9
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 60mm

F-35A test aircraft AF-3 executes a barrel roll over the California desert, June 2012.

(via Lockheed Martin on Flickr.)

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Jet-Powered Bike Travels 70 M.P.H. (Feb, 1949)

Burning ordinary automotive gasoline, a jet engine for commercial use has been installed experimentally on a motorbike which scooted along at more than 70 miles an hour. The miniature jet develops a static thrust of 30 pounds, yet weighs only 8-3/4 pounds. It is a little over six inches in diameter and 51 inches long. No fuel pump is required as the intake air velocity performs the pumping function. The engine is started with a vibrator coil and air from a small compressed-air tank. It will be used initially for experiments in helicopter and airplane-engine laboratories
but later may be installed as a stand-by power plant for gliders and as a power source for racing cars and boats. 

(via Modern Mechanix)

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Short SC1 third prototype Sydenham 1966 by kitchener.lord on Flickr.
The Short SC.1 was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The SC.1 was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight. Short SC1 third prototype Sydenham 1966 by kitchener.lord on Flickr.
The Short SC.1 was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The SC.1 was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

Short SC1 third prototype Sydenham 1966 by kitchener.lord on Flickr.

The Short SC.1 was the first British fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The SC.1 was designed to study the problems with VTOL flight and the transition to and from forward flight.

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Saab 210 Draken (Dragon) by amphalon on Flickr.

The Saab 210 Draken (Dragon) was a scaled-down test bed for the double-delta concept in the development of the Saab 35 Draken fighter. Although never officially named anything but Draken by Saab, it soon became known by its unofficial nickname Lilldraken (Little Dragon) after the first flight of the prototype of the Saab 35. Its first flight was on 21 January 1952.

Harrier Engine by micksworld on Flickr.

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The Bees Knees by crusader752 on Flickr.

Lovely old ex 849 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL472/R044 sits in a rather decrepid state at the Gatwick Aviation Museum.