Musee Aviation Angers. Discover the museums new display around the Fouga Magister: the jet, the cockpits are always open to visitors, is now surrounded by a group of ground and aircrew and will start a "Marboré" jet engine (fitted to the aircraft).Soon,CM.170 Magister will be completed with additional engine mounted in the fuselage,which will be presented top down.
Australian Commonwealth Aircraft Company (CAC) Avon Sabre. Licence built improved version of the North American F-86F Sabre for the RAAF.Using the British Rolls Royce Avon RA7 axial flow jet engine of 7500 lb thrust. The aircraft was noticeably faster in climb and top speed than the US version. To fit this engine the fuselage had to be deepened and modifications to the tail design. The armament was changed from the US 6 x .50 cal machine guns to 2 x 30mm Aden cannons.
Aerial photo of US Chebelley Airfield, & aircraft, at Djibouti and Chebelley, near Djibouti, on the horn of Africa. Resolution not the best, but the a/c on the ground clearly look like drones, used for intelligence gathering & area mapping. Obviously not a small operation. Used for intelligence gathering, observation of insurgent groups, & ocassional attacks on suspected terrorist/insurgent groups & maritime piracy ships, off Horn of Africa, Gulf of Aden area.
Gloster Meteor at Centenary of Military Aviation airshow,March 1 and 2 2014 at RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. RAAF Williams is the world’s oldest continually operated military air base .Meteors were also built in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Company.
USAF Northrop TC-125B Raider (N-23), 48-0622 / 622 (cn 2510). On display at National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton,Wright-Patterson AFB (Patterson AFB) (FFO / KFFO) - USA. April 12, 2013. Despite being a trimotor the Raider was underpowered. USAF used 13 of 23 delivered from 1950 as transports & cargo a/c & 10 as Arctic survey & supply a/c. Because of poor performance soon withdrawn from service & used as ground instructional airframes, before retired from use in 1955.