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.
Fighter World Gloster Meteor.15 May 1941 the experimental Gloster E28/39 made 1st flight by British jet-propelled aircraft & on 5 March 1943 Gloster Meteor became Royal Air Force's 1st operational jet aircraft.In 1951 Meteors made their mark in RAAF history when went into action with 77Sqdn in Korea.Armed with 4 20-mm Hispano cannons;8 27kg(60lb)rockets or 454kg(1000lb)bomb load.A77-875 delivered to RAAF on 11 May 1953.Possibly used for ground instruction & later served with 77Sqn.
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.
Fokker Dr-1 Replica - F-AZGN. Association Memorial Flight, Ferte Alais - LFFQ, 29.05.2004.
EAA's Mikoyan MiG-15bis sits along side the North American F-86 Sabrecat that also belongs to the museum's collection of historic jets. Photo credit: Laurie Goossens
This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion.
Another 109 in the RAF Hendon Museum, London. Messerschmidt Bf-109G "Gustav" which was the later, most common version. This particular aircraft was captured by the British in North Africa. Messerschmitt Me-262 hanging to left.
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.
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.