Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk fighters of the American Volunteer Group flying near the Salween River Gorge on the Chinese-Burmese border, May 1942. [1024x768]
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron takes off, during Red Flag-Alaska 14-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford Jr., U.S. Air Force/Released)
The Air & Water Show is over, and sadly it was cut short. But there are so many amazing photos using the #chiairwater2014 hashtag on Instagram, including these by @nick_ulivieri, @thecraighensel, @amyboylephoto and @jezibell (top to bottom).
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is looking like a very costly mistake for the U.S. military.
How costly? According to an analysis by ThinkProgress, the money spent on the F-35 would be enough to buy every homeless person in the country a mansion.
The Launching of the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indefatigable at Glasgow, Scotland, 8 December 1942 [800 × 606]
Mail delivery Snowmobiles in the Khabarovsk Territory, 1983 [800 × 536]
Gorgeous bird: B-25 Mitchell flying over Inglewood, California, circa 1941. Big enough to read the gunner’s baseball cap, and in true color to boot. [5600x4200](x-post r/Hi_Res).