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quinta-feira, 21 de março de 2019

Bombardeiros B-52H da USAF operando em Base da Real Força Aérea


Por: Redação OD

Nosso enviado especial, Scott Lee, realizou visita a Base da Real Força Aérea (RAF) em Fairford, Reino Unido. O objetivo da visita foi acompanhar as atividades dos bombardeiros B-52H Stratofortess da Força Aérea dos EUA (USAF), que ficam sediados em Barksdale AFB, Loiusiana. Hoje, apenas uma das seis aeronaves que estão no Reino Unido realizou atividades. A aeronave decolou no início da tarde para a realização de exercícios de bombardeio em Holbeach, costa leste do Reino Unido. Aqui está uma pequena apresentação da aeronave 'AERO41' quando de seu retorno. Breve matéria completa.

sábado, 13 de maio de 2017

First USAF F-35A Deployment to Europe


By: Scott Lee

RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom got an early look at the future in April, as it hosted the first transatlantic deployment of the USAF F-35A Lightning II. Eight of the 5th generation jets from the 34th FS ‘Rude Rams’ from Hill AFB in Utah, made the trip east accompanied by over 200 maintainers and staff from the 388th and 419th fighter wings.

What followed was an intensive two weeks of flight operations for the F-35’s, including two jets being forward deployed for short periods to Amari Airfield, Estonia, and Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria. Speculation in some quarters that the F-35A’s presence in Europe was a ‘show of force’, especially so close to Putin’s Russia, was firmly denied. The deployment was said to be a long-standing plan as part of America’s ERI (European Reassurance Initiative) Operation Atlantic Resolve, which has seen USAF F-22 Raptors and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft appear at RAF Lakenheath in recent years.

domingo, 15 de maio de 2016

75th anniversary of the first flight of a British jet aircraft testing the engine designed by RAF pilot and engineer, Sir Frank Whittle

The prototype Gloster E28/39, powered by a W1 engine

By: Wording OD

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of a British jet aircraft testing the engine designed by RAF pilot and engineer, Sir Frank Whittle On 15 May 1941, the prototype Gloster E28/39, powered by a W1 engine, flew for 17 minutes from RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire, achieving speeds of up to 350 mph.

sexta-feira, 15 de abril de 2016

F-22 da USAF já em prontidão na Europa.

Ares de "Guerra Fria"?



Por redação OD

Uma esquadrilha composta de 12 F-22 "Raptors" chegaram a base da RAF de Lakenheath, usada também pela 48th Fighter Wing da USAF (conhecida como "Liberty Wing") que opera três esquadrões de caças na referida base.