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This Is How the Largest U.S. Military Airplane Gets Stripped Down

You need a large room to strip and reassemble an airplane—especially when it’s the biggest one in your fleet. In this panoramic photo you can see a half assembled Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy during a major inspection at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Attila Nagy

December 11th

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This Is How the Largest U.S. Military Airplane Gets Stripped Down

You need a large room to strip and reassemble an airplane—especially when it’s the biggest one in your fleet. In this panoramic photo you can see a half assembled Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy during a major inspection at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Attila Nagy

December 11th

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See The First Female F-35 Pilot Begin Her Training

Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, just completed a training flight as the US’s first female F-35 pilot. Here are photos of her in an F-35A, a fifth-generation single-seat fighter.

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Attila Nagy

May 7th

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It is almost unbelievable that the B-2B is more than 25 years old–they still look like they’re from

It is almost unbelievable that the B-2B is more than 25 years old—they still look like they’re from the future. In this photo, a B-2B is refueled by a KC-10A during a training mission near Whiteman Air Force Base on April 11th. [Staff Sgt. Brian Kelly/U.S. Air Force]

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Attila Nagy

April 23rd

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Photo of US Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds flying perfectly into the sky 

I love this spectacular picture of the US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in perfect unison into the sky because the trail they leave behind look like the fingers of a cloud monster giving the jets a boost into the air. And because they're above the clouds, it almost looks like they're flying on a Hoth-like different planet.

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Casey Chan

April 1st

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The USAF Thunderbirds in a perfect formation

If this hadn't been published by the US Air Force, I would think it's a fake and those F-16s from their Thunderbird exhibition team weren't real but cloned and perfectly aligned in Photoshop to form a delta formation. It was shot at the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight for the Daytona 500 February 21, 2015.

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Jesus Diaz

March 4th

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This Globemaster Is Getting Angry Because It’s Hungry for Cargo

This lovely night shot shows the abdomen of the second largest military transport aircraft made in the United States. I can almost hear the C-17 Globemaster moaning—"I'm hungry!"—but what's actually going on in this photo?

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Attila Nagy

February 11th

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Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.

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Robbie Gonzalez on io9, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo

October 17th

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Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.

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October 17th

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I can hardly believe that the B-1B–the U.S.

I can hardly believe that the B-1B—the U.S. Air Force's four-engine supersonic, sweep-wing strategic bomber—is 30 years old. It still looks like an aircraft from the distant future. This one was photographed over Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria against ISIL targets, on the 27th of September 2014.

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Attila Nagy

October 3rd

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