"Tools of the trade" - Armed Aircraft - Let's see 'em!

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"Tools of the trade" - Armed Aircraft - Let's see 'em!

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:35 am

The premise is simple, post your shots of armed aircraft.

Let's be broad on this one - it can be any aircraft, and "armed" can mean dummy, replica, and training munitions. I'll also count aircraft with representational weapons laid out in front of them at airshows and the like.

If you can, provide a bit of info, too. What's equipped, why, where, what exercise etc, that's always fun. We might learn a thing or two.

Couple from me to get things moving. I'll add a couple more later:

Not the most amazing ones, but undersides were in short supply for the Su-34 display at MAKS.

Toting an impressive load of (I'm always crap at this, so stand very much to be corrected, but working from the outer wings inwards) two R-73 and two R-27 air to air missiles, a pair of Kh-31(?) anti-radiation missiles, and a Kh-59(?) on the centreline. I think.

ImageBlue Sumer by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageToolbag by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Re: "Tools of the trade" - Armed Aircraft - Let's see 'em!

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:59 am

ImageYakovlev Yak-130 Mitten Russian Jet Trainer by Mark Handley, on Flickr

Re: "Tools of the trade" - Armed Aircraft - Let's see 'em!

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 1:59 pm

Imaget f22a by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Image1994 iat o13 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Image1993 iat m6 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Gr*****

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 2:10 pm

All Nellis

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Re: "Tools of the trade" - Armed Aircraft - Let's see 'em!

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 4:03 pm

My own shots of a well-armed Su-34 Duckface:

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

...and one more from MAKS last year:

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

Will have loads more kicking around in the GD archives, will have a look when I get a chance over the weekend.

Re: "Tools of the trade" - Armed Aircraft - Let's see 'em!

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 4:24 pm

I'm afraid I don't have the first clue on thin pointy things so wouldn't be able to name many of them, might be able to point out a Sidewinder but that's about it :lol:

Anyway, here's some pics of pointy things on pointy things :-

ImageTyphoon - RIAT 2011 by Tim Felce, on Flickr

ImageF-15 Eagle - RIAT 2017 by Tim Felce, on Flickr

ImageF/A-18 Super Hornet - RIAT 2016 by Tim Felce, on Flickr

ImageA-1E Skyraider - Chino by Tim Felce, on Flickr
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