The Aviation Zone

Welcome to The Aviation Zone, a comprehensive online aviation resource for modern and vintage military transports, aerial tankers and fixed-wing gunships. This web site contains over 2,500 aircraft photos, images, diagrams and detailed fact sheets. Over 100 different aircraft types are represented, most having distinguished service careers and a significant presence in the annals of military airlift history since 1940. Featured aircraft include the C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, KC-10 Extender, KC-135 Stratotanker, AC-130 Spectre and V-22 Osprey.

Lockheed aircraft

Lockheed MC-130

Lockheed MC-130

aviationzoneApr 5, 20225 min read

MC-130E/H Series Primary Role: Infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces “Combat Talon I” & “Combat Talon II” The MC-130E/H…

boeing aircraft

Boeing RC-135

Boeing RC-135

aviationzoneApr 5, 20224 min read

Primary Role: Strategic Reconnaissance From an early date, the Boeing C-135 was recognized as an excellent airframe for various special missions.…

McDonnelL Douglas Aircraft

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

aviationzoneApr 5, 20227 min read

Mission The McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender is an advanced aerial tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility…

Antonov Aircraft

Antonov An-124 Ruslan

Antonov An-124 Ruslan

aviationzoneApr 5, 20223 min read

Overview The Antonov An-124 Ruslan was designed in the mid-1970s to replace the turboprop-powered Antonov An-22. It is slightly larger than…