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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat, regarded as the frontline US Navy fighter during the Cold War, was constructed by the Grumman Corporation to satisfy unique Navy needs for a carrier-based multi-purpose fighter and to sustain air superiority, particularly after the Soviets made significant advances. It was characterized by its variable-geometry wings, a twin tail, and a …

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McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle

The McDonnell Douglas (Boeing currently) F-15E two-seat strike eagle is an improved variant of the US air-superiority fighter F-15 built to undertake ground strikes and air-to-air combat in any weather conditions, day or night, employing modern avionics and armament systems. The E model’s exceptional maneuverability is attributed to its powerful Pratt & Whitney F100-229 after-burning …

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Lockheed MC-130

MC-130E/H Series Primary Role: Infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces “Combat Talon I” & “Combat Talon II” The MC-130E/H aircraft provide global, day, night and adverse weather capability to infiltrate, resupply and exfiltrate U.S. and allied special operations forces. The MC-130E “Combat Talon I” also has a deep penetrating helicopter refueling role during special …

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Boeing RC-135

Primary Role: Strategic Reconnaissance From an early date, the Boeing C-135 was recognized as an excellent airframe for various special missions. One of these was strategic reconnaissance, using the aircraft’s capacious cabin to house large amounts of electronic equipment. Designated RC-135, these aircraft can be detached on a global basis to cover areas of the world …

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Antonov An-124 Ruslan

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 its U.S. counterpart, the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, but smaller than the An-225 “Cossack” which was originally designed to carry the Russian space shuttle. The first prototype (SSSR 82002, Number 318) flew on 26 December 1982 and made its …

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Mission During the 1950s the versatile Lockheed C-130 Hercules was originally designed as an assault transport but was adapted for a variety of missions, including: special operations (low-level and attack), close air support and air interdiction, mid-air space capsule recovery, search and rescue (SAR), aerial refueling of helicopters, weather mapping and reconnaissance, electronic surveillance, fire …

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