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The US Air Force Wants Suggestions For What To Name Its New Bomber

An artist’s rendering of the new B-21 (US Air Force) First it was Boaty McBoatface. Now it’s… Planey McPlanerson? I don’t know why, but for some reason, everyone wants to crowdsource the names for multi-million dollar projects. Today the US Air Force even got in on the act.


The F-35 Has Big Radar Problems, The Fix Is Hilarious

Now, more than $US1 trillion into its development, the F-35 aircraft is experiencing glitches with its radar systems. US Air Force major general Jeffrey Harrigian explained the problem in an IHS Jane report: “What would happen is they’d get a signal that says either a radar degrade or a radar fail — something that would force us to restart the radar.”


This Air Force Inspection Lab Looks Like Bath Time In Tron

Image Cache: This looks more like some kind of rave than a military engineering facility, but you’re actually looking at a rather colourful stage of aircraft inspection.


The US Air Force Can't Figure Out How To Stop Its Drones From Falling Out Of The Sky 

The US Air Force already has a drone-pilot shortage, but that’s not the only problem with its fleet of unmanned aircraft: Its drones keep falling out of the sky.


This A-10 Thunderbolt II Being Aerial Refueled Looks Like A Bad Arse Flying Shark Machine

Image Cache: Here’s a photo of a US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling an A-10 Thunderbolt II over the clouds. The perfect angle of the picture and the lovely nose art of the aircraft makes the fighter jet look like a flying shark machine that has a machine gun as its mouth and scars on its battered nose. It’s such a cool angle of this apex predator of the sky.


Awesome Photo Of A F-15 Being Refueled From The Air Fuel Tankers Perspective

Image Cache: What a view. Here’s a KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling a F-15 in the air from the perspective of the air tanker. Actually, it’s almost like seeing the whole process from the perspective of the boom, as we see the probe arm reach into the receptacle. It’s such an awesome angle.



How The US Air Force Reloads The Largest Combat Jet Gun On The Planet

When you got one of the biggest guns in the world, you can’t just pop in a new magazine and start firing again. Well, you can but the new magazine is ginormous and requires multiple Air Force guys to get the gun reloaded. It takes time to get giant bullets on board. Here’s the interesting process on how the largest combat jet gun gets reloaded.


This US Airman Clearly Loves Nirvana

This image looks almost comically serene — and that might in fact be the whole point. This is a security forces Airman shortly after being plunged into a pool as part of his Pre-Ranger Training Assessment Course.


This Air Force Workshop Is Like An Engineering Operating Theatre

At home, you might be content with a wrench and an oily rag to fix up your car. But that doesn’t cut it for Air Force mechanics.


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