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Here's How Many Weapons A B-52 Bomber Can Hold

Video: The US Air Force’s B-52 Bomber has been around since the 1950s and can hold up to 31,750kg of weapons. It’s a legendary beast that stretches 47.5m long, has a wingspan of 56m, and hits 12m tall. Known as the BUFF (that’s for Big Ugly Fat Fucker), it can hold nine weapons on each wing and 27 more inside the weapons bay. More devastatingly, it can also hold eight nukes inside.


Neat Video Shows Two Passenger Jets Landing Side-By-Side At The Same Time

Video: The best part about flying on an aeroplane is that moment during the final approach: you look outside your aeroplane window and see the city where you’re about to land from way up above, and comment on why so many people have pools in their backyards and see how big the freeways are and delight at all the parks and so forth. It’s so fun! There’s so much to see! But the last thing I’d expect to see during that moment is another plane landing at the same time as my plane on the runway right next to mine.


Watch This Australian Air Force Plane Dump Flares North Of Sydney

Image Cache: Australia has 12 C-130J Hercules turboprop medium-duty tactical airlift aircraft in its fleet, operated out of RAAF Base Richmond. The C-130J can carry 20 tonnes of cargo or 120 passengers, but it can also move when it needs to — as this video demonstrates.


How Do Stealth Aeroplanes Work?

Video: How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber? How can an aircraft with a 52m wingspan register as small as just a large bird, if anything at all? The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it’d never be detected.


Solar Impulse Has Made It To Pennsylvania

Yesterday, Solar Impulse safely touched down at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania. That’s another 1000km ticked off of its bid to circumnavigate the globe using only solar energy.


Forensics Official: Flight MS804 Evidence 'Points Towards An Explosion' 

Since last Friday, search teams have been gathering debris from the crash site of Flight MS804. Now, an Egyptian forensics official has admitted that from what’s been recovered so far it seems likely there was an explosion aboard the aeroplane.


Search Teams Identify Debris, Bodies And Passenger Belongings From Flight MS804

Following a full day of searches, military teams have announced that they have found debris, bodies and passenger belongings from the missing flight MS804 that crashed into the sea yesterday.


Watch An Airbus A380 Abort A Landing While It's Incredibly Close To The Ground

Video: Here’s a British Airways Airbus A380 attempting to land at the Vancouver airport. You can see the world’s largest passenger aeroplane make its final approach and come so, so close to the ground — but then decide to abort and make a go-around instead. It’s incredibly impressive to see such a big plane make a manoeuvre like this.


Bad Arse Photo Of A Fighter Jet Against Fire

Image Cache: Just a great photo. Here’s the wall of fire display at the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The silhouette of the plane against the giant dark orange and black flames makes it look more like art from some comic book than a real life shot.


A Prototype Of DARPA's Badass Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Can Already Fly

Earlier this year, DARPA unveiled its latest concept design for a new vertical take-off and landing craft. Now, a working scale prototype has already made its first successful flight.


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