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Paratroopers Fill The Sky In Awesome Photo

Dayshot: Here’s a really cool photo showing US Army and British paratroopers jumping out of C-130J Super Hercules aeroplanes in a line at Fort Bragg. It was the largest jump exercise in 20 years at Fort Bragg and there are so many paratroopers filling the sky that it looks like a floating human wall (ok, a fence?) has been created.


Awesome Video Shows Unmanned X-47B Drone Refuelling In The Air

Earlier this week, the badass X-47B drone became the first ever unmanned aircraft to refuel while in the air. Think about how cool this is, the drone has to meet the KC-707 tanker plane in the air, position itself perfectly to snatch onto the fuel line and then gas itself up with no one on board. So freaking cool.


Cool Photo Of A Paratrooper Makes It Look Like He's Surfing An Aeroplane

The angle of this photo of a paratrooper making a jump off a C-130 aeroplane is so perfect that it makes it seem like the soldier is using the Hercules aircraft as a surfboard of sorts. Obviously, he’s not standing on the plane (it’s just our perspective fooling us, or just me), but riding an aeroplane while outside the plane would be so badass.


I Can Hear The Sound Of Artillery Firing In This Photo Of A Howitzer

I’m not a gun nut, but I love badass machines and this photo of US Marines firing a howling M777 Howitzer is mechanical awesomeness dripping with badassery. I can almost hear the thumping blast of the Howitzer firing from just looking at the picture. It’s, yep, pretty badass.


Peaceful Shot Of MV-22 Osprey Overlooking The Sun On Top A Mountain

The US Marines says this photo shows a MV-22B Osprey preparing to take off on top of a mountain in New Mexico. I think the picture is fantastic, the rear shot makes it look like the Osprey is being contemplative and its rotors are splitting the Sun at the perfect angle. Everything almost looks peaceful.


China Is Turning A Remote Reef Into An Artificial Island With A Runway

A remote archipelago in the South China Sea has come under an extraordinary amount of scrutiny lately. Here, China is building up small reefs and atolls into whole artificial islands — all in hotly disputed territory. In the clearest sign yet of its military intentions, one of those islands now has an airstrip.


US Marines Leaving A Super Stallion Helicopter Looks Like A Movie Scene

Yup, real life is cooler than the movies. Especially when that life is of a US Marine. Here are five Marines walking away from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in the desert in a training exercise. It looks more badass and perfectly picturesque than any still from a Hollywood military movie.


Awesome Underneath Angle Of A B-1B Lancer Taking Off

Dayshot: Here’s a really cool shot of a B-1B Lancer from the US Air Force taking off from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The underneath angle is perfect as it makes the soaring bomber look like a beautiful bird in flight.


Watching Fighter Jets Burn Through The Night Is Pure Awesome

Video: I can pretty much watch these fighter jets rip through the runway at night forever. I mean, what is more awesome than seeing city lights blur and afterburners shoot out fiery power? This footage comes from The Aviationist and includes all kind of fighter jets burning rubber at the Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada.


Slow-Motion Video Of Firing An RPG Shows The Massive Back Blast-Off

Video: Here’s footage from Vickers Tactical showing what firing a RPG-7 looks like in slow motion. It’s like a rocket launch, only turned horizontal. The back blast-off is so huge that it might be just as bad to stand directly behind the RPG as it would be to stand it front of it. OK, maybe not. But still.