Tag Archives: USAF

Why the F-22 Raptor Is Such a Badass Plane

The answer to a question that shouldn’t have to be asked. In short: F-22 > F-35. Any day of the week.

Stealth, speed, and air superiority.

Source: Why the F-22 Raptor Is Such a Badass Plane

Space War Game Wasted U.S. Satellites

Reliance on a fragile infrastructure well past its useful life? That’s The American Way! Let’s stop bickering and “hunting terrorists” and get our own shit together at home!

The American military depends on satellites to direct its soldiers, bombs, and drones. But an eye-opening exercise showed that those spacecraft are frighteningly susceptible to attack.

Source: Space War Game Wasted U.S. Satellites – The Daily Beast

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force – Virtual Tour

Go ahead, click around!

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Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane | WIRED

The A-10 Warthog is a hammer. But sometimes you need to hit some nails.

Source: Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane | WIRED

XB-43 Jetmaster: The Weird History Of America’s First Jet Bomber

It could cruise at over 300 mph and it could hit 410mph during a dash. Considering that the aircraft could carry 8,000 lbs of weapons and had a range approaching 2,000 miles, the Mixmaster looked like it would become a huge success. But the tide of World War II was changing and the B-29 ended up being everything that it promised. Jet engine technology was emerging as the wave of the future, leaving little room for piston engine-based designs. This left the XB-42 without a production contract.

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New USAF Demo Team

It’s coming. Search your feelings; you know it to be true. #BraveNewWorld

My aunt and uncle gave me patches from when they were in the Air Force. They sat around for nearly 20 years before I finally did something constructive with them.

Patches from Nellis AFB
Patches from Holloman AFB

I ended up building these nice wall displays incorporating the principle aircraft that the men and women who wear these patches serve with. Each display is on matting board, framed under glass, with a blurb about the groups represented by each patch.

I had these adorning the wall of my apartment in Cochran, but when I moved to California (since I had nowhere to safely store them), I presented them back to my aunt and uncle as a token of appreciation not only for their service, but also for their part in helping make me who I am today.