Fast Jets

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Road Runner

A JAS-39 Gripen of Flygvapnet/Swedish Air Force is seen seconds before touch down on a country road. Dispersed operations from roadsites are here trained during the DOL'99 exercise on the Kliniska highway strip in Poland. The aircraft with tactical code 39 came from F7 wing of Satenäs in south-western Sweden, the first operational wing with the type.
Supermanouvrable Sukhoi

Despite its large size the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 is well-known for its oustanding manouvrability. Here a Ukrainian Air Force pilot is seen rolling his aircraft during a flight demonstration in the Czech Republic and the special colour scheme is shown to full advantage.
Lockheed`s Longterm Secret

The Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk was one of the most secretive US Air Force programmes. It was only 7 years after its first flight in the famous Area 51 test facility in the USA, before images were publicly released. Its angled facettes are meant to distort radar reflections and give stealth characteristics.
Fit Fitter

An Su-22M4 of the Polish Air and Air Defence Forces (Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej) is taxying out at Miroslawiec airbase for a training mission. The central air intake cone and additionally opened air intake doors are visible. Just behind the landing gear door the IFF (identification friend or foe) rod can be seen.
Magnificant Mirage

A French Air Force Mirage 2000 shows the classic deltawing configuration that has been used for fighter aircraft since the late 1950s. The wing has leading edge slats and the two large elevons, a combination of elevator and aileron, are typical for tailless aircraft configurations. Near the air-to-air refuelling nose probe the circular panel of the doppler radar system is apparent.
Mirage 2000
F/A-18A Hornet
Blue Boys

A member of the travelling ground crew of the US Navy display team Blue Angels is polishing the airframe in preparation for the next days show routine. The blue boys from Pensacola are among the leading groups of its kind and use four F/A-18A Hornet aircraft.