Thursday, December 30, 2021

This Blue Angels Cockpit Video is Terrifying and Amazing

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron demonstrates skill on such a high level it seems almost supernatural. To say that such aerobatics requires precision and attention to detail is an understatement of laughable proportions. 

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the teamwork and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach while inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The New Super A-10 Warthog is Coming

The Air Force A-10 replacement strategy could involve building a new plane, adjusting an existing aircraft or merely upgrading the A-10 itself.

The A-10 was designed around the General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon and its seven barrels, which are able to dish out devastating punishment to armor. Over the years, the Warthog's 11 hardpoints have evolved from carrying dumb iron bombs and rockets to hauling the latest guided ordnance.

Watch This Insane Video: A-10 Warthog in Action

Affectionately called the “Warthog” for its aggressive look and often painted with teeth on the nose cone, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is the U.S. Air Force’s primary low-altitude close air support aircraft. The A-10 is perhaps best known for its fearsome GAU-8 Avenger 30mm gatling gun mounted on the nose. The GAU-8 is designed to fire armor-piercing depleted uranium and high explosive incendiary rounds.

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Convair XF-92: The First American Delta-Winged Aircraft

The Convair XF-92 (re-designated from XP-92 in 1948) was an American, delta wing, first-generation jet prototype. Originally conceived as a point-defence interceptor, the design was later used purely for experimental purposes and only one was built. However, it led Convair to use the delta-wing on a number of designs, including the F-102 Delta Dagger, F-106 Delta Dart, B-58 Hustler, the US Navy's F2Y Sea Dart as well as the VTOL FY Pogo.

The aircraft was delivered to Muroc Air Force Base, California on April 1, 1958 and its first flight was far from impressive, and consisted of little more than an inadvertent hop during its high-speed taxi test—while its first true flight was made on September 18 of that year, which demonstrated the airworthiness of the radical design and its Phase I testing continued through August 1949.

Goodbye M2 Bradley: The New Super Fighting Vehicle is Coming

One of these days, the U.S. Army really will replace its M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The Army has tried to replace the Bradley at least five times since the early 2000s, spending nearly $20 billion without producing a single working vehicle. The latest effort to replace the Bradley collapsed in 2020 when the OMFV competition attracted only one qualified entrant. But now, the contest suddenly has five entrants: BAE, General Dynamics Land Systems, Rheinmetall, Oshkosh, and a new company from Michigan called Mettle Ops. The KF41 Lynx is a partnership between the U.S.-based Raytheon and the German defense contractor Rheinmetall.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Inside the Largest US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Kitchen

Hello everyone and welcome back to the US Military Power channel. On today's episode, we will uncover how does US navy getting food on aircraft carrier?

The life of a U.S. Navy sailors is not easy. These sailors live for months in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by explosives, flammable materials, and even nuclear weapons. In peacetime they run the risk of terrible accidents. In wartime they risk being hounded to destruction by enemy ships and helicopters.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship in Action - Firing All Its Cannons

The AC-130J Ghostrider's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Close air support missions include troops in contact, convoy escort and point air defense. Air interdiction missions are conducted against pre-planned targets or targets of opportunity and include strike coordination and reconnaissance and overwatch mission sets. The AC-130J provides ground forces an expeditionary, direct-fire platform that is persistent, ideally suited for urban operations and delivers precision low-yield munitions against ground targets.

The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is the newest aircraft platform introduced to the 27th Special Operations Wing. It specializes in air interdiction, close air support and armed reconnaissance. The introduction of this aircraft to the 27 SOW helps keep Cannon Air Force Base and Air Commandos at the forefront of innovation, lethality and the great power competition.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Just How Big is the US Military

America doesn't just have some of the most advanced weaponry at its disposal, it has about 800 military bases outside the United States, and it swells the annual budget. The US Air Force, the US Navy and the US Marine Corps combined are considered the world's most powerful military.

To better understand just how big the American military is, let's we look at the military power that US President has at his command.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

6th Generation Fighters: The Stealth Fighter That Will Kill Anything?

A sixth-generation fighter is a conceptualized class of jet fighter aircraft design more advanced than the fifth-generation jet fighters that are currently in service and development. Several countries have announced the development of a sixth-generation aircraft program, including China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Russia and India.

The Sixth-Generation fighter developers can be divided into two categories: the United States, which has developed and deployed two stealth fighter types, and the countries that have skipped or given up on their attempt to build Fifth Generations jets. These latter countries focus on tomorrow's technology than try to catch up with today's.

The Incredible Military Vehicles That Never Made It To The Battlefield

Here are 8 incredible military vehicles that never made to the battlefield, and the reasons they were cut short of greatness.

  1. Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow
  2. Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut
  3. North American F-107A Ultra Sabre
  4. Lockheed Martin Sea Shadow
  5. M80 Stiletto
  6. Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG Project 1.44
  7. North American XB-70 Valkyrie
  8. LTV XC-142

America's Jet Fighter Assassin - F-111 Aardvark

The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark is a retired supersonic, medium-range, multirole combat aircraft. Production variants of the F-111 had roles that included ground attack (e.g. interdiction), strategic bombing (including nuclear weapons capabilities), reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Developed in the 1960s by General Dynamics, the F-111 entered service in 1967 with the United States Air Force (USAF). The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) also ordered the type and began operating the F-111C variant in 1973.

563 F-111s of all variants were built. After the F-111A, the F-111D and E models upgraded the Aardvark’s electronics and engine inlets, and increased the thrust of the engines. Another variant, the FB-111, was designed as a strategic bomber with improved engines, stretched two feet longer to accommodate additional fuel. Seventy-five of these served in Strategic Air Command units.

Source Channel: US Military Power