amazing and interesting military photos on the Internet.
USAF Pave Hawks in flight.
house call. Four Hawaii-based Navy SEALs jump from
a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft Tuesday (Apr. 9), skydiving
to the aid of an injured California man stranded aboard
a sailboat 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. The SEALs, called
upon because the sailboat was beyond the reach of Coast
Guard helicopters, dropped 4,000 feet to reach David
Mullen who had developed a 104-degree fever within 24
hours of cutting his foot with a fishhook. The team,
jumping with about 50 pounds of medical supplies, rations
and other gear, treated Mullen's leg and are piloting
his boat 200 miles to Christmas Island.
(SSN 698) executes an emergency
ascent demonstration for senior Chinese officers
onboard USS Port Royal (CG 73) in the Pacific Ocean
near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Chinese officers were
given an underway tour of Port Royal a day before the
arrival of three Chinese ships to Pearl Harbor, the
first such visit to a U.S. port in eight years. A classic
Gunship being refueled by KC-135
at Sea. The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS
San Jacinto (CG 56), foreground, comes to the aid of
the Saudi container ship Saudi Hofuf in the Gulf of
Oman yesterday (Mar. 21). The Saudi Hofuf was rapidly
taking on water and in danger of sinking due to a ruptured
seal in the main engine room. San Jacinto dispatched
damage control and engineering personnel with equipment
to aid in keeping the container ship afloat. Navy helicopters
also aided by evacuating Saudi crewmen from the stricken
ship. San Jacinto is operating as part of the USS George
Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group.
U-2 lands, chase
car follows- A
U-2 lands after a mission somewhere in the Persian
Gulf theater. A chase car follows behind to ensure the
aircraft touches down safely.
is caught on film as the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires its five-inch 54-caliber
MK45 gun during routine training operations off the
coast of southern California.
An EA-6B Prowler attached to Tactical Electronic Warfare
Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) flies over an oil rig in the
tug USS Ketchikan (YTB 795) was separated from its
mooring and run aground on the island of Guam as a result
by super typhoon Paka.
crewmember on board the Los Angeles-class submarine
USS Scranton (SSN 756) stands by for an at-sea mail
delivery from an SH-60 Seahawk from Helicopter Anti-Submarine
Squadron FIVE (HS-5), the "Nightdippers".
through ice too thin for a full ice camp, the U.S.
Navy's attack submarine USS Pogy (SSN 647) provides
a base of operations for her scientists and crew members
to conduct research. The red tent on the hull provides
environmental protection and a space to conduct more
delicate experiments. Here's another
taken during the same mission.
flies by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the
Persian Gulf - One in a million photo
An E-8C Joint
A B-1B on ice
- A B-1B undergoes severe
weather testing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory
at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Sea Trials. Through an early morning fog and rain
today, the Navy's newest attack submarine, Seawolf (SSN
21). transits the Thames River on her way from the Naval
Submarine Base, Groton, Conn., to Narragansett Bay to
conduct initial sea trials. Sea trials include various
tests of the ship's propulsion systems and the first
underway submergence. Here's another great
shot of the Seawolf underway.
Here's a pic of
B-52s in flight. You know you're low-level
in a B-52 when you can see your shadow on the ground...
MH-53J Pave Low
pararescuemen over water.
Team - A
controller in full gear
home! -- With an SH-60 Seahawk from Helicopter Anti-submarine
Squadron Five (HS-5) leading the way, the guided missile
frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) [center] and
the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Baltimore
(SSN 704) [top] pull abreast the aircraft carrier USS
George Washington (CVN 73) during a battle group formation
exercise, July 17, 1996. On the deck is an F/A-18 Hornet.
American citizens board a U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion
combat assault helicopter in a field inside the U.S.
Embassy housing compound in Tirana, Albania. U.S. Marines
from the Amphibious Readiness Group led by the amphibious
assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) evacuated citizens from
Albania after a loss in social order in that country.
over California - Here's another.
In 1994, Congress appropriated funds and directed the
Air Force to recommission a small fleet of SR-71's,
two A models and one B model, to be operational by Sept.
1995. The aircraft are assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance
Wing's Detachment 2 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
The SR-71 flys at more than three times the speed of
sound at altitudes in excess of 80,000 feet (approximately
15 miles high).Three times the speed of sound (Mach
3) is more than 2,000 miles per hour or about 3,100
feet per second. By comparison, the muzzle velocity
of a .30-06 rifle bullet is only 3,000 feet per second.
in-flight of an MH-53J Pave Low. A Pave Low dumps
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