Σάββατο, 26 Μαρτίου 2016

Lockheed AC-130U Gunship Firing!

by Joris Nieuwint

The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed ground-attack aircraft variant of the C-130 Hercules transport plane. The basic airframe is manufactured by Lockheed while Boeing is responsible for the conversion into a gunship and aircraft support.

Albanian Defense Ministry to auction off 36 jets & 4 helicopters from the 1950s & 1970s

Here is some really good news for old military jet collectors! An auction that will take place on February 22, The Albanian Ministry of Defense will be selling 36 planes and four helicopters that were made between the 1950s and 1970s. These planes were formerly part of the military aircraft fleet of communist Albania. Their air force was composed of 210 jets that were mainly obtained from the USSR and China.
Like any other obsolete military technology, these planes are no longer suitable for the needs of the airforce. Most of them are just collecting rust, parked in abandoned military air bases and they’ve become a burden for the Albanian army.
The forthcoming auction will help the Albanian army cut costs for maintaining the 40 flying machines. Up until now, the planes have cost them 50,000 euros per year just for basic upkeep.
The estimated prices for the planes on the auction sound extremely low when you consider that these are relics of the past. The price tags of the planes vary from 8,000 to 13,000 euros. The Ministry of defence hopes that they will manage to raise approximately 435,000 euros ($486,678) at the end of the auction.
640x480 Albania planes 1 by BIRN
An old Chinese FT-5 (the Chinese version of MiG-17), stored at Rinas military airbase. / Photo credit: BIRN
Edlira Prendi, a spokesperson for the Albanian Ministry of defence, explained in an interview that the money would be used for providing the army with new, modern, military equipment. The new equipment would be chosen according to NATO standards.

H εξέταση DNA έδειξε την καταγωγή των Κρητικών

Απόγονοι των Μινωιτών οι σημερινοί Κρητικοί
Τι έδειξε έρευνα ομάδας επιστημόνων
Όταν ο Σερ Άρθουρ Έβανς ανακάλυψε στις αρχές του εικοστού αιώνα τα απομεινάρια του πολιτισμού που ο ίδιος βάφτισε «Μινωικό» έμεινε έκθαμβος. Προσπαθώντας να δώσει μια εξήγηση ως προς την προέλευση ενός τόσο προηγμένου πολιτισμού θεώρησε ότι οι Μινωίτες ήταν απόγονοι των προηγμένων Αιγυπτίων.

ΗΠΑ: Σε λίστα τρομοκρατών πριν τις επιθέσεις στο Παρίσι οι Μπακραουί

ΗΠΑ: Σε λίστα τρομοκρατών πριν τις επιθέσεις στο Παρίσι οι Μπακραουί

Στους φακέλους των αντιτρομοκρατικών υπηρεσιών

Βρυξέλλες, Βέλγιο
Σε κατάλογο των ΗΠΑ με υπόπτους για τρομοκρατία βρισκόταν ο ένας από τους βομβιστές καμικάζι των Βρυξελλών, ο Ιμπραχίμ ελ Μπακραουί, πριν από τις επιθέσεις του περασμένου Νοεμβρίου στο Παρίσι, ενώ ο αδελφός του, Χαλίντ, προστέθηκε στη λίστα λίγο αργότερα. Το πρακτορείο Reuters είχε μεταδώσει ότι και τα δύο αδέλφια ήταν γνωστά στις αμερικανικές αρχές πριν από τη σύλληψη, στις 18 Μαρτίου, του Σαλάχ Αμπντεσλάμ, του Γάλλου που σύμφωνα με τις εισαγγελικές αρχές, έπαιξε καθοριστικό ρόλο στις επιθέσεις του Παρισιού.
Σύμφωνα με τις βελγικές εισαγγελικές αρχές ο Ιμπραχίμ ελ Μπακραουί ήταν ο ένας από τους δύο άνδρες που ανατινάχθηκαν την Τρίτη στο αεροδρόμιο Ζαβεντέμ των Βρυξελλών. Ο Χαλίντ πραγματοποίησε επίθεση αυτοκτονίας στον σταθμό του Μετρό στο Μαλμπέκ.

Izdelie "54" Alternative replacement of Mig-31

Mig-31 Foxhound © Konstantinos Panitsidis
Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis
According to statements by Lieutenant General Victor Bondarev during parliamentary hearings it was said: "My opinion and that of the aviation industry is to develop a corresponding aircraft before the end of this armament program until 2020." In case of manufacturing such an aircraft, it could replace the old ones by the year 2028.
Mig-31 Foxhound © Konstantinos Panitsidis
The Russian Air Force will retain all MiG-31 in service before joining the new generation aircraft.© Konstantinos Panitsidis
The alternative Fighter - Interceptor multirole
Initial Configuration touv Fighter - Interceptor multirole © Konstantinos Panitsidis Initial Configuration touv Fighter - Interceptor multirole

Ability range of radar coverage
Target detection range 288 km and 300 km respectively. Band width (width) 665 km and 291 km respectively. Total coverage area 216732 km2 and 66700 km2.
Armament © Konstantinos PanitsidisIn weapon load Fighter - Interceptor multirole include most of Russian weapons arsenal
© Konstantinos Panitsidis (click picture)
Interceptor multirole Konstantinos Panitsidis
Two engine izd. 127
Thrust, kg
2 x 17.500

Length, m
Height, m
Wing span, m
Wing surface, sq.m.

Maximum take-off, kg
Normal take-off, kg
Empty aircraft, kg
Internal fuel, ltr

Maximum speed, km/h
Cruising speed, km/h
Range, km

- supersonic 5.000
- subsonic 8.000
Combat range, km 2.800
Service ceiling, m
ARMAMENT 23-mm six-barrel cannon GSh-6-23M, 260 rounds.
Air-to-surface, Air-to-air missile and etc.

This is How Modern “D-Day” Look Like: C-17 Globemaster, A-10, C-130 And US Paratroopers in Action FEATURED VIDEO by Joris Nieuwint - Mar 19, 2016 5.61k SHARES FacebookTwitter Modern D-day A-10 Thunderbolts and C-17 Globemasters and approximately 130 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division participate in the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise over Keno Airfield on the Nevada Test & Training Range. Joint Forcible Entry exercises participants ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip. First the A-10 Warthog comes in low and fast to neutralize any opposition on the ground, after which the transports planes arrive dropping the 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers. They quickly secure a landing strip for the C-17 Globemaster transports who are able to land and takeoff from such strips. Produced by A1C Rebecca Long.

Modern D-day
A-10 Thunderbolts and C-17 Globemasters and approximately 130 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division participate in the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise over Keno Airfield on the Nevada Test & Training Range.