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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Aircraft profile

The Lockheed SR-71 was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Air to air three-quarter-front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing SR-71 Black Bird as it approaches a tanker for refueling.Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Air to air three-quarter-front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing SR-71 Black Bird as it approaches a tanker for refueling.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star: Aircraft profile

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The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is an American-built jet trainer aircraft.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star: An air-to-air right side view of A T-33 Shooting Star aircraft over Hawaii participating in Exercise Cope Canine '85.Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star: An air-to-air right side view of A T-33 Shooting Star aircraft over Hawaii participating in Exercise Cope Canine '85.

The two-place T-33 jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. It was developed from the single-seat P-80) aircraft profile">F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage about three feet to accommodate a second cockpit.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Aircraft profile

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The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was an American single-engined, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Lockheed F-104A-10-LO (S/N 56-0761) in flight. Note the tip tanks and pylon tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo)Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: Lockheed F-104A-10-LO (S/N 56-0761) in flight. Note the tip tanks and pylon tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Lockheed F-94 Starfire: Aircraft profile

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The F-94 series all-weather interceptors were developed from the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. The prototype F-94 first flew on July 1, 1949. The Starfire was subsequently produced in the A, B and C series.

Lockheed F-94 Starfire: Formation of three F-94Cs (S/N 51-5642, 50-1063 and 51-5549) of the 354th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Oxnard Air Force Base, Calif., on June 19, 1956. (U.S. Air Force photo)Lockheed F-94 Starfire: Formation of three F-94Cs (S/N 51-5642, 50-1063 and 51-5549) of the 354th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Oxnard Air Force Base, Calif., on June 19, 1956. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter: Aircraft profile

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The Lightning was designed in 1937 as a high-altitude interceptor.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning: A vintage P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft named "Glacier Girl", piloted by Steve Hinton was dug out from 268-feet of ice in Eastern Greenland in 1992. Glacier Girl was part of the Heritage Flight at the Airpower over Hampton Roads show at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA).Lockheed P-38 Lightning: A vintage P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft named "Glacier Girl", piloted by Steve Hinton was dug out from 268-feet of ice in Eastern Greenland in 1992. Glacier Girl was part of the Heritage Flight at the Airpower over Hampton Roads show at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA).

C-141 Starlifter: Aircraft profile

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The C-141A, built between 1963 and 1967, was the USAF's first jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop and cargo carrier.

C-141 Starlifter: A C-141B Starlifter aircraft is followed by a C-130 Hercules aircraft as the Military Airlift Command planes taxi on the flight line during exercise Market Square III.C-141 Starlifter: A C-141B Starlifter aircraft is followed by a C-130 Hercules aircraft as the Military Airlift Command planes taxi on the flight line during exercise Market Square III.

C-5 Galaxy: Aircraft profile

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The gigantic C-5 Galaxy, with its tremendous payload capability, provides the Air Mobility Command airlift in support of United States national defense.

C-5 Galaxy: SOUTHWEST ASIA -- A C-5 Galaxy takes off from an airfield at a forward-deployed location.C-5 Galaxy: SOUTHWEST ASIA -- A C-5 Galaxy takes off from an airfield at a forward-deployed location.

The C-5 can carry fully equipped combat-ready military units to any point in the world on short notice and then provide field support required to help sustain the fighting force.

Desert Hawk Small UAS: Aircraft profile

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Mission

The Desert Hawk Small Unmanned Aircraft System or UAS provides real-time overhead video imagery for Air Force security forces providing force protection, air base defense and convoy protection.

Desert Hawk Small UAS: Staff Sgt. Joesph Vialpando uses a bungee cord catapult to launch a Desert Hawk force protection airborne surveillance system aircraft for a night surveillance mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)Desert Hawk Small UAS: Staff Sgt. Joesph Vialpando uses a bungee cord catapult to launch a Desert Hawk force protection airborne surveillance system aircraft for a night surveillance mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

Desert Hawk is part of the integrated base defense system.

C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile

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Mission

The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

C-130 Hercules: A C-130 Hercules flies a training mission that dropped pallets of simulated supplies at designated points in Alaskan Feb. 1. The C-130 belongs to the 517th Airlift Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.C-130 Hercules: A C-130 Hercules flies a training mission that dropped pallets of simulated supplies at designated points in Alaskan Feb. 1. The C-130 belongs to the 517th Airlift Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Lockheed AC-130H/U Gunship: Aircraft profile

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Mission

The AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy escort and urban operations.

AC-130H/U Gunship front: An air-to-air front view of an AC-130A Hercules gunship aircraft. The aircraft is from the 919th Special Operations Group (AFRESO), Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field) 3 (Duke Field) Florida. Airman Magazine, December 1984.AC-130H/U Gunship front: An air-to-air front view of an AC-130A Hercules gunship aircraft. The aircraft is from the 919th Special Operations Group (AFRESO), Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field) 3 (Duke Field) Florida. Airman Magazine, December 1984.

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