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Boeing 707: Aircraft profile

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The Boeing 707 is a four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s.

Boeing 707: Boeing 707-138B QANTAS Jett Clipper Johnny/N707JT. Photo (CC) phinalanji.Boeing 707: Boeing 707-138B QANTAS Jett Clipper Johnny/N707JT. Photo (CC) phinalanji.

Boeing 747: Aircraft profile

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The Boeing 747 is a widebody commercial airliner. Often referred to by the nickname "Jumbo Jet", is among the world's most recognizable aircraft, and was the first widebody ever produced.

Boeing 747: Corsair's 747-422 F-HLOV arriving from Paris Orly as SS900. Photo (CC) caribb.Boeing 747: Corsair's 747-422 F-HLOV arriving from Paris Orly as SS900. Photo (CC) caribb.

Convair B-58 Hustler: Aircraft profile

The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 supersonic flight.

Convair B-58 Hustler: Convair XB-58 Hustler during takeoff. Note the landing gear is just beginning to retract. (U.S. Air Force photo)Convair B-58 Hustler: Convair XB-58 Hustler during takeoff. Note the landing gear is just beginning to retract. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-50 Superfortress: Aircraft profile

The B-50, the last propeller-driven bomber delivered to the U.S. Air Force, made its initial flight on June 25, 1947.

Boeing B-50 Superfortress top: Boeing RB-50F (S/N 47-144, originally B-50B-50-BO) "Macs Effort" with armament. (U.S. Air Force photo)Boeing B-50 Superfortress top: Boeing RB-50F (S/N 47-144, originally B-50B-50-BO) "Macs Effort" with armament. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Aircraft profile

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller powered heavy bomber that was flown by the United States Military in World War II and the Korean War, and by other nations afterwards.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Boeing B-29A-5-BN (S/N 42-93844) with bomb bay doors open. (U.S. Air Force photo)Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Boeing B-29A-5-BN (S/N 42-93844) with bomb bay doors open. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and carried on a series of names for Boeing-built bombers followed by the B-52 Stratofortress.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress: Aircraft profile

The Flying Fortress is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. The B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress: A left side view of the restored B-17G aircraft "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby," its landing gear down, on a test flight near the base. The aircraft, which was restored by members of the 512th Military Airlift Wing, is believed to be the only flyable B-17 in existence to have flown combat missions in World War II.Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress: A left side view of the restored B-17G aircraft "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby," its landing gear down, on a test flight near the base. The aircraft, which was restored by members of the 512th Military Airlift Wing, is believed to be the only flyable B-17 in existence to have flown combat missions in World War II.

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.

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: Aircraft profile

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The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years.

KC-135 Stratotanker: An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels a Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornado over Iraq using the multi-point refueling system.KC-135 Stratotanker: An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels a Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornado over Iraq using the multi-point refueling 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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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.

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III: Aircraft profile

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The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.

C-17 Globemaster III: C-17 Globemaster IIIs participate in a four-ship, airdrop training mission Aug. 13 over the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The C-17s are assigned to the from the 535th Airlift Squadron from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.C-17 Globemaster III: C-17 Globemaster IIIs participate in a four-ship, airdrop training mission Aug. 13 over the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The C-17s are assigned to the from the 535th Airlift Squadron from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

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