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Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

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When the Americans came to the village Swedish documentary from 2015. English subtitles available. The story of the 1200 American airmen that were forced to make emergency landings in neutral Sweden during World War II. A story of love and war and the impact on the Swedish society, but mostly of love. See also: http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/ In the dokumentary there is mention of "folk parks", definition from Wikipedia: "In Sweden, a folkpark is a public recreation space, usually featuring large grassed areas, trees, children's play facilities, etc. Most towns and cities have a folkpark. These parks were originally created by the labour movement so that workers and their families could have a place to unwind. In larger folkparks, there is sometimes a bandstand or stage, and they are used for concerts and other entertainment."
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Allied Aircrew Memorial

Allied Aircrew Memorial

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2015
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Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

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Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg
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Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

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Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw
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YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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Natural Sound On the fourth day of what NATO is calling "Operation Allied Force," air raid sirens sounded through the streets of Belgrade early on Saturday, as the bombing onslaught continued. With darkness shrouding Belgrade, tracer fire could be seen, followed by explosions and reverberations caused by allied hardware finding targets. An otherwise serene Belgrade skyline was shattered early on Saturday by the sound of air raid sirens. The sound is becoming a familiar one for residents of the Serbian capital - signifying another terrifying night of bombardment by Allied air crews and missiles. People ran for cover seeking respite in nearby bomb shelters. And tracer fire licked the skies in search of a target - to no avail. Thunderous explosions rocked the city and illuminated the night sky. Other war in the former Yugoslavia never directly affected the citizens of Belgrade - the violence was always at a distance. The front line was far from the Yugoslav capital, in Croatia and Bosnia. Now, for the first time since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the people of Belgrade are able to experience the fear of bombardment. Destruction dominates the headlines now. Streets are thinned of their usual bustle - the future now precariously in the balance. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ca67f3132220276edc5da044116cd5bb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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"The Sea Shall Not Have Them"

"The Sea Shall Not Have Them"

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  • Updated: 09 Aug 2015
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The RAF Air Sea Rescue 63ft Type Two HSL, known as the 'Whaleback' from the distinctive curve to its deck, was a high speed launch used in air-sea rescue to save Allied aircrew from the sea after they were shot down during the Second World War. The retrieval of pilots and aircrew shot down over the sea around the British Isles was the responsibility of the Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue Service, whose motto "The sea shall not have them" coordinated rescues using its own aircraft, aircraft operated by Coastal Command and rescue launches operated by the RAF Marine Craft Service and the Royal Navy. The Type Two High Speed Launch was designed in 1937 by Hubert Scott-Paine, founder of the British Power Boat Company at Hythe Kent. Scott-Paine had previously owned the Supermarine Aviation Company, builders of flying boats including the 1931 outright record holding Schneider Trophy winner S6B and later the Supermarine Spitfire. The launch had a mahogany hull with a low set cabin containing the wheel-house, chart room and a sickbay, for defence two aircraft-style turrets made by Armstrong-Whitworth each with a single .303in Vickers machine gun were fitted to the top deck. The Type Two was supplied to RAF marine craft units from mid 1940, with around 70 Whalebacks being built for the RAF between 1940-42 and served throughout the war including the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. Following the Dieppe raid in August 1942, the Type Two was modified with extra armament of twin .303in machine guns mounted either side of the wheel-house and a single 20mm Oerlikon gun on the strengthened rear deck. Protection was improved by adding anti-shrapnel padding around the wheel-house and cabin area. Maximum speed of the Whaleback was a respectable 36 knots (41.4mph) from three 500hp Napier Lion aero engines, re- named Sea-Lion after modifications which consumed sixty gallons per hour for each engine at 25 knots giving it a range of 500 miles. She had a crew of nine including a medical office and orderly; later the striking yellow colour scheme gave way to a more sombre grey/black finish.
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Commander USAFE/AFAFRICA, and Allied Air Command visits Souda Bay

Commander USAFE/AFAFRICA, and Allied Air Command visits Souda Bay

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The 48th Fighter Wing's (FW) 494th Fighter Squadron (FS) conducted an FTD with the Hellenic Air Force in Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 12 to March 4, 2014. The objectives for the FTD are to develop realistic scenarios to prepare aircrews for combat operations and further partnerships with the host nation. General Frank Gorenc, commander of USAFE/AFAFRICA, and Allied Air Command finished the training by addressing the Airman involved. Story by: Petty Officer Chris Krucke
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Tribute to the Unlucky air crews of WWII.

Tribute to the Unlucky air crews of WWII.

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  • Updated: 25 Nov 2009
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Dedicated to all the brave pilots and aircrews who lost their lives in WWII.
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IL2 Messerschmitt Bf 109K4, Operation Bodenplatte

IL2 Messerschmitt Bf 109K4, Operation Bodenplatte

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IL2 with dark blue world+mods, www.sas1946.com/main/index.php. Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate) launched on 1 January 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries during the Second World War. The goal of Bodenplatte was to gain air superiority during the stagnant stage of the Battle of the Bulge, to allow the German Army and Waffen-SS forces to resume their advance. The operation was planned for 16 December 1944, but it was delayed repeatedly owing to bad weather until New Years Day, the first day that happened to be suitable.[9] Secrecy for the operation was so tight that not all German ground and sea forces had been informed of the operation, and some units suffered casualties from friendly fire. British signals intelligence (Ultra) recorded the movement and buildup of German aerial assets but did not realise that an operation was imminent. The operation achieved some surprise and tactical success but was ultimately a failure. A great many Allied aircraft were destroyed on the ground, but the losses of the Allied Air Forces were replaced within a week. Since the majority of Allied losses were empty planes sitting on the ground, Allied aircrew casualties were quite small. Conversely, the Germans lost fighter pilots they could not replace.[6] Post-battle analysis suggests only 11 of the 34 German formations made successful attacks on time and with surprise.[10] The operation failed to achieve air superiority, even temporarily, and the German Army continued to be exposed to air attack. Bodenplatte was the last large-scale strategic offensive operation mounted by the Luftwaffe during the war
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Réseau Comète - the Comet Line

Réseau Comète - the Comet Line

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The Comet Line was set up in 1941 by Andrée de Jongh (known as "Dédée"), a 24 year old Belgian woman. Its aim was to repatriate Allied aircrew who had been shot down over the Low Countries. The airmen were collected in Holland, Belgium and N France and were taken usually to Brussels where they would be kitted out with civilian clothes and false papers. They would then take a train to Paris for onward passage to the French Basque country. Once there, they would cross the Pyrenees by night. In Spain, the British Consular staff from Bilbao would pick them up for a long car journey to Gibraltar and home. The Geneva Convention applied only to military forces so that all the grisly measures available to the security forces of the Third Reich could be applied to anyone helping the airmen to evade capture. Around 2,000 people are estimated to have helped Comet - these are just some of them. 287 aviators made a "home run" via Gibraltar and several hundred others evaded capture. In order of appearance: Andrée de Jongh 00:16 Co-founder of Comet Line. http://www.cometeline.org/cometorgnameDeJonghAndree.htm Arnold Deppé 00:22 Co-founder of Comet Line. Pierre Aguirre 00:28 Passeur Pays Basque Marthe Mendiara 00:33 Café Larre, Sutar. Sheltered 150 airmen. "Be" Johnson 00:38 Englishman who lived with de Greef family. http://home.clara.net/clinchy/johnson.htm Robert Aylé 00:44 Safe house in Paris. Shot Mont Valérien 28 Mar '44. Jean de Blommaert 00:49 http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/rafescape/freteval/freteval.htm Frédéric de Jongh 00:55 Dédee's father and organiser in Paris.Shot Mont Valérien 28 Mar '44. http://www.cometeline.org/cometorgnameFredericDeJongh.htm Jean-François Nothomb - "Franco" 1:00 Succeeded Dedee in France. Arrested 18 January 1944. Survived several Nazi concentration camps. http://www.cometeline.org/cometfranco06062008.htm de Greef family 1:06 based at Anglet, Pays Basque. Father Fernand worked as interpreter for Germans, Elvire - "Tante Go" - ran Comet South. Children Freddie and Jeanine. Florentino Goicoechea 1:11 Legendary Basque guide. http://theescapeline.blogspot.fr/2012/12/the-guides-part-nine.html "Nadine" et "Michou" 1:17 http://www.edenbridgetown.com/in_the_past/The_comet_line/index_12_lillys_story.php http://home.clara.net/clinchy/bulletin.htm Elvire de Greef - "Tante Go" 1:22 Awarded the George Medal. Driving force behind Comet South. Never arrested. http://www.edenbridgetown.com/in_the_past/The_comet_line/index_07.php Henriette Hanotte - "Monique"1:28 Belgian Frontier-Paris Comete guide. Jean-Edouard Dassié 1:33 Safe house. Arrested in March '43. Deported to Buchenwald. Died in Paris on Liberation. Marthe-Céline Dassié 1:39 Wife of Jean-Edouard. Arrested in Mar '43; Deported to Ravensbrück. Died shortly after returning home. Comte Antoine d'Ursel - "Jacques Cartier" 1:44 Drowned in River Bidassoa 24th Dec '43. Katalin Aguirre 1:50 Safe house at Ciboure (near St Jean-de-Luz). Never arrested. "Michou" 1:55 http://www.omsa.org/files/Verstraeten%20Geo%20M.pdf Lucienne Dassié - "Lulu" 2:01 Guide. Arrested age 16. Deported to Buchenwald. Returned home after the war. Lives in Bayonne. Amanda Stassart 2:07 Guide. http://wwii-netherlands-escape-lines.com/evasion-of-tom-applewhite/postwar-reunions-with-helpers/amanda-stassart/report-by-amanda-stassart/ "Tante Go" & "Max" Roger 2:12 Jacques Le Grelle - "Jérome" 2:17 Comte Jacques Legrelle (aka Jerome), organised and operated line in the Paris area, linked the Belgium part of line to South of France. Was captured, tortured, sent to concentration camps and survived. Awarded the George Medal. Frantxua Uzandizagak 2:23 Ran last safe house in France. arrested with Dédée in Jan '43. Died at Ravensbrück just before liberation; Andrée de Jongh 2:29 Received many post-war honours incl. George Medal, the Medal of Freedom, Chevalier Légion d'Honneur, Chevalier of the Order of Leopold, received the Belgian Croix de Guerre/Oorlogskruis with palm, and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Belgian Army. In 1985, she was made a countess in the Belgian nobility. . Trained as nurse and left for Africa where she nursed lepers for 30 years before returning to Belgium in ill-health. She died 13th October 2007 aged 90. More info here: http://cometepaysbasque.blogspot.fr/ http://www.cometeline.org/ http://www.belgiumww2.info/ http://www.ww2escapelines.co.uk/escapelines/comete/ http://www.evasioncomete.org/
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Green Flag East.mpg

Green Flag East.mpg

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Air Force Participation in the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center exercise (JRTC). This exercise is known as Green Flag East to Air Force personnel. This is graduate level training for American and Allied combat aircrews.
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The Second World War: Fighters of WWII

The Second World War: Fighters of WWII

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This documentary is a visual encyclopedia of the fighters deployed and their strategic use, by both Allied and Axis Forces during the Second World War. The program includes detailed accounts of the Spitfire, Hurricane, Mosquito, Messerschmitt Be 109, Focke Wulf Fw 190, Mustang, Lightning, Thunderbolt, Corsair, Kittyhawk, Beaufighter, Typhoon, Defiant, Wildcat, Messerschmitt Bf 110, Ju 88, Macchi Castoldi, Me 262, Hellcat and more.
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Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB

Red Flag 14-1 Nellis AFB

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Video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell, Airman First Class Rebecca Long, William Lewis, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during. The Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in preparation for flight. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis prior to takeoff. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A Nellis Airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (Airman First Class Rebecca Long) A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C., and a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 135, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxi to the runway for takeoff. (William Lewis) A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis toward the runway for takeoff. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off. (William Lewis) A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off. Red (U.S. Air Force video William Lewis) A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off. (William Lewis) A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the VX-31 Air Test Evaluation Squadron, China Lake, Calif., takes off. The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, and will fly the airborne electronic attack mission. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S. Air video by William Lewis) An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off. (William Lewis) A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (William Lewis) A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (William Lewis) An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off. (William Lewis) A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., takes off. Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
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Red Flag Operations

Red Flag Operations

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Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Available in high definition. (Shot 1) :06 - :19 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 2) :19 - :33 A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in preparation for flight during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives aircrews and air support operations personnel from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice operations. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 3) :33 - :49 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides pilots with real-time war scenarios and also allows ground crews to test their readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 4) :49 - :56 A Nellis Airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 5) :56 -- 1:10 A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C., and a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 135, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxi to the runway for takeoff. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) 1:10 -- 1:18 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., taxis before takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 7) 1:18 -- 1:41 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag Provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 8) 1:41 -- 1:57 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis toward the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 9) 1:57 -- 2:03 An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) Like us on Facebook at "US Military" - https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryVids Follow us on Twitter at @3rdID8487 Subscribe for frequent new videos. E-mail comments to 3rdID8487@gmail.com
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RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)

RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (3 Feb 2014)

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(Shot 1) :05 - :11 U.S. Navy aircrews walk to their aircraft for a training mission during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The return of RED FLAG to the Nevada Test and Training Range is an important step in rebuilding the combat capability of America's Combat Air Forces. RED FLAG is Air Combat Command's most comprehensive and realistic live-fly exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 2) :11 - :19 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and an F-16C assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Co., cross paths on the taxiway during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG is a simulated battlefield where aircrews hone the skills to survive, and thrive, in a high-threat environment. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 3) :19 - :27 An F/A-18 Hornet taxis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 4) :27 - :39 Nellis Airmen prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 5) :39 -- :46 F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB, SC, taxi during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. RED FLAG 14-1 marks the critical return of Air Combat Command's flagship exercise after sequestration. More than 125 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom will participate in the advance training, improving integration and interoperability amongst our joint and allied partners. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) :46 -- :54 An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. taxis to the end of the runway for clearance checks prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. (Shot 7) :54 -- 1:02 U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxi prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The F-22 Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 8) 1:02 -- 1:16 F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB. RED FLAG gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train Airmen in the event of future conflicts or war. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 9) 1:16 -- 1:27 One F/A-18 Hornet takes off, while one prepares to take off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 10) 1:27 -- 1:37 An F/A-18 Hornet takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 3, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis)
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La route entre Espelette et "Jauriko Borda"

La route entre Espelette et "Jauriko Borda"

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The Comet Line / Comète Ligne was set up by Andrée De Jongh in 1941 to repatriate Allied aircrew who had been shot-down in Holland, Belgium or N France. Comet Line helpers would feed, clothe and house the airmen and provide them with false documentation before moving them (generally by train) from the Low Countries to Paris and thence down to the Pays Basque. The inland routes were established in 1943 following increased surveillance and tightened security on the original coastal route via the Bidassoa. Basque guides would lead small groups of evaders over the Pyrenees at night. The walk shown in this video is the second part of the one of the inland routes between Espelette and "Jauriko Borda" - a well-hidden "safe" house just across the border in Francoist Spain. From here, the evaders would be transported by various means to Gibraltar, and then returned to the UK by air or sea. Music: "Goizian Argi Hastian" par Txomin Artola eta Amaia Zubiria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hfIsC0rkXI&feature=youtu.be http://cometepaysbasque.blogspot.fr/
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Aircrew Prepares C-130J Hercules for Takeoff

Aircrew Prepares C-130J Hercules for Takeoff

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Aircrew from the 146th Airlift Wing are in northern Jordan for Exercise Eager Lion, a two-week long exercise meant to strengthen ties with partnering nations. Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel work together to perform each mission successfully. Exercise Eager Lion serves to increase ties with U.S. allies and offers training under realistic scenarios. Video by Airman 1st Class Danny Rangel | 2nd Combat Camera Squadron AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Subscribe to AiirSource for daily updates: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AiirSource Add AiirSource to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+AiirSource
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Cope Thunder mock air combat training program

Cope Thunder mock air combat training program

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Cope Thunder was conceived in 1976 as a combat training exercise, akin to Red Flag, as a way to give aircrews their first taste of warfare. Analysis indicates most combat losses occurrred during an aircrews first eight to 10 missions. Cope Thunder provides each aircrew with these first vital missions, increasing their chances of survival in combat environments. The program was moved to Eielson AFB Alaska from Clark Air Base in the Philippines in 1992, when the eruption of Mount Pinatubo forced the curtailment of operations there. This video was shown to aircrews at the beginning of their deployment to Clark for two weeks of intense training. It was also shown to high-ranking dignitaries. While the program was in the Philippines, US aircrews from Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Philippines and embarked naval platforms as well as allied aircrews from Thailand, New Zealand & Austrailia participated. This video was produced in 1982 by Air Force SMSgt Perry Ashby.
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US Fighter Pilots vs. the German Luftwaffe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945

US Fighter Pilots vs. the German Luftwaffe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945

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● CHECK OUT OUR 2ND CHANNEL: https://youtube.com/TheBestSpaceArchives ✚ Watch our "World War 2 in Europe" PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8205636C54EEEEB1 ►Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheBestFilmArchives ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/BestFilmArch This World War 2-era film – originally titled as "The fight for the Sky: Our Fighter Pilots Versus the Luftwaffe in Western Europe" – is a propaganda documentary produced by the United States Army Air Forces. It was released in 1945. The film depicts the activities of the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in Europe prior to the allied invasion of Normandy in 1944. It documents heroism of American fighter pilots who flew escort missions during bombing raids over Germany. The film details the Allied forces air strategy, specifically the way in which fighter planes accompanied bombers, and the tactics which eventually overwhelmed the German Luftwaffe. The film is primarily made up of gun camera footage both German (captured) and American, with many images of Luftwaffe planes like the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. It also features stunning footage of P-47 Thunderbolts, P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightnings and other Allied aircraft in action. No actors are used and people like General James Doolittle play themselves. There are two versions of this film, one running around 20 minutes and another running slightly over 40. (We uploaded to YouTube the longer version.) The shorter version narrated by then-Army Captain Ronald Reagan was played in theaters and later on television. The longer film is narrated by the American actor Reed Hadley who narrated several other WW2-era documentaries as well. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND / CONTEXT The air warfare of World War 2 (1939-1945) was a major component in all theaters. Germany and Japan depended on air forces that were closely integrated with land and naval forces; they downplayed the advantage of fleets of strategic bombers, and were late in appreciating the need to defend against Allied strategic bombing. By contrast, Britain and the United States took an approach that greatly emphasized strategic bombing, and to a lesser degree, tactical control of the battlefield by air, and adequate air defenses. They both built a strategic force of large, long-range bombers that could carry the air war to the enemy's homeland. Simultaneously, they built tactical air forces that could win air superiority over the battlefields, thereby giving vital assistance to ground troops. In mid 1942, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) arrived in the UK and carried out a few raids across the English Channel. The USAAF commanders in Washington, D.C. and in Great Britain adopted the strategy of taking on the Luftwaffe (the German Air Force) head on, in larger and larger air raids by mutually defending bombers flying over Germany, Austria, and France at high altitudes during the daytime. Both the US government and its Army Air Forces commanders were reluctant to bomb enemy cities and towns indiscriminately. They claimed that by using the B-17 and the Norden bombsight, the USAAF should be able to carry out "precision bombing" on locations vital to the German war machine: factories, naval bases, shipyards, railroad yards, railroad junctions, power plants, steel mills, airfields, etc. In late 1943 the USAAF realized that strategic bombing against a technologically sophisticated enemy like Germany was impossible without air supremacy. (The B-29s did not need escorts against Japan to the extent that the B-17s and the B-24s needed them over Germany.) Major General James Doolittle fully appreciated the new reality. He provided fighter escorts all the way into Germany and back, and used B-17s as bait for Luftwaffe planes, which the escorts then shot down. In February of 1944, Doolittle turned loose his fighters for the first time to go after the Luftwaffe where they stationed. This marked a radical change in strategy from the disastrous tactics of 1943 that kept escorting fighters chained to bombers. Instead of waiting to be attacked, US fighters probed deep into enemy territory and targeted German airfields catching the opposition on the ground. This new tactic marked a turning point in the air war over Europe, and contributed to critical total air superiority over the beaches of Normandy during the Allied invasion in June 1944. US Fighter Pilots vs. the German Luftwaffe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945 TBFA_0160 NOTE: THE VIDEO DOCUMENTS HISTORICAL EVENTS. SINCE IT WAS PRODUCED DECADES AGO, IT HAS HISTORICAL VALUES AND CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A VALUABLE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT. THE VIDEO HAS BEEN UPLOADED WITH EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. ITS TOPIC IS REPRESENTED WITHIN HISTORICAL CONTEXT. THE VIDEO DOES NOT CONTAIN SENSITIVE SCENES AT ALL!
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F-16, F-15E, F-22, RAF Typhoon, EA-18G, Australian F/A-18 Night Operations & Take-offs

F-16, F-15E, F-22, RAF Typhoon, EA-18G, Australian F/A-18 Night Operations & Take-offs

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F-16, F-15E, F-22, RAF Typhoon, EA-18G, F/A-18 at Nellis AFB, Red Flag 14-1. 00:01 An F-16 assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) 00:14 A U.S. Airman marshals an aircraft prior to taxiing during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) 00:23 An F-16 assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides pilots with real-time war scenarios and also allows ground crews to test their readiness capabilities. (AiirSource. U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 00:37 F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 00:52 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag Provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. (AiirSource) (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 1:12 Maintenance crew members of the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, work on one of their F-15E Strike Eagles during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 1:20 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis on the flightline before takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 1:46 An EA-18G Growler unfolds its wings as it taxis to the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. AiirSource (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) 2:22 An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the 77th Squadron, RAAF Base Williamtown, Royal Australian Air Force taxis to the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. AiirSource. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) 2:30 An EA-18G Growler takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Feb 5, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The return of RED FLAG to the Nevada Test and Training Range is an important step in rebuilding the combat capability of America's Combat Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) -- Aiirsource - A video and news hub for aviation/military enthusiasts. Favorite this video and subscribe to AiirSource for future updates. Subscribe to AiirSource: http://youtube.com/AiirSource Join the conversation on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AiirSource Add AiirSource to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+AiirSource Follow AiirSource on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AiirSource Check out our photostream on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/AiirSource Find us on the web: http://www.AiirSource.com
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TOP 9 FIGHTER JETS IN THE WORLD 2017

TOP 9 FIGHTER JETS IN THE WORLD 2017

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TOP 9 FIGHTER JETS IN THE WORLD 2017 B-roll of Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Available in high definition. (Shot 1) :06 - :19 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (Shot 2) :19 - :33 A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in preparation for flight during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives aircrews and air support operations personnel from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (Shot 3) :33 - :49 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides pilots with real-time war scenarios and also allows ground crews to test their readiness capabilities. (Shot 4) :49 - :56 A Nellis Airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (Shot 5) :56 – 1:10 A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C., and a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 135, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxi to the runway for takeoff. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (Shot 6) 1:10 – 1:18 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., taxis before takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (Shot 7) 1:18 – 1:41 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag Provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (Shot 8) 1:41 – 1:57 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis toward the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (Shot 9) 1:57 – 2:03 An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force’s professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support.
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Me 109 Vs. P-51 Mustang-Which was Better? (Videos)

Me 109 Vs. P-51 Mustang-Which was Better? (Videos)

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest scoring fighter ace of all time, Erich Hartmann of Germany, flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 victories (and also survived the war). The plane was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, who scored 158 victories - 154 of which were against fighter aircraft flown by western-trained pilots. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type with 58 victories flying the Bf 109G, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission for license-built Curtiss P-40 fighters. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed and first flew on 26 October. The Mustang was originally designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which, in its earlier variants, had limited high-altitude performance. It was first flown operationally by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I). The addition of the Rolls-Royce Merlin to the P-51B/C model transformed the Mustang's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft, matching or bettering that of the Luftwaffe's fighters. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2/AN Browning machine guns. From late 1943, P-51Bs (supplemented by P-51Ds from mid-1944) were used by the USAAF's Eighth Air Force to escort bombers in raids over Germany, while the RAF's 2 TAF and the USAAF's Ninth Air Force used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers, roles in which the Mustang helped ensure Allied air superiority in 1944. The P-51 was also used by Allied air forces in the North African, Mediterranean and Italian theaters, and also served against the Japanese in the Pacific War. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down. At the start of the Korean War, the Mustang was the main fighter of the United Nations until jet fighters such as the F-86 took over this role; the Mustang then became a specialized fighter-bomber. Despite the advent of jet fighters, the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. After World War II and the Korean War, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing, and increasingly, preserved and flown as historic warbird aircraft at airshows.
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RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (30 Jan 2014)

RED FLAG 14-1 Video Update (30 Jan 2014)

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(Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. The training exercise's missions take place over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video William Lewis) (Shot 3) :28 - :39 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 4) :39 - :50 A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the VX-31 Air Test Evaluation Squadron, China Lake, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, and will fly the airborne electronic attack mission. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S. Air video by William Lewis) (Shot 5) :50 -- :58 An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) :58 -- 1:11 A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 7) 1:11 -- 1:20 A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train Airmen in the event of future conflicts or war. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 8) 1:20 -- 1:30 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 9) 1:30 -- 1:40 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis)
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RCAF - F-18 at Exercise MAPLE FLAG

RCAF - F-18 at Exercise MAPLE FLAG

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Exercise MAPLE FLAG is normally a six-week international air combat exercise held annually at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. It provides Canadian and Allied aircrew with realistic training in a modern simulated air combat environment, and emphasizes air operations involving large package coalition forces. L'exercice MAPLE FLAG est un exercice de combat aérien international, normalement de six semaines, qui se tient annuellement à la 4e Escadre Cold Lake, en Alberta. Il offre aux équipages canadiens et alliés l'occasion de s'entraîner dans un environnement de combat aérien simulé moderne et réaliste et porte principalement sur les opérations aériennes menées par un grand ensemble de forces aériennes de coalition. FA2011-1022-002v CF188 Hornet Maple Flag exercice 2007.flv
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