The Aircraft Encyclopedia

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Camouflaged A-6 Intruders

The Grumman A-6 Intruder spent most of it’s service career in the traditional Navy/Marine greys & whites, but a few got more interesting colors.

  • A-6A of VA-85 with Green/Blue camo scheme for visibility experiment - 1965.
  • A-6A of VA-65 “Tigers” painted “land camo” green scheme on USS Kitty Hawk - 1966.
  • Unspecified A-6E in all dark green camo - 1987.
  • A-6E of VA-165 “Boomers” on USS Constellation painted for participation in Red Flag exercises - 1989.
  •  A-6E of VA-65 “TIgers” on USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Desert Storm - 1991.

Via Replica in Scale, Detail & Scale, and Key Publishing

A lot of people don’t understand how big the Su-34 Fullback is. This view shows off how big of an airplane it is. Since it so huge, it carries a staggering 12,100 kg of fuel, giving it a massive range; even when carrying a combat load. (Photo)

A lot of people don’t understand how big the Su-34 Fullback is. This view shows off how big of an airplane it is. Since it so huge, it carries a staggering 12,100 kg of fuel, giving it a massive range; even when carrying a combat load. (Photo)

Showing off the nickname ‘Comb’ rather well, a fully loaded Su-25 Frogfoot awaits her pilot. Armed with two R-60 Aphids, four unguided bombs, and two Kh-25 Karens, the Frogfoot can carry a terrifying array of weapons.Upgraded variants can carry the 9K121 Vikhr anti-tank missile that is normally seen carried by the Ka-50/52. (Photo)

Showing off the nickname ‘Comb’ rather well, a fully loaded Su-25 Frogfoot awaits her pilot. Armed with two R-60 Aphids, four unguided bombs, and two Kh-25 Karens, the Frogfoot can carry a terrifying array of weapons.Upgraded variants can carry the 9K121 Vikhr anti-tank missile that is normally seen carried by the Ka-50/52. (Photo)

Taking off in an ear splitting roar, one of the few airworthy Viggens takes to the skies.  A rather large aircraft with almost unlimited capbility, the Viggen was produced in strike fighter, maritime recce, aerial recce, and trainer variants. Upgraded strike fighter variants could carry the AIM-120 AMRAAM, though usual loadout for a fighter mission were two RB71 Skylfash and four AIM-9 Sidewinders. (Photo)

Taking off in an ear splitting roar, one of the few airworthy Viggens takes to the skies.  A rather large aircraft with almost unlimited capbility, the Viggen was produced in strike fighter, maritime recce, aerial recce, and trainer variants. Upgraded strike fighter variants could carry the AIM-120 AMRAAM, though usual loadout for a fighter mission were two RB71 Skylfash and four AIM-9 Sidewinders. (Photo)

Sharply painted Rafale C of the French Air Force during the NATO Tiger Meet 2014. As with other squadrons from around NATO, there are many dazzling schemes to be seen at each Tiger Meet. Each meet brings new schemes, producing some of the most striking paint schemes in the world. (Photo)

Sharply painted Rafale C of the French Air Force during the NATO Tiger Meet 2014. As with other squadrons from around NATO, there are many dazzling schemes to be seen at each Tiger Meet. Each meet brings new schemes, producing some of the most striking paint schemes in the world. (Photo)

A Frecce Tricolori painted Alenia Aermacchi M-345 trainer seen at the annual Royal International Air Tattoo. The M-345 was born from a joint venture with Yakovlev, the M-345 is the Italian produced version, while the Yak-130 is the Russian produced variant. (Photo)

A Frecce Tricolori painted Alenia Aermacchi M-345 trainer seen at the annual Royal International Air Tattoo. The M-345 was born from a joint venture with Yakovlev, the M-345 is the Italian produced version, while the Yak-130 is the Russian produced variant. (Photo)

Pet Peeve

Man, I find it extremely sad whenever I look at the Ace Combat -Official Fan Site- page on Facebook.

For the /slight/ delay on the major update, people are throwing a hissy fit and demanding 30 stocked fuel.

30 stocked fuel.

That’s a bit much if you personally ask me. Gamers these days are used to being reimbursed for their ‘wasted’ time on a game. (Plus the whole pay-to-win aspect that some use).

What happened to actually /earning/ rewards? Gamers are so used to taking the easy route to get the best thing instead of just grinding away at it. it aggravates the ever living HELL outta me.

You don’t become good at something when you’re handed it on a platter.

I’m getting really tired of people always wanting to talk to me when they are depressed or need a ‘pick me up’. 

Don’t get me wrong (As Tumblr users often do), I love my friends to death and would do anything for them. I do listen to why they are depressed and try to make them feel better.

What I don’t like is that they never really want to talk. They only want a pick me up and then they’re on their merry way. I try to start a conversation? Always falls flat on its face.  I’m just tired of being used to make others feel better. The moment I get depressed, only a select few people actually stay around to help me feel better. I try to talk to others about it? They scatter.

It’s really wearing down on my patience. 

One of my favorite cars to drive in GT, the 86 GT ‘12. Move over Celica 2000GT-FOUR (ST165) ‘86, there’s a new car in town. It handles like a dream, and has a decent top speed of 160+ mph, an all round good car.
Photo credit to me.

One of my favorite cars to drive in GT, the 86 GT ‘12. Move over Celica 2000GT-FOUR (ST165) ‘86, there’s a new car in town. It handles like a dream, and has a decent top speed of 160+ mph, an all round good car.

Photo credit to me.