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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 21, 2017) AV-8B Harriers, assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)

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Well, since today was Sunday, I decided to finally give a good clean up to my man child toys small vehicles collection, as I’m a lazy bastard that lets it collects too much dust for weeks at a time.

And since they’re all bright and shinny, I decided to share it with you guys, my pride and joy that has been slowing growing for the past 10 years, so, without further ado, here they are!

Aircraft

Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde - Air France 

Airbus A330-200 - Avianca

Airbus A330-300 - Swiss International Air Lines

Airbus A340-300 - Iberia

Airbus A340-300 - TAP Portugal

Airbus A380 - Prototype

ATR-42 - Avianca

AgustaWestland AW101 - Royal Canadian Air Force

Avro Lancaster - Royal Air Force

AgustaWestland AW109 - US Coast Guard

Bell 207 Jet Ranger - Los Angeles Police Department 

Bell 412 - Corpo Forestale dello stato

Boeing 737-400 - Lufthansa 

Boeing 737-700 - Gol Transportes Aéreos

Boeing 737-800 - Aires Colombia

Boeing 737-800 -  Gol Transportes Aéreos (different scale)

Boeing 737-800 - Varig 

Boeing 747-400 - Royal Air Maroc

Boeing 767-200 - LAN 

Boeing 777-200 - American Airlines

Being 777-200 - Singapore Airlines (different scale)

Boeing 777-300 - Japan Airlines 

Boeing AH-64 Apache - US Army

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - USAAF

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet - US Navy

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight - USMC 

CANT Z.506 Airone - Regia Aeronautica 

Dassault Mirage V - Colombian Air Force (made from three 7.62mm bullets)

Douglas Commercial DC-7 - 

Embraer E190 - TACA

Embraer E195 - AirEuropa

Eurocopter EC135 - German Army

Eurofighter Typhoon - Luftwaffe

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - US Air Force

Fokker 50 - Aer Lingus

Fokker 50 - Avianca

Fokker Dr.I - Luftstreitkräfte (Red Baron) 

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon - Royal Netherlands Air Force

Grumman F-14 Tomcat - US Navy

Grumman F-14 Tomcat - US Navy (different scale and wing angle)

Hawker Hurricane - Royal Air Force

Junkers Ju-87G Stuka - Luftwaffe

Lockheed C-130H Hercules - US Coast Guard 

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - US Air Force

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II - USMC

McDonnell Douglas DC-10 - Northwest Airlines 

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II - US Navy

Messerschmitt Bf 109 - Luftwaffe

Mikoyan MiG-29 - Russian Air Force

Mitsubishi A6M Zero - Japanese Navy

Mil Mi-17 - Soviet Air Force

Mil Mi-25 - Iraqi Air Force

North American P-51 Mustang - USAAF

Panavia Tornado - Luftwaffe 

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk - US Army

Sikorsky SH-60 Sea Hawk - US Navy

Supermarine Spitfire - Royal Air Force

Yakovlev Yak-3 - Soviet Air Force. 

Tanks and Armor

Krupp Protze and 3.7 cm Pak 36

M2 Bradley (I had bought a T-72, but the seller sent that one by mistake)

Marder III Ausf. H,

Panzer IV Ausf. G

Panzer VI Tiger Ausf. E 

Sd.Kfz. 7/2 armored cab version

In the following years, I want to add soviet airliners (I’ve had my eye for a while on a Herpa Wings Tu-154M), Vietnam-era helicopters, trijets, at least one biplane (the fokker’s a triplane), british turboprops, allied WWII armor and more AT guns, but that will be when I’m back in Colombia, as I can’t indulge in this hobby as much as used to, as most came from the time I worked a full-time job, where more often than not I ended up eating only spaghetti and canned bologna sauce for weeks at at time after overspending in one of these, mostly the helicopters and tanks (all worth it!).

I had a bit more, but two movings and a car crash destroyed them. 

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Photo series #10

YAY! We’ve reached the tenth photo series and to comemorate this mark, i’ve searched for photos of my 10 favorite aircraft, the pics are in no particular order, i just uploaded them as i searched.

So, here is the list of aircraft in this photo series:

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter in Luftwaffe paint scheme (West Germany)

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (Yes, the F-35 is one of my favorite aircraft and i know it has problems and a Everest size over budget but i like it and you can judge me because of it lol.)

Boeing 747-8i in Boeing paint scheme

Fairchild Republic A-10C Warthog

Sukhoi Su-24M2 Fencer-D and the Antonov An-225 shuttle carrier with the Buran space shuttle

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

All pictures are in high resolution, so you can use it as wallpapers.

And that’s it for this 10th photo series and stay on alert because there are many more of them to come!

As always, if you have any suggestions or want to send pics for the photo series, don’t be shy, send them to me.

There is a new photo series every sunday and wednesday.

Have a awesome day folks!

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier separates from a KC-10 Extender after receiving fuel during a mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Feb. 22, 2017. The KC-10 Extender offloaded 126,000 pounds of fuel to multi-national Coalition aircraft working to weaken and destroy Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant operations in the Middle East region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

zeedesertfox  asked:

The Harrier.

The only reason to fly a Harrier is because your navy has decided it can’t afford a real aircraft carrier, or you’re the infantry belonging to a massive navy that can financially support your delusions of grandeur of being a separate branch (but not massive or silly enough to give you a real aircraft carrier). “The Navy’s Army needs its own Air Force” and all that. Or because you won a Pepsi contest that Pepsico had no intention of honoring. Because it’s just a stupid ad, you dip.

The Harrier is the plot of Spec Ops: The Line in aircraft form. Everything it does makes everything worse, with far-reaching consequences nobody involved could’ve foreseen, and none of this would’ve happened if they’d just stopped.

But on they marched, and for what? A combat jet that can take off and land sorta-vertically? Who cares? The sucker didn’t even have radar until the late 1980s, and even now it’s a version of the Hornet’s radar that’s been obsolete since then. Useless in a dogfight, capable of light strikes at best, the Harrier is the most expensive way to deliver CAS slightly faster than a helicopter ever conceived.

Until the F-35B. The Harrier is responsible for the near-death of the JSF program, adding exponentially to its legacy of wasting taxpayer money. Someone has to pay for your crimes, Harrier. Who’s it gonna be?