Lets start with some "Heavies" (Military only)

GattoGatto Major grinsHouston,TXRegistered Users Posts: 401 Major grins
edited January 28, 2022 in Other Cool Shots

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,404 Major grins

    So many stunning shots, I lost count!

    There are some I would have left out. Not that they are not bad, but the ones that are less take away from those that are so much more. JMO.

    Cheers Gato!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 8,049 Major grins

    Nice work. When posting more than three shots, it makes it easier for the viewer comment on certain shots if they are numbered. Thanks for posting these.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • GattoGatto Major grins Houston,TXRegistered Users Posts: 401 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    So many stunning shots, I lost count!

    There are some I would have left out. Not that they are not bad, but the ones that are less take away from those that are so much more. JMO.

    Cheers Gato!

    I agree, but it is so subjective that it is hard even for me to pick a few, I will do better with the next post ....just call me Gabe it is less confusing than Gatto or Gato :-)

    @black mamba said:
    Nice work. When posting more than three shots, it makes it easier for the viewer comment on certain shots if they are numbered. Thanks for posting these.

    Done ! thx

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,649 moderator

    Great set , especially 3, 4 and 16, 20 and 23.

    Love the big heavies too.

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  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 1,087 Major grins

    Gatto...

    Wonderful images of these military "heavies." It is fortunate to be able to get so up close and personal with these aircraft.

    Quick questions... is #16 a C-5M Super Galaxy, #26 a C-17 Globemaster III?

    Just gotta love #22, an all gray body, no markings, no tail number...."Setec Astronomy"

    Thanks for sharing these and giving some of us who would never have the opportunity to see (let alone photograph) these aircraft, a peek.

  • GattoGatto Major grins Houston,TXRegistered Users Posts: 401 Major grins

    @El Gato said:
    Gatto...

    Wonderful images of these military "heavies." It is fortunate to be able to get so up close and personal with these aircraft.

    Quick questions... is #16 a C-5M Super Galaxy, #26 a C-17 Globemaster III?

    Just gotta love #22, an all gray body, no markings, no tail number...."Setec Astronomy"

    Thanks for sharing these and giving some of us who would never have the opportunity to see (let alone photograph) these aircraft, a peek.

    Thank you Al, # 2 is the only USAF C-5M Super Galaxy in this gallery

    8, 10, 12, 16, 23(tails), 24, 26, 26 are all USAF C-17Globemaster III

    22 it is an Italian Air Force Boeing KC-767A Tanker, it has a very small roundel on the left side on the rear door and the number 14-02 on the right side of the front door indicates that it belongs to the 14th wing and it is plane #2.

    1, 4, 11, 18 and 20 are all USAF and USMC C-130 in different versions

    3 it' s a USCG C-27J Spartan and a HC-144 Ocean Sentry in the background

    5 it' s a P-3 AEW Orion

    6, 9 and 14 it' s a US NAVY P-8A Poseidon with it new AN/APS-154 RADAR

    17 and #23 it' s a USAF Boeing 747 with POTUS #46 on board hence the call sign "Air-force One "

    13 and 21 it' s a USAF KC-135

    19 it's a USAF E-3 Sentry AWACS

    15 it's a US NAVY Boeing E-6B Mercury

    I should have done that in my original post, i like to take pictures more that i like to write posts :-)

    Ciao

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 1,087 Major grins

    Gabe....

    Thank you very much for this extra detail and information...very much appreciated!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,929 moderator

    Great set. I almost want to put on some ear protection looking at these.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,666 Major grins

    Gabe, great set! My favorites are the ones shot from the front 16 being the best one. Amazing beasts.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,490 Major grins

    Really a great set, Gatto! Hard to pick a favorite.

  • GattoGatto Major grins Houston,TXRegistered Users Posts: 401 Major grins

    @El Gato said:
    Gabe....

    Thank you very much for this extra detail and information...very much appreciated!

    @David_S85 said:
    Great set. I almost want to put on some ear protection looking at these.

    @Juano said:
    Gabe, great set! My favorites are the ones shot from the front 16 being the best one. Amazing beasts.

    @sarasphotos said:
    Really a great set, Gatto! Hard to pick a favorite.

    Thank you all

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