Japan F-2 Support Fighter
12 November 2015
Based on the F-16, the F-2 was designed to meet the unique requirements of the JASDF. Although capable of both air-to-air and air-to-surface missions, the F-2 emphasizes the air-to-surface role because its primary mission is the protection of Japan’s sea lanes.
UK F-35B Joint Operational Test Team
27 October 2015
The Royal Air Force's No 17(Reserve) Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB, California is focused on mission capabilities and tactics for the F-35 Lightning II.
Close Up: C-130J Super Hercules
20 October 2015
Photos to accompany the feature article Close Up: C-130J Super Hercules
15 September 2015
A thorough, albeit not exhaustive, list of identification tricks and tips may help sharpen everyone’s F-35 spotting skills. So next time you see a photo of an F-35, you can impress your friends by correctly naming the variant.
F-22 Raptors At Elmendorf
3 September 2015
The 90th FS (nicknamed Pair-O-Dice) was the first F-22 squadron in Alaska, receiving its advanced aircraft in 2007. The 525th FS (nicknamed Bulldogs) received their Raptors later the same year. In addition, the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd FS (the Hellions) is an Associate unit that provides pilots and maintainers who fly and fix the aircraft alongside their active duty counterparts.
F-117 Nighthawk Memories
24 August 2015
Two months shy of twenty-seven years since it was first flown, the F-117 was retired in ceremonies on 21 April 2008 at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where it had been operated by the 49th Fighter Wing since 1992, and then on 22 April in Palmdale, California, for the people who had designed and built it at the then-Lockheed facilities there.
F-35 Operations At Luke AFB
4 August 2015
The 56th FW at Luke AFB, Arizona, has been designated as the primary F-35A training base for the US Air Force as well as for eight international partner air forces and several other countries purchasing F-35s under Foreign Military Sales, or FMS, programs.
U-2: Sixty Years And Still Flying High
16 July 2015
A collection of U-2 photographs from first flight until today as part of the 2015 feature story "U-2: Sixty Years And Still Flying High"
Opening photo by SSgt. Jarad Denton
Cockpit Photo Collection
7 July 2015
Many of the photos in this collection were taken specifically for a special cockpit issue of Code One that was published as the No. 1 issue in 2007.
4 June 2015
The fifth generation of fighters, the Lockheed Martin F-22 and F-35, fundamentally changes the concept of operations for combat. A review of the first four generations of fighter aircraft around the world shows why.