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Airborne Collection

"Airborne: A Spectacle of Power, Courage, and Triumph" In a display of sheer might and precision

Background imageAirborne Collection: An Aerial Cricket Match of the Future, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson

An Aerial Cricket Match of the Future, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson
An Aerial Cricket Match of the Future, c1918 (1919). From The Wonder Book of Aircraft for Boys and Girls, edited by Harry Golding. [Ward. Lock & Co. Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1919]

Background imageAirborne Collection: Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft

Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft
February 14, 2006 - Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft head out to the ranges on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageAirborne Collection: Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump

Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump
Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens (1913-1980) in the Long Jump, producing his gold medal-winning leap of 26 ft 5 in (one of four golds he won at this games). Date: 1936

Background imageAirborne Collection: Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force
Boras, Sweden - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force

Background imageAirborne Collection: Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War

Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War
Photograph showing gliders and men of the Allied Airborne Army, on an airfield somewhere in Britain, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageAirborne Collection: U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters in flight

U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters in flight
U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters like these provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa

Background imageAirborne Collection: Two Royal Australian Air Force F / A-18 Hornets

Two Royal Australian Air Force F / A-18 Hornets
February 13, 2013 - Two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets form up in preparation to conduct in-flight refueling while participating in Cope North 13 near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Background imageAirborne Collection: Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Background imageAirborne Collection: An F-86 Sabre jet in flight

An F-86 Sabre jet in flight over Glendale, Arizona

Background imageAirborne Collection: Royal Australian Air Force F-111 in flight

Royal Australian Air Force F-111 in flight
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, February 14, 2006 - A Royal Australian Air Force F-111 flies to the ranges during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageAirborne Collection: The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau

The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau
The Men of Arnhem: " A Superb Feat of Arms Performed by our First Airborne Division." - The Prime Minister. The First Airborne Division beating off a heavy attack by German S.S

Background imageAirborne Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imageAirborne Collection: Piper L-4 Cub in US Army D-Day colors

Piper L-4 Cub in US Army D-Day colors
Varberg, Sweden - Piper L-4 Cub in US Army D-Day colors

Background imageAirborne Collection: A Pitts Model 12 biplane in flight

A Pitts Model 12 biplane in flight over Chandler, Arizona

Background imageAirborne Collection: Tuskegee airmen flying near the Alps in their P-51 Mustangs

Tuskegee airmen flying near the Alps in their P-51 Mustangs
Tuskegee airmen of the 332nd fighter group flying near the Alps in their P-51 Mustangs

Background imageAirborne Collection: D-Day - Glider reinforcement team

D-Day - Glider reinforcement team
A team of paratroopers amuse themselves whilst awaiting the call to take flight in their glider to back up the initial assault phase on the Normandy coast

Background imageAirborne Collection: Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S

Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S
Photograph showing a soldier of the British First Airborne Division firing his Sten gun at Germans near Arnhem, Holland, September 1944

Background imageAirborne Collection: British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1

British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division, in shallow trenches along a road side near Arnhem, September 1944

Background imageAirborne Collection: Maple seed flight path

Maple seed flight path. Multi-flash photo composition of a maple seed (Acer sp.) spinning as it falls. Maple seeds are attached to the tree in pairs

Background imageAirborne Collection: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem

Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem
Photograph: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem. Taken by Sgt D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, Arnhem, 17 Sep 1944

Background imageAirborne Collection: A Supermarine Spitfire Mk-18 in flight

A Supermarine Spitfire Mk-18 in flight near West Chester County, Pennsylvania

Background imageAirborne Collection: A Panavia Tornado F3 of the Royal Air Force over Florennes, Belgium

A Panavia Tornado F3 of the Royal Air Force over Florennes, Belgium
A Panavia Tornado F3 of the Royal Air Force in flight over Florennes, Belgium

Background imageAirborne Collection: PBY Catalina vintage flying boat

PBY Catalina vintage flying boat
Consolidated PBY Catalina vintage flying boat in U.S. Army Air Force naval rescue colors

Background imageAirborne Collection: Blue Angels flyby during 2006 Fleet Week performance in San Francisco

Blue Angels flyby during 2006 Fleet Week performance in San Francisco

Background imageAirborne Collection: Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194

Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194
Photograph showing Major-General R.E. Urquhart, Commander of the British First Airborne Division, standing outside his headquarters near Arnhem, the Hartenstein Hotel, September 1944

Background imageAirborne Collection: A B-2 Spirit soars through the sky

A B-2 Spirit soars through the sky
August 14, 2003 - A B-2 Spirit soars through the sky

Background imageAirborne Collection: Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon from the Royal Air Force at full afterburner during takeoff

Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon from the Royal Air Force at full afterburner during takeoff
Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon from the Royal Air Force taken at full afterburner during takeoff at the Farnborough Air Show 2010

Background imageAirborne Collection: Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War

Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War
Aerial photograph showing parachutes of the Allied Airborne Army floating down to earth and discarded ones, after landing, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageAirborne Collection: A P-51 Mustang flies alongside a B-17 Flying Fortress

A P-51 Mustang flies alongside a B-17 Flying Fortress
A P-51 Mustang flies along the Mississippi in formation with a B-17 Flying Fortress at Dubuque, Iowa

Background imageAirborne Collection: Barn owl

Barn owl. Composite image of high-speed photographs of a European barn owl (Tyto alba) swooping from the air to capture its prey (not seen)

Background imageAirborne Collection: Barn owl

Barn owl. High-speed photograph of a European barn owl (Tyto alba) swooping from the air to land on a fence post. The barn owl has long pointed wings with a span of 95 centimetres

Background imageAirborne Collection: Blue Angels perform knife-edge pass during 2006 Fleet Week airshow in San Francisco

Blue Angels perform knife-edge pass during 2006 Fleet Week airshow in San Francisco

Background imageAirborne Collection: Blue Angels flyby during 2006 Fleet Week performance in San Francisco

Blue Angels flyby during 2006 Fleet Week performance in San Francisco

Background imageAirborne Collection: Western screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii) in flight, The Pond, Amado

Western screech-owl (Megascops kennicottii) in flight, The Pond, Amado, Arizona, United States of America, North America

Background imageAirborne Collection: British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl

British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl
Photograph showing aan Irish Guardsman keeping watch on the Bridge at Nijmegen, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by

Background imageAirborne Collection: British First Airborne Troops march towards Arnhem; Second W

British First Airborne Troops march towards Arnhem; Second W
Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division marching into Arnhem with their guns and equipment, after landing outside the town, September 1944

Background imageAirborne Collection: Lilienthal Airborne

Lilienthal Airborne
Otto LILIENTHAL in flight on hill near Ruthenow/Neustadt, Germany

Background imageAirborne Collection: CM22 2382 Mark Kelly, Andy Baker, Ford Escort Mk2

CM22 2382 Mark Kelly, Andy Baker, Ford Escort Mk2
Mark Kelly, Andy Baker, Ford Escort Mk2, winners, MGJ Rally Stages, Chelmsford Motor Club, Brands Hatch, Saturday, 20th January 2018, MSV, Circuit Rally Championship, MSVR, Rally, racing, rallying

Background imageAirborne Collection: German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis

German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings

Background imageAirborne Collection: U. S. Navy SEALs combat diver prepares for HALO jump operations from a C-130 Hercules

U. S. Navy SEALs combat diver prepares for HALO jump operations from a C-130 Hercules
U.S. Navy SEAL combat diver prepares for HALO jump operations from a C-130 Hercules

Background imageAirborne Collection: Italian Air Force EF2000 during an in-flight refuelling with a French C-135FR tanker

Italian Air Force EF2000 during an in-flight refuelling with a French C-135FR tanker
Italian Air Force Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon during an in-flight refuelling with a French C-135FR tanker

Background imageAirborne Collection: PBY Catalina vintage flying boat

PBY Catalina vintage flying boat
Consolidated PBY Catalina vintage flying boat in U.S. Army Air Force naval rescue colors

Background imageAirborne Collection: Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker

Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker from Myrhorod Air Base, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Background imageAirborne Collection: Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Background imageAirborne Collection: B-29 Superfortress planes under attack from Japanese Nakajima Ki-84 fighter planes

B-29 Superfortress planes under attack from Japanese Nakajima Ki-84 fighter planes
American B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers under attack from Japanese Nakajima Ki-84 fighter planes during World War II

Background imageAirborne Collection: A F-22 Raptor flies in formation with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows

A F-22 Raptor flies in formation with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows
June 18, 2008 - An F-22 Raptor flies in formation with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, during an afternoon practice flight at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

Background imageAirborne Collection: John Surtees MV machine is clear of the ground as he roars over Ballaugh Bridge

John Surtees MV machine is clear of the ground as he roars over Ballaugh Bridge during the Junior International TT ( Tourist Trophy ) in the Isle of Man, Britain

Background imageAirborne Collection: Man on a snowboard jumping off a cornice at Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood

Man on a snowboard jumping off a cornice at Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. (MR)



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"Airborne: A Spectacle of Power, Courage, and Triumph" In a display of sheer might and precision, four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft soar through the skies with an unwavering determination. These formidable machines symbolize the indomitable spirit of those who take flight. Joining them are two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets, their sleek frames cutting through the air like arrows. Together, they form a symphony of power and grace that commands respect from all who witness their airborne prowess. But it is not just modern warfare that showcases the awe-inspiring capabilities units. Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden during the Second World War stand as a testament to bravery in times past. These silent warriors carried soldiers into battle with unwavering resolve. Turning back time further, we find ourselves amidst the Berlin Olympic Games where Jesse Owens defied expectations in the Long Jump event. His graceful leap captured hearts worldwide and reminded us that even on solid ground, greatness can be found within those who dare to dream big. And then there are heroes like the soldier from the British First Airborne division in action at Arnhem during World War II. With courage etched onto his face, he fights against all odds to protect what he holds dear - a true embodiment of valor under fire. The Piper L-4 Cub adorned in US Army D-Day colors takes us back to one of history's most pivotal moments. As it soars above enemy lines on that fateful day, it carries hope and reinforcements to troops below – an emblematic reminder that unity conquers adversity. Witnessing U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters gracefully navigating through turbulent skies reminds us why these colossal machines have become synonymous with strength and resilience throughout history. Speaking of resilience, we cannot forget about our comrades from British First Airborne dug deep into trenches at Arnhem during World War II.