Aviation art - "A New Lease of Life" by Robert Tomlin. A Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B departing BAe Woodford, Cheshire, after the late 1980s Avionics Update Programme, ASR1012. Despite having a basic design that dated from the 1950s, the 'Bucc' went on to provide years of valuable service, culminating in the provision of laser-guided weapon target designation and delivery during the 1991 Gulf war.
Heinkel He 111H-6 (A1+HT)(WNr 4566) of 9./KG 53 at Gostkino, Leningrad Oblast, late 1942. Kampfgeschwader 53 supported 'Fall Blau' and the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad, and took part in the desperate resupply operation after the Russian counteroffensive had encircled the Sixth Army. Attacks were also carried out in northern Russia, against Leningrad. (Colorised by Scott Spencer)
Chinese super airlifter (6) - Pictures leaked on the Internet this past week indicate that it may be the next strategic transport aircraft developed for the Chinese Air Force ( PLAAF - People's Liberation Army Air Force ) .