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10 First of all I would like to give thanks to all of the men that served in there countries military in times of need. War is hell and both sides of a conflict can testify to that. Thank you one and all for your sacrifice. Today I'm sharing a group of pictures that I have taken over this past year, of military vehicles, primarily World War II vehicle that I like finding when I can. I enjoy building 1/35th scale models of  them and other vehicle of that era. It is also really neat to discover them in person full sized for myself. One of these day I will have to put together a intro blog that is a revue of building some of the kits I still have to put together. All of these pictures come from an event from Hyde Park, NY, the 25th anniversary weekend of historic military displays and  World War II encampment in late May. My three sons, my nephew and I stumbled upon this event while camping near Rhineback NY, on the Hudson River. It was very entertaining and enjoyable event to witness. Also, very informative of the era. military-older-vehicles-0011 A Willy's Jeep (basic version) and then a Willy's towing a 37mm Anti-tank gun. military-older-vehicles-0066 A Willy's set up as a scout vehicle with a 50cal and a front cutter bar. military-older-vehicles-01414 This is called a weapons' carrier and is also a Dodge 1 1/2 ton truck. In the last images here, it is towing either a M-1 Anti-tank gun (57mm gun) or a 6 pounder anti-tank gun. In the last two pictures with this vehicle, you can see my middle son, Nicholas, with the orange hat and my youngest, Daniel, in the white T-shirt talking to one of the reenactors. They loved this outing and all of the military hardware exhibited. military-older-vehicles-0077military-older-vehicles-01212military-older-vehicles-0099 Next is the deuce 1/2 ton carrier and cargo truck, the work horse of the Allied Armies in WW2. military-older-vehicles-02323military-older-vehicles-0088military-older-vehicles-01111 A Dodge 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton carrier (Power wagon). military-older-vehicles-01919 A German BKW Motorcycle. This was the only German vehicle there. It was in really nice shape as well. military-older-vehicles-01616 This gun I have no idea to what it is? military-older-vehicles-01717 And last, my favorite military vehicle that was there. The M-3 Half Track, an armoured personnel carrier. military-older-vehicles-0044military-older-vehicles-02222military-older-vehicles-0033

A C130 Herculie's  that was circling over the farm property as it was going back to the Broome County Airport to practice on the pilot's landings and takeoff's (touch and go's). I got him as he was going through this dark thick cloud and emerging out on the other side into the sun. I thought that it made an interesting picture and hung onto it until now. They are not the sharpest of images I've taken recently but I find them kind-a interesting and cool at least for me. Enjoy :) Military 020

A C-130 that was banking north wards to do touch and go's at the Broome County Airport June 17th as seen from a field at the farm property. This particular C-130 is from the Syracuse Guard unit I believe with it's distinctive orange tail. We see them a few time a week practicing in our aria. Go Air Force!! Military 007

This past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we had a visitor to the Broome County Airport that has not bean here in quit some time. I remember seeing this B-29 as a young boy so many years ago on it last visit. I'm probably just as excited to see her now as I was back then. "FIFI" is the last remaining flit worth B-29 in the world. Definitely one of a kind. She is part of the Commemorative Air Force based out of Texas. She is on a tour right now of North America for the rest of her summer season. Yesterday, today and I believe tomorrow she is in Rochester NY. From there she is heading to Albany and then I think Connecticut. I think you can find her schedule on ether of these sites if your interested if she is going to be near you.  www.airpowertour.org Twitter @CAFB2924Squad or Facebook B29B24Squadron. I'm also sure if you go to these sites that you will find more information on this plane as well as others. These are some on the images I took on my little excursion to the airport to see her, enjoy. O', they also a B-24 on tour too as well. The Diamond Lil. 2015-06-10 049_12015-06-10 068_12015-06-10 002_12015-06-10 114_12015-06-10 125_12015-06-10 137_12015-06-10 141_12015-06-10 261_12015-06-10 263_12015-06-10 281_12015-06-10 313_12015-06-10 319_1

Well, this shoot should look familiar. It's the header that I've bean using for the last couple months on my main page. This group of aircraft if you don't know are the United State Air Force's Flight Demonstration Team called The Thunderbirds. They were the main attraction at the Rochester Airshow last year. I aridgenaly thought that I would brake this post up into two seporit one but I changed my mind at the last minute. I hope you enjoy all 30 of these images of the USAF F-16 Thunderbirds as they preform and fly over the flit line at Rochester Airport, NY. R.A.S. 201 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 202 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 203 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 208 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 206 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 207 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 209 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 211 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 212 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 214 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 215 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 219 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 220 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 221 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 222 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 223 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 224 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 227 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 232 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 235 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 236 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 237 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 238 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 241 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 242 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 243 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 245 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 233 ThunderbirdsR.A.S. 246 Thunderbirds I really enjoy going to airshows, maybe I'll find some to go to this year.  

A Douglas DC-3 from last years Rochester NY Airshow. I probably have two or three more posted that I can still put up from that event. I love going to them mainly to see the older World War 2 era aircraft but I enjoy seeing all the plane to some degree. only made two shows last year, thank god right! Anyway, hope you enjoy these images of the DC-3. R.A.S. 066 DC-9R.A.S. 067 DC-9R.A.S. 068 DC-9R.A.S. 069 DC-9R.A.S. 070 DC-9R.A.S. 071 DC-9

Here are some more images from the 2014 Rochester NY Airshow. These 7 images are of Art Nalls and his F/A 2 Sea Harriers performance that Sunday. More information of this plane and it's pilot are on the back end of this post from the official Rochester Airshow site . Enjoy :) R.A.S. 171 hairyer R.A.S. 172 hairyer R.A.S. 173 hairyer R.A.S. 174 hairyer R.A.S. 176 hairyer R.A.S. 177 hairyer R.A.S. 175 hairyer

Art Nalls Sea Harrier
The only civilian-owned Harrier jump jet in the world, otherwise known as an F/A 2 Sea Harrier, will be flying in the Rochester International Airshow. The Harrier will be flown by former Marine Corps aviator and graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School, Lt. Col Art Nalls USMC (retired). "Adding these thrilling demonstrations from the F/A 2 Sea Harrier to the already edge-of-your-seat headline performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will certainly mean even more family-friendly fun and excitement at this year's Airshow," said County Executive Maggie Brooks. "I think the Greater Rochester International Airport and Airshow promoter PEC Management for working together to build upon the success of our airshow year after year by securing some truly top-notch and unique acts." Retired United States Marine Corps Lt. Col Nalls purchased his Sea Harrier from the Royal Navy in Great Britain in 2006 and spent over 2 years restoring it before starting on the airshow circuit. He and his fellow aviator, Joe Anderson, also a retired Marine Corps test pilot, are the only two pilots authorized by the FAA to fly this unique airplane. The F/A 2 Sea Harrier can reach speeds in excess of 700 mph, in addition to the Harrier hover and flying side-ways and backwards. "This is a tremendous addition to the 2014 Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow," according to Dave Cooper, the Airshow Coordinator. "At the Airshow in 2002, we were privileged to host the AV8B Harrier from the Marine Corps, and it was a huge hit with the crowd. But this is a rare treat to have Lt. Col Nalls join us for the show because he only does a limited number of Airshows each year and we look forward to hosting him this year."