A spectral sunset over a creepy war plane. Airmen from the US 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on an AC-130U Spooky Gunship at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California on November 3rd.
This photo from November 5th was taken during a NASA mission called Operation IceBridge, the goal of which is to survey polar ice. But it also captured the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier being towed by a comparatively tiny tugboat – destined for demolition.
This may only be a shot of military vehicles being loaded into a C-5M Super Galaxy, but the dramatic lighting, shiny ramp and crisp details of the aircraft interior make it feel like a vision from the future.
With the vanishing horizon between sea and the sky, this amazing photograph of the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) in the Arabian Gulf looks like a tranquil scene from a grandiose space movie.