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USAF Collection #2

USAF Collection #2 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2009 Title USAF Collection #2
Publisher Aero Research Published 2007
ISBN None Format 152 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


USAF Collection #2
USAF Collection #2
USAF Collection #2

Aero Research is back with their second installment in the USAF Collection series. This new photo CD features a random sampling of USAF aircraft photos that were taken anywhere between the mid 1960s to present. None of these photos are from the government photo archives, these are all compiled from the same excellent range of professional (or very skilled) aviation photographers. Most importantly, all of these photos are of aircraft still in service, no derelicts, boneyard storage, or museum pieces. Many of them were photographed in various theaters around the world.

This installment augments the photo library from USAF Collection #1, which means that you'll get another interesting variety of operational aircraft from USAF service. The subjects included in this collection include:

  • A-7 Corsair II
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • AC-130 Spectre
  • B-57 Canberra
  • B-2 Spirit
  • C-121 Constellation
  • C-123 Provider
  • C-130 Hercules
  • C-141 Starlifter
  • C-5 Galaxy
  • F-80 Shooting Star
  • F-101 Voodoo
  • F-104 Starfighter
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • F-5 Tiger II
  • F-15 Eagle
  • HH-43 Huskie
  • SR-71 Blackbird
  • T-33 Shooting Star
  • T-39 Sabreliner
  • U-2

For the tail spotter, you'll see these aircraft from a variety of time periods to that you'll get representative configurations of the airframe during different phases of its operational life. You'll also be able to see the aircraft in a variety of color schemes. For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for tackling that next project.

This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!