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USAF Collection No.4

USAF Collection No.4 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2011 Title USAF Collection No.4
Publisher Aero Research Published 2011
ISBN None Format 156 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


USAF Collection No.4
USAF Collection No.4
USAF Collection No.4

Aero Research is back with the third installment of their USAF photo libraries. 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 first installment in the series was USAF Collection #1, which means that you've got an interesting variety of operational aircraft from USAF service across a large span of time. Thei second installment was USAF Collection #2 which augmented (doubled) the library of historical and contemporary USAF aircraft. The third installment was USAF Collection #3 which added even more colorful subjects to the library. This latest installment includes images of:

  • A-37 Dragonfly
  • KC-10 Extender
  • C-12
  • C-26
  • C-45
  • C-130 Hercules
  • C-140
  • C-141 Starlifter
  • E-3 Sentry
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • F-15 Eagle
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F-84F Thunderstreak
  • F-86 Sabre
  • F-89 Scorpion
  • F-100 Super Sabre
  • F-101 Voodoo
  • F-102 Delta Dart
  • O-2 Skymaster
  • OV-10 Bronco
  • T-38 Talon
  • U-3
  • U-9
  • XB-70

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!