The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.
Blackburn Buccaneer S2. Using the more powerful Spey engines. The aircraft was designed to run at high subsonic speed at low level, but the lack of supersonic performance meant it was reluctantly accepted by the RAF after the cancellation of the TSR2. Always seen as a stopgap, the aircraft suffered from a lack of development of its radar and electronics.
T-38C Passes in Front of the Sun at Supersonic Speed An Air Force Test Pilot School T-38C passes in front of the sun at a supersonic speed creating shockwaves that are caught photographically for research. NASA is using a modern version of schlieren imagery to visualize supersonic flow phenomena with full-scale aircraft in flight. The results will help engineers design a quiet supersonic transport. April 12 2016
A cloud forms as this F/A-18 Hornet aircraft speeds up to supersonic speed. Aircraft flying this fast push air up to the very limits of its speed, forming what's called a bow shock in front of them. Similar bow shocks are also found in a variety of forms in space, and new research suggests they may contribute to heating of the material around them. Credit: Ensign John Gay, USS Constellation, U.S. Navy
The 22,000lb Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname “Grand Slam”. The picture shows one leaving on a #WW2 #Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg, south east of Hamm, on March 29th, 1945, and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.