Here’s every plane in the US Navy’s massive air contingent, in a single epic chart

In terms of both absolute tonnage and technology, the US Navy is the world’s preeminent maritime military force.

But the US Navy operates more than just sea-faring ships and essentially has its own marine-based air force. The naval air arm participates in a number of mission types ranging from search-and-rescue to special operations to anti-submarine warfare.

The following graphic from CI Geography shows every part of the US naval air arm as of May 2015 (if you don’t want to squint, you can view a much larger version of the graphic here):  Read more

Image of the Day: 20 May 2015

US Army, 2008 deployment

Soldiers in the US Army lining up to board a C-130 to be deployment to the war zone in Afghanistan, 2008.