Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, which became part of the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1955, has been in continuous service ever since. The mammoth Cold War-era craft is designed to carry nuclear weapons and has survived despite attempts to create a more modern replacement. This model made a brief appearance, tearing overhead at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 22.
Many trade shows feature scantily clad models to draw attention to the products being sold. The Farnborough International Airshow features pilots in flight suits. Here, two relax and watch the Airbus A400M prepare for its flight.
The Bloodhound SSC is under development for a planned attempt to reach Mach 1.4--a speed of 1,000 miles per hour, or one mile in just over 3 seconds. A life-size show-car version of the jet-powered vehicle captured attention with its debut at the Farnborough International Airshow.