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User currently offlineFireman4501 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

I am new to the Aviation Photography field. I have been a Railroad and Fire Apparatus photographer for almost 30 years and I decided to give aircraft a go. I tried uploading the 737, but now I don't know how to ID military a/c. What do I put in the fields for the USAF and USN aircraft I shoto?
How do I get my photos on this page for you to see?

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User currently offlineDlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2587 times:



Quoting Fireman4501 (Thread starter):
How do I get my photos on this page for you to see?

Try a free image hosting site like Imageshack or Photobucket.

http://imageshack.us/

http://photobucket.com/


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2571 times:



Quoting Fireman4501 (Thread starter):
What do I put in the fields for the USAF and USN aircraft I shoto?

For aircraft type, if you've no idea then search for the registration (see below) and you may find a photo of the aircraft here or on other sites.

Otherwise, a site like this has a year by year listing of USAF

http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/usafserials.html

and USN serials.

http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/navyserials.html


USAF aircraft serials take the form of xx-yyyy where xx is a 2 figure year - 09 for 2009 - and yyyy a number in sequence from 0000.

A recent example 07-7176


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Photo © Walter Van Bel



The 7176 on the nose is the yyyy above. On the tail it's 77176, the first '7' corresponding to 07 for 2007.

More famous is 82-8000 that only has 28000 on the tail


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Photo © Wu Weiqiang




Other serials take the form of the year in small numbers and the rest of the serial as 3 or 4 figures


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Photo © James Shelbourn



You may find it hard to see on a B-2 though


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Photo © Sagar Pathak




USN serials are usually hiding at the back of the aircraft under the elevators, can be hard to see, and are 6 figures.


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Photo © Tim Lachenmaier



Note that, on the F-18, the 133 on the nose is not an aircraft serial but a squadron code, along with the NJ on the tail.


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Photo © Amir Salehi




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