F18

Super Hornet going vertical with afterburner on, catching some supersonic vapor on the leading part of the wing. Vapour like this is caused by aircraft approaching and breaking the sound barrier, where the shockwave compresses (and condenses) moisture in the surrounding air into visible vapor.

Advertisements

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s