F/A-18 Super Hornets Over AfghanistanS

Generally, I'm a pacifist. But this Department of Defense image of F/A-18 Super Hornets flying over Afghanistan (lit by some sort of flare?), makes mechanized war look as romantic as any chick flick. Meanwhile, this refueling shot is pure sci-fi:

F/A-18 Super Hornets Over AfghanistanS

It's like Top Gun reshot by JJ Abrams.

To ride in such a vehicle would be well-worth the inevitable vomiting. Until then, I'll have to settle for my 10 seconds on a jetpack.

First photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon, U.S. Air Force. [via DefenseTech]

Second photo by Staff Sergeant Michael B. Keller, U.S. Air Force.