Check out this formation of eight U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft flying in formation near Mount Fuji, Japan. It's so beautiful that it looks like an illustration or a frame from a lost Akira Kurosawa modern war film.

The C-130s—belonging to the 36th Airlift Squadron Alaska Air National Guard and Tennessee Air National Guard—were returning from a training mission. You can see them below, taxiing out at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on June 5, 2012. [Flickr]


Image by U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer. Top image has been reformatted to fill the 16:9 format.