This photograph is one of my utmost favourite photos in the world. It was taken at the end of the Apache Attack Helicopter display at the Royal International Air Tattoo by someone from BAe Systems’ media team.
The display was a simulated Ground Support sortie, showing the capabilities of the helicopter. They simulated the weaponry of this vehicle using pyro, including 4 massive explosions and a strip to simulate 30mil cannon fire. The photo above is taken as the Apache “bowed” to the crowd, and they set off a strip explosion, leaving a wall of flame and smoke behind the Apache, which, as you can see, is absolutely amazing.
You will all see me in years to come, when everything I want is mine, when I am successful, and you will fucking crawl to be part of my life again.