This is a composite that I made in AE some time back. Occasionally, I'll challenge myself to re-create something I see. I saw a number of clips on YouTube that were IR camera recordings of aerial bombing missions. While I was looking for reference clips to study, I found it interesting how much they varied. I built my HUD in AE (Not saying much as it was really not very complicated). The rest was made with nothing more than a still photo. The explosion was made with 4 separate partial systems. All are Trapcode Particular.
No Pickups were harmed in the making of this video.