25th January 2020
  • 25th January 2020

Articles Posted by Jacek Domański

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105 / МиГ-105

by on 21st January 2020 0

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105.11 test orbital vehicle, also known as Experimental Passenger Orbital Aircraft – EPOS (экспериментальный пилотируемый орбитальный самолет – ЭПОС), exhibited in the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, Moscow area. The idea of an orbital spaceplane, that could be easily adopted for military purposes, was born as early as 1920s. One of the pioneers […]

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PAK DA engines to be tested this year

by on 15th January 2020 0

According to the information released by ´Rostec´ state corporation, the tests of engines for the new Russian long-range strategic bomber system PAK DA will start at the end of 2020. The engines will be mounted at the Ilyushin Il-76LL test-bed aircraft (´LL´ stands for Летающая лаборатория – ´flying laboratory´) and the contract of value more […]

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Kawasaki Ki-48 ´Lily´ / Type 99

by on 14th January 2020 0

A full-scale replica of World War II Japanese twin-engine light bomber Type 99 / Kawasaki Ki-48 (Allied reporting name ´Lily´), exhibited in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, Russia. Kawasaki Ki-48, designed in late 1930s, was Japanese approach to the idea of ´high-speed bomber´ – the aircraft capable of carrying independent operations […]

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Letter from the editor – January 2020

by on 8th January 2020 0

Dear friends and followers! I´m really happy to have a privilege of opening the new year 2020 with my editorial. And it goes without saying that it is a great pleasure to see our project growing and slowly approaching its first anniversary and a milestone of 500 fans on Facebook. ´New year – new me´, […]

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI / МиГ-15УТИ

by on 7th January 2020 0

MiG-15UTI (NATO reporting name ´Midget´) two-seat advanced jet training aircraft, participating in the both flying and static displays of the XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Zhukovsky, Moscow area. MiG-15 is one of the aircraft that needs no introduction. It was, presumably, the most produced jet aircraft ever, with more than 18,000 aeroplanes built, […]

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Russian Aerospace Forces, not only by its name

by on 6th January 2020 0

The Russian Aerospace Forces were established on 1st August 2015, and their structure is comprised of three branches: the Air Force, the Aerospace and Missile Defence Forces and the Space Forces. Are the Russian Space Forces the real military unit, capable of performing their tasks in the outer space, or is it only a shell […]

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100 aircraft for Russian Air Force in 2020

by on 5th January 2020 0

At the beginning of new year 2020, the Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation released an official information regarding the ongoing modernization of the Russian Aerospace Forces inventory. According to this release, in 2020 the Russian Air Force is going to receive approximately 100 new or modernized aircraft. A few other information, focused on the […]

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XIV International Aviation and Space Salon – a short overview of MAKS-2019

by on 2nd January 2020 0

XIV International Aviation and Space Salon (Международный авиационно-космический салон), usually also called ´MAKS-2019´, was held at Zhukovsky International Airport / Gromov Flight Research Institute, Moscow area, between 27th August and 1st September 2019. The 14th edition of the biggest aviation event in Russia, being both the air show and trade fair, attracted more than 827 […]

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First look at the 2020 airshow season.

by on 2nd January 2020 0

The first days of new year 2020 are already here, meaning the best time to start thinking about the forthcoming air show season. As some of the organizers already released a few initial information and the dates were set, we can do a brief summary of the aviation events in Central Europe. Aviation Fair was […]

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