AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

15 January 1937

Maiden flight of Beechcraft Model 18, commonly known as ´Twin Beech´ – a six to eleven seat, twin-engine light aircraft, developed by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. In the late 1930s, after being […]

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8 January 1948

Maiden flight of ´aircraft 174´, the jet aeroplane being a base for an early Soviet fighter, Lavochkin La-15 (Ла-15, NATO reporting name: Fantail) Lavochkin construction bureau, also known as OKB-301, is usually being associated with […]

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25 December 1979

The first Soviet troops landed in Kabul and Bagram – the Soviet-Afghan War officially began. When, in April of 1978, the Saur Revolution (also known as April Revolution or April Coup) ended the rule of […]

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18 December 1934

The famous Stearman Model 75 begins its military career. The Stearman Model 75, also known as just Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, is definitely an aeroplane that does not need to be especially introduced to […]

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11 December 2009

Maiden flight of Airbus A400M Atlas Someday in the early 1980s, an idea of European transport aeroplane was born. At that time, Transall C-160 and Lockheed C-130 Hercules were the backbone of military airlifting in […]

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4 December 1938

Miles M.18 aeroplane performed its maiden flight The Miles M.18 was a British light civil utility aircraft designed in late 1930s by Walter G. Capley. This single-engine, twin-seat, low-winged and fixed undercarriage aeroplane was built […]

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27 November 1989

Lockheed L-100 Hercules of Tepper Aviation crashed on final approach to the airport in Jamba, Cuando Cubango, Angola. In November 1975, Angola has won independence from Portugal. However, that did not mean an immediate peace, […]

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20 November 1942

The Alaska Highway was completed, allowing the opening of the Northwest Staging Route, one of the most important air ferry routes in the World War II. When the United States officially joined the Allies war […]

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13 November 1940

Handley Page Halifax entered service with No. 35 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The Handley Page Halifax was a heavy bomber with a double vertical stabilizer, developed in response to Specification P.13/36 issued by the British […]

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6 November 1936

Generalmajor Hugo Sperrle was entrusted the command of Legion Condor, with the field command given to Oberstleutnant Wolfram von Richthofen. When a military coup of Spain took place on 17th July 1936, the country, divided […]