12th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

LZ 62 / Zeppelin ´L 30´

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Port-side nacelle from Zeppelin ´L 30´ (factory number LZ 62), exhibited at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels (September 2016). Among the many aviation pioneers, Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin is the man who was inseparably connected with the history and development of airships. Count Zeppelin is...

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Farman MF.11A-2

by 1st July 2020 0

Maurice Farman MF.11A-2, exhibited at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History in Brussels, Belgium (September 2016) The Farman brothers – Maurice, Richard and Henri – played an important role in the early aviation years. Impressed by the new inventions and technologies of the 1890s, they took advantage of the opportunity...

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Hol´s der Teufel (replica)

by 23rd June 2020 0

A replica of Jacobs – Lippisch ´Hol´s der Teufel´ glider designed in 1928, performing the flying display at Den ve vzduchu 2016 air show, Plasy (Czech Republic). In 1928, Alexander Lippisch and Hans Jacobs, two German pioneer aviation designers, built a glider named ´Hol´s der Teufel´. It was the second glider designed by Lippisch...

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Mil Mi-4B

by 16th June 2020 0

Mil Mi-4B ´2143´ (NATO reporting name ´Hound´), formerly Czechoslovak Air Force, exhibited in Kbely Aviation Museum (Letecké muzeum Kbely) Prague, Czech Republic. The Korean War (1950-1953) is sometimes called ´the first helicopter war´, due to the first significant operational use of several types of rotorcraft within the battle zones. Following post-war analysis carried out...

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Doflug D-3801 (M.S. 406)

by 10th June 2020 0

Dornier Werke Altenrhein D-3801 (Swiss licence-manufactured Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406), HB-RCF, during a display at Flugtage Schupfart, Switzerland, in June/July 2018. Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406 was the first modern fighter aircraft of the French Air Force, introduced in 1938. Although being soon overperformed by the later designs, this neat and manoeuvrable fighter was in active service...

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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

by 2nd June 2020 0

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter ´FX-94´, serial 683-9164, formerly the Belgian Air Force, now displayed on a pole at Starfighter Rotonde in Peer, Belgium (a roundabout at crossing of N73 and N748). Belgium acquired the first Starfighters in 1963, both F-104G combat variant and TF-104G trainers. Just the first aeroplanes were manufactured by Lockheed, most of...

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Westland Whirlwind HAR.10

by 26th May 2020 0

Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 helicopter, formerly the Royal Air Force ´XP339´, currently exhibited in Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode, Germany. In 1946, the Westland company bought the licence rights to manufacture the Sikorsky S-51 helicopter, under the name of Westland Dragonfly. Four years later, the rights to produce another Sikorsky-designed rotorcraft were purchased by Westland –  H-19 Chickasaw...

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Lockheed C-130H Hercules

by 12th May 2020 0

Lockheed C-130H Hercules ´CH-10´, 15th Air Transport Wing of Belgian Air Component, is taking-off from Kleine-Brogel air base, September 2017. Since its maiden flight on 23rd August 1954, the C-130 Hercules quickly gained the reputation of a versatile and reliable military transport aeroplane. Manufactured in more than 40 variants (including the maritime and civilian...

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Bell (Dornier) UH-1D Iroquois

by 5th May 2020 0

Bell (Dornier) UH-1D Iroquois, formerly of Hubschraubergeschwader 64, exhibited at static display in Holzdorf air base, Tag der Bundeswehr 2018. Introduced in 1959, Bell UH-1 Iroquois quickly become one of the most-recognized helicopters in the world. This came about due to the Vietnam War, the conflict in which Bell´s new rotorcraft seen its operational...

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