1st December 2020
  • 1st December 2020


McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II

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McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II, German Air Force (Luftwaffe) 38+13, from the Bundeswehr Technical and Airworthiness Centre for Aircraft (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61) in Manching, in the special ´Final Flight´ livery – ´Phantom Pharewell´ at Wittmundhafen, June 2013. The story of German Phantoms began in 1968, when the first batch of eighty-eight aircraft was ordered....

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Tupolev Tu-144D / Ту-144Д

by 25th November 2020 0

Face-to-face with Tupolev Tu-144D / Ту-144Д (CCCP-77115), a Soviet supersonic passenger airliner (SST), exhibited at XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, July 2017. On 31st December 1968, the first prototype of Tu-144 performed its maiden flight from Zhukovsky airfield, in this way becoming the very first commercial supersonic aircraft in the world. Just...

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F+W C-3605

by 18th November 2020 0

F+W (EKW) C-3605 ´Schlepp´, HB-RDH (formerly Swiss Air Force C-509), target towing aircraft, taking-off for the flying display at Flugtage Schupfart air show, June 2018. The roots of this interesting aircraft could be found in the Swiss Air Force request for a new multipurpose aircraft, issued in 1935. That new construction was intended to...

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Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang

by 11th November 2020 0

Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang A46-139 ‘Phooey’ (NX32CS), taxiing after flying display at Poznań Air Show, May 2018 In 1942, Australia found itself in a difficult situation. The country was at war with Japan, which at that time seemed impossible to stop, but having no guarantee of military equipment support from allied superpowers, as both the...

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Dornier Do 24T-3

by 3rd November 2020 0

Dornier Do 24T-3, exhibited in Flugwerft Schleißheim (an aviation branch of the Deutsches Museum in Munich), Oberschleißheim, October 2019 In August of 1934, the Reich Ministry of Aviation (Reichsluftfahrtministerium – RLM) issued a request for the long-range, ocean-class reconnaissance flying boat. However, the initial requirements were just vague and the final specification, after several...

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PZL M18B Dromader

by 28th October 2020 0

PZL M18B Dromader, SP-FOH, taxiing after the water drop display – air show at the 11th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships 2019 in Toruń, Poland. The PZL M18 Dromader is a Polish agricultural and fire-fighting aircraft, with the roots dates back to the first half of the 1970s, when WSK Mielec (now as PZL...

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Westland Sea King HU.5

by 21st October 2020 0

Westland Sea King HU.5, XV670, Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy, static display at 100th anniversary of Marineflieger (German Naval Aviation), Fliegerhorst Nordholz, June 2013. Westland WS-61 Sea King is a medium-lift transport and utility helicopter, that was manufactured in the Great Britain between 1969 and 1995, under a licence from Sikorsky company. Most of...

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Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation

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Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation, c/n 54-0156, HB-RSC (commonly known as the ´Star of Switzerland´) – rehearsal to 2015 edition of Sanicole International Airshow, Kleine-Brogel air base, September 2015. The Lockheed Constellation, usually nicknamed ´Connie´, is one of the first-favourite classic airliners, and often considered the most beautiful propeller-powered airliner ever made. With absolute certainty,...

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Eurocopter (Airbus) EC135 P2+

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Eurocopter EC135 P2+, SP-HXO – ´Ratownik 12´, Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (HEMS service in Poland), Płock 2019. The Eurocopter EC135 (now being manufactured by Airbus Helicopters as H135) is a twin-engine, light utility helicopter that made its first flight on 15th February 1994. EC135 serial production started next year and it became operational in 1996....

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Polikarpov U-2 (Po-2) / У-2 (По-2)

by 29th September 2020 0

Polikarpov Po-2 (c/n 0076), while performing a flying display during the 2016 edition of Aviatická Pout´ air show, Pardubice, May 2016. U-2 / Po-2 is one of the most known aircraft ever made. Introduced in 1929, under the designation U-2 (´U´ stands for учебный – training) it shortly became an icon of Soviet training...

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