7th April 2020
  • 7th April 2020

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Mil Mi-24V / Ми-24В

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Mil Mi-24V (for export purposes also designed as Mi-35) 7353 ´Night Tiger´ of Czech Air Force, performing the flying display at Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF), September 2012. The operational service of Mi-24 attack helicopters in then Czechoslovakia began in 1978, when the first Mi-24D helicopters entered service in 51st Helicopter Regiment in Prostějov....

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Messerschmitt Me-262A-1C ´Schwalbe´

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Messerschmitt Me-262A-1C ´Schwalbe´ (replica) D-IMTT, rehearsal for Aviatická pout air show in Pardubice (Czech Republic), May 2016. Although the idea of jet-powered aeroplane is practically as old as the aircraft itself, the first constructions of lightweight pulsejet engines were just an interesting curiosity, without any practical application. The first ever pulsejets were patented by...

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 ´Red 3´

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 ´Red 3´, serial number 163306, exhibited during Open Day of Aviation Legends Foundation (Fundacja Legendy Lotnictwa), Biała Podlaska (Poland), 2014. This ´Gustav´ is one of about 12,000 examples of Bf 109 manufactured in G-6 variant, which constituted about one-third of all Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft totally produced. The pictured aeroplane left...

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Dewoitine D.26

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Dewoitine D.26 ´284´ training aircraft performing the flying display at Flugtage Schupfart 2019, an air show organized at the 50th anniversary of Schupfart airfield, Switzerland. In 1927, Émile Dewoitine – a French aviation designer and manufacturer, formerly working for Latécoère company – being disappointed by the lack of interest in his aircraft developments in...

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MiG -AT / МиГ-АТ

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MiG-AT (project 821) prototype of twin-jet advanced training aircraft, shown at the static exhibition of XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky, Moscow area. MiG-AT was among the projects proposed within the Soviet competition for a new advanced training aircraft, launched in the late 1980s. The new trainer was intended to replace...

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Hawker Hunter Mk.58

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Hawker Hunter Mk.58 ´Graffiti Hunter´ (a former Swiss Air Force ´J-4015´), at the static display during Zigermeet 2019 in Mollis, Switzerland. Hawker Hunter was introduced into the Swiss Air Force in late 1950s, as a winner of the 1957 contest for the new jet fighter. An order for 100 aircraft was placed in January...

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Mikoyan Project 1.44 / МиГ 1.44 МФИ

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Mikoyan project 1.44 prototype (NATO reporting name ´Flatpack´) at the static exhibition of XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, Zhukovsky airfield, Moscow area. In early 1980s, the United States of America launched an Advanced Tactical Fighter programme, aiming at development of a next-generation air superiority fighter (the programme was concluded by creation of...

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Nord Aviation 2501F-3 Noratlas, F-AZVM ´Le Grise´

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Nord Aviation 2501 Noratlas operated by L’association Le Noratlas de Provence, flying display during Tag der Bundeswehr open doors event at Fliegerhorst Landsberg/Penzing, June 2017. In late 1940s, the French Air Force opened the competition for a new military transport aircraft, able to replace the existing fleet of surplus C-47 Dakota and Amiot AAC...

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40l

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40l, Omega Aerial Refueling Services Inc., static display at Danish Air Show 2014, Karup AFB. McDonnell Douglas DC-10, a three-engine, wide-body airliner, performed its maiden flight on 29th August 1970. Despite the initial safety problems caused by the cargo door design, DC-10 has gained popularity and was operated by most of the...

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Myasishchev VM-T ´Atlant´ / ВМ-Т «Атлант»

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Myasishchev VM-T ´Atlant´ (also known as 3M-T or 3М, транспортный), strategic airlift aeroplane, exhibited, together with 3GT payload container, at the static display of International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, Zhukovsky, Moscow area. Myasishchev M-4 Молот (´hammer´ in Russian), NATO reporting name ´Bison´, was a four-engine strategic bomber designed by V. M. Myasishchev in...

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