12th December 2019
  • 12th December 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Mikoyan and Gurevich MiG-29

by 10th December 2019 0

Mikoyan MiG-29s (NATO reporting name ´Fulcrum´) with tactical number ´70´(2960526370) and ´65´ (2960526365), from Polish Air Force, 22nd Tactical Air Base in Malbork, at the Kleine-Brogel air force base (Belgium), September 2017. Every year in September the Kleine-Brogel air base opens its doors for all aviation enthusiasts during the Spotterday organized there. The event...

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Fouga CM-170R Magister

by 26th November 2019 0

Fouga CM-170R Magister, D-IFCC (Quax Flieger) – a photo taken in June, during the spotter day in Nordholz air base (Fliegerhorst Nordholz), organized in addition to the Tag der Bundeswehr 2019 annual open doors event of the German armed forces. Developed in the early 1950s, as the replacement of piston-powered trainers in the French...

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´Tiger tail art´ at NATO Tiger Meet 2018

by 19th November 2019 0

Five tails of five jet fighters from different ´Tiger squadrons´, at the static display during the Aerofestival 2018 in Poznań, Poland – the event that was organized parallelly to NTM 2018, and at this opportunity hosting some ´Tiger´ aircraft at the static display. On the photo there are seen: F-16A Fighting Falcon ´FA-116´, 31st...

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Boeing N2S-3 Stearman and Riley 12/4 Special

by 12th November 2019 0

A race between Boeing N2S-3 Stearman biplane and Riley 12/4 Special roadster car, organized during the air show concluding the 20th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships 2017, hosted by Pomeranian Aeroclub in Toruń, Poland. There is no exaggeration in saying that the history of air shows is as long as the history of aviation...

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Antonov An-26 ´71386´

by 5th November 2019 0

Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) ´71386´ from the 138th Transport Squadron (138. мешовита транспортна авијацијска ескадрила), 204th Air Brigade (Batajnica Air Base) of the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (Ратно ваздухопловство и противваздухопловна одбрана Војске Србије)  – static display during the Danish Air Show 2014, Karup air force base. The Serbian Air...

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Aero L-159T2 ´ALCA´ (6031)

by 29th October 2019 0

In the autumn-mood: Aero L-159T2 ´ALCA´, an attack aircraft operated by the Czech Air Force, photographed at its home base in Čáslav, Czech Republic. Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft) is the light, subsonic attack aircraft developed in the Czech Republic at the end of 1990s. The maiden flight of ALCA prototype occurred...

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Lockheed U-2C (56–6693)

by 22nd October 2019 0

The wreckage of Lockheed U-2C, United States spy aeroplane (code name Article 360, 56-6693), that was shot down near Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg) on 1st May 1960. The aircraft is currently on display in the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow. Lockheed U-2, also nicknamed ´Dragon Lady´, is a single-engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aeroplane, and...

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Rockwell-Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm X-31

by 15th October 2019 0

The Rockwell-Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm X-31 (also known as X-31 VECTOR), experimental jet fighter exhibited in the Flugwerft Schleissheim aviation museum in Oberschleißheim (a branch of Deutsche Museum, Munich). An X-series of research aircraft already made its mark in the aviation history, the projects evaluated by the USAF, NACA and then NASA either broke several records or...

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Polikarpov I-15bis / И-15 бис

by 8th October 2019 0

A biplane fighter aircraft from the 1930s, Polikarpov I-15bis, exhibited at the static display of XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, in Zhukovsky. The roots of I-15bis go way back to 1929, when the 5th fighter for the Soviet Air Force was developed by N.N. Polikarpov and D.P. Grigorovich. Manufactured between 1931 and...

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