17th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020

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McDonnell Douglas A-4N ´Skyhawk´

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McDonnell Douglas A-4N ´Skyhawk´, N432FS (ex-US Navy, ex-Israeli Air Force), operated by the BAE Systems Flight Systems, Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen, June 2013. Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, a light, single-seat and carrier-capable attack aircraft was developed in the early 1950s and manufactured by Douglas (later as McDonnel Douglas, after a merge of both companies in 1967) from...

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Sukhoi Su-22M4 / Су-22М4

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Sukhoi Su-22M4 (NATO reporting name ´Fitter K´), ´3201´ of the Polish Air Force, taking-off for the combat mission within the joint multinational exercise ´Ample Strike 2016´, Náměšť n/O., September 2016. Su-22 is an export variant of Sukhoi Su-17, a sweep-wing fighter-bomber designed in the Soviet Union and introduced in 1970. The aircraft was developed...

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Republic F-84E Thunderjet

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Republic F-84E Thunderjet ´FS-17 / DMB´ (c/n 2335-1366), formerly Belgian Air Force, on display at the Kleine-Brogel air base, Belgium, September 2017. Thunderjet was born in 1944, when the works on a turbojet-powered successor for the P-47 Thunderbolt were launched at Republic Aviation company. The new design was warmly received by the USAAF authorities...

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Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 / БИ-1

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Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 / БИ-1 (also known as Ближний Истребитель – short range interceptor), prototype of a rocket-powered interceptor from 1940s, exhibited in the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, July 2017. Shortly before the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 and based on the past experiences from the air combat in two...

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 / МиГ-3

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 c/n 3872 (RA-1563G) from Vadim Zadorozhny´s collection, static display during MAKS-2019 (Zhukovsky, Moscow area). MiG-3, the Soviet interceptor fighter from the early 1940s, is among the iconic aircraft of the World War II. Inextricably linked with the years 1941 and 1942 – the time of Axis invasion of the Soviet Union –...

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Panavia A-200C Tornado IDS

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Panavia A-200C Tornado IDS ´6-13´ (c/n 170/IS013/5019 MM7014), Italian Air Force – 6° Stormo ´Alfredo Fusco´, 154° Gruppo ´Diavoli Rossi´, just after the arrival to Fliegerhorst Schleswig/Jagel, June 2019. Panavia Tornado, one of the Cold War iconic aircraft, was born in March 1969 when four partner nations – Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the...

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UM / МиГ-21УМ

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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21UM (´Mongol-B´) ´9351´, Polish Air Force, exhibited at the static display during a joint event of the 10th anniversary of F-16 service in the Polish Air Force and the Polish Air Force Day, Krzesiny Air Base, 2016. MiG-21 (NATO reporting name Fishbed or Mongol – for training, two seat variants of the...

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Beriev Be-200ES ´Altair´ / Бе-200ЧС «Альтаир»

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Beriev Be-200ES (No. 21512, named ´Konstantin Babich´) multipurpose jet amphibious aircraft, at the static display during XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 in Zhukovsky, Moscow area. In 1980s, the Beriev Design Bureau was working on two projects of new amphibious aircraft – a military anti-submarine A-40 ´Albatross´ with the maximum take-off weight of...

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Mi-26T2V

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A prototype of the heavy helicopter Mi-26T2V, presented at ´Russian Helicopters´ stand during the XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Zhukovsky (Moscow area). Since the late 1950s, the emerging need for a heavy transport helicopter was successfully fulfilled by a fleet of Mi-6 rotorcraft, supported by its derivative, a Mi-10 flying crane. Both...

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Fiat G.91 R/4

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Fiat G.91 R/4 ´75+00´ (formerly BD+248, German Air Force) exhibited at Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode, June 2018. Fiat G.91, a jet fighter-bomber designed by Fiat Aviazione (later Aeritalia) in early 1950s, was a result of both Korean War experiences and NATO Basic Military Requirement 1 (NBMR-1) project, aiming for creation of ´Light Weight Strike Fighter´ for...

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