13th July 2020
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Lockheed C-130H Hercules

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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... Read More

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... Read More

Mikoyan Project 1.44 / МиГ 1.44 МФИ

by on 25th February 2020 0
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... Read More

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

by on 4th February 2020 0
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... Read More

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105 / МиГ-105

by on 21st January 2020 0
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105.11 test orbital vehicle, also known as Experimental Passenger Orbital Aircraft – EPOS (экспериментальный пилотируемый орбитальный самолет – ЭПОС), exhibited in the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, Moscow area. The idea of an orbital spaceplane, that could be easily adopted for military purposes, was born as early as 1920s. One of the... Read More

Kawasaki Ki-48 ´Lily´ / Type 99

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A full-scale replica of World War II Japanese twin-engine light bomber Type 99 / Kawasaki Ki-48 (Allied reporting name ´Lily´), exhibited in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, Russia. Kawasaki Ki-48, designed in late 1930s, was Japanese approach to the idea of ´high-speed bomber´ – the aircraft capable of carrying independent... Read More

Ilyushin Il-2 ´Shturmovik´

by on 17th December 2019 0
Ilyushin Il-2 at the static display during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, Zhukovsky airfield, Moscow area. Although there were more than 36,000 of Il-2 aircraft built during the World War II, there are only few original aeroplanes that survived until today. A few are exhibited in the museums and only two of... Read More

Without a sunset, there still was an amazing show – 7th Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2017

by on 30th September 2017 0
With just seven editions, the Sanicole Sunset Airshow is still the younger brother of the well-known Sanicole International Airshow which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Despite this young age, the sunset show already gathered a group of loyal supporters who arrive to Sanicole on Friday, two days before the main aviation event. Those... Read More

International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 – facts and figures

by on 31st July 2017 0
The gates of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 are already closed, allowing us to summarize the 2017 edition with some key facts, statistics and related news. The history of the Russian aviation exhibitions started 25 years ago with the ´MosAeroShow´ organized at Zhukovsky in August of 1992. Then, this first Russian ´aerosalon´... Read More
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