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Lavochkin La-250A / Ла-250A

Lavochkin La-250A ´Anaconda´ (Ла-250A «Анаконда»), the fourth prototype of high-altitude interceptor, open-air exhibition at the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, July 2017. With continuous growth of the jet-powered aviation, that arrived in the mid-1950s, […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

12 February 1914

The second prototype of ´Ilya Muromets´ performed a demonstration flight with 16 passengers, setting a new world record for number of passengers carried. Although Igor Sikorsky is usually associated with helicopter industry and known as […]

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Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 / БИ-1

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 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

19 June 1952

The maiden flight of Yakovlev Yak-25 (NATO reporting name Flashlight), turbojet interceptor aircraft. Yak-25 (initially developed as Yak-120) was answering the requirements for a long-range, high-altitude interceptor fighter, to be used in the northern and […]

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105 / МиГ-105

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 […]