AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

16 April 1969

First flight of Let L 410 Turbolet. The L 410 aircraft was developed in the 1960s, being a response to a then emerging need in the USSR for a modern, lightweight, turboprop-powered short-range passenger and […]

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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

8 January 1948

Maiden flight of ´aircraft 174´, the jet aeroplane being a base for an early Soviet fighter, Lavochkin La-15 (Ла-15, NATO reporting name: Fantail) Lavochkin construction bureau, also known as OKB-301, is usually being associated with […]

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Yakovlev Yak-42D / Як-42

Yakovlev Yak-42D ´RA-42438´, operated by Saratov Airlines (Саратовские авиалинии / Саравиа), approaching Prague-Ruzyně airport, January 2014. In the beginning, there was a Yakovlev Yak-40 – an iconic passenger jet aircraft from the Soviet era, designed […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

25 December 1979

The first Soviet troops landed in Kabul and Bagram – the Soviet-Afghan War officially began. When, in April of 1978, the Saur Revolution (also known as April Revolution or April Coup) ended the rule of […]