2nd December 2020
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F+W C-3605

by on 18th November 2020 0
F+W (EKW) C-3605 ´Schlepp´, HB-RDH (formerly Swiss Air Force C-509), target towing aircraft, taking-off for the flying display at Flugtage Schupfart air show, June 2018. The roots of this interesting aircraft could be found in the Swiss Air Force request for a new multipurpose aircraft, issued in 1935. That new construction was intended to... Read More

Aircraft and a whole lot more – Vadim Zadorozhny´s Museum of Vehicles

by on 15th November 2020 0
Just about five kilometres from the Moscow city limits, located in the small settlement called Arkhangelskoye, there is one of the most amazing museums in Russia and even in Europe – Vadim Zadorozhny´s Museum of Vehicles (Музей техники Вадима Задорожного). One building with three floors of exhibition halls and more than 3,5 hectare of... Read More

Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang

by on 11th November 2020 0
Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang A46-139 ‘Phooey’ (NX32CS), taxiing after flying display at Poznań Air Show, May 2018 In 1942, Australia found itself in a difficult situation. The country was at war with Japan, which at that time seemed impossible to stop, but having no guarantee of military equipment support from allied superpowers, as both the... Read More

Polikarpov U-2 (Po-2) / У-2 (По-2)

by on 29th September 2020 0
Polikarpov Po-2 (c/n 0076), while performing a flying display during the 2016 edition of Aviatická Pout´ air show, Pardubice, May 2016. U-2 / Po-2 is one of the most known aircraft ever made. Introduced in 1929, under the designation U-2 (´U´ stands for учебный – training) it shortly became an icon of Soviet training... Read More

Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 / БИ-1

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

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 / МиГ-3

by on 18th August 2020 0
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 –... Read More

Doflug D-3801 (M.S. 406)

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Dornier Werke Altenrhein D-3801 (Swiss licence-manufactured Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406), HB-RCF, during a display at Flugtage Schupfart, Switzerland, in June/July 2018. Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406 was the first modern fighter aircraft of the French Air Force, introduced in 1938. Although being soon overperformed by the later designs, this neat and manoeuvrable fighter was in active service... Read More

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 ´Red 3´

by on 25th March 2020 0
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 ´Red 3´, serial number 163306, exhibited during Open Day of Aviation Legends Foundation (Fundacja Legendy Lotnictwa), Biała Podlaska (Poland), 2014. This ´Gustav´ is one of about 12,000 examples of Bf 109 manufactured in G-6 variant, which constituted about one-third of all Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft totally produced. The pictured aeroplane left... Read More

Kawasaki Ki-48 ´Lily´ / Type 99

by on 14th January 2020 0
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
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