17th September 2020
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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)

by on 10th June 2020 0
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

The Spitfire is making history again!

by on 8th December 2019 0
On 5th August 2019, the eyes of the aviation world, were focused on the Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester, the United Kingdom. Just then, from that very airfield, a restored and properly modified for the task, shiny bare-metal style Spitfire Mk.IX (MJ271, G-IRTY) manufactured in 1943, took-off for its record breaking flight around the world,... Read More

Mustang will roam over Pardubice again

by on 11th March 2019 0
Flying veterans of the World War II are among the main features of the Aviaticka Pout display programme. This year, the legendary North American P-51D Mustang will again roar over the Pardubice airfield. “From the audience’s feedback in previous years of the Aviation Fair, we know that the performance of the P-51D Mustang as... Read More
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