PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger ´Charlie´s Heavy´ (HB-RDG, c/n 3381), taking-off for a flying display at Memorial Air Show, Roudnice nad Labem, June 2015. Distinctive silhouette and characteristic sound of TBM-3 Avenger, nicknamed ´Charlie´s Heavy´, is well […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

14 May 1915

US Secretary of the Navy Josepus Daniels approved a contract for the first dirigible baloon for the United States Navy. The First World War was a period marked by a rapid and intensive development of […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

14 February 1943

First recorded combat of US Marine Corps F4U Corsair, during the Kahili raid (Solomon Islands), later known as ´St. Valentine´s Day Massacre´. Twelve F4Us, together with ten P-38 Lightnings, escorted nine PB4Y-1 Liberators on their […]