AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

11 June 1937

Kawanishi E11K, a Japanese experimental flying boat performed its first flight. The story of this aircraft began in 1936, when the Imperial Japanese Navy drew up a request for a new small flying boat, intended […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

4 June 1943

Flying Officer Jaroslav Čermák from No. 313 (Czech) Squadron RAF, crashes with his Spitfire Mk.V (AR512) near Taunton, after colliding with a train. Complicated wartime fortunes of Jaroslav Čermák may work as a perfect example […]

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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

13 November 1940

Handley Page Halifax entered service with No. 35 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The Handley Page Halifax was a heavy bomber with a double vertical stabilizer, developed in response to Specification P.13/36 issued by the British […]

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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 […]