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April 24 2020. DH.91 Albatross Passenger Airliner, De Havilland.

April 12 2020. Ju-188 Medium Bomber, Junkers.

August 28 2019. Regarding photo of 405 Sqn Halifax W7802 LQ-T.

August 24 2019. J8N Jet Fighter - Kitsuka (Kikka), Nakajima.

September 18 2017. Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. Journal "Flight" January 1945.

August 12 2017. The Aircraft Engineer. The Two-stroke Diesel Engine. Journal "Flight" December 1940

August 09 2017. The R.A.F. and the ARMY of World War II. Journal "Flight" December 1940

Yuly 28 2017. RUSSIA'S AIR FORCE of World War II. Journal "Flight" October 1941

Yuly 22 2017. THE SOVIET AIR FORCE. World War II - the Conflict of Fascism and Commounism in the Air? Journal "Flight" July 1941

March 04 2017. C-46 Commando, Military Transport Aircraf. Curtiss-Wright.

February 24 2017. "Ar.232 "Tausendfüßler" - one of the first truly modern cargo aircraft, designed and built by firm Arado Flugzeugwerke during World War II.

October 30 2016. Vickers-Armstrongs Limited was formed by the merger of the assets of Vickers Limited and Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company in 1927. Sir Barnes Neville Wallace - British scientist, engineer and inventor began his work in the aviation industry in the development of airships.

October 27 2016. Handley Page Limited, founded at 1909, was best known for its large aircraft such as the Handley Page 0/400 and Halifax bombers and the H.P. 42 airliner.

October 25 2016. Founded in 1915 by Charles Richard Fairey (later Sir Richard Fairey) and Belgian engineer Ernest Oscar Tips on their departure from Short Brothers, the company first built under licence or as subcontractor aircraft designed by other manufacturers.

November 30 2015. Samara. Il-2 is May 9, 1975 in commemoration of combat and valor of citizens during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. Walkaround.

November 28 2015. The Thousand Plane Raid. Ralph Barker.

September 30 2015. A few words about the MiG-3 armament. Our comments on the errors in the magazine "Flight"

September 14 2015. Rafalovich Alexander, Lieutenant General Aviation. He flew on the aircraft Fokker DVII, DXI, Nieuport D XXIV, R-1. In World War II he worked in command positions.

May 09 2015. Novosibirsk. Yak-9 - the plane of World War II was restored by college students to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Walkaround.

February 26 2015. Messerschmitt Me 264. America Bomber. The Luftwaffe's Lost Transatlantic Bomber.

January 04 2015. P.82 Defiant is a two-seat interceptor fighter with armament concentrated in powered dorsal turret with 360° traverse...

September 05 2014. The "Stirlings" in the RAF. Squadron Use. Other Units.

August 14 2014. Aviation Museum of Central Finland in Tikkakoski. Aircraft of World War II. Walk Around.

June 23 2014. The 202s hadn't been particularly active in the USSR, only 17 sorties being flown with no claimed victories and no losses...

February 15 2014. The Hawker Typhoon was a single-seat 'heavy' fighter evolved to succeed Hurricane and designed around all-new Napier Sabre 24-cylinder sleeve-valve engine, to comply with Specification F.I8/37...

February 4 2014. Russian DC-3 - Li-2. Photos and Drawings.

November 30 2013. The war photographs of the Junkers Ju 87 'Stuka'.

January 15 2013. Polikarpov. New photos of I-16, I-5, U-2.

December 24 2012. Japan air Force aircraft. Photos and Drawings.
December 23 2012 Luftwaffe aircraft. Photos and Drawings.
December 22 2012 USSR air Force aircraft. Photos and Drawings.

December 20 2012. USSR. People and Aircraft. P-40E Kittyhawk (Series # 41-13531) BF Safonov. Killed in action in protecting the convoy PQ-16 May 30, 1942....

October 29 2012. Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII.

October 20 2012. In 1938 aa Mikulin design team was developed a more powerful engine AM-35 and AM-35a, based on a completely successful development and implementation of a series motor AM-34 (AM-34FRN).

September 27 2012. B-24D. Flight Manual. Consolidated Aircraft. 1942.

July 15 2012. The Royal Australian Air Force During the Pacific War.
July 14 2012 The Royal New Zealand Air Force During the Pacific War.

July 13 2012. U.S. Air Force aircraft. Photos and Drawings.
July 12 2012 Royal Air Force Aircraft. Photos and Drawings.

March 28 2012. Dornier Do 335. Aero Publishers, Inc.
The Dornier Do-335 "arrow" (Pfeil) featured a unique push-pull engine combination....

February 8 2012. Rools-Royce Merlin. Engine Maintenance Manual. Derby, England, 1946.

November 16 2011. RTFM a-20G Handling and Maitenance Instructions

June 25 2011. B-29. Airplane commander training manual for the Superfortress.

May 31 2011. B-17. Pilot Training Manual for the Flying Fortress B-17.

February 01 2010. Helmut Brandt of I/JG54 shot off his propeller blades with a cannon round and he was unable to get his aircraft to his side of the front line. His airplane landed on the ice of Lake Ladoga and he tried to escape on skis, but was caught by Russian patrols. The captured fighter aircraft was urgently evacuated to the rear and then handed over to Engineer-Captain P. S. Onopriyenko, a lead engineer, for testing at the air Forces Scientific Research Institute...

January 26 2010. Luftwaffe. People and Aircraft. After the war a number of theories were given for Faber's actions in landing his aircraft. One, a persistent rumour, was that he was attempting to desert but this was never borne out by his subsequent interrogation or, in fact, his later behaviour. When he was settled into a prisoner of war camp he successfully convinced the British authorities that he suffered from epilepsy. With a little more thought to the matter the British authorities might have wondered how an epileptic pilot could rise to be a senior member of a front-line fighter unit. But, nonetheless, in 1944 they allowed his repatriation and, shortly after his return, he was again flying in fighter operations...

December 31 2009. USAAF. People and Aircraft. The 392 nd Bomb Group was more fortunate than most on the 6 March 1944 mission to Berlin in that only one of its number failed to return. B-24H 27598/E, Flak Ducker, was seen to have No 3 engine feathered before the target and to jettison its bombs. Lagging behind, it was last seen leaving the formation near the German border although still in normal flight. a wheels-down landing was attempted in a cow pasture at Overberg, the Netherlands, which was successful but for a collapsed nose wheel. Lt Erling Hestad and crew were all taken prisoner...

December 25 2009. RAF. People and Aircraft. Extraordinarily, the first Stirling and Halifax heavy bomber squadrons were expected to operate from turf-surfaced airfields. This was not a problem in summer, but these 30-ton giants rutted and churned up runways at other times of the year and were often bogged down. No 7 Squadron at Oakington was the first with Stirlings and suffered with unsuitable surface conditions for many months until concrete runways were laid. Until sufficient concrete hardstandings were available, the Stirlings at Oakington were lined up on the out-of-use runways for bombing up, as in this photograph taken in March 1942. W7466/MG:B, with P Off M. R. Green and crew, failed to return from its sixth sortie, the Liibeck raid later in the month, crashing at Gnutz...

December 19 2009. The HANDLEY PAGE HP.57 HALIFaX heavy bomber was evolved by design team led by G R Volkert as final stage in process started in 1935 when a prototype of the twin-engined HP.55 had been ordered to Specification B.l/35 but superseded by two prototypes of the HP.56 to P.13/36, each powered by two Vultures.

December 06 2009. SHORT STIRLING - The Short S.29 Stirling was designed under the direction of arthur Gouge as Short's response to Specification B.I2/36, which defined a heavy bomber to meet Operational Requirement OR. 40 drawn up by the air Staff in 1936.

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