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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... The main difference from the Spitfire Mk.IX has been the US and licence-build Packard Merlin 266 engine. It was optimized to fly at low level, subsequently the Mk.XVI Spitfires also received the LF-designation ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... pilots, who fought in the aircraft at low level and close to their own airfields. P-63F Kingcobra The P-63 Kingcobra tried to compensate that lack of power, but due to the basic design achievable combat ...

Fliegerschiessen at Axalp Shooting Range

... the Ebenfluh range. Spectators of the Fliegerschiessen  then returned back home with happy and sometimes sunburned faces, as watching the show from the officially designated spectator areas makes the crowd ...

Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" Vietnam Observer

... to the WWII Piper L-4 Grasshopper family of aircraft and designated as L-19 for a liaison aircraft and named the "Birddog". Many of the L-19's were immediately deployed to the war in Korea.Years later, Birddo ...

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

The Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann was the first design of Bücker Flugzeugbau with a first flight in April 1934 and quickly became the standard teaching plane of the Luftwaffe. Originally around 5000 copies we ...

SIAF 2013

... into the newly designated Slovakian MiG-29AS to fulfill NATO-standards it was a strange view to spot the Swedish Saab Gripen NG as the headliner on the airshow posters and promotional acts. Was this a ...

Corsairs and Phantoms

... rom the outside remain the 4 IFF antennas in front of the cockpit. onbase/12_HAF/10 The name for the upgrade program used by the Germans was "Peace Icarus 2000", whereas Hellenic Aerospace Industries desig ...

Air Show Turkiye

... ry to Turkish Nation. The most important and significant symbols of our Republic, Turkish Nation and Turkish Air Force are included in the graphic design of SOLOTURK". And for sure the black / silver / gol ...

Japan & China 2010

... l/10_asien/05so And much to my joy - one of currently only two existing EC135 (or TH-135, which is the Japanese designation) training helicopters in the JMSDF fleet returned from a flight and could also  ...

Aviasvit XXI

Aerosvit-XXI 2010 was a good reason to go to the Ukraine. The airshow, which is actually more an Ukrainian aviation exhibition organized by and concentrated around the Antonov Design Bureau (ADB) was held ...

Göteborg Aero Show

...  Demo" was announced. With the hope being high for maybe some kind of airfield attack the disappointment was quite big when only a dog demo and a flight display of a Agusta A109 (Swedish designation Hp ...

Holloman 55.555FH

... ent. Celebrating - and flying - the 55.555th Flight Hour of a Holloman Tornado onbase/09_Holloman/2 onbase/09_Holloman/3 "The commander held a competition to choose the best art design concept, ...

The Spanish Bücker CASA 1.131 D-EIWW

... r new Spanish AF pilots. The type stayed within the Spanish AF with the military designation E-3B until 1986, thus making it the longest Jungmann-flying Air Force in the world – with an astonishing service t ...

Japan 2008 Trip

... y. Tsuiki The night in the youth hostel was really cold. That is no wonder with outside temperatures around 0-5C and the typical wodden and paper walls that are more designed for the hot and humid sum ...

Polish AF

... is reached. The currently three TC-II's are equipped with a stronger Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25C turboprop, added winglets and modernized avionics resulting in a more electrical cockpit design. From ...

ELITE 2008

ELITE (Electronic Warfare Live Training Exercise) went into its 14th year under this designation in 2008. After reaching its maximum of participating aircraft of different nations in 2007 the number ...

JG74 F-4F Phlyout

... el (Falcons / left) and the Zapatas (right). Spooky is also placed on the underside, accompanied by "PHANTOM - Job well done" as well as the JG-74 emblem. The aircraft was designed by Maj. Keller, Pha ...

HAF - Corsairs and Buckeyes

... n advantage: is the lack of an afterburner. This proofs to be a special benefit in air-air combat, where even very sophisticated and specially to the air-air role designed jets like the F-4E or F-16 ha ...

Warsaw Pact Trainer Yakovlev Yak-11

... to Czechoslovakia. During the 1950s 707 Yak-11 left the Let aircraft factory in Kunovice. Czech aircraft were designated C-11 (civicny: exercise). Yak-11 OK-JZE The origins of the Yak-11 lie in ...

Holloman Air Show

... Besides the AF activities the were also presented the X-Prize Cup featuring the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. It is designed to accelerate commercial technological developments supp ...
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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

Nine Balkenkreuze and three silhouettes of the Fieseler Fi 103, aka „Vergeltungswaffe 1 (V1)“ as kill markings depict this Spitfire Mk.XVI as the personal plane of Otto Smik. Smik was one of the most successfully Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. Read More
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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

Ten (R)F-4EJ Phantoms lined up in front of the crowd was a sight to behold! The Hyakuri Airshow 2018 was the last ever opportunity to see such a large number of mighty Phantoms in action as JASDF Phantom operations will dwindle down rapidly in the Read More
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Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

It’s free, it’s fun, and it is a day packed with a nearly 12 hour long lasting flying display. The Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS 2018) is the largest air show in Romania and took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Bucharest International Airport Read More
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Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

Nine GR4 Tornados with their wings swept to 25° flying overhead in a close diamond nine formation was a sight to behold! The Royal Air  Force bid farewell to its Tornado Force in style at RAF Marham on 28th February 2019. Read More
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