JL-8/K-8 Karakorum (China/Pakistan)

JL-8/K-8 Karakorum (China/Pakistan)Combat training aircraft K-8 Karakorum was created in 1986 jointly by the Chinese company HAIG and Pakistani RACES. The first prototypes were assembled in 1989, the First flight took place on 26 November 1990 Serial production began in China in 1992, were Subsequently developed an improved version of the aircraft under the designation L-11, are equipped with a Chinese licensed Russian engine AI-25ТКЛ.

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“ABOVE ALL SPAIN THE CLOUDLESS SKY…”

Fighter biplane HEINKEL Not-51. The military rebellion against the government of the Spanish Republic began on 17 July 1936, when the radio sounded the prearranged signal: “Above all Spain the cloudless sky…” Almost immediately, the rebels have begun to receive military aid from Germany, Italy and Portugal. In particular, 31 July 1936 from Hamburg to the Spanish port of Cadiz came steamer “Usaramo”. On Board were six fighters Not-51V-1 with the appropriate number of pilots and a group of 79 soldiers.

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A-7 FOR

A-7N. Kamov, getting to the first combat autogyro, designed for communications, reconnaissance and correction of artillery fire, already had experience of creating such helicopters, together with N. Skrzynski in 1929 he participated in the creation of experimental gyroplanes KASKR-1 and KASKR-2. The task before the designer was a complex one: the device had to meet the tactical and technical requirements for R-3 and R-5 — planes-scouts of that time. In particular, to have a payload of 750 kg, to carry on Board the station, photographic equipment and three machine guns: synchronized to fire through the propeller and two in the turret in the cockpit of the arrow. The armament of the autogyro was to include a 100-kg bombs.

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Mirage IV

Mirage IVMirage IV was created in France as one of the elements of the nuclear triad. The prototype took to the air in June 1959. Produced at the company “Dassault aviation” in 1963 -1968 years, total built 66 units in the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance.

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THE WAR CAUGHT THEM IN THE AIR

THE WAR CAUGHT THEM IN THE AIRPikirayi bomber SBD DAUNTLESS. In 1934, the US Navy announced a competition for the creation of new carrier-based dive bomber, according to the American classification — scout-bombarde-Rossica (scout bomber). The main requirement for a new aircraft — a significant increase in speed compared to BOM-Bardi rustami predecessors. Bomb load was to be placed under the fuselage on a special suspension unit with a catapult device, which provided a safe separation of cargo at high speeds during the dive. The fleet was ready to consider any proposal, regardless of the aerodynamic configuration and other characteristics of the aircraft.

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A-129 MANGUSTA

A-129 MANGUSTAIn Italy, the design and manufacture of helicopters is concentrated mainly in the company Agusta (Construzione Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta SpA), located in Gallart in the North of the country. In 50-ies of the last century Agusta started the licensed production of helicopters, American firms Bell, Boeing Vertol co and Sikorsry Aircraft.

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AS-332 SUPER PUMA

AS-332 SUPER PUMAAerospatiale SNI, a leading helicopter firm France — was formed in 1970 with the merger of several companies. The development of the helicopter AS-332 SUPER PUMA was launched in 1974 on the basis of the AS-330 PUMA. The first flight of the new machine made in September 1978, and its serial production began in February 1980. The helicopter was produced in civil and military versions.

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SEA KING HAS. Mk.1

SEA KING HAS. Mk.1In 1959, the English firm Wesland received a license for the construction of helicopter S-61 design I. Sikorsky, which was later created in several versions. One of them was designed for the British Royal Navy anti-submarine helicopter SEA KING HAS.Mk.1. Equipped with British engines and equipment intended for independently, without communication with the ship-based search and destruction of submarines. Carrier-based variant of the SEA KING HAS.Mk.1 equipped with a folding tail fairing to facilitate placement on the ships.

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IVOLGA — air taxi

The Wilga is Polish “Ivolga”. Indeed, this iisna white-winged machine with widely spread wings and forward, powerful paws-chassis resembles a bird, aimed ia a rapid breakthrough. A “character” at the “Wilga” is acknowledged by all who flew it, — the peace. As, however, and her lesson. “Wilga” — light aircraft, which is widely used for various purposes in the Polish CAF.

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BK-117

BK-117Light multipurpose helicopter BK-117 — the first joint development between the companies of Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany. Since the end of 1981, the helicopter passed the certification tests, and in 1982 was put into production. Rotary-wing machine is easy operation and high reliability.

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