Archive for the ‘Aeroplanes’ Category

F-15 Eagle Tactical Fighter

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, after more than 25 years of service, was still the U.S. Air Force’s premier fighter as the year 2000 approached. It is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force arsenal capable of launching the ASAT anti-satellite missile. It also serves with the air forces of Israel, Japan and Saudi […]

EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack

The EA-18G, currently being delivered to the U.S. Navy, is the cornerstone of the naval Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) mission. Derived from the combat proven F/A-18F aircraft, the EA-18G incorporates advanced AEA avionics bringing transformational capability for suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) and non-traditional electronic attack operations. EA-18G Capabilities Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses: […]

AH-64 Apache

Between 1984 and 1997, Boeing produced 937 AH-64As for the U.S. Army, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The combat-proven AH-64A is still in service and includes the following features: Two high-performance turboshaft engines and maximum cruise speed of 284 kph Laser, infrared, and other systems (including target acquisition designation sight/pilot […]

Grumman F-14A Tomcat

The Grumman F-14A Tomcat was built for one purpose, to protect the US Navy carriers and battle groups at sea from long range bombers armed with low level sea skimming missiles. Only the Tomcat had the capability to intercept and destroy the bomber threat before they got within targeting range of the battle groups ships. […]

Fans now have RC Model Aircraft of the Cold War in the U-2 spy plane

One of the best things about modeling is that the hobby has many segments and categories that are sure to appeal to almost everyone. Some fans prefer the RC planes and helicopters for some, while others are in cars and trucks. Many of them are supporters of RC electrical products, while others just fly planes […]

Super alloy parts in aviation

The first aircraft with an engine (aircraft of World War II by the Germans and British) were made with limited hardware performance drivers relatively modest. As they advanced, the reactors have continued to focus on materials. However, examination of the physical progress since 1942 shows a spectacular series of events that led to continuous increases […]

The Curtiss Pusher Model D Biplane

Initial inspection of the aircraft-Curtiss Model D at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome reveals a biplane departs innovative models of other tracts of the collection, the Bleriot XI, and Hanriot individual sports wings and therefore is considered as “monoplanes”. However, the unique model of D does not stop there.

Downwind of the Nevada Test in the 1950

On January 27, 1951, with good weather, the plane flying over the French Flat, Nevada, dropped a one-kiloton bomb. Thus began the program of atmospheric nuclear tests. The test site was chosen for its location, sparse population and an east wind prevails.

Vintage model aircraft in 1950

A friend lent me 20 Air Trails magazine aeromodelists from 1949 and 1950. All items are in excellent condition, although all are very yellow and had to be careful to turn the pages. They were very fragile and broke easily. Yes, I wonder what to sell on eBay!

Aviation History

Air travel has a long and interesting history from the first commercial flight in 1933, in the modern airliner, the Boeing 247. This important event marked the final timeline of aviation, but it was just one of many significant achievements. The following highlights some of the fascinating places of aviation history that marked the last […]

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