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|Unlike certain other governments, the South Africans know a bit of history when they see it and have preserved all the Buccaneers that were left when they were finally retired! Above is 412, mounted on a plinth outside the living quarters at the Waterkloof base that was home to the Buccaneers of 24 squadron. Initially 412 was mounted with gear down, banked to one side and in a nose-down attitud...||09/19/2007||423|
|RAF Marham was the last home of the Victor force, and when they sadly left service in 1993 one was earmarked for preservation at the station. XH673 now graces the area outside the SHQ, so you need to be inside the station to get a picture (or high above it!). She was repainted in 1999 and has the cockpit glass covered with black panels to protect the cockpit interior - the perspex was apparentl...||09/19/2007||489|
|With the prototype first flying in 1947, and the Mark VI in 1954, the Mark VI was powered by an Orenda 14 Turbojet of 3300kg, providing a top speed of 1142 kmh at sea level.The first CL13B Sabre was delivered in 1956 and assembled at No 1 Air Depot. A total of 34 CL13B's were supplied to the SAAF. |
In Korea, the SAAF No 2 Squadron, the Flying Cheetahs, operated American manufactu...
|XK526 stands as a reminder of Honington's past, when the Buccaneer OCU was stationed here. She looks more like a plastic mockup than a real aircraft though, with high gloss paintscheme and a black-painted canopy. ||09/19/2007||331|
|The Ilyushin Il-14 (NATO reporting name Crate) was a Soviet twin-engine commercial and military personnel and cargo transport aircraft that first flew in 1950 and entered service in 1954. Il-14 was also manufactured in East Germany by VVB Flugzeugbau, in Czechoslovakia as the Avia 14, and in China under the Chinese designation Y-6.||09/18/2007||660|
|The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British attack aircraft serving with the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. It was widely regarded as one of the finest low-level strike aircraft of its day.|
The aircraft is is good condition and carries a dummy laser designator and ECM pod on the wings. the engine intakes and exhausts are blocked by plexiglass that has frosted a little making it ha...
|The English Electric Lightning (later the BAC Lightning) was a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, particularly remembered for its great speed and natural metal exterior. It was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. Greatly renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor, RAF pilots described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket".|
The Lightning was used throug...
|Old planes left over from the Vietnam war sitting next to the Ho Chi Minh City international airport.||09/17/2007||1,485|
|XM606 Vulcan B2 - On display at Barksdale AFB, United States.||09/16/2007||665|
| Another Vulcan currently in good exterior condition is XM607, the gate guardian at RAF Waddington. A Black Buck veteran, XM607 has been well looked-after by the RAF and over the years has acted as a spares ship for more lively Vulcans. The undercarriage bays are sealed with wooden planks and the cockpit entrance hatch was seized shut for many years so the cockpit was very complete until fairly...||09/15/2007||4,407|
|Vomit Comet is a nickname for any airplane that briefly provides a nearly weightless environment in which to train astronauts, conduct research, and film motion pictures. Versions of such airplanes have in the past been operated by NASA's Reduced Gravity Research Program since 1973, where the nickname originated. NASA prefers the nickname Weightless Wonder for public relations reasons. |
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This aircraft has been wasting away outside for years at Montreal St. Hubert. Former testbed for Pratt & Whitney Canada. Painted with fake reg N6225C.
|Avro Vulcan, ID XJ823, parked at Solway Aviation Museum, England.||09/14/2007||4,517|
|Super Guppy at Airbus Site in Hamburg, Germany.||09/12/2007||592|
|HA-MHU - Antonov An-2 1G155-12 ||08/09/2007||700|
|HA-MDQ - Antonov An-2 1G185-45 ||08/09/2007||460|
|HA-MDK - Antonov An-2 1G185-42||08/09/2007||466|
|Story about this DC-3: |
|8 different planes displayed at the Tinker AFB aircraft display..||06/12/2007||739|
|This is one of the latest original Catalinas that was flying in the wolrd. Now is waintig for somebody to restaurate it.||06/11/2007||513|
|Here's a replica of the "Fat Man" bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. At Eglin AFB.||06/10/2007||730|
|There are some interesting aircrafts exhibited inside Bogota city, but outside any airport, here are listed and explained.||06/10/2007||484|
|A old Antonov 2 on a petrol Station in Leverkusen Alkenrath||06/10/2007||318|
|The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat supersonic long-range all-weather fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Douglas. The Phantom was used by the U.S. military from 1960 to 1996, and was the primary air superiority fighter and a workhorse fighter-bomber for the US Air Force, Navy and Marines during the Vietnam war. As of 2001 over 1,000 F-4s were in se...||06/08/2007||454|
|The Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" was a U.S. military transport aircraft developed from the World War II Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute. The first C-119 made its initial flight in November 1947, and by the time production ceased in 1955, more than 1,100 C-119s had been built. Its c...||06/08/2007||389|