The Lisunov Li-2, originally designated PS-84 (NATO reporting name Cab), was a license-built version of the Douglas DC-3, produced by the GAZ-84 works near Moscow, and subsequently at GAZ-34 in Tashkent. The project was directed by aeronautical engineer Boris Pavlovich Lisunov. An original Li-2 can be identified by the 4-bladed ASh-62IR propellers, although many later Li-2's appear with three-b...
This airfraft was the first delivered Yak-40 for CSA - Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie in 1974 and registered as OK-EEA. In 1984 was sold to VZLU (Czech aviation research institute), modified as flying laboratory for tests of new engines Walter M-601/V-510 and chiefly new propellers. Yak flown by VZLU 316 hours and performed 339 flights. U...
This museum incorporates themed collections for 446th Bombardment Group USAAF, RAF Bomber Command, Royal Observer Corps, No. 6 Group, Air Sea Rescue & Coastal Command. It has a surprisingly large and varied collection of aircraft and, despite mostly being kept outside in all weathers, they are mostly in remarkably good order.
They also have a staggering amoung very interestin...
From 1864 to 1920 the Danish area "Sønderjylland", including the city Tønder, was part of Germany.
During the First World War the German Imperial Navy operated Zeppelin airships from Tønder. The base was placed a few kilometers north of the city and was virtually self-supporting with its own gas plant, heating central and waterworks.
General Characteristics: Awarded: December 18, 1964
Keel laid: March 1, 1966
Launched: February 3, 1968
Commissioned: November 16, 1968
Decommissioned: October 1, 1997
Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Penn.
Propulsion system: Two boilers, one geared steam turbines, one shaft, 22,000 total shaft horsepower
The C-130J Super Hercules is the newest version of the Hercules and the only model still produced. Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J model is a very different aircraft. These differences include new Rolls-Royce Allison AE2100 turboprops with six-bladed composite scimitar propellers, digital avionics (including Head-Up Displays (HUDs) for each pilot), reduce...
In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the "Manhattan Engineer District" for the purpose of developing an atomic bomb. By 1944 development of the bomb was under way and the B-29 bomber was selected to deliver the weapon. General Henry "Hap" Arnold, Commander Army Air Forces, named Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. to head the select team. Only Tibbets knew the missio...
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