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Aircraft of the SCW - D 37 and He 112 -::- by Sakh...
2015-07-18 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1517 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">Dewoitine D.37</span><br/><br/> In 1931 Emile Dewoitine established the <span class="italic">Societe Aeronautique Francaise</span> (SAF), intended for the production of military aircraft for <span class="italic">l'Armee de l'Air</span>...
Aircraft of the SCW - Loire 46 and Me Bf 109 -::- ...
2015-07-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 971 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">Loire 46</span><br/><br/> The 1st September 1934, the French SNCAO (<span class="italic">Societe Nationale des Constructions Aeronautiques de l'Ouest</span> or Western National Society of Aeronautical Constructions) presented the proto...
Aces of the US naval aviation in the Pacific -::- ...
2015-07-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 990 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Edward O'Hare</span></span><br/><br/> During the first months of the war in the Pacific the American naval force found that its aircraft carriers were too dispersed in the attempt to stop the progressive advan...
Allied aircraft of Germany in the Eastern Front -:...
2015-07-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1877 - Last update: Never
When talking about the air campaign in the Eastern Front, during the Second World War, usually are mentioned only the Soviets and the Germans. However, along with the aircraft and pilots of the Luftwaffe fought others belonging to the countries that e...
The fighters of the Bushido Code -::- by Sakhal
2015-07-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 810 - Last update: Never
Maybe the only thinking of many pilots of the Kuomintang or North Americans before crashing on the Chinese rice fields were for those who, months or weeks before, had affirmed that the Japanese fighters were only bad copies of the western models. Even...
Aces of the Nachtjagdgeschwader Luftwaffe -::- by ...
2015-07-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2113 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein</span></span><br/><br/> At the moment of his death, Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was the record pilot among the ones of night fight of the Luftwaffe, having downed not les...
Aces of the Zerstorer Luftwaffe -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2319 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Hans-Ulrich Rudel</span></span><br/><br/> The achievements of Hans-Ulrich Rudel during the Second World War have not been equalled by any aviator in History and he received the only Knight's Cross with Golden ...
The Fokker Scourge -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 696 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">An important revolution</span><br/><br/> In 1915 it took place a revolution in the tactics of air combat: the apparition of a technique that allowed to fire a machine gun through the propeller arc. Until then, the only way of arming a ...
The military aviation in 1914 -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 606 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">The diverse air forces</span><br/><br/> In August 1914, the &quot;heavier than the air&quot; component of the German Imperial Aviation Corps had 246 aircraft, 254 pilots and 271 observers. There were 33 <span class="italic">Feldflieger...
The dawn of military aviation -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-26 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1206 - Last update: 2015-07-16
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">The First World War saw how the primitive exploration aircraft of the first years of the war passed, from shooting with pistols each other, to mount fast-firing machine guns that could fire through the ar...
The Supermarine S-6B of John Boothman -::- by Sakh...
2015-06-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 853 - Last update: Never
The History of Aviation has been marked by competition tests whose goal has been the culmination of an accelerated technology. The famous Schneider Trophy, for which between 1912 and 1931 competed racing seaplanes, was an event that encouraged constan...
The need for speed -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-24 - Votes: 0 - Views: 712 - Last update: Never
For many historians, the 1930s constituted the golden age of the aviation, or at least the algid phase known as &quot;interwar period&quot;. Everything seemed possible: the long transcontinental flights, the records of altitude, the records of speed t...
The air war in Vietnam -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2076 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Air attack against North Vietnam</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="italic">From the large bombers to the agile fighters, from the tankers to the helicopters, from the turbojet to the piston engine, the most...
Electronic air war during the Vietnam War -::- by ...
2015-01-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2005 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">During the Vietnam War electronic war constituted a long and acerbated conflict in which the warlike elements of both sides demanded from scientists and technicians a constant renovation of measures and count...
British fighters 1950-65 -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1613 - Last update: Never
The outbreak of the Korean War along with the fears that it could become a more extended conflict, accelerated the reequipment programs of the aviation in the West and the East. In United Kingdom, two new fighters, the Hawker Hunter and the Supermarin...
French fighters 1945-60 -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2107 - Last update: Never
During the operations in Suez, with the corresponding advance by Israelian forces through the Sinai, occupied by the Egyptians, was when the turbojet fighters of French manufacture entered combat for the first time. When the war ended in Europe, Frenc...
Swedish fighters 1940-60 -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-03 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4209 - Last update: Never
While United States efforted to supply their allies with modern combat aircraft, there was a neutral country - Sweden - that had been developing on its own aircraft as good as the best ones. Before the Second World War and during it, Sweden had been q...
Air war over Korea -II- -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1925 - Last update: Never
First part of this article: <a href="../articles/Air war over Korea -I- by Sakhal.php">Air war over Korea -I-</a><br/><br/> <span class="bold">The MiG Alley</span><br/><br/> In the summer 1951, the 303rd Fighter Division, commanded by General Georgi Lob...
Air war over Korea -I- -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1589 - Last update: 2014-12-05
<span class="bold">The combat over Korea begins</span><br/><br/> The 25th June 1950, North Korea, supported by the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea, supported by United States, starting a war that would last three years and cost millions of lives. This ...
F-86 Sabre -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3162 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">Origins of the F-86</span><br/><br/> In 1944, before having acquired any data from the advanced aeronautical investigations made by the Germans, the USAAF issued specifications regarding four different fighters; the first one referred ...
Hawker Sea Fury -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-23 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3550 - Last update: Never
The British Fleet Air Arm, which had fought decidedly during the first years of the Second World War with obsolescent aircraft, had ended the conflict with carrier-borne aircraft that could be favourably compared with any of those that the Americans ...
American naval fighters 1945-55 -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2436 - Last update: Never
When American and British aircraft carriers were placed in combat positions in Korean coastal waters, it was increased the activity of the naval fighter-bombers. On the American side, ground attack missions were carried by piston-engined aircraft, suc...
American night fighters 1945-55 -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2302 - Last update: 2014-12-05
Albeit United States had realized already before the end of the Second World War about the necessity of a fighter that complied with both diurnal and nocturnal missions, it was during the Korean War when this idea took a new dimension. The main night/...
MiG fighters 1940-50 -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2979 - Last update: Never
The MiG-1/3, which entered service in the early 1941, were specifically designed as high-altitude interceptors. During the first months of the German invasion they suffered great losses, being transferred to a ground support role at low-mid altitudes,...
Heinkel turbojet fighters -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 689 - Last update: Never
Historians who affirm that Ernst Heinkel was one of the great victims of the acquisition policies of the Luftwaffe, in similarity with those who have no repairs to reproach his tempestuous and intractable character, seem to agree, however, about how f...