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Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

More than 15 years following the crash of the world’s only airworthy example, another de Havilland Mosquito has returned to the air. Jerry Yagen’s KA114, a Canadian-built fighter-bomber variant, flew for the first time Thursday since it arrived in New Zealand. Restoration experts Avspecs Limited near Auckland rebuilt the twin-engined aircraft nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” […]
Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

A Serbian military pilot died after his single-engined trainer crashed in a suburb northwest of Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, on Wednesday. Serbian Air Force and Air Defense Maj. Goran Savic, assigned to the military’s Technical Test Center, succumbed to injures sustained in the accident involving a Lasta 95, according to the Serbian defense ministry. The second pilot, […]

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Double Ace, Two Crosses

Double Ace, Two Crosses

A glint of light in the sky above North Korea attracted the F-86 Sabre pilot’s attention, so he descended from 41,000 feet and saw four MiG-15s. But as then-Capt. Ralph S. Parr surveyed the rest of the sky, he realized he and his fellow pilots in Shark Flight actually were facing 16 enemy fighters. The […]
Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

A new museum featuring some well-known flying warbirds as well as several significant military vehicles holds its grand opening Saturday in Granite Falls, Minn. The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum will open its doors to the public at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field/Granite Falls Municipal Airport. A fleet of eight distinguished warbirds, owned by longtime […]

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Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic

Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic

The Russian Defense Ministry is to base MiG-31 long-range interceptors at the Rogachyovo Arctic base on the island of Novaya Zemlya by the end of the year to defend against attack from the north, Izvestia reported on Tuesday quoting military sources. “The MiG-31 squadron will be the main element of Russia’s developing anti-missile defense system […]
Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

More Boeing P-8A Poseidons are headed for U.S. Navy service, thanks to a $1.9 billion contract for 11 of the anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft announced by the manufacturer yesterday. The new order will take the total fleet to 24. This third low-rate initial production award follows two last year that totaled 13 aircraft. Boeing […]

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Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

India’s air force has agreed to purchase 22 Apache AH-64D multirole combat helicopters from Boeing in a deal worth an estimated $1.4 billion, according to a story by Jen DiMascio published Monday in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. “The financial bid for attack helos was opened some time last week, and since Russia had withdrawn […]
Hunter Heaven

Hunter Heaven

When the prototype of the Sydney Camm-designed Hawker Hunter first flew at Dunsfold, Surrey, UK on July 20, 1951, its success and future were not assured. A rival interceptor, fighter aircraft from Supermarine, the Swift, was also competing for the RAF F.43/46 requirement. Sixty years later, the total production figure of 1,985 aircraft speaks for […]

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Vought F4U Corsair

Vought F4U Corsair

The Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought’s manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy […]
Some Days You Should Stay  in Bed

Some Days You Should Stay in Bed

The engineers were trying to build the lightest airplane with the biggest motor and still make it capable of surviving carrier landings. To do this, they designed the wings lighter and weaker than normal but intended to shed about three feet on each side should it be overstressed. It could fly back to the carrier […]
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