Golden Age of Aviation
The period in the History of aviation between the end of World War I (1918) and the beginning of World War II (1939) was characterised by a progressive change from the slow wood-and-fabric biplanes of...
After 70 Years Of Waiting, WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ Gunner, 94, Revisits Britain. And Dies Quietly There.
Just outside the bunker where Churchill famously said, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few," Melvin Rector quietly passed away.
Why A German Pilot Escorted An American Bomber To Safety During World War II
Once in a while, you hear an old war story that restores your faith in humanity. Usually it involves a moment of quiet in the midst of chaos; some singing or the sharing of a few condiments. But how m...
There's An 'Eerily Untouched' WWII Bomber In Hawaii You Need To See
In February 1942, after America's first heavy bomber offensive raid of World War II, a bullet-riddled U.S. B-17E bomber crash landed in a remote swamp in Papua New Guinea because it was running out of...
75 Years Since the Hindenburg Disaster
May 6, 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster
Aichi AB-6
The Aichi AB-6, or Aichi Experimental 7-Shi Reconnaissance Seaplane, was a prototype Japanese reconnaissance floatplane. It was a single-engined, three-seat biplane intended for the Imperial Japanese ...
Fairey S.9/30
The Fairey S.9/30 was a two-seat, single-engined biplane built to meet an Air Ministry specification for a fleet reconnaissance aircraft. It flew during 1934-6 in both land- and seaplane configuratio...
After 70 Years Of Waiting, WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ Gunner, 94, Revisits Britain. And Dies Quietly There.
Just outside the bunker where Churchill famously said, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few," Melvin Rector quietly passed away.
Breguet Nautilus
The Breguet 790 Nautilus was a prototype French three-seat coastal patrol flying-boat designed and built by Breguet Aviation to meet a requirement from the French navy.
The Nautilus had a high-set...
Loire 250
The Loire 250 was a French single-seat fighter monoplane designed and built by Loire Aviation of St. Nazaire.
The Loire 250 was built to meet a requirement for a single-seat fighter prototype to u...
Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI
The Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI was a French high-wing touring aircraft of the early 1930s.
The PM XI was designed by Peyret-Mauboussin as a Salmson-engined two-seat touring and sporting aircraft of w...
Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI - Wikipedia
Hindenburg disaster
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval A...
Hindenburg disaster - Wikipedia
Parnall Prawn
The Parnall Prawn was an experimental flying boat built in the United Kingdom in 1930. Its single engine was fitted on a tilting mounting in the nose, so that the propeller could be kept clear of the ...
75 Years Since the Hindenburg Disaster
May 6, 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster
Douglas XA-2
The Douglas XA-2 was an American prototype attack aircraft converted from a Douglas O-2 observation aircraft in the spring of 1926 by Douglas Aircraft. Only one prototype aircraft was built and the ty...
Douglas XA-2 - Wikipedia
Boulton Paul Partridge
The Boulton & Paul P.33 Partridge was a single seat single-engined biplane fighter designed to an Air Ministry specification. One prototype was ordered and built for trials in 1928, but it was no...
Boulton Paul Partridge - Wikipedia
Stinson Reliant
The Stinson Reliant was a popular single-engine four to five seat high-wing monoplane manufactured by the Stinson Aircraft Division of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation of Wayne, Michigan.
Th...
Stinson Reliant - Wikipedia
Vickers Viastra
The Vickers Viastra was an all-metal 12-seat passenger high-wing monoplane, with variants powered by one, two and three engines. Two twin-engined Viastras operated commercially in Australia from 1931-...
Vickers Viastra - Wikipedia
Pitcairn PA-19
The Pitcairn PA-19 was a four-seat autogyro developed in the United States in the early 1930s. While most of Pitcairn's autogyro designs featured open cockpits in tandem, the PA-19 had a fully enclose...
Aero A.17
The Aero A.17 was a small sailplane built in Czechoslovakia in 1922. The conventional sailplane wing and tail were held together by an open truss framework, which also supported the pilot.
General...
Aero A.17 - Wikipedia
Avia BH-10
The Avia BH-10 was a single-seat aerobatic sports plane built in Czechoslovakia in 1924, based on the Avia BH-9, which was in turn developed from the BH-5 and BH-1. It was easily visually distinguishe...
Avia BH-10 - Wikipedia
Pitcairn PA-2 Sesquiwing
The Pitcairn PA-2 Sesquiwing "Arrow" is an early biplane designed for air racing and commercial airmail service.
The Sesquiwing featured a quick change motor mount to accommodate a Curtiss C-6 or ...
Pitcairn PA-2 Sesquiwing - Wikipedia
Blohm & Voss BV 138
Blohm is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Tupolev ANT-41
The Tupolev ANT-41 was a prototype Soviet twin-engined torpedo-bomber of the 1930s. A single prototype was built, which was destroyed in a crash. No production followed, with the Ilyushin DB-3 servi...
De Havilland DH.51
The de Havilland DH.51 is a 1920s British three-seat touring biplane built by de Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware.
De Havilland designed the DH.51 as an economical touring biplane, based ...
De Havilland DH.51 - Wikipedia
Stearman C3
The Stearman C3 was an American-built civil biplane aircraft of the 1920s, designed by Stearman Aircraft of Wichita, Kansas. It was also the first Stearman aircraft to receive a type certificate.
Stearman C3 - Wikipedia
Ansaldo A.120
The Ansaldo A.120 (sometimes called the FIAT A.120, since FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino - Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) bought Ansaldo) was a reconnaissance aircraft developed in It...
Ansaldo A.120 - Wikipedia
Abrial A-2 Vautour
The A-2 Vautour (Vulture) was a single-seat French glider that was designed by Georges Abrial in 1925. It was built of wood and plywood.
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Fizir F1V
The Fizir F1V (Serbian Cyrillic:Физир Ф1В) was the basis from which engineer Rudolf Fizir developed a series of single-engined, two-seat, reconnaissance biplanes fitted with different engines. Constru...
Fizir F1V - Wikipedia
Bernard SIMB AB 14
The Bernard SIMB AB 14 was a 1920s French single-seat sesquiplane fighter aircraft designed and built by the Société Industrielle des Métaux et du Bois (SIMB). With a reluctance of the French authorit...
Bernard SIMB AB 14 - Wikipedia