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
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.
Vickers Valentia
The Vickers Valentia was a British flying boat designed during the First World War.
Three Valentia prototypes were built by the Vickers Company at their Barrow works (Walney Island perhaps), havin...
Vickers Valentia - Wikipedia
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
Bernard H.V.41
The Bernard H.V.41 was a racing seaplane designed by Société des Avions Bernard for the French government to compete in the 1929 Schneider Trophy.
The H.V.41 and H.V.40 were two designs ordered fo...
Airship Italia
Airship Italia was a semi-rigid airship used by Italian engineer Umberto Nobile in his second series of flights around the North Pole. In 1928 it crashed.
Italia was an N-class semi-rigid airship,...
Airship Italia - 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
75 Years Since the Hindenburg Disaster
May 6, 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster
Focke-Wulf Fw 57
The Focke-Wulf Fw 57 was a prototype German fighter-bomber. It was built in 1936 but never saw production.
In 1934, the Reich Air Ministry (RLM) declared a requirement for a Kampfzerstorer (Bomber...
Short Satellite
The Short S.4 Satellite was a British small two-seater sporting monoplane, produced in 1924 to take part in the Air Ministry's Two-Seater Light Aeroplane competition on 27 September of that year.
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Short Satellite - Wikipedia
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
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...
Pitcairn PAA-1
The Pitcairn PAA-1 was an autogyro developed in the United States in the early 1930s. Of similar configuration to Pitcairn's earlier machines, the PAA-1 had an airplane-like fuselage with two open coc...
Pitcairn PAA-1 - Wikipedia
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
ACAZ C.2
The ACAZ C.2, Ateliers de Construction Aeronautique de Zeebruge, was a prototype Belgian biplane fighter aircraft.
Built entirely of Duralumin metal, it was an advanced design at the time of its f...
ACAZ C.2 - Wikipedia
Hawker F.20/27
The Hawker F.20/27 was a British fighter design built to an Air Ministry specification for an interceptor in the late 1920s. It was a single-seat biplane powered by a radial engine; the very similar...
Hawker F.20/27 - 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...
Farman F.180
The Farman F.180 Oiseau Bleu (en: Bluebird) was a 1920s French biplane airliner. The F.180 was designed to fly non-stop between Paris and New York, but when the crossing attempt was cancelled three ai...
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
Burnelli GX-3
The Burnelli GX-3, also known as Uppercu-Burnelli UB-SS. was an American twin-engined, mid-wing experimental aircraft which first flew in 1929. Work commenced on this aircraft during development of th...
Burnelli GX-3 - Wikipedia
SAIMAN 202
The SAIMAN 202 was a 1930s Italian two-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by the Società Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Navali (SAIMAN).
Designed in response to an Italian Air Ministry req...