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Aerodrome / Aerodrome

#1 Advanced Landing Ground

Advanced Landing Grounds ( ALGs ) were temporary advance airfields constructed by the Allies during World War II during the liberation of Europe. They were built in the UK prior to the invasion and thereafter in northwest Europe from 6 June 1944 to V-E Day , 7 May 1945. It has been suggested that th

#2 Mitchel Air Force Base

Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field , was a United States Air Force base located on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island , New York , United States . Established in 1918 as Hazelhurst Aviation Field #2 , the facility was renamed later that year as Mitchel Field in honor of former New Y

#3 Ie Shima Airfield

Ie Shima Auxiliary Airfield ( 伊江島補助飛行場 , Iejima Hojo Hikōjō ) is a training facility, managed by the United States Marine Corps and a former World War II airfield complex on Ie Shima , an island located off the northwest coast of Okinawa Island in the East China Sea . The airfield as such was inacti

#4 Tonopah Test Range Airport

Tonopah Test Range Airport ( IATA : XSD , ICAO : KTNX , FAA LID : TNX ) , [2] [3] [4] at the Tonopah Test Range (Senior Trend project site PS-66 ) [5] is 27   NM (50   km; 31   mi) southeast of Tonopah , Nevada and 140   mi (230   km) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada . It is a major airfield with a 12

#5 Saint-Inglevert Airfield

Saint-Inglevert Airfield is a general aviation airfield at Saint-Inglevert , Pas-de-Calais , [Note 1] France . In the First World War an airfield was established near Saint-Inglevert by the Royal Flying Corps , later passing to the Royal Air Force on formation and thus becoming RAF Saint Inglevert .

#6 Chitose Air Base

Chitose Air Base ( 千歳基地 , Chitose Kichi ) ( ICAO : RJCJ ) , is a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base located in Chitose , Hokkaidō , adjacent to New Chitose Airport . It is the JASDF 's primary base in northern Japan and tasked with monitoring Japan's maritime borders with Russia . It was also Hokkaid

#7 RCAF Station Jarvis

Royal Canadian Air Force Station Jarvis was a Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) station located near Jarvis, Ontario . The station was home to No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School and is usually known by that name. [note 1] Bombing and Gunnery schools trained Air Gunners, W

#8 Rock County Airport

Rock County Airport ( ICAO : KRBE , FAA LID : RBE ) is a public use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district of Bassett , a city in Rock County , Nebraska , United States . It is owned by the Rock County Airport Authority. [1] According to the FAA's Nati

#9 Naha Air Base

Naha Air Base ( 那覇基地 , Naha Kichi ) , formally known as the Kōkū Jieitai Naha Kichi ( 航空自衛隊那覇基地 ) , is an air base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force formerly under control of the United States Air Force . It is located at Naha Airport on the Oroku Peninsula in Naha , Okinawa , Japan. [2] [3] For t

#10 Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport ( IATA : LAX , ICAO : KLAX , FAA LID : LAX ) , commonly referred to as LAX (with each letter pronounced individually), is the largest and busiest international airport serving Los Angeles and the surrounding metropolitan area . LAX is located in the Westchester neig

#11 Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport

Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport ( IATA : BHM [4] , ICAO : KBHM , FAA LID : BHM ) , formerly Birmingham Municipal Airport and later Birmingham International Airport , is a civil-military airport serving Birmingham, Alabama . The airport also provides scheduled airline service for the B

#12 Sansapor Airfield

Sansapor Airfield (also known as Mar Airfield ) is a former World War II airfield located in the village of Werur , in Tambrauw Regency , West Papua , Indonesia . The airfield was abandoned after the war and today is almost totally returned to its natural state. Sansapor Airfield Part of Fifth Air F

#13 Kulbakino Air Base

Kulbakino ( ICAO : UKOR ) is an air base of the Ukrainian Air Force located near Mykolaiv , Mykolaiv Oblast , Ukraine. Ukrainian Air Force base Kulbakino/Mykolaiv Mykolaiv , Mykolaiv Oblast in   Ukraine Kulbakino Shown within Mykolaiv Oblast Show map of Mykolaiv Oblast Kulbakino Kulbakino (Ukraine)

#14 Chandigarh Airport

Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport ( IATA : IXC , ICAO : VICG ) is a customs airport serving the Punjab and Chandigarh Union Territory . The airport is located in the village of Jhiurheri, Mohali, Punjab. [6] The airport caters to six domestic airlines and connects Chandigarh to 17 domestic

#15 RAF Atcham

Royal Air Force Atcham or more simply RAF Atcham is a former Royal Air Force station located 5 miles (8   km) east of Shrewsbury , Shropshire , England , on the north eastern boundary of Attingham Park . Former RAF base in Shropshire, England RAF Atcham USAAF Station 342 Shrewsbury , Shropshire in  

#16 Alta Airport

Alta Airport ( Norwegian : Alta lufthavn ; IATA : ALF , ICAO : ENAT ) is an international airport serving Alta , a town and municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway . The airport is located at Elvebakken , 4 kilometers (2.5   mi) east of the city center. It has a single, 2,253-meter (7,392  

#17 Albert Whitted Airport

Albert Whitted Airport ( IATA : SPG , ICAO : KSPG , FAA LID : SPG ) is a public airport in St. Petersburg , Pinellas County , Florida , United States. [1] It is on the west edge of Tampa Bay , just southeast of downtown St. Petersburg and east of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg . Airp

#18 Gannan Xiahe Airport

Gannan Xiahe Airport ( IATA : GXH , ICAO : ZLXH ) is an airport in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture , Gansu Province , China. It is located above Amuquhu Town (Amqog) in Xiahe County , 72 kilometres (45   mi) from the county seat and 56   km (35   mi) from Hezuo , the capital of Gannan Prefectur

#19 Biddeford Municipal Airport

Biddeford Municipal Airport ( FAA LID : B19 ) is a public use airport in York County , Maine , United States . It is owned by the City of Biddeford and is located two nautical miles (3.70 km) south of the central business district . [1] Airport Biddeford Municipal Airport IATA : none ICAO : none FAA

#20 Cheb Airport

Cheb Airport (in Czech Letiště Cheb ) ( ICAO : LKCB) is the oldest in the Czech Republic . It is located 4.5   km from city of Cheb (in German Eger ). Airport in Cheb Cheb Airport Letiště Cheb Cheb Airport IATA : none ICAO : LKCB [1] Summary Airport type sport Owner Town Cheb Operator Aeroklub Karlo

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#1 Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is a large, long-range wide-body airliner designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. After introducing the 707 in October 1958, Pan Am wanted a jet 2 + 1 ⁄ 2 times its size, to reduce its seat cost by 30% to democratize air travel. In 1965, Joe Sutt

#2 Shark.Aero Shark

The Shark.Aero Shark is a conventionally laid out, single engine, low wing ultralight aircraft and light-sport aircraft which seats two in tandem . It was first flown on 19 August 2009 and is built in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic by Shark.Aero . It has optionally fixed or retractable landing

#3 Beriev A-60

The Beriev A-60 is a Soviet /Russian airborne laser laboratory aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76MD transport. Sovietic plane Beriev A-60 Beriev A-60 1A2 flying laboratory Role Airborne laser laboratory Type of aircraft Manufacturer Beriev First flight 19 August 1981 Primary   users Russian Air Fo

#4 Carr Special

The Carr Special , also called the Carr Racer , the Saginaw Junior , and the Blackhawk , was an American low-wing monoplane racing aircraft developed in 1931. [1] [2] Carr Special Role Racing aircraft Type of aircraft National origin United States Designer Walter J. Carr , Ralph Koehler First flight

#5 De Havilland Mosquito operational history

The de Havilland Mosquito was a British light bomber that served in many roles during and after the Second World War . Mosquito-equipped squadrons performed medium bomber , reconnaissance , tactical strike , anti-submarine warfare and shipping attack and night fighter duties, both defensive and offe

#6 Beechcraft Premier I

The Beechcraft Premier I is a light business jet aircraft manufactured by the Beechcraft division of Hawker Beechcraft . The aircraft was designed to compete with the Cessna CitationJet series of aircraft. [2] Beechcraft 390 (Premier I/IA) Role Business Jet Type of aircraft Manufacturer Raytheon / H

#7 Sukhoi Su-17

The Sukhoi Su-17 ( izdeliye S-32) is a variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed for the Soviet military. Its NATO reporting name is " Fitter ". Developed from the Sukhoi Su-7 , the Su-17 was the first variable-sweep wing aircraft to enter Soviet service. Two subsequent Sukhoi aircraft, the Su-20

#8 North American A-36

The North American A-36 (listed in some sources as "Apache" or "Invader" , but generally called Mustang ) was the ground-attack / dive bomber version of the North American P-51 Mustang , from which it could be distinguished by the presence of rectangular, slatted dive brakes above and below the wing

#9 Antonov An-26

The Antonov An-26 ( NATO reporting name : Curl ) is a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft , designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986. [2] Soviet military transport aircraft An-26 An-26 of the Serbian Air Force Role Transport aircraft Type of aircraft Na

#10 Bréguet 1150 Atlantic

The Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic is a long-range maritime patrol aircraft designed and manufactured by French aircraft manufacturer Breguet Aviation . Br.1150 Atlantic Atlantique 2 Breguet Atlantic of the French Navy Role Maritime patrol aircraft Type of aircraft Manufacturer Breguet Aviation First flig

#11 Grumman F-14 Tomcat

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American carrier-capable supersonic , twin-engine , two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft . The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy 's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the General Dynamics-Grumman F-111B proj

#12 Boeing 767

The Boeing 767 is an American wide-body aircraft developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes . The aircraft was launched as the 7X7 program on July 14, 1978, the prototype first flew on September 26, 1981, and it was certified on July 30, 1982. The original 767-200 entered service on S

#13 Supermarine Spitfire

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II . Many variants of the Spitfire were built, from the Mk 1 to the Rolls-Royce Griffon engined Mk 24 using several wing configurations and gu

#14 Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American wide-body jet airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes . After dropping its Sonic Cruiser project, Boeing announced the conventional 7E7 on January 29, 2003, focused on efficiency. The program was launched on April 26, 2004, with an

#15 Bugatti Model 100

The Bugatti Model 100 was a purpose built air racer designed to compete in the 1939 Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race . The aircraft was not completed by the September 1939 deadline and was put in storage prior to the German invasion of France . French air racer of the late 1930s Bugatti Model 100 Buga

#16 Blohm & Voss BV 222

The Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking (Pronounced "Veeking") was a large, six-engined German flying boat of World War II . Originally designed as a commercial transport, it was the largest seaplane to attain production status during the war. [1] 1940 flying boat family by Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking The BV

#17 HESA Saeqeh

The HESA Saeqeh ( Persian : صاعقه , "thunderbolt"), alternatively spelt Sa'eqeh ; Saegheh , or Saeqeh-80 , [1] is an Iranian built single-seat jet fighter, derived from the American Northrop F-5 . [2] [3] A joint product of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force and the Iranian Ministry of Defence,

#18 Cessna 180 Skywagon

The Cessna 180 Skywagon is a four- or six-seat, fixed conventional gear general aviation airplane which was produced between 1953 and 1981. Though the design is no longer in production, many of these aircraft are still in use as personal aircraft and in utility roles such as bush flying . [1] Americ

#19 De Havilland Mosquito

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engined, shoulder-winged , multirole combat aircraft , introduced during the Second World War . Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the "Wooden Wonder", [4] or "Mossie". [5] Lord Beaverbrook , Minister of Aircra

#20 Fokker E.I

The Fokker E.I was the first fighter aircraft to enter service with the Fliegertruppe of the Deutsches Heer in World War I . Its arrival at the front in mid-1915 marked the start of a period known as the " Fokker Scourge " during which the E.I and its successors achieved a measure of air superiority

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#1 French seaplane carrier Commandant Teste

Commandant Teste was a large seaplane tender of the French Navy ( French : Marine Nationale ) built before World War II . She was designed to be as large as possible without counting against the Washington Treaty limits. During the Spanish Civil War , she protected neutral merchant shipping and play

#2 Type B1 submarine

The Type B1 submarine ( 巡潜乙型潜水艦 , Junsen Otsu-gata sensuikan , lit. "Cruiser submarine type B") , also called I-15 -class submarine ( 伊一五型潜水艦 , I-jū-go-gata sensuikan ) was the first group of boats of the Type B cruiser submarines built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1940s. In total

#3 USS Saratoga (CV-3)

USS Saratoga (CV-3) was a Lexington -class aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during the 1920s. Originally designed as a battlecruiser , she was converted into one of the Navy's first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The ship en

#4 USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth Nimitz -class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy . She is the second Navy ship to have been named after the former President Abraham Lincoln . Her home port is NAS North Island , San Diego, California; she is a member of the United States Pacific Fle

#5 HMS Implacable (R86)

HMS Implacable was the name ship of her class of two aircraft carriers built for the Royal Navy during World War II . Upon completion in 1944, she was initially assigned to the Home Fleet and attacked targets in Norway for the rest of the year. She was subsequently assigned to the British Pacific Fl

#6 Timeline for aircraft carrier service

Aircraft carriers have their origins during the days of World War I . The earliest experiments consisted of fitting temporary "flying off" platforms to the gun turrets of the warships of several nations, notably the United States and the United Kingdom. The first ship to be modified with a permanent

#7 USS Ronald Reagan

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz -class , nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy . The ninth ship of her class, [5] she is named in honor of Ronald W. Reagan , President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was built at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport

#8 USS Nimitz

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy , and the lead ship of her class . One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched, and commissioned as CVAN-68, "aircraft carrier, attack, nuclear powered ", but she was later redesignated as CVN-68, "aircraf

#9 Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship

The Iwo Jima -class amphibious assault ships of the United States Navy were the first amphibious assault ships designed and built as dedicated helicopter carriers , capable of operating up to 20 helicopters to carry up to 1,800 marines ashore. [1] They were named for battles featuring the United Sta

#10 USS Okinawa (LPH-3)

USS Okinawa (LPH–3) was the second Iwo Jima -class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy . She was the second Navy ship assigned the name "Okinawa", in honor of the World War II Battle of Okinawa . Iwo Jima–class amphibious assault ship For other ships with the same name, see USS Okinawa

#11 USS Kula Gulf

USS Vermillion Bay (CVE-108) was an Commencement Bay -class escort carrier of the United States Navy . She was renamed Kula Gulf on 6 November 1943; laid down by Todd-Pacific Shipyards , Inc., Tacoma, Wash. on 16 December 1943; launched on 15 August 1944; sponsored by Miss Dorothy Mott; completed by

#12 Japanese fleet oiler Hayasui

The Hayasui ( 速吸 , "Quick Absorption" ) was a Japanese fleet oiler (hybrid tanker/carrier) of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), serving during World War II . Aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy Hayasui sinking on 19 August 1944 History Name Hayasui Namesake Hayasui-no Seto Builder Harima

#13 USS Anzio (CVE-57)

USS Anzio (ACV/CVE/CVHE-57) , was a Casablanca -class escort carrier of the United States Navy that saw service during World War II in the Pacific War . Originally classified as an auxiliary aircraft carrier ACV-57 , the vessel was laid down in 1942, in Vancouver, Washington , by the Kaiser Shipbuil

#14 USS Kasaan Bay

USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69) was the fifteenth of fifty Casablanca -class escort carriers built for the United States Navy during World War II . She was named after Kasaan Bay, a name assigned to the bay by the local Haida Indians . The bay is located within Prince of Wales Island , which at the time was

#15 USS Makin Island (LHD-8)

USS Makin Island (LHD-8) , a Wasp -class amphibious assault ship , is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Makin Island , target of the Marine Raiders ' Makin Island raid early on in the United States' involvement in World War II . For other ships with the same name, see USS Mak

#16 USS Wright (AV-1)

USS Wright (AZ-1/AV-1) was a one-of-a-kind auxiliary ship in the United States Navy , named for aviation pioneer Orville Wright . Originally built as a kite balloon tender, she was converted into a seaplane tender after kite balloons were no longer used. Tender of the United States Navy For other sh

#17 USS Ranger (CV-4)

USS Ranger (CV-4) was an interwar United States Navy aircraft carrier , the only ship of its class. As a Treaty ship , Ranger was the first U.S. vessel to be designed and built from the keel up as a carrier. She was relatively small, just 730   ft (222.5   m) long and under 15,000 long tons (15,000

#18 USS Natoma Bay

USS Natoma Bay (CVE–62) was a Casablanca -class escort carrier of the United States Navy that served in the Pacific War during World War II . The carrier entered service in 1943 and participated in a series of operations in the South Pacific including the Philippines campaign , the Battle off Samar

#19 San Giorgio-class amphibious transport dock

The San Giorgio class are amphibious transport docks (LPD) [1] [2] [3] built by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. These ships can carry a battalion of troops, and up to 36 armored vehicles. The stern floodable dock can accommodate three landing craft. The ships are based at the Brindisi naval base o

#20 HMAS Albatross (1928)

HMAS Albatross (later HMS Albatross ) was a seaplane tender of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), which was later transferred to the Royal Navy and used as a repair ship . Albatross was built by Cockatoo Island Dockyard during the mid-1920s and entered service at the start of 1929. The ship experience

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#1 History of United Airlines

United Airlines is the third largest airline in the world, with 86,852 employees (which includes the entire holding company United Airlines Holdings) and 721 aircraft. It was the brainchild of William Boeing and emerged from his consolidation of numerous carriers and equipment manufacturers from 192

#2 Fly Romania

Fly Romania was [1] a brand of the Romanian airline Ten Airways for low-cost operations , [2] which operated for a few months only from Bucharest-Henri Coandă , Timișoara and Tulcea . The company slogan was It's about you. Former Romanian airline Fly Romania IATA ICAO Callsign X5 OTJ TENDER AIR Foun

#3 Moldavian Airlines

Moldavian Airlines was [1] an airline with its head office on the property of Chişinău International Airport in Chişinău in Moldova . [2] It operated scheduled international services from Chişinău to destinations in Romania and Italy. Its main base was Chişinău International Airport. [3] Former airl

#4 History of Braathens (1994–2004)

Braathens SAFE 's domestic market was deregulated on 1 April 1994. Since then, any airline within the European Economic Area is free to operate any domestic or international route. Braathens rejected a proposal from the main competitor Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) for a merger; instead the hel

#5 British Caledonian in the 1970s

British Caledonian (BCal) came into being in November 1970 when the Scottish charter airline Caledonian Airways , at the time Britain's second-largest, wholly privately owned, independent [nb 1] airline , took over British United Airways (BUA), then the largest British independent airline as well as

#6 List of Boeing 737 operators

The list of Boeing 737 operators and owners lists both former and current operators of the aircraft. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page . ( Learn how and when to remove these template messages ) This article needs attention from an exper

#7 Air Kufra

Air Kufra ( Arabic : الكُفرة للطيران ) ( IATA : 7F ,   ICAO : KAV ) was a small Libyian charter airline . It was mainly operated out of Kufra Airport . It had only one commercial aircraft, which was leased from Buraq Air , [1] along with a cargo aircraft, an Ilyushin Il-76TD . [2] The airline had tw

#8 History of Braathens SAFE (1946–1993)

Braathens South American & Far East Airtransport A/S or Braathens SAFE was founded by ship-owner Ludvig G. Braathen in 1946. It started as a charter airline based at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in Norway , flying to destinations in the Far East and in South America. At first the airline used Douglas DC

#9 LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines , legally incorporated as Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. ( Polish pronunciation:   [lɔt] , flight ), is the flag carrier of Poland . [6] Established in 1928, LOT was a founding member of IATA and remains one of the world's oldest airlines in operation. [2] With a fleet of 75 air

#10 Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines is a Canadian low-cost airline headquartered in Edmonton , Alberta . [9] The company operates scheduled passenger and chartered services with a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. The company slogan is Plane and Simple. The airline promotes itself as being Canada's only independent Ultra Lo

#11 Karair

Karair was an airline from Finland . Initially having offered scheduled passenger flights, the company became a subsidiary of Finnair , mainly operating on holiday charter routes. This article includes a list of general references , but it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations . ( November

#12 Buffalo Airways

Buffalo Airways is a family-run airline based in Yellowknife , Northwest Territories , Canada, established in 1970. Buffalo Airways was launched by Bob Gauchie [4] [5] and later sold to one of his pilots, Joe McBryan (aka "Buffalo Joe"). It operates charter passenger, charter cargo, firefighting , a

#13 Invicta International Airlines

Invicta International Airlines Ltd was a charter airline based at Manston Airport in the United Kingdom. It operated non-scheduled passenger and freight services between 1965 and 1982. UK charter airline Invicta International Airlines IATA ICAO Callsign IM "India Mike" or "Invicta" Founded 1964 Comm

#14 Region Avia

Region Avia ( Russian : Регион-Авиа ), also styled Region-Avia or Region Avia Airlines , was a regional airline based in Moscow, Russia , operating scheduled passenger flights out of Domodedovo International Airport , and chartered services out of Bykovo Airport . [1] Region Avia Регион-Авиа IATA IC

#15 Air Nigeria

Air Nigeria (originally Virgin Nigeria Airways , and then Nigerian Eagle Airlines ) was the national flag carrier of Nigeria , [1] which operated scheduled regional and domestic passenger services. The airline's base was Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Ikeja , its head office was in Lagos

#16 CargoLogicAir

CargoLogicAir, Ltd. (CLA) is a British cargo airline with its headquarters at London Heathrow Airport . [2] After the Global Supply Systems ' contract with British Airways World Cargo was terminated in January 2014, CLA effectively became the only British all-cargo airline, absorbing some of the Glo

#17 Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman Bangladesh Airlines ( Bengali : বিমান বাংলাদেশ এয়ারলাইন্স ) commonly known as Biman ( Bengali : বিমান ), [nb 1] pronounced / b iː m ɑː n / ( bee-mah-n ), is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh . [7] With its main hub at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka , the airline also op

#18 Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines is an American ultra low-cost carrier headquartered in Houston , Texas . It previously operated charter flights as Casino Express Airlines and Xtra Airways , before transitioning to scheduled operations and rebranding as Avelo Airlines on April 8, 2021. [2] [3] The airline's first sch

#19 Pan Am

Pan American World Airways , originally founded as Pan American Airways [2] and commonly known as Pan Am , was an American airline that was the principal and largest international air carrier and unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States for much of the 20th century. It was the first air

#20 British European Airways

British European Airways ( BEA ), formally British European Airways Corporation , was a British airline which existed from 1946 until 1974. Defunct airline of the United Kingdom (1946—1974) For the later airline briefly known as British European, see Flybe (1979–2020) . For the current-day successor

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#1 Zeppelin LZ 72

LZ 72 (navy designation L 31) was an R Class super- zeppelin belonging to the Imperial German Navy . It was commanded by Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Mathy, an experienced commander, and took part in several raids over London during World War I . [1] It also participated in a reconnaissance role during

#2 Zeppelin R Class

The Zeppelin R Class was a type of rigid airship developed by Zeppelin Luftschiffbau in 1916 for use by the Imperial German Navy and the German Army for bombing and naval patrol work. Introduced in July 1916 at a time when British air defences were becoming increasingly capable, several were lost in

#3 Skyhook balloon

Skyhook balloons were high-altitude balloons developed by Otto C. Winzen and General Mills, Inc . They were used by the United States Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the late 1940s and 1950s for atmospheric research, especially for constant-level meteorological observations at very high altit

#4 List of Zeppelins

This is a complete list of Zeppelins constructed by the German Zeppelin companies from 1900 until 1938. Other rigid airships that are also sometimes referred to as zeppelins but not built by Zeppelin are not included. For other uses of "Zeppelin", see Zeppelin (disambiguation) . This article needs a

#5 Detroit ZMC-2

The ZMC-2 (Zeppelin Metal Clad 200,000 cubic foot capacity) [1] was the only successfully operated metal-skinned airship ever built. [2] Constructed at Naval Air Station Grosse Ile by The Aircraft Development Corporation of Detroit, [1] the ZMC-2 was operated by the U.S. Navy at Lakehurst, New Jerse

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#1 Jagdgeschwader 52

Jagdgeschwader 52 (JG 52) [lower-alpha 1] was a German World War II fighter Geschwader ( wing ) that exclusively used the Messerschmitt Bf 109 throughout the war. The unit originally formed near Munich in November 1938, then moved to a base near Stuttgart . JG 52 became the most successful fighter-

#2 No. 10 Squadron RAF

Number 10 Squadron is a Royal Air Force squadron. The squadron has served in a variety of roles (observation, bombing, transport and aerial refuelling) over its 90-year history. It currently flies the Airbus Voyager KC2/KC3 in the transport/tanker role from RAF Brize Norton , Oxfordshire . Flying sq

#3 No. 64 Squadron RAF

No. 64 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal Air Force . It was first formed on 1 August 1916 as a squadron of the Royal Flying Corps . It was disbanded on 31 January 1991 at RAF Leuchars . Defunct flying squadron of the Royal Air Force This article includes a list of general references , but it lack

#4 Jagdstaffel 30

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 30 , commonly abbreviated to Jasta 30 , was a "hunting group" (i.e., fighter squadron) of the Luftstreitkräfte , the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I . The unit would score a minimum of 63 aerial victories during the war, at the expense of twelve kill

#5 Jagdstaffel 32

Royal Bavarian Jagdstaffel 32 , commonly abbreviated to Jasta 32 , was a "hunting group" (i.e., fighter squadron) of the German Luftstreitkräfte , the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I . The unit would score 41 aerial victories during the war, including four enemy observation ba

#6 No. 3 Squadron RAF

Number 3 Squadron , also known as No. 3 (Fighter) Squadron , of the Royal Air Force operates the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 from RAF Coningsby , Lincolnshire , since reforming on 1 April 2006. [2] It was first formed on 13 May 1912 as one of the first squadrons of the Royal Flying Corps – being the fi

#7 402 Squadron

402 "City of Winnipeg" Squadron ( French: 402 e Escadron ) is a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron based in Winnipeg , Manitoba, Canada 402 Squadron 402 e Escadron     (French) Active 1932–1945 1946–present Country   Canada Branch Royal Canadian Air Force Role Training Part   of 17 Wing Garrison/HQ C

#8 No. 8 Squadron RAF

Number 8 Squadron (sometimes written as No. VIII Squadron ) of the Royal Air Force last operated the Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 ( AWACS ) from RAF Waddington , Lincolnshire . As of 2020, the RAF AWACS fleet was made up of three Sentry AEW1s, down from seven originally ordered in the late 1980s. [2] Pur

#9 410 Tactical Fighter Operational Training Squadron

410 Tactical Fighter Operational Training Squadron (French: 410 e Escadron d'entraînement opérationnel à l'appui tactique ), nicknamed the "Cougars", is a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft squadron currently located at Canada's primary training base for the CF-18 (Canadian Forces version of the McDo

#10 Escadron de Chasse 1/2 Cigognes

Escadron de Chasse 1/2 Cigognes (Fighter Squadron 1/2 Cigognes) is a French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'air et de l'espace) fighter squadron currently stationed at BA 116 Luxeuil - Saint-Sauveur Air Base , Haute-Saône , France ( ICAO : LFSX ) . [1] Fighter Squadron 1/2 Cigognes Escadron de Chass

#11 No. 279 Squadron RAF

No 279 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force air-sea rescue squadron of World War II . The squadron was formed on 16 November 1941 and disbanded on 10 March 1946. No. 279 Squadron RAF One of No. 279 Squadron's Avro Lancasters carrying a lifeboat in December 1945 Active 16 Nov 1941 – 10 Mar 1946 Country

#12 Jagdgeschwader 53

Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) was a Luftwaffe fighter - wing of World War II . It operated in Western Europe and in the Mediterranean . Jagdgeschwader 53 - or as it was better known, the "Pik As" (Ace of Spades) Geschwader - was one of the oldest German fighter units of World War II with its origins goi

#13 No. 109 Squadron RAF

No. 109 Squadron RAF was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Air Force . Defunct flying squadron of the Royal Air Force No. 109 Squadron RAF Active 1 Nov 1917 – 19 Aug 1918 10 Dec 1940 – 30 Sep 1945 1 Oct 1945 – 1 Feb 1957 Country United Kingdom Branch Royal Air Force Motto(s) Latin : Primi hastati ("

#14 303rd Intelligence Squadron

303rd Intelligence Squadron ( 303 IS ) is an intelligence unit of the United States Air Force located at Osan AB , South Korea . Also known as "Skivvy Nine," the squadron is a tenant unit of the 51st Fighter Wing , although it is operationally a component of the 480th Intelligence Wing . [3] Most Sk

#15 Escadrille Spa.152

Escadrille Spa.152 (originally Escadrille N.152 ) was a French fighter squadron active 1917 through 1918 during World War I. It was credited with destruction of 15 German airplanes, 27 observation balloons , and a Zeppelin . Escadrille Spa.152 Active 1917–1918 Country   France Branch   French Air Se

#16 List of wings of the Royal Air Force

Wings within the Royal Air Force have both administrative and tactical applications. Over the years, the structure and role of wings has changed to meet the demands placed on the RAF. Many of the RAF's numbered wings were originally Royal Flying Corps (RFC) or Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) units. W

#17 Escadrille 23

Escadrille 23 of the French Air Force was formed at Brie on 4 August 1914. Escadrille MS 23 - N 23 - SPA 23 Ace Eugene Gilbert Active 4 August 1914- Country   France Branch   French Air Service Type Fighter Squadron Engagements World War I Commanders Notable commanders Captaine Carl Marie Francois v

#18 138th Aero Squadron

The 138th Aero Squadron was a United States Army Air Service unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I . Not to be confused with New York Air National Guard 138th Attack Squadron . 138th Aero Squadron 138th Aero Squadron formation, Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome, France, November 1919 Activ

#19 106th Rescue Wing

The 106th Rescue Wing (106th RQW) is a unit of the New York Air National Guard , stationed at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base , Westhampton Beach, New York. If activated to federal service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Air Combat Command . This article needs addition

#20 No. 245 Squadron RAF

No. 245 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal Air Force . It flew as an anti-submarine squadron during World War I and as a fighter squadron during World War II . After the war it was first a jet-fighter squadron and its last role was as a radar-calibration unit. No. 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron

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Design / Design

#1 Helicopter

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by horizontally spinning rotors . This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically , to hover , and to fly forward, backward and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated area

#2 Wright brothers

The Wright brothers , Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), [lower-alpha 1] were American aviation pioneers generally credited [3] [4] [5] with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful motor-operated airplane . They

#3 Hugh Latimer Dryden

Hugh Latimer Dryden (July 2, 1898 – December 2, 1965) was an American aeronautical scientist and civil servant . He served as NASA Deputy Administrator from August 19, 1958, until his death. American aeronautical scientist and civil servant (1898–1965) Hugh Dryden Dryden in 1959 Born July 2, 1898  

#4 Autogyro

An autogyro (from Greek αὐτός and γύρος , "self-turning"), also known as a gyroplane , is a type of rotorcraft that uses an unpowered rotor in free autorotation to develop lift . Forward thrust is provided independently, by an engine-driven propeller . While similar to a helicopter rotor in appearan

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Designer / Designer

#1 Walter Jacobi

Walter Jacobi (January 13, 1918 – August 19, 2009) [2] was a rocket scientist and member of the " von Braun rocket group", at Peenemünde (1939–1945) working on the V-2 rockets in World War II . Walter Jacobi Jacobi in 2002 Born January 13, 1918 Saalfeld , [1] Germany Died August 19, 2009 (2009-08-19

#2 John Carmack

John D. Carmack II [1] (born August 20, 1970) [1] is an American computer programmer and video game developer . He co-founded the video game company id Software and was the lead programmer of its 1990s games Commander Keen , Wolfenstein 3D , Doom , Quake , and their sequels. Carmack made innovations

#3 Francis Stewart Briggs

Francis Stewart Briggs (18 September 1897 – 21 July 1966) was a pioneering Australian aviator. Frank Briggs learnt to fly with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War . During the Peace Conference in 1919 he flew delegates between London and Paris and was the personal pilot of Australia's Prim

#4 Geoffrey Salmond

Air Chief Marshal Sir William Geoffrey Hanson Salmond , KCB , KCMG , DSO (19 August 1878 – 27 April 1933) was a senior commander in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War . Remaining in the Royal Air Force after the war, he held senior appointments in the Middle East, Great Britain and In

#5 List of pilots awarded an Aviator's Certificate by the Royal Aero Club in 1913

The Royal Aero Club issued Aviators Certificates from 1910. These were internationally recognised under the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale .

#6 Richard Leroy Walters

Richard Leroy Walters (May 3, 1931 – August 19, 2007) was a jet propulsion engineer who died homeless in Phoenix, Arizona and left a bequest of $4 million to charities, including National Public Radio and the Mission of Mercy, in Phoenix. [1] Homeless philanthropist (1931–2007) Richard Leroy Walters

#7 Didier Masson

Didier Masson (23 February 1886 – 2 June 1950) was a pioneering French aviator. He was born in Asnières , France. [1] He died and was buried in Mérida , Yucatan , Mexico. [2] Among his adventures was his life as a pioneering barnstormer , being the second flier in history to bomb a surface warship,

#8 Joseph Francis Shea

Joseph Francis Shea (September 5, 1925 – February 14, 1999) was an American aerospace engineer and NASA manager. Born in the New York City borough of the Bronx , he was educated at the University of Michigan , receiving a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1955. After working for Bell Labs on the rad

#9 James Whitted

Lt. James Albert Whitted (February 14, 1893 – August 19, 1923), was an American aviator and St. Petersburg, Florida 's best-known pilot. During Whitted's career he ran a commercial air service business, was an instructor at the Naval flight school, and was also an engineer. Whitted was killed in a p

#10 Lu Xiaopeng

Lu Xiaopeng ( Chinese : 陆孝彭 ; Wade–Giles : Lu Hsiao-p'eng ; 19 August 1920 – 16 October 2000) was a Chinese aircraft designer who spent most of his career at Hongdu Aviation (formerly Nanchang Aircraft). He was the chief designer of the Nanchang Q-5 supersonic attack aircraft, one of the most widely

#11 Harold Blackburn

Wing Commander Harold Blackburn , MC , AFC (19 January 1879 – 29 April 1959) was a British aviation pioneer. Blackburn was the first pilot to carry newspapers for commercial sale by air [1] and on 22 July 1914 piloted the first scheduled airline service in Great Britain. British aviation pioneer Har

#12 Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin ( German : Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von   Zeppelin ; [1] 8 July 1838 – 8 March 1917) was a German general and later inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships. His name soon became synonymous with airships and dominated long-distance flight until the 1930s. He f

#13 Ary Abramovich Sternfeld

Ary Sternfeld (14 May 1905 – 5 July 1980) was co-creator of the modern aerospace science . He was a Polish engineer of Jewish origin, who studied in Poland and France. From 1935 until his death he worked in Moscow. Polish-Russian early spaceflight scientist This article includes a list of general re

#14 John M. Riebe

John Michael Riebe (8 May 1921 – 21 February 2011) was an American aeronautical engineer and inventor who contributed to the early designs of flight surfaces. Other significant contributions included being project engineer in the development of the Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter, involvement with short

#15 Traian Vuia

Traian Vuia or Trajan Vuia ( Romanian pronunciation:   [traˈjan ˈvuja] ; August 17, 1872 – September 3, 1950) was a Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer who designed, built and tested the first tractor monoplane . He was the first to demonstrate that a flying machine could rise into the air by run

#16 List of pilots awarded an Aviator's Certificate by the Aéro-Club de France in 1911

The Aéro-Club de France issued Aviators Certificates from 1909. [1] These were internationally recognised under the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale . French aviators' licences were issued from 1 January 1910, but by this time many aviation pioneers, e.g. Louis Blériot and the Wright brothers

#17 Vecihi Hürkuş

Vecihi Hürkuş (6 January 1896 – 16 July 1969) was a Turkish aviation engineer and aviation pioneer. He built Turkey's first aircraft, the Vecihi K-VI . Turkish aviator (1896–1969) Vecihi Hürkuş Hürkuş in the 1930s Born ( 1896-01-06 ) 6 January 1896 Arnavutköy , Istanbul Died 16 July 1969 (1969-07-16

#18 Boris Lisunov

Boris Pavlovich Lisunov ( Russian : Борис Павлович Лисунов ; 19 August 1898 – 3 November 1946) was a Soviet aerospace engineer . Boris Lisunov Boris Lisunov Born ( 1898-08-19 ) 19 August 1898 Astrakhan Governorate , Russian Empire Died 3 November 1946 (1946-11-03) (aged   48) Moscow , Soviet Union N

#19 Thierry Thys

Thierry Thys (May 2, 1931 in San Francisco, CA – August 19, 2009) was an American pilot and metallurgical engineer , who held the world's distance and altitude record for sailplane flight in 1970, and in 2002, made the first self-launched sailplane flight from Pt. Barrow, Alaska to Cape Horn, Chile

#20 Robert Stanley (aviator)

Robert Morris Stanley (August 19, 1912 – July 16, 1977) was an American test pilot and engineer. He became the first American to fly a jet aircraft as a test pilot for Bell Aircraft . For other people named Robert Stanley, see Robert Stanley (disambiguation) . Robert Stanley ENS Robert "Bob" Stanley

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Engine / Engine

#1 Rolls-Royce R

The Rolls-Royce R is a British aero engine that was designed and built specifically for air racing purposes by Rolls-Royce Limited . Nineteen R engines were assembled in a limited production run between 1929 and 1931. Developed from the Rolls-Royce Buzzard , it was a 37-litre (2,240   cu in) capacit

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Event / Event

#1 Trigana Air Flight 267

Trigana Air Flight 267 was a scheduled passenger flight from Sentani to Oksibil in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua . On 16 August 2015, the ATR 42 turboprop operating the service crashed on approach in the Bintang highlands region of Oksibil, killing all 49 passengers and 5 crew members. [1

#2 2002 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2002: Wikimedia list article Years in aviation : 1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s Years : 1999   2000   2001   2

#3 Aeroflot accidents and incidents in the 1980s

Following is a list of accidents and incidents experienced by Aeroflot during the 1980s. The deadliest accident the carrier experienced in this decade occurred in July   1985   ( 1985-07 ) , when Flight 7425 , a Tupolev Tu-154B-2 , stalled en route and crashed near Uchkuduk , then located in the Uzb

#4 List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1955–1959)

This is a list of notable accidents and incidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. This tran

#5 1959 Transair Douglas Dakota accident

The Transair Douglas Dakota accident was an aircraft accident that occurred on 19 August 1959, when a Douglas Dakota operated by British airline Transair on a non-scheduled flight from Barcelona Airport in Spain to London-Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom crashed in Spain. [1] The aircraft, whic

#6 List of Soviet aircraft losses during the Soviet–Afghan War

The following is a partial and unofficial list of helicopter and airplane crashes, accidents and shotdowns that occurred during the Soviet–Afghan War of 1979–89. In total, at least 333 helicopters and 118 Soviet jets were reported lost during the war. [1] This transport-related list is incomplete ;

#7 List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline (A–C)

This list of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline summarizes airline accidents and all kinds of minor incidents by airline company with flight number, location, date, aircraft type, and cause. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( June 2012 ) JetBlue Flight 2

#8 1918 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1918: Years in aviation : 1915   1916   1917   1918   1919   1920   1921 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1880s   1890s   1900s   1910s   1920s   1930s   1940s Years : 1915   1916   1917   1918   1919   1920   19

#9 1959 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1959: Years in aviation : 1956   1957   1958   1959   1960   1961   1962 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1920s   1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s Years : 1956   1957   1958   1959   1960   1961   19

#10 List of air rage incidents

This is a list of air rage incidents in commercial air travel that have been covered in the media. Air rage occurs when air travelers or airline personnel act violently, abusively or disruptively towards others in the course of their travel. When these incidents have occurred in flight, they have of

#11 2012 Sudan Antonov An-26 crash

On 19 August 2012, an Antonov An-26 airplane of Alfa Airlines crashed near the town of Talodi , Sudan, killing all 32 occupants on board. The aircraft was carrying a Sudanese government delegation, and among the victims were members of the Sudanese government, several high-ranking members of the Sud

#12 List of mid-air collisions and incidents in the United Kingdom

A number of mid-air collisions and incidents have taken place in the United Kingdom. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( July 2013 )

#13 List of Trans World Airlines accidents and incidents

This is a list of accidents and incidents involving American airlines Trans World Airlines and Transcontinental & Western Air. The airlines suffered a combined total of 106 accidents. [1] [2]

#14 List of accidents and incidents involving helicopters

This article is a list of accidents and incidents involving helicopters and which are notable enough to have an article on Wikipedia. It is grouped by the years in which the accidents and incidents occurred.

#15 2012 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2012 . Years in aviation : 2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s   2040s Years : 2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   20

#16 List of accidents and incidents involving the Antonov An-24

The Antonov An-24 has suffered 159 accidents with a total of 2,134 fatalities.

#17 Maxstoke air crash

The Maxstoke air crash occurred on the 19 August 1918. A No. 14 Aircraft Acceptance Park Handley Page O/400 of the Royal Air Force took off from Castle Bromwich Aerodrome . [1] [2] The aircraft was taking part of a test flight, testing a dynamo and lighting system. While flying over North Warwickshi

#18 United Air Lines Flight 736

United Air Lines Flight 736 was a scheduled transcontinental passenger service flown daily by United Airlines between Los Angeles and New York City. On April   21, 1958, the airliner assigned to the flight, a Douglas DC-7 with 47 on board, was flying over Clark County, Nevada in clear weather when i

#19 Spair Airlines Flight 3601

Spair Airlines Flight 3601 (PAR-3601) was a cargo flight between Ekaterinburg , Russia , and Malta International Airport , Malta . On the 19 August 1996 the aircraft crashed in a corn field, 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) northeast of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport 's runway in Yugoslavia . 1996 aviation

#20 2006 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2006: Years in aviation : 2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s Years : 2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   200

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Glider / Glider

#1 Hannover H 1 Vampyr

The Hannover H.1 Vampyr (known in Germany as the HaWa Vampyr ) was a German glider designed by Georg Madelung for the 1921 Rhön gliding competition, which was held at the Wasserkuppe from 8 August to 25 August 1921. [2] The Vampyr is believed to be the first heavier than air aircraft to use stressed

#2 URMV-3 IS-3

The IS-3 was the basis of a family of high performance gliders designed by Iosif Şilimon and built in Romania in the 1950s at the URMV-3 (Rom: Uzinele de Reparatii Material Volant-3 - Glider repair and manufacture factory) factory at Braşov . [1] Not to be confused with the IS-3 ABC from Instytut Sz

#3 Sproule-Ivanoff Camel

The Sproule-Ivanoff Camel was a 1930s British single-seat medium performance glider designed by J.S Sproule and Alexander Ivanoff and built by Scott Light Aircraft of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. [1] [2] British single-seat glider, 1939 Camel Role Single-seat glider National origin United Kingdom Manufa

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Helicopter / Helicopter

#1 Mil Mi-26

The Mil Mi-26 ( Russian: Миль Ми-26 , NATO reporting name : Halo ) is a Soviet / Russian heavy transport helicopter . Its product code is Izdeliye 90 . Operated by both military and civilian operators, it is the largest and most powerful helicopter to have gone into serial production . Soviet/Russia

#2 Boeing Chinook (UK variants)

The Boeing Chinook is a large, tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). A series of variants based on the United States Army 's Boeing CH-47 Chinook , the RAF Chinook fleet is the largest outside the United States. [1] RAF Chinooks have seen extensive service in the Falklands W

#3 List of helicopter prison escapes

There have been multiple prison escapes where an inmate escapes by means of a helicopter . One of the earliest instances was the escape of Joel David Kaplan, nicknamed "Man Fan", on August 19, 1971, from the Santa Martha Acatitla in Mexico. [3] Kaplan was a New York businessman who not only escaped

#4 AgustaWestland AW139

The AgustaWestland AW139 is a 15-seat medium-sized twin-engined helicopter developed and produced by the Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland (now part of Leonardo ). It is marketed at several different roles, including VIP/corporate transport, offshore transport, fire fighting, law

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Manufacturer / Manufacturer

#1 VFW-Fokker

VFW-Fokker GmbH was a joint venture of Fokker and Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke (VFW) started in 1969 that, from then on, controlled the ERNO initiative. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( January 2021 ) The VFW 614 used by the DLR for ATTAS in the 1990s The Entwicklungsr

#2 Tupolev

Tupolev ( Russian : Ту́полев , IPA:   [ˈtupəlʲɪf] ), officially Joint Stock Company Tupolev , is a Russian aerospace and defence company headquartered in Basmanny District , Moscow . [2] Russian Aerospace and defence Manufacturer company This article needs additional citations for verification . ( J

#3 Saunders-Roe

Saunders-Roe Limited , also known as Saro , was a British aero- and marine-engineering company based at Columbine Works , East Cowes , Isle of Wight . 1929–1964 aircraft manufacturer Saunders-Roe Limited Industry Aerospace, Engineering Founded 1929 Defunct 1964 Fate Merged with Westland Aircraft Hea

#4 Embraer

Embraer S.A. ( Portuguese pronunciation:   [ẽbɾaˈɛɾ] ) is a Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer that produces commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircraft , [5] and provides aeronautical services. It was founded in 1969 in São José dos Campos , São Paulo , where its headquart

#5 General Dynamics

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) is an American publicly traded , aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Reston, Virginia . As of 2020, it was the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world by arms sales, and 5th largest in the United States by total sales. [2] The company is a For

#6 Entwicklungsring Nord

The Entwicklungsring Nord (Northern development circle) - abbreviated ERNO - was a 1961 joint venture of Bremen -based Weserflug and Focke-Wulf with Hamburger Flugzeugbau to develop parts for rockets and get involved in space activities. This article may be expanded with text translated from the cor

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Museum / Museum

#1 Battle of Britain Bunker

The Battle of Britain Bunker is an underground operations room at RAF Uxbridge , formerly used by No. 11 Group Fighter Command during the Second World War . Fighter aircraft operations were controlled from there throughout the War but most notably during the Battle of Britain and on D-Day . Today it

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Weapon / Weapon

#1 QF 13-pounder 9 cwt

The 13 pounder 9 cwt anti-aircraft gun [note 1] became the standard mobile British anti-aircraft gun of the World War I era, especially in theatres outside Britain. Anti-aircraft gun QF 13 pounder 9 cwt anti-aircraft gun on Mark IV mounting on Peerless lorries at Cambrin, 13 March 1918 Type Anti-air

#2 3M-54 Kalibr

The 3M-54 Kalibr , (Калибр, caliber ), also referred to it as 3M54-1 Kalibr , 3M14 Biryuza (Бирюза, turquoise ), ( NATO reporting name SS-N-27 Sizzler and SS-N-30A ) is a family of Russian cruise missiles developed by the Novator Design Bureau ( OKB-8 ). There are ship-launched, submarine-launched a

#3 K-13 (missile)

The Vympel K-13 ( NATO reporting name : AA-2 "Atoll" ) is a short-range, infrared homing air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union . It is similar in appearance and function to the American AIM-9B Sidewinder from which it was reverse-engineered . Although it since has been replaced by more mo

#4 List of Syrian civil war barrel bomb attacks

A barrel bomb is a type of improvised explosive device used extensively by the Syrian Air Force during the Syrian civil war . They are typically made from a barrel that has been filled with High Explosives , along with shrapnel and/or oil . In Syria they are typically dropped from a helicopter . [1]

#5 9K38 Igla

The 9K38 Igla ( Russian : Игла́ , "needle", NATO reporting name SA-18 Grouse ) is a Russian/ Soviet man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. A simplified, earlier version is known as the 9K310 Igla-1 (NATO: SA-16 Gimlet ), and the latest variant is the 9K338 Igla-S ( SA-24 G

#6 BGM-71 TOW

The BGM-71 TOW ("Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided ") [7] is an American anti-tank missile . TOW replaced much smaller missiles like the SS.10 and ENTAC , offering roughly twice the effective range, a more powerful warhead, and a greatly improved semi-automatic guidance system that could

#7 Man-portable air-defense system

Man-portable air-defense systems ( MANPADS or MPADS ) are portable surface-to-air missiles . They are guided weapons and are a threat to low-flying aircraft , especially helicopters . Portable surface-to-air missile weapons A Soviet SA-7 in use.

#8 2K12 Kub

The 2K12 "Kub" ( Russian : 2К12 "Куб" ; English: cube ) ( NATO reporting name : SA-6 "Gainful" ) mobile surface-to-air missile system is a Soviet low to medium-level air defence system designed to protect ground forces from air attack. "2К12" is the GRAU designation of the system. "SA-6" redirects h

#9 9K32 Strela-2

The 9K32 Strela-2 ( Russian : Cтрела , "arrow"; NATO reporting name SA-7 Grail ) is a light-weight, shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (or MANPADS ) system. It is designed to target aircraft at low altitudes with passive infrared homing guidance and destroy them with a high explosive warhead . "

#10 DRDO Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

The DRDO Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon ( SAAW ) is a long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon developed by India 's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is designed to be capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kilometres (62   mi) . Preci

#11 S-200 (missile)

The NPO Almaz S 200 Angara/Vega/Dubna ( Russian С-200 Ангара/Вега/Дубна), NATO reporting name SA-5 Gammon (initially Tallinn ), [2] is a long range, high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed in the 1960s to defend large areas from high-altitude bombers or other targets. Each battali

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