Sakhalia NetHistory of the RailwayGraphics DivisionBaykal.esAcceptance of cookiesAcceptance of cookies

Articles List

Search keyword in field

Categories: and

Order results by:
32 records found on category [Aviation]
Aircraft of the Spanish Civil War - D 37 and He 112 by Sakhal

Dewoitine D.37 In 1931 Emile Dewoitine established the Societe Aeronautique Francaise (SAF), intended for the production of military aircraft for l'Armee de l'Air, starting the project of a high- winged monoplane fighter derived from the D.27 that he ...

2015-07-18 - Votes: 0 - Views: 79 - Length: 5 Kb - Last update: Never
Aircraft of the Spanish Civil War - Loire 46 and Me Bf 109 by Sakhal

Loire 46 The 1st September 1934, the French SNCAO (Societe Nationale des Constructions Aeronautiques de l'Ouest or Western National Society of Aeronautical Constructions) presented the prototype of a high-wing monoplane fighter destined to equip the ...

2015-07-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 88 - Length: 5 Kb - Last update: Never
Aces of the US naval aviation in the Pacific by Sakhal

Edward O'Hare 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 advance of the Japanese on the conquest of the islands. After the even...

2015-07-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 126 - Length: 11 Kb - Last update: Never
Allied aircraft of Germany in the Eastern Front by Sakhal

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...

2015-07-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 131 - Length: 30 Kb - Last update: Never
The fighters of the Bushido Code by Sakhal

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...

2015-07-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 114 - Length: 12 Kb - Last update: Never
Aces of the Nachtjagdgeschwader Luftwaffe by Sakhal

Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein 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 less than 83 Allied aircraft in the darkness. Only Heinz-Wolfgang Sc...

2015-07-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 99 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
Aces of the Zerstorer Luftwaffe by Sakhal

Hans-Ulrich Rudel 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 Oak Leaves awarded to any German serviceman. Albeit he enlisted i...

2015-06-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 153 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: Never
The Fokker Scourge by Sakhal

An important revolution 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 biplane aircraft, with the prope...

2015-06-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 69 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
The military aviation in 1914 by Sakhal

The diverse air forces In August 1914, the "heavier than the air" component of the German Imperial Aviation Corps had 246 aircraft, 254 pilots and 271 observers. There were 33 Feldflieger Abteilungen (Field Aviation Section), each with six aircraft, ...

2015-06-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 60 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
The dawn of military aviation by Sakhal

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 arc of the propeller. In the first decade of the...

2015-06-26 - Votes: 0 - Views: 76 - Length: 19 Kb - Last update: 2015-07-16
The Supermarine S-6B of John Boothman by Sakhal

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...

2015-06-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 65 - Length: 5 Kb - Last update: Never
The need for speed by Sakhal

For many historians, the 1930s constituted the golden age of the aviation, or at least the algid phase known as "interwar period". Everything seemed possible: the long transcontinental flights, the records of altitude, the records of speed that fell o...

2015-06-24 - Votes: 0 - Views: 85 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
The air war in Vietnam by Sakhal

Air attack against North Vietnam From the large bombers to the agile fighters, from the tankers to the helicopters, from the turbojet to the piston engine, the most varied typology of aircraft was used in the most diverse missions in the Vietnamese s...

2015-01-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 152 - Length: 19 Kb - Last update: Never
Electronic air war during the Vietnam War by Sakhal

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 countermeasures in which each progress was to be cou...

2015-01-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 177 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
British fighters 1950-65 by Sakhal

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...

2014-12-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 117 - Length: 19 Kb - Last update: Never
French fighters 1945-60 by Sakhal

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...

2014-12-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 73 - Length: 7 Kb - Last update: Never
Swedish fighters 1940-60 by Sakhal

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...

2014-12-03 - Votes: 0 - Views: 126 - Length: 9 Kb - Last update: Never
Air war over Korea II by Sakhal

First part of this article: Air war over Korea -I- The MiG Alley In the summer 1951, the 303rd Fighter Division, commanded by General Georgi Lobov, an ace from the Second World War with 24 victories in his record, was based in Miao Kun, while the 324th ...

2014-11-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 96 - Length: 25 Kb - Last update: Never
Air war over Korea I by Sakhal

The combat over Korea begins 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 war would witness as well the fi...

2014-11-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 98 - Length: 21 Kb - Last update: 2014-12-05
F-86 Sabre by Sakhal

Origins of the F-86 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 to a medium-range diurnal fighte...

2014-11-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 224 - Length: 17 Kb - Last update: Never
Hawker Sea Fury by Sakhal

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 ...

2014-11-23 - Votes: 0 - Views: 104 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
American naval fighters 1945-55 by Sakhal

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...

2014-11-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 77 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
American night fighters 1945-55 by Sakhal

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/...

2014-11-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 78 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: 2014-12-05
MiG fighters 1940-50 by Sakhal

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,...

2014-11-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 106 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: Never
Heinkel turbojet fighters by Sakhal

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...

2014-11-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 72 - Length: 7 Kb - Last update: Never