Aircraft Reference

Artiklar med flygplansreferenser



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Bilder på Svedinos J 35J  Draken                                                       Bilder: Björn Bäcklund

SAAB J 35J Draken


Tack vare hjälpsamheten hos Svedinos museum kunde jag ta en del närbilder av prototyp nr.1.                       Riktiga flygplan är byggda i korrugerad plåt.  Till min glädje fanns det en bit även här.                 […]

SAAB 35-1 Drakenprototypen




Sitter och tittar på gamla bilder så jag tänkte försöka skanna av en del. Tyvärr verkar skannern vara en dammagnet hur jag än gör så ni får stå ut med prickiga bilder. Hittade dessa bilder av Hkp 9A från flygdagen på Bromma 1998.     Bilder: Björn Bäcklund

Hkp 9A Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm MBB 105


  På Modellexpo i Helsingfors fanns denna motor utställd.   Om jag förstod texten rätt är det en Daimler Benz DB 605 A-1 till en Messerschmitt Bf 109 G   Bilder: Björn Bäcklund    

Daimler Benz DB 605 A-1



Augusta-Bell 206A in Swedish Navy use Photos: Martin Nordström Text: Lars Befring   Between 1970 and 2002 the swedish naval air flew 10 Augusta-Bell 206A:s, they where used mainly for light transport, ASW duties and pilot training. These pictures where taken by Martin Nordström as he worked with the Helicopters […]

HKP 6 or Agusta-Bell 206A some photos


Text by Martin Waligorski Photos by Martin Waligorski and Frank Spahr   Despite being one of the icons of post-war civilian aviation, the large, fabric-covered An-2 biplane remains firmly rooted in the 1920s. The An-2 was designed by Oleg Antonov as an agricultural aircraft for the post-war Soviet rural economy. […]

Antonov An-2 Colt in Detail


Text and photos by Martin Waligorski   This was the finest warplane to which Germany gave birth. Evolved basically as an alternative to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, it may never have been allowed by the Reich officialdom had it not been for the choice of a non-strategic (yet controversial) […]

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 in Detail, (Revisited)



The Mil Mi-1 was first flown in 1948 and became the first Soviet helicopter in series production. It was exported to a large number of countries, with some 2600 eventually built. The Finnish Air Force operated four Polish-built WSK PZL-Świdnik SM-1s 1961–1966.  HK-1, preserved at the Finnish Aviation Museum in Vantaa, […]

Mil Mi-1 Walkaround


Text and photos by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro, with additional historical background by Martin Waligorski There is a sad lack of civilian models on our modelling tables, in particular considering that there actually are quite a few kits available out there. One of my favourites is the Airfix model of the Piper […]

Piper Cherokee Arrow in Detail


text by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro photos by Martin Waligorski Juan de la Cierva was instrumental in the development of the autogyro. The autogyro differs from a helicopter in that the rotor spins freely (autorotates) to give lift, while a propeller stands for the motive power. de la Cierva constructed a series […]

Avro Rota in Detail



With Focus on the Swedish Air Force Service text by Henrik Bergman and Magnus Fridsell photos by Henrik Bergman, Andreas Stöckl, Anders Edbäck and Åke Söderberg The Hercules has turned 50! On August 23 1954, test pilot Stan Beltz pushed the four throttles forward and YC-130 53-3397 took to the […]

Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Detail


text by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro photos by Martin Waligorski de Havilland had a hit with the D.H. 60 Moth, a cheap, sturdy two-seater with pleasant flying characteristics, first flown in 1925. Flying clubs, private individuals and air forces all bought Moths to use for flight training or just pleasure flights. The […]

de Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth in Detail


text by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro photos by Harald Barth and Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro In the heady days after the Second World War, experimentation with jet engines and new wing configurations was rife and lots of futuristic designs were tested and even more proposed. Fairey started experimenting with delta aircraft with the Fairey […]

BAC 221 in Detail