Twelve Spitfires reported over Berck-sur-Mer! We could still have a go at these lads…
The PM variant of the MiG-19 fighter aircraft (NATO reporting name “Farmer”) entered service with the USSR in 1956.
The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name “Curl”) was originally designed for “Aeroflot” – the Russian national airline and biggest carrier in Russia – to meet its requirement for a light passenger/cargo transport aircraft capable of replacing its ageing fleet of Li-2s and Il-14s.
F-16 Fighting Falcon (also unofficially known as Viper) has been one of the most famous multi-role combat aircraft in the world for the last three decades and the backbone of United States Air Force.
Poland’s most famous fighter aircraft, PZL P.11c, was designed by a team led by Zygmunt Pulawski.
In 1960 the Mil Design Bureau commenced to work on a project of a new multi-purpose helicopter, planned as the successor of the Mi-4.
In the early 1960’s Grumman had worked with General Dynamics in the development of a carrier-based fighter version of the TFX, the F‑111B.
The pursuit of better performance continued until all the possibilities for improvement were literally squeezed out of the Yak-1’s mixed design characterized by an all-wooden wing.
Yak-23 (NATO designation “Flora”) was the last of Alexander Yakovlev’s single-engined fighters.
Having lost to General Dynamics the USAF tender for a fighter aircraft, Northop resolved to offer its YF-17 prototype to the U.S. Navy.