The L- 19 (O-1E) Bird Dog
Built as a private venture and first flown in December 1949, the model 305 was the winning contender in an April 1950 US Army competition for a tandem two-seat liaison and observation monoplane. Ordered in June 1950 as the L-19 and named Bird Dog, the aircraft was redesigned O-1 in 1962. The first production Bird Dog was rolled out in November 1950. Subsequently a total of 2,499 of the O-1A version was built. A further 66 were completed as O-1Bs for the US Marine Corps and 307 with dual controls, known as TO-1Ds. The definitive series model was the O-1E, of which 494 were delivered. The last mentioned variant, introduced in 1957, featured uprated equipment, and served with distinction with the USAF in Vietnam. Fuji in Japan built 14 L-19E-1 and eight L-19E-2 instrument trainers after delivery of 107 ex-US Army L-19As to the JGSDF in 1954/55, with the local name of SOYOKAZE (Breeze). Despite their age, more than 200 Bird Dogs remain in active military inventories worldwide, the principal operators being the South Korean Air Force(20), and the army air components of Pakistan (40), Thailand (28),and Turkey (50). Other operators include Austria (5), Italy (3) and Malta (5).
FIAT G.55 CENTAURO
Some aviation experts consider the FIAT G55 Centauro the best single seat fighter produced for the Italian air force in World War Two. The Fiat G55 Centauro was a redesigned version of the G50 Freccia. Differences included a DB 605 A-1 engine, an improved fineness ratio of the fuselage and a redesigned wing, built in 2 sections ,bolted together at the centerline for greater efficiency. Metal stressed skin was used and the metal framed airlerone was fabric covered.
DOUGLAS C-133B CARGOMASTER
The C-133 Served as the USAF's only turbo-prop strategic airlifter from 1956 to 1971, when wing fatigue caused their retirement. The C-141 and C-5 then took over the "Weanie Wagon's" role.
The main mission of the C-133 was to transport the USAF's range of ICBM's to their bases,and to move many oversized cargoes long distances. One being a ship's propeller and shaft to New Zealand.
First version was the C-133A, serving at Dover AFB. The last dozen or so were the C-133B version, with new clamshell doors and more powerful engines. These served at Travis AFB.
I had a long and nice trip with this aircraft around Florida.
The Gere Sport Biplane is a 30's era homebuilt biplane, designed and built by George "Bud" Gere, who was killed in an accident before he could witness his plane's first flight. Early models used Ford Model T and Model A engines. There are several of these planes still being built and flown. This FS2004 version is powered by a Continental C-90-12F engine, which gives it a cruise speed of over 100 mph. It was created using actual plans (from the EAA 1933 Flying Manual) and the flight model accurately simulates an actual Gere Sport (N4686T)
AVRO Vulcan B.Mk2 /B.Mk2A
The origin of the Avro Vulcan can be traced back to the response of Roy Chadwick, AVRO's Chief Designer, to the receipt of Specification B35/46.
This was the RAF's requirement for a four jet nuclear bomber and was initiated due to what became known as the 'Cold War'.
The Vulcan B.Mk2 entered service with the RAF in the 1960's and had a number of refinements over the B.Mk1, notably Series 201 Olympus engines producing an additional 5,000 lb st, along with an extended tail containing electronic countermeasures.
This was the machine which would carry the Blue Steel nuclear missile.
During the Cold War years, the Vulcan was allocated the role of a high level, stand-off attack bomber and was painted in pure white to reflect nuclear 'flash'.
From the 1960's onward, as Soviet air defences improved, the attack profile was changed to low-level penetration and the more familiar camouflage markings were adopted.
VOUGHT A-7E Corsair II
"Short Little Ugly Fella(SLUF)".
This was an attack aircraft with an extremely excellent navigation ability and an accurate arms launching ability contrary to the nickname.
This ability have only of present Panabia Tornado.
This had a big installing ability and mobility at low speed though this was not a supersonic speed and not beautiful.
E-Type is production types for United States Navy , and a lot of produced airframes (535 airframe).
This file modeled the 301st airplane of the VA-22 force having been installed by U.S.S. Enterprise of U.S.NAVY.
BERIEV BE-103 Light amphibious twin.
The Be-103 light multipurpose amphibious aircraft is a monoplane with low-set water-displacement wing with a root strake, all-moving horizontal tail located in the propeller blow zone, and tricycle landing gear.
Rockwell OV-10 Bronco CDF Fire Air Attack
The Navy OV-10A Bronco is used by the California Department of Forestry (CDF) Fire Protection for aerial firefighting. The Bronco has the ability to provide airborne command, control, and communications for CDF aerial firefighting assets. The OV-10 has been successully used for years and continues in service to support other fixed wing and rotary aerial attack aircraft. This repaint represents an aircraft based at the CDF Facility at Mather Field, Sacramento, California.
Zlin Z-526F is Czechoslovak sports and training plane. It's intended for basic and for advanced training, for aerobatics training, and also for glider's towage.
The first prototype flew in 1964. Zlin Z-526F is metal with chintz cover, two seat, single engine, low-wing monoplane, with tandem seats. It's powered by engine M-137A with power 180HP.
The propeller is metal, two blade, with automatic adjustment.
Westland Wyvern S4-Fast-Hot to handle and has a GPS.
The Westland Wyvern was a British single-seater strike aircraft. It began life as a 'Torpedo Fighter', intended to operate as daylight fighter and torpedo bomber. Designed by John Digby, it was a large aircraft because of the large engine (24 cylinders) and the intention to fit a turboprop at a later date.
The first piston-engined Wyvern (TS371) took to the air on 12 Dec 1946 with Harold Penrose at the controls. It soon established a bad reputation, mainly due to problems with the engine and propeller. Only fifteen piston-engined Wyvern's were built.
Under the Forth Road Bridge with the two seat tamdem trainer, Affectionately known as the Chippie, de Havilland Canada's Chipmunk was designed in response to a growing need to replace the Royal Air Force's ageing Tiger Moth.\n Powerplant: One 145hp de Havilland Gipsy Major 8 engine. \n
performance=See kneeboard reference page. 8 liveries included in this download from flightsim.com
I took off from Liverpool (EGGP) and intended to cross The Channel but due to a malfunction of my beer cooler I had to make an emergency ice stop in Sheffield (EGSY).
The Boeing F4B/P-12 series served as the primary fighter of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Corps in the early 1930s, and it remained in service in numerous roles until the early 1940s. It was the last wooden-winged, biplane fighter produced by Boeing and used by the U.S. military. The large quantity of F4B/P-12s built and purchased helped to establish Boeing as an important aircraft manufacturer and to sustain the firm through the economic hardships of the Great Depression.
Leaving de Gaulle Airport-Paris.
This airplane has good flight caracteristics, a little more "heavy" in commands than her sisters two-seats D112.
295 models of D140 "Mousquetaire" was build (all variants : 140 A, B, C, E et R) mainly by the Société Aéronautique Normande near Bernay (France) from 1958 to 1966.
she was use for family travels with five persons and equiped with radio, two fuel tanks and navigation lights.
Her qualities of plane "wood and fabric" induced some "altiports" to equipe her with skis for flights in moutains,
particularly over Apes mountains, where she still flies to day.
In Europe, some enthousiasts build their own D 140 "Mousquetaire" too.
It is Fast!!!
The ARX-5 (Concept 5) is a single seat aerobatic concept aircraft built around the 750hp Orenda V-8 aircraft engine. This FSDS2 model contains animations, reflections, and a full dynamic virutal cockpit. Although it is not a real aircraft it does have several real-world components such as the Sierra Flight Systems EFIS display, and the new Hartzell "scimitar" swept blade propeller.
Integrating a single turboprop engine into an aerodynamically advanced airframe, the Pilatus PC-12 combines excellent economy and reliability with the inherent safety of single-engine turboprop operation. It offers multiple configurations, ranging from executive-level transportation in spacious, pressurized cabin comfort to long-distance delivery of cargo and oversized equipment. The business aircraft also offers some unique special mission capabilites.