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  • AD Flying Boat

    AD Flying Boat is a patrol aircraft for cooperation with warships. The creator was Lt. Linton Hope and got the form of a conventional biplane seaplane with biplane tail surfaces and a double rudder. The pilot and observer sat classically in registration in the bow, behind them was an engine with a thruster. The wings were tilted forward for easier storage on the ship.

    2.829
  • Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov

    Suvorov is considered one of the best military leaders of all time, most probably famous for his crossing of the Alps following Hannibal's model, although without elephants. However, there were more generals in his family, but they did not achieve the success of Alexander Vasilyevich. It is ironic that this man, a stronghold of the tsarist regime and a staunch supporter of the French revolutionary troops, became one of the symbols and traditional legendary strongholds of the Soviet army.

    50.035
  • American sliding bombs of the GB series

    It is common knowledge that the Germans tested and deployed several types of gliding and guided bombs and torpedoes during World War II. It is an almost unknown fact that these weapons were also developed and used by the Americans.

    19.676
  • Avro 500

    A monograph of one of the first military aircraft in the world, with only eighteen produced.

    7.039
  • Avro Anson

    A monograph of a successful British multi-purpose aircraft, which also served in small numbers in the Czechoslovak Republic.

    11.386
  • Boeing 100

    The Boeing Model 100 was a civilian variant of the F4B-1 fighter. The main difference was of course the removal of military equipment and the installation of the fuel tank in the centre of the upper wing.

    291
  • Boeing F4B-1

    Based on tests of the Boeing Model 83 and Model 89 prototypes, the US Navy ordered the construction of 27 production F4B-1s (A8130 / A8156) on 28 November 1928. These machines were given the company designation Model 99 and were based mainly on the Model 89 - they were given the same landing gear, but had the extra landing hook as the Model 83 and were given the R-1340C engine.

    284
  • Boeing F4B-4

    After the delivery of the 21st unit, the Boeing F4B-3 was replaced in production by the F4B-4 version, which differed by an enlarged rudder and wings with a higher area load, but retained the company designation Model 234. However, the first of these was not delivered until 21 June 1932, as the Navy allowed 14 of the order machines to be removed and converted to the export Model 256 for Brazil.

    308
  • Boeing FB-1

    By the mid-1920s, the U.S. Navy finally needed a true naval fighter, instead of the aging Curtiss TS-1, Vought UF-1, and similar emergency types. It therefore watched with interest the Army competition in which Boeing and Curtiss designs fought each other. The Army allowed Navy pilots to test both the Curtiss XPW-8A and Boeing's XPW-9 - indeed, a possible order from both services could interestingly reduce the unit price.

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  • Boeing FB-1

    By the mid-1920s, the U.S. Navy finally needed a true naval fighter, instead of the aging Curtiss TS-1, Vought UF-1, and similar emergency types. It therefore watched with interest the Army competition in which Boeing and Curtiss designs fought each other. The Army allowed Navy pilots to test both the Curtiss XPW-8A and Boeing's XPW-9 - indeed, a possible order from both services could interestingly reduce the unit price.

    315
  • Boeing Model 281 - Peashooter for China

    History of the export version of the famous Boeing P-26.

    6.852
  • Boeing P-12E

    The roots of the main version of the P-12, the P-12E, were in the Boeing Model 218, a privately owned machine on which the company tested new design features. Essentially, it was a P-12B with a metal semi-scooped fuselage, which the company first tested on the XP-15, and a back that transitioned into a headrest. The rudder was originally identical to the P-12B, but was later replaced by a taller and rounder one.

    289
  • Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    History of the first American operationally used fighter monoplane.

    6.780
  • Boeing P-26A Peashooter

    On November 7, 1932, the USAAC issued specifications for a modified fighter based on the Model 248, and on January 11, 1933, the USAAC ordered 111 units of the new Boeing Model 266, designated P-26A. Soon after, the order was raised to 136, and additional machines were completed as the P-26B and P-26C. The first P-26A flew on 10 January 1934, and the last of the original 111 machines was delivered on 30 June 1934. The largest order since the MB-3A resulted in a price of $9,999 for a single machine without engine and military equipment, even lower than the price for the P-12E, which the P-26As replaced in service and which cost $10,197.

    303
  • Boeing XF4B-1

    Already during the tests of the XF3B-1 onboard fighter, the Boeing factory saw the possibility of further development of the design into a machine that could replace both the naval F2B and F3B and the military PW-9, and soon began self-financed construction of two prototypes. These differed in some elements, so they were given different designations. The Model 83 had a chassis with wheels on a common axle and also received a catch hook, the Model 89 had separate chassis legs, and the hook was missing. However, the looser space between the legs of the chassis made it possible to hang a five-hundred-pound bomb here.

    1.225
  • Boeing XP-26

    In the early 1930s, the USAAC faced the advent of single-plane bombers that were faster than the standard American biplane fighters. In September 1931, therefore, the USAAC passed on to Boeing a requirement for a new single-plane fighter.

    301
  • Boeing XP-9

    The XP-9 was Boeing's first attempt at a fighter monoplane. Model 96 was created according to the specifications of X-1623A, which were issued on May 24, 1928, and the contract for one machine with the military designation XP-9 was signed five days later.

    1.560
  • Boeing XPW-9

    By 1922, production of the 200 MB-3A fighters that Boeing was building under license from Thomas-Morse was slowly running out, and William Boeing began looking for a new type to keep the factory busy. After experience with the all-wood construction of the MB-3, Boeing designers began to focus on new technologies that would make the new machine easier to build and maintain.

    299
  • Boeing YB-17 Flying Fortress

    After the destruction of the XB-17 prototype at launch, the Boeing factory was temporarily omitted from the Army's long-range bomber program, but because the accident was evaluated as a pilot error and the B-17 as a machine with interesting results, a test series of at least thirteen Y1B machines was ordered on January 17, 1936.

    2.636
  • Boeing YP-29A

    The Boeing P-29 and XF7B-1 were an attempt to produce a more advanced version of the highly successful P-26. Although slight gains were made in performance, the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy did not order the aircraft.

    1.233
  • CAC CA-15 Kangaroo

    From 1943, before the series production of licensed CA-17 and 18 Mustangs began, CAC worked on a new fighter of its own design to replace the Commonwealth Boomerang, although at the time the company did not have many free resources and research did not go very well. The RAAF then issued a specification in 1944 calling for a much more powerful machine than the Mustang.

    3.057
  • Cavalier F-51 Mustang II

    A brief history of the post-war civil and military development of the P-51 Mustang fighter.

    10.731
  • Cierva C.40 Rota Mk.II

    C.40 was an observational and multi-purpose gyroplane, developed by an engineer of Spanish origin Juan de la Cierva.

    2.658
  • Commander John Rodgers

    Commander of a long-distance flight San Francisco - Honolulu record attempt.

    7.881
  • Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk

    A monograph of an American fighter aircraft, which was intended for service on airships as their protection.

    7.109
  • Curtiss Hawk II

    A monograph of an American fighter aircraft from the early 1930s, which was successfully exported and was also used in combat.

    8.089
  • Curtiss Hawk III

    A monograph of a successful Curtiss export fighter, which took part in combat operations against Japan in Chinese and Siamese colors.

    9.726
  • Curtiss JN-3

    A monograph of a successful type of the Curtiss company, the predecessor of the famous JN-4 Jenny machine. Although the type was used mainly for training, two machines took part in the fighting in Mexico against the famous Pancho Villa.

    7.219
  • Curtiss N2C Fledgling

    The history of an inconspicuous training aircraft, which in one piece also served in the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    2.874
  • Curtiss P-6 Hawk

    A monograph of a successful Curtiss fighter from the late 1920s.

    6.586
  • Curtiss XF13C-1

    A monograph of a prototype of an navy fighter from 1933. It was the second monoplane of this famous company and the last attempt at an on-board fighter before the outbreak of the World War II.

    7.356
  • De Havilland DH82B Queen Bee

    The De Havilland DH82B Queen Bee was created in response to the 18/33 specifications, which required a radio-controlled drone to serve as a target for anti-aircraft artillery training.

    3.135
  • De Havilland Vampire - at home and on the way

    Vampire fighter bombers from Australia to Zimbabwe.

    5.369
  • De Havilland Vampire - Vampire fighters of the RAF

    History of fighter variants of the second mass-produced jet aircraft of British production.

    10.373
  • DFS 39 - on its way to Comet

    A brief history of Alexander Lippisch's first successful tailless aircraft.

    2.983
  • Doblhoff WNF 342 - the first "jet" helicopter

    Monograph of a World War II experimental helicopter with jet-driven nozzles.

    3.517
  • Douglas XCG-17 - Dakota without engines

    A brief history of the attempt to convert the most famous transport aircraft of World War II into a cargo glider.

    3.047
  • Second Republic

    The state of Czechs and Slovaks before the outbreak of World War II.

    59.950
  • Fairey III

    A monograph of a British multi-purpose aircraft, which in the 1920s formed the backbone of the armament of the British naval air force.

    9.577
  • Felixstowe F.2A

    Monograph of a British reconnaissance flying boat of American origin from the years of the World War I

    8.378
  • Fokker F.10 Trimotor

    Monograph of the first three-engine Fokker transport aircraft of American production.

    3.181
  • Fokker F.11-A Flying Yacht

    A monograph of a small American transport amphibious aircraft from the 1930s.

    3.271
  • Fokker F.14

    Monograph of the unsuccessful postal, transport and military aircraft of the American branch of Fokker from the 1930s.

    2.947
  • Fokker F.32

    Monograph of the first four-engine Fokker transport aircraft.

    3.455
  • Fokker Super Universal

    Monograph of a transport aircraft of the American branch of the Fokker company.

    2.976
  • Fokker Universal

    Monograph of the first transport aircraft of the American branch of the Fokker company.

    3.504
  • Grumman F4F Wildcat

    An overview of versions of the famous American airborne fighter, the tug of war in the Pacific.

    9.098
  • Handley Page O/100

    Monograph of a British twin-engine bomber from World War I.

    8.267
  • Hansa-Brandenburg W.12

    Monograph of a German multi-purpose floatplane from the First World War.

    13.231
  • Heinkel HE 5

    Monograph of a naval reconnaissance aircraft.

    7.847
  • Seaplane Donnet-Denhaut DD.10

    Monograph of a French first world war patrol seaplane.

    2.179
  • Seaplane FBA Type A

    Monograph of a French flying boat from the beginning of the Great War.

    4.139
  • Seaplane FBA Type B

    Monograph of a French flying boat from the beginning of the Great War.

    3.990
  • Seaplane FBA Type C

    Monograph of a French flying boat from the period of the Great War.

    2.624
  • Seaplane FBA Type H

    Story of the biggest French flying boat of the period of the Great war.

    3.024
  • Seaplane FBA Type S

    Description of the last of the World War 1 flying boats of the company FBA.

    3.611
  • Donnet-Denhaut seaplanes

    History of a lesser-known series of French First World War flying boats.

    4.396
  • Donnet-Leveque seaplanes

    Monograph of the first European flying boat.

    2.489
  • Interstate TDR-1

    The first American US attack combat drone

    10.507
  • IVL D.26 Haukka

    This relatively advanced single-lattice Finnish fighter was designed by Kurt W. Berger.

    2.645
  • IVL D.27 Haukka II

    It was supposed to be a heavier fast tank of multi-tower concept. The whole project was finally completed after several changes in the requirements of 1939.

    2.851
  • Yakovlev AIR-6

    Monograph of the first mass-produced machine of Yakovlev's design, a pre-war light transport aircraft.

    6.328
  • Yakovlev UT-3

    Monograph of the first twin-engine machine of Yakovlev's construction.

    6.612
  • Cathars and Catharism

    The Cathars were one of the sectarian currents that emerged in Europe after the year 1000, and today they are both a well-known symbol of the bloody settlement of religious disputes and a beneficial tourist item in southern France.

    54.844
  • Kryštof Harant from Polžice, Bezdružice and on Pecka and his time

    The traveler, composer and soldier Kryštof Harant made a significant impact on our history " with a gun in his hand ", which also became fatal for him.

    60.730
  • Les Mureaux 130 A.2

    Unlike the 4 C's.2 (and as much as 3 C.2) used a Les Mureaux 130 engine Hispano-Suiza, located on the "universal" bed, allowing the installation of any dimensionally similar engine in the range of from 450 to 600 horsepower. Differed, however, with detailed fairing, which included the replacement of chillers, originally placed on the struts of the chassis on the sides of the fuselage, a single radiator under the engine.

    2.622
  • Chronicle of Vincent

    A look at the life of one of the first chroniclers, a participant in the expedition of Friedrich Barbarossa against the Milanese from 1158, in which he participated as an escort of the Czech prince Vladislav.

    25.224
  • Loket castle in the Middle Ages and during the Thirty Years' War

    Brief history of the town and castle Loket.

    33.817
  • Lorraine-Dietrich

    History of a French carmaker and a factory for aircraft engines and armored vehicles.

    1.439
  • McDonnell LBD-1 Gargoyle

    The US Navy monitored information about German anti-ship weapons, such as the Hs 293, and showed interest in its own counterpart. In 1944, therefore, McDonnell won a contract for an anti-ship sliding bomb named Gargoyle.

    2.170
  • Messerschmitt P.1101

    Designed as a cheap single-engine replacement for the Me 262. After the rejection of the project by the Ministry of Aviation, the prototype was completed by Messerschmitt as an experimental wing with a variable-incidence wing.

    5.036
  • Mil Mi-17

    Transport helicopter.

    3.213
  • Miles Hoop-la

    A small high-altitude aircraft of classic Miles shapes, which had an open bomb bay in the lower part of the fuselage for one 1000lb bomb and double tail surfaces.

    2.909
  • Naval Aircraft Factory TDN-1

    In 1938, the first idea for the use of drones for naval bombing arose, but interest was not aroused until 1940, when Farnhey demonstrated to the Navy his first unmanned machine controlled by a television system.

    2.904
  • North American NA-50 Torito

    Peruvian deployment of Texan fighter cousin.

    2.944
  • Islands between Europe and Muslims

    There are several (larger) islands in the Mediterranean that have had a particularly turbulent history. If I omit antiquity, here are their destinies after the fall of the Roman Empire.

    21.268
  • Pigeon-Fraser Scout

    When the United States entered the war on May 6, 1917, the US military was not very prepared for it. Especially in aviation, it was far behind what was the standard on the Western Front.

    7.635
  • Piper PA-48 Enforcer

    A number of unsuccessful P-51 combat turboprop followers in the years after WWII - Cavalier Turbo Mustang III, Piper PE-1 Enforcer, Piper PA-48 Enforcer.

    8.369
  • Plzeňský landfrýd

    Landfried, or peace, meant a ban on disarmament and the protection of order and the rule of law. It was proclaimed by a monarch or association of feudal lords and cities (collectively also called a landfryd) in times of disturbance of internal order. The Plzeň Landrfrýd was then an association of West Bohemian Catholic towns and nobles who opposed the Hussites.

    43.412
  • The Prussian-French War and the Paris Commune

    A war that essentially confirmed the end of France's military dominance in Europe and helped a united Germany into the world.

    49.743
  • Reconquista

    The Reconquista, the struggle for the liberation of the Iberian Peninsula from Muslim hands, began after 1035, when died  unifier of the Christian kingdoms on the peninsula King Sancho III the Great of Pamplona. The whole peninsula was going through a crisis at that time, during which the Caliphate of Cordoba fell, and then also the Christian kingdom of Sancho. From that moment on, it was a real Reconquista, not just an effort to keep the previous one.

    46.070
  • Renard Épervier

    Épervier was Alfred Renard's first project in his new company, founded after leaving Stampe & Vertongen, and also his first fighter type.

    2.415
  • Knightly orders and Bohemia

    The symbol of the Middle Ages for the common man is a knight. The symbol of chivalry are knightly orders. There were gradually five of them operating in our territory, one even originated in our country.

    54.643
  • Short Bomber

    After the aircraft armed with torpedoes, which did not have very suitable targets in the early stages of the Great War, Commander MF Sueter, the head of the Air Department of the British Admiralty, turned his attention to machines designed more for attacks on enemy ports and ships moored in them.

    1.953
  • Slovakia and the Polish campaign

    Slovak War with Poland - September 1 - October 1, 1939.

    53.159
  • Société des Établissements Donnet-Denhaut

    A brief history of a French aircraft factory and car manufacturer.

    1.910
  • District of Sokolovo and the establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918-1921, part 1.

    Origin of Czechoslovakia and events in the border area.
    This series will describe the events of the turning years of 1918-1921 in the Czech border, specifically in the Sokolov region and, of course, also in nearby Karlovy Vary.

    30.066
  • District of Sokolovo and the establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918-1921, part 2.

    The glory and fall of Deutschböhmen.
    Czech-German border 1918 - famine, epidemic, but also the occupation of Cheb airport, the arrival of the Czechoslovak army in Karlovy Vary and an attempt to declare the German "West Bohemian Republic".

    23.286
  • District of Sokolovo and the establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918-1921, part 3.

    Spring 1919.
    Political efforts to resist joining Czechoslovakia and bloody March 4.

    21.867
  • District of Sokolovo and the establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918-1921, part 4.

    The economic situation of 1919 and the parliamentary elections the following year.

    19.158
  • District of Sokolovo and the establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918-1921, part 5.

    The economic reverberations of the war and the onset of communism in 1921.

    38.395
  • District of Sokolovo in 1948

    The revolutionary year of 1848 did not go unanswered in the Sokolov region either.

    17.149
  • Boeing P-12 and F4B fighters

    Already during the tests of the XF3B-1 navy fighter, the Boeing factory saw the possibility of further development of the structure into a machine that could replace both the naval F2B and F3B and the military PW-9, and soon began self-financed construction of two prototypes.

    7.386
  • Boeing PW-9 and FB fighters

    In 1922, production of 200 MB-3A fighters, which Boeing was building under a license from Thomas-Morse , was slowly coming to an end, and William Boeing began to look for a new type to provide the factory with work.

    5.921
  • Curtiss BFC / BF2C Goshawk fighters

    In the 1930s, Curtiss-Wright lost much of its position in the Navy. The last more successful fighter type he built for the US Navy was the F7C-1 from 1928, which was soon moved to the Marine Corps, and then the two-seat F8C-1 / F8C-3 Falcon and F8C-4 / F8C-5 Helldiver. These were almost immediately transferred for observation and dive bombing, again mainly in the Marine Corps, and the Navy's fighter squadrons, meanwhile, fully occupied rival Boeing F4Bs. In 1932, therefore, Buffalo decided to re-create a naval variant of the proven Hawk series, at that time still manufactured for the Air Force.

    5.200
  • Curtiss F6C Hawk fighters

    When Curtiss created the P-1 Hawk, the US Navy's eternal rival for the U.S. Air Force, also reached for a promising type. The result was the F6C-1, the first of a series of aircraft serving in the Navy back in 1937, long after the elimination of their last army counterparts.

    5.430
  • Curtiss P-1 Hawk fighters

    The early 1920s were not exactly successful for Curtiss, just as other companies suffered from a lack of orders. Therefore, when a number of Curtiss racing planes were successful, the company decided at its own expense to adapt them to a fighter aircraft in an effort to achieve an army contract. The project was given the company name Model 33. The fuselage was metal, welded, and from the racing R-6 took over the engine Curtiss D-12 with the hood. The wings had a narrow Curtiss C-62 profile and a larger span than the R-6, so it required two sets of N-shaped struts, but again they had surface cooling.

    5.704
  • Curtiss P-6 Hawk fighters

    The culmination of the original, biplane line of Curtiss Hawk fighters was the Curtiss P-6, created in 1927, originally as a powerful racing conversion of fighters. The result was eventually one of the iconic fighters of the first half of the 1930s.

    4.071
  • Sung-chua-ťiang-1

    In 1958, the first attempts at a domestic airliner began in China.

    2.689
  • Thomas-Morse MB-3

    The most successful American fighter of the period after the First World War, which was equipped with all fighter squadrons of the US Army in the early 20s.

    7.387
  • Tommy Scout

    Monograph of an American training aircraft from the time of World War I, Thomas-Morse S-4

    9.198
  • VEF I-16

    Monograph of a Latvian pre-war fighter.

    8.490
  • Curtiss F8C Falcon and Helldiver multipurpose aircraft

    In 1927, the air force of the US Marine Corps announced a request for a new two-seat machine, which was to be capable of prosecution, dive bombing and reconnaissance. According to them, among other things, a Curtiss project was created, created as a modification of the O-1 Falcon series built for the army.

    4.691
  • Vickers Limited

    History of British industrial giant Vickers Limited. The foundations of one of the three, maximum four of the most famous British engineering companies were laid by Edward Vickers, a miller living in Sheffield Industrial on the very edge of northern England, in 1829.

    2.820
  • Vickers Vimy

    Heavy bomber, which was designed during the First World War, but did not get into combat.

    7.489
  • Vickers Virginia

    History of the machine, which symbolized the British interwar bomber air force.

    7.037
  • General suffrage in Předlitavsko

    Outline of the struggle for universal suffrage in the so-called Předlitavsko, ie the Austrian part of Austria-Hungary, in the years 1905 - 1907.

    31.968
  • Wight A.D. Type 1

    The british attempt of armored anti-ship float plane from the period of the first world war.

    2.860
  • Willy Brandt and his Ostpolitik

    The efforts of the West German Chancellor to normalize relations with the countries of the Eastern bloc in the 1960s and 1970s.

    42.048

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