Replica of aircraft used by Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen, commander of JG 1 on display at the Luftwaffenmuseum. The first fighter wing of the Luftstreitkraefte was created in June 1917 comprising of Jagdstaffeln 4, 6, 10 and 11. The Flying Circus, as it was referred to by RFC pilots, had a number of colourful aircraft flown by aces. Richthofen flew five different Dr.1s in combat and scored 19 of his 80 victories with the triplane, falling on April 21, 1918.
On display at Luftwaffenmuseum Gatow. When Anthony Fokker persuaded German authorities to fit a synchronised machine gun to his prototype E.1 Eindecker, the Luftstreitkraefte had its first fighter. Feldfliegerabteilungen 62 (Fl Abt 62) commanded by Hptm. Kastner had two pilots, Oswald Boelcke and his student Max Immelmann who were to pioneer air combat. Flying the Eindecker, both aces became household names and received the coveted Pour le Merite for eight victories apiece on 12 Jan. 1916.
96+43 On display at the Luftwaffenmuseum. This Mi-24D carries its UV-32-57 rocket pods, but the GSh-30-2 twin-barrel gun is not displayed. The chin turret on the Mi-24D was replaced with the 30-mm starboard mount, with P designating pushka or cannon. It formerly belonged to the NVAs Kampfhubschraubergeschwader 5 (KHG-5) Adolf von Luetzow, which received 12 of the type at Basephol on Dec. 15, 1989. (mehr von 96+43)
JA8731 On display at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum. The YS-11 was Japans first passenger aircraft developed and produced after the war. The prototype first flew on 30 August 1962. Deliveries commenced in 1965 to a large number of civil operators as well as the JASDF and JMSDF. A total of 182 YS-11 were built before loss-making NAMC ceased production. The wings and engine nacelles of this YS-11 were produced in Kakamigahara. (mehr von JA8731)
D2-TEK In storage with wheel covers close to the Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field, it will be another 3.5 months before this new B777 with its striking livery is delivered to TAAG as their eighth and newest aircraft in the fleet. She is named Morro do Moco after the highest mountain in Angola. (mehr von D2-TEK)
61-131 Type 52 on display in the World War II Aviation exhibition at NASM. This Mitsubishi-built Zero with tail code 61-108 was captured along with other aircraft at Aslito on Saipan in June 1944. It was shipped to the USA for evaluation, assigned the code TAIC7 and named Tokyo Rose. It has been restored in the markings of the 261st Kokutai known as the Tora (Tiger) unit, established in June 1943 and sent to Saipan in Feb. 1944. (mehr von 61-131)
VT-BDQ Vision XI on short final for Rwy 01R at NSCBIA as it arrives in the morning as BZ102 from Delhi. Six of the type makes up Blue Dart’s fleet. This aircraft started its service as a Boeing 757-28A with Icelandair. After passing through several airlines, she was converted to a freighter by Precision Conversions in 2013. She has retained her quiet and efficient 189.2 kN Rolls Royce RB211-535E4 turbofans through the conversion. (mehr von VT-BDQ)
VT-TNZ New A320 on short final for Rwy 01R at NSCBIA as UK771 from Mumbai arrives in the morning. Vistara’s latest addition to its current fleet of 32 A320s was delivered on 6 Oct. 2020. (mehr von VT-TNZ)
G-LFVB The modern fire tender in the background is the most apparent giveaway seven decades later. City of Winnipeg comes in for a smooth landing at the end of Duxford Autumn Airshow 2013. Built in 1942, she has seven confirmed kills, making her one of the top scoring survivors. Six kills were scored with No. 501 (County of Gloucester) Sqn, after which the Spitfire joined No. 19 Sqn. and moved to No. 402 Sqn. RCAF in April 1944. (mehr von G-LFVB)
F-AZYS Taxiing in after its display at Flying Legends 2011. This radar-equipped Corsair was delivered to Argentine Naval Aviation and equipped 2da Escuadrilla Aeronaval operating on board ARA Independencia. Bought by a French owner, it was formerly painted as an Aeronavale 14.F Flotilla F4U-7. The Corsair now wears the markings of VMF(N)-513 Flying Nightmares operating as night fighters from Pusan during the Korean War. (mehr von F-AZYS)