Avro Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force…

Airplanes

One of the first things you are likely to notice during a visit to your local airport is the wide variety of airplane styles and designs. Although, at first glance, you may think that airplanes look quite different from one another, you will find that their major components are quite similar. THE FUSELAGE The fuselage…

The Boeing 720B

With the launch of the Jet Age with its 707-100 series, Boeing soon found itself at a competitive disadvantage with Douglas, who already had an established world-wide network of agents, representatives and salesmen to market its DC-8 jet. To counter this, according to Ron Davies in Pan Am-An Airline and Its Aircraft, Boeing produced what it…

MiG-15

Role Fighter Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich First flight: 30 December 1947 Introduction: 1949 Status: Trainers in service Primary users Soviet Air Force PLA Air Force Korean People’s Air Force 41 others Number built: ~12,000 + ~6,000 under licence Developed into Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB for the Soviet…