Author Archives: Nico

Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark

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Side view of the Dark Shark in front of Ryan's flight hangar at San Diego. Introduction With the operational introduction of the FR-1 Fireball both U.S. ...

Aerosalon Paris 1951

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The Paris Air show is world-wide known as the aviation event where aircraft manufacturers show their new types. It was started in 1909 at the ...

Sea Hawk, the aftermath

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The story of the Hawker P.1052 and P.1081 Introduction: The P.1052 VX272 during the initial flight phase in bare metal colours and with straight tail surfaces ...

Seahawk – the first Hawker jet fighter

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Hawker Sea Hawk Mk.100 Kriegsmarine Introduction: As early as 1944 Hawker's design bureau, headed by Sidney Camm, started with a jet-powered successor of the Bristol Centaurus ...

Ryan FR-1/FR-4 Fireball

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A rare colour shot of the XFR-1 Fireball prototype with its original small tail Introduction With the arrival of the first practical jet engines from British ...

Nakajima J9Y-1 Kikka

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The first Kikka prototype before its first flight Introduction: The first Japanese jet plane was a design from the Nakajima design bureau headed by Kenichi Matsumura ...
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