The Type N was designed and built by Aeroplanes Morane-Saulnier, Societe anonyme de Constructions Aeronautiques in Paris, the prototype being taken to a flying meeting held at Aspera in Vienna in late June 1914, the pilot being Roland Garros.
The White Der Jager is a single-seat light amateur-built biplane designed and market by White Aircraft, being designed by Marshall White, and is a development of the Stolp SA-500 Starlet, the intention being to make the aircraft similar in appearance to a World War I biplane.
Known as a thermal airship, the design of the balloon in this case is similar to the Thunder & Colt AS-105 and produced buoyancy by heating air in a large envelope, the density of the internal hot-air as compared to the cool ambient temperature outside air causing an upward force
The P R Breeze is a single-seat variant of the PR-582 Pocket Rocket using the basic Lightwing fuselage, but fitting it with a single parasol configuration wing and installing a range of Rotax engines, including the Models 582, 503 or 618 two strokes, or the Rotax 912 four-stroke.
The Hummelbird was designed by Maurice ‘Morry’ Hummel, and is marketed by Hummel Aviation of Bryan, Ohio, in kit form as a light single-engine single-seat low-cost fast-build, high-performance aircraft.
The Ultra Cruiser was designed by Maurice Hummel and is produced by Hummel Aviation for the ultralight and sporting aircraft market and is available in kit form or as plans only form but may also be obtained as a read-to-fly aircraft.
The Whing Ding was designed by Mr R W Hovey as an ultra-light aircraft which would require minimal construction time, would have STOL performance, and capable of easy dis-assembly for transportation and storage.
The 304 MS Shark is one of a range of high performance gliders designed in Germany and built by HpH Ltd in the Czech Republic and is a single-seater of composite construction available in the 15-metre Class up to the two-seat 20-metre Open Class and was developed from the German
In New Zealand Volker Heydecke built an all-composite 66-percent scale replica of a Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 fighter and it was fitted with a 112-kw (150-hp) Rotec R3600 radial engine with a 3:2 gearing.
The Yak 3 is one of a range of important Soviet aircraft emanating from the Design Bureau of Aleksandr Sergeyevich Yakovlev, the design of the Yak 3 commencing in 1941 based around the new VK-107 VEE-twelve engine, design parameters including least possible drag, smallest dimensions, and weight consistent with a
The Yak-3U was a completely new design produced by the Yakovlev Design Bureau and used the light alloy stressed skin metal wing and tail surfaces of the latterly built Yak-3 fitted with the M-107 in-line V-12 engine but was built with a completely new fuselage fitted with a 14-cylinder two-row
The Yakovlev series of fighters gained the distinction during World War II as being the Workhorses on the Eastern Front and, although the type entered service at the beginning of the War, it continued in service long after hostilities concluded, and saw service with a number of airforces, including the
The Republic P-43 Lancer was a development of the Seversky P-35, and in turn was developed to become the P-47 Thunderbolt. In 1938 the Seversky Aircraft Corp worked on the development of the P-35, the AP-2 and the AP-4, each differing only in the positioning of the turbo-supercharger.
In 1937 the team of Hal Hibbard and Clarence “Kelly” Johnson commenced the design of a new twin-engine fighter for the USAAF powered by two 858 kw (1,150-hp) Allison V-1710-C engines fitted with the General Electric turbo-supercharger, featuring twin-booms, a tricycle undercarriage, and cannon armament.
One of the most notorious research aircraft, the Lockheed U-2 series has become known in the media over the years as a “spy” aircraft, one example flown by Frances Cary Powers having been shot down on such a mission over the Soviet Union.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 – or the Joint Strike Fighter as it was initially known - represents potentially the single largess and most ambitious military aircraft development for many years and is aimed at providing one aircraft to meet the requirements of a number of military services.
Considered to be the best of the numerous derivatives of the North American F-86F Sabre, the CA-27 Sabre had about 60-percent of its fuselage structure changed due to the installation of a Rolls Royce Avon turbojet in place of the General Electric J-47, the Rolls Royce engine requiring a greater
The suddenness of the Japanese onslaught at the beginning of the war in the Pacific, the speed at which Japanese forces moved, and the possibility of fighter aircraft not being available from overseas sources, led to the decision to design and build a fighter aircraft as soon as possible to
The Albatros D.II was designed by Messrs Robert Thelen, Schubert and Gnadic for Albatros Flugzeugwerke following complaints by fighter pilots relating to the poor upward vision available in the Albatros D.I. To solve this problem, the upper wing was moved closer to the fuselage and it was staggered forward slightly.
The Albatros D.III was designed by Robert Thelen as a successor to the D.1 and D.II series and adopted some of the advantages of the design of the allied Nieuport Scout then in service, performance being increased by the installation of an uprated Mercedes D.III engine, this being achieved by
The Albatros series of fighters was produced in Germany for operations in World War I and was reasonably successful in its design role. The D.I, D.II and D.III were all put into production but the D.IV failed to reach this status.
The Kasperwing is an American ultralight flying-wing motorglider which was designed by Witold Kasper and Steven Grossruck and was initially built by Cascade Ultralites and was introduced to the market in 1976.
In 1954 Tom Cassutt, an airline pilot in the United States, designed and built a small single-seat racing aircraft known as the Cassutt I for his own use, winning the 1958 National Air Racing Championships.
The Call Air Model B-1 agricultural aircraft was a development of the smaller A-9 series and was of similar configuration, being designed and manufactured by the Inter Mountain Manufacturing Co of Wyoming, USA (IMCO).
The Ceres (the God of Fertility) was developed from the Wirraway trainer of World War II, which had been built at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation’s plant at Fishermens Bend, Vic, between 1939 and 1945.
In an attempt to increase the performance of the indigenous Boomerang fighter, consideration was given to the increase in the power of the engine installed and to this end, as the Twin Wasp engine then fitted was not supercharged sufficiently to permit adequate high-altitude operations, it was decided to obtain