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Wings of the World

Wings of the World

A group archiving and discussing all things aviation, including aviation history, warbirds, and flight in general.

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  • Maklarr4000
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    A Soviet-built SU-25 "Frogfoot" ground attack jet lies abandoned by the Iraq air force following the overwhelming invasion by the United States of America in 2003.
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    It's amazing how many crazy things were improvised during World War One. Here, we have an Austro-Hungarian tail gunner armed with ten Mauser C96 handguns in lieu of a machine gun. How effective this arrangement turned out to be is open for debate...
    Jan 16
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    A rather cool cutaway illustration of a B-52 Stratofortress.
    Jan 16
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    A Russian Navy Ilyushin IL-38 early warning and command aircraft with a prominent radar dome behind the nose landing gear.
    Jan 16
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    Sikorsky S40 Flying Ship
    Jan 16
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    Sikorsky S40 Flying Ship
    Jan 16
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    A very cool British auto-gyro Avro Rota MK.I from the 1930's. This precursor to the helicopter simply replaced the wing of a traditional aircraft with a spinning rotor to grant it lift- engines available at that time lacked the power to allow the machines to hover like modern helicopters can. It could fly very much like an airplane, though thanks to the rotor could fly somewhat slower, making it somewhat more useful for things like coastal patrols and artillery observation before they were eclipsed by better suited traditional aircraft.A very cool British auto-gyro Avro Rota MK.I from the 1930's. This precursor to the helicopter simply replaced the wing of a traditional aircraft with a spinning rotor to grant it lift- engines available at that time lacked the power to allow the machines to hover like modern helicopters can. It cou...See more
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  • Maklarr4000
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    A French Farman 222 Heavy Bomber in 1940. The French air forces, much like their army, were well equipped and organized for another trench war- but when World War Two became anything but, the Farman bombers succumbed just like everything else.
    Jan 5
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    A formation flight of Harriers.
    Jan 5
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    A formation flight of a Russian Sukhoi Su-47 and Su-27 fighter jets.
    Jan 1
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