Soviet Buran Program The Buran shuttle program (also known as the VKK Space Orbiter program – Buran or “Буран” in Russian means “Snowstorm“) was the biggest and most expensive undertaking ever in Soviet space exploration. The program began in 1974 in response to the NASA Space Shuttle program (apparently initially due to the suspicion it… Read More Technik Museum Speyer – Soviet Buran OK-GLI Aerodynamic Test Shuttle
In addition to the aircraft flown by East Germany, the Technik Museum Speyer also has plenty of other Cold War era Soviet and Warsaw Pact aircraft in its halls and airpark. It’s pretty cool to enter the belly of a Beast from the East as you walk inside a huge 1960’s era Antonov An-22 Cock strategic… Read More Technik Museum Speyer – Soviet & Warsaw Pact Tech
To complement the aircraft formerly operated by West Germany during the Cold War, the Technik Museum Speyer also has a number of aircraft operated by the German Democratic Republic (GDR/DDR) – East Germany. Some of the former GDR aircraft were integrated into the new German Luftwaffe following the German unification of 1990 and others were… Read More Technik Museum Speyer – East German Tech
The Technik Museum Speyer in south-west Germany has a fantastic technology collection that includes aircraft, spacecraft, ships, submarines, cars and much more in both indoor and outdoor exhibits (it’s a big museum)! Part of the collection includes a number of NATO Cold War veteran aircraft, including those operated by what was then West Germany. Here… Read More Technik Museum Speyer – NATO Tech
The meanest looking Mil Mi-35/24V Hind assault helicopter gunship I have ever seen goes to this Czech Air Force example known as “Alien Tiger” at NATO Days in Ostrava 2017. As you can see, the weather last weekend in the Czech Republic was terrible! There was plenty of Hind action in the air too over… Read More NATO Days in Ostrava 2017 – Czech Air Force “Alien Tiger” Hind Gunship
The mass flypast of current Polish Armed Forces aircraft and helicopters to open the Radom Air Show 2017 was a beauty! To see formations of Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter and Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum combat aircraft flyover was something special!
Seeing active service Mikoyan Gurevich fighters in flight has always been on my aviation wishlist. The Radom Air Show 2017 in Poland has made a dream come true with plenty of MiG magic in the form of Polish Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C jet fighters… Read More Radom Air Show 2017 – MiG Magic!