Yugoslav Air Force Combat Aircraft: 1941 to 1952

Royal Yugoslav Air Force The original Royal Yugoslav Air Force operated from 1918 to 1941 and at the start of World War Two was equipped with a large number of modern combat aircraft from numerous nations which were purchased directly and licence-built. These included Bristol Blenheim I (61), Dornier DO-17K (69) and Savoia-Marchetti SM.79K (40) bombers and… Read More Yugoslav Air Force Combat Aircraft: 1941 to 1952

Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik @ Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014

July 26th, 2014 was the date for the first ever Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair. This was a spectacular aviation event run by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The Skyfair was by no means a big air show but the aircraft on display were some of the most unique in the world, including the worlds only flying Ilyushin Il-2M3 Sturmovik.… Read More Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik @ Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014

Il-2 Sturmovik – The ultimate WW2 “Beast From The East” arrives in Washington

Originally posted on Deano In America:
ILYUSHIN IL-2 STURMOVIK “The IL-2 aircraft are necessary for our Red Army now, like air, like bread“ Joseph Stalin (he demanded prompt and efficient production from factory officials…or else!) IL-2 Sturmovik The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was known to the Soviet troops in WW2 as the “Flying Tank” and to the Germans as “Der Schwarze Tod” (“The Black…