martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

B-17F Flying Fortress "Pacific Pearl" de la pelicula Heavy Metal


Boeing B-17F Fortress

The B-17F (Model 299P) immediately followed the E-model off the production line. Early operational experiences with the B-17D in the Pacific theatre had led to a further series of design improvements that were worked out in early 1942 and introduced on the B-17F.
The B-17F was externally almost identical to the earlier B-17E. Externally, the F could be distinguished from the E only by the use of a single piece plastic blown transparent nose. Apart from the optically-flat bomb aiming panel, the nose transparency was frameless. However, there were over 400 internal changes, designed to make the bomber a more effective fighting machine. A new ball turret was fitted, external bomb racks were provided, wider paddle-bladed propellers were fitted, an improved oxygen system, carburetor air intake dust filters, dual brake system, more photographic equipment, an electronic link between the autopilot, and additional ball-and-socket machine gun mounts in the nose. The engines were the newer Wright R-1820-97 Cyclones, which could offer a war emergency power of 1380 hp for brief intervals. Revisions to the engine cowlings were required to make it possible to feather the wider propeller blades. A stronger undercarriage was installed which allowed the maximum weight to increase to 65,000 pounds, and later to 72,000 pounds.
The first B-17F (41-24340) flew on May 30, 1942. Because of the great number of relatively small changes constantly being introduced on the B-17F production line, the production block designation scheme had to be introduced to make it possible for field maintenance units to keep track of the multitudinous numbers of different varieties of B-17Fs that were in service. The first 50 were B-17F-1-BO, the second 50 were -5, and the third 50 were -10, but the numbers in each block varied from this point on. A total of 2300 B-17Fs were built by Boeing, the last production block being -130-BO.
After receiving a B-17E pattern aircraft and all necessary blueprints from Boeing, the Vega division of Lockheed began production of the B-17F in its new A-1 plant at the edge of the Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, California. The first B-17F-1-VE (42-5705) flew on May 4, 1942. A total of 500 B-17Fs were built by Lockheed-Vega (with the production block numbers reaching -50) before production switched to the G-model. The Lockheed-built B-17Fs were essentially identical to the Boeing-built version, and the planes could only be distinguished from each other by an examination of their serial numbers.
The Douglas plant at Long Beach, California also began production of the B-17F. Douglas manufactured a total of 605 B-17Fs (B-17F-1-DL thru -85-DL). The Douglas-built B-17Fs were externally identical to the Boeing- and Lockheed-built models, and could only be distinguished by an examination of their serial numbers.
Only the first three Douglas-built B-17Fs and the first five Vega-built B-17Fs were block number 1. The details of similar B-17F block numbers as built by the three companies did not correspond, so it was necessary to include the manufacturer's code (BO for Boeing, DL for Douglas, VE for Vega) for complete determination of details for service publications.
The B-17F went into action with the 8th Air Force in Europe, and was used for the first American bombing raid against the German homeland on January 27, 1943 in a raid on Wilhelmshaven. Combat by the B-17F over Europe soon revealed that it was vulnerable to attack from the front by enemy fighters. It turned out that most of the factory-installed pieces of heavy armor plate and flak curtains were not well-positioned to protect the crew against frontal attacks. When hit from the front by machine gun or cannon fire, the crew of the B-17 was relatively unprotected. Hasty modifications were made in the field in an attempt to beef up the armor protection, but were not entirely successful. Another option that was explored was an increase in the number of forward-firing machine guns. In order to beef up the forward defensive firepower, various installations were made in the field to increase the armament in the nose. Additional flexible machine gun installations were fitted in the nose, firing from extra sockets cut into the nose cone or from windows cut into the side of the nose. The famous "Memphis Belle", a B-17F-10-BO (41-24485) of the 324th Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group had no less than four guns sticking out of its nose, two in sockets cut into the Plexiglas nose and two firing from windows cut into the left and right sides of the nose.
Later models of the B-17F could be fitted with extra cells (called "Tokyo tanks") to the fuel tanks in the wings.
The B-17Fs built by the three companies differed slightly in internal details, particularly in armament. The most commonly used initial arrangement was a 0.30-inch gun in the nose with 500 rounds, two 0.50-inch with 300 rpg in the waist, two 0.50-inch with 400 rpg in the wait, two 0.50-inch guns with 400 rpg in the dorsal turret, two 0.50-inch guns with 500 rpg in the ball, and two 0.50-inch guns with 565 rpg in the tail.
The maximum bombload of the first B-17Fs was 9600 pounds, but the range over which such loads could be carried was quite short. On typical missions the load was 4000-5000 pounds over operating ranges of 1400 miles. Beyond these distances, the bombload fell off quite rapidly
Many modifications were introduced at modification centers before the planes reached the field. These changes were largely dictated by experience in Europe, and were mostly concerned with armor, armament, and fuel capacity.
Beginning with the B-17F-30-BO, another gun was added at the opening on the top of the radio compartment, firing upward from the transparent hatch just above the wing trailing edge.
Beginning with B-17F-30-BO, B-17F-20-DL, and B-17F-20-VE, external bomb racks were fitted under the inner wings for the carriage of two 4000-pounds bombs. This brought the maximum short-range bombload to 17,600 pounds. Under certain conditions, eight 1600-pound bombs could be carried internally and two 4000-pound bombs externally, raising the total load to 20,800 pounds. However, with such a load the effective range was quite small and all maneuvers were severely restricted. Consequently, external bombs were only rarely carried by the B-17F. Although all subsequent models had lugs and controls for their attachment, the underwing racks were not installed at the factory.
The fuel capacity of the B-17F was increased from 2550 to 3630 US gallons in later modifications .
A total of 3405 B-17Fs were built--2300 by Boeing, 605 by Douglas, and 500 by Lockheed-Vega.
One B-17F (Serial number 42-3521) was transferred to the US Navy. It was given the Navy serial number of 34106, but was operated under its Army designation. It was later modified to B-17G standard and redesignated PB-1. It was later stripped of all armament and used as a flying aeronautical laboratory.
B-17F 41-24613 was turned over to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) for extensive performance testing under the designation XB-17F. Despite its designation, it was not a prototype.
Only three B-17Fs remain in existence today.
  • B-17F-10-BO 41-24485The famous Memphis Belle, a B-17F-10-BO (41-24485) of the 324th Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group was the first American bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and survive. This 25th mission was flown on May 17, 1943. Following this mission, the plane returned to the USA to take part in a war bond tour. Upon completion of the tour, the Memphis Belle was turned over to a training group at McDill Field in Florida. In 1945, it was redesignated TB-17F. In August of 1945, it was consigned to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for disposal. It was about to be scrapped when a citizen of Memphis happened to note that it was the famous Memphis Belle and should be saved. The plane was rescued from the scrap heap and was flown to Memphis, Tennessee where it was put on display outdoors on a pedestal. Over the succeeding years, Memphis Belle began to show signs of wear and tear as the inevitable effects of weather and vandals took their toll. Public outcry at the sorry state of Memphis Belle led to a major restoration effort. Finally, in 1987, a fully-restored Memphis Belle, now sporting a more-accurate paint scheme, was put on permanent display underneath a protective dome. In October of 2005, the USAF reclaimed ownership of the Memphis Belle and it was transferred by truck to Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio, where it is now undergoing a thorough restoration.
  • B-17F-50-DL 42-3374B-17F-50-DL serial number 42-3374 is currently in storage at Offutt AFB, Nebraska awaiting restoration and display. It was a Douglas-built machine which never went overseas. Following the war, it was transferred to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film studio to be used in making the movie *Footprints in the Sky". In the event, this film never got made and 42-3374 sat in storage at MGM until the 1960s. At that time, it was transferred to Ed Maloney's "Planes of Fame" air museum at Chino Airport in California. Ed Maloney traded the plane to the Beale AFB museum in 1981. In 1989, 42-3374 was trucked to Offut AFB to be displayed as a gate guardian. It is currently in storage awaiting further plans.
  • B-17F-70-BO 42-29782There is only one flyable B-17F currently in existence. It is B-17F-70-B0 serial number 42-29782, which spent the war stateside with training units. It was surplused in November 1945. In 1946, it was given to Stuttgart, Arkansas for display. However, Stuttgart city government tired of the display and turned the plane over to civilian operators. The civil registration N17W was assigned. It operated for a number of years as a pesticide sprayer and as an aerial tanker. It appeared in the films *1000 Plane Raid*, *Tora, Tora, Tora*, and the 1989 remake of "The Memphis Belle". In *The Memphis Belle*, it appears as *Kathleen*, and was the only genuine B-17F used in the making of the film.
If you want to find out more information about the fates of some individual B-17Fs, check out my serial number page.

Serials of B-17F:

41-24340/24389 Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress
    c/n 3025/3074
    24341 converted to XB-40
41-24390/24439 Boeing B-17F-5-BO Fortress
    c/n 3075/3124
41-24440/24489 Boeing B-17F-10-BO Fortress
    c/n 3125/3174
41-24490/24503 Boeing B-17F-15-BO Fortress
    c/n 3175/3188
41-24504/24539 Boeing B-17F-20-BO Fortress
    c/n 3189/3224
41-24540/24584 Boeing B-17F-25-BO Fortress
    c/n 3225/3269
41-24585/24639 Boeing B-17F-27-BO Fortress
    c/n 3270/3324
42-2964/2966  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-1-DL Fortress
    c/n 7900/7902
42-2967/2978  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-5-DL Fortress
    c/n 7903/7914
42-2979/3003  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-10-DL Fortress
    c/n 7915/7939
42-3004/3038  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-15-DL Fortress
    c/n 7940/7974
42-3039/3073  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-20-DL Fortress
    c/n 7975/8009
42-3074/3148  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-25-DL Fortress
    c/n 8010/8084
42-3149/3188  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-30-DL Fortress
    c/n 8085/8124
    3160 to RCAF as 9202
42-3189/3228  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-35-DL Fortress
    c/n 8125/8164
42-3229/3283  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-40-DL Fortress
    c/n 8165/8219
42-3284/3338  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-45-DL Fortress
    c/n 8220/8274
42-3339/3393  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-50-DL Fortress
    c/n 8275/8329
42-3394/3422  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-55-DL Fortress
    c/n 8330/8358
42-3423/3448  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-60-DL Fortress
    c/n 8359/8384
42-3449/3482  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-65-DL Fortress
    c/n 8385/8418
42-3483/3503  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-70-DL Fortress
    c/n 8419/8439
42-3504/3562  Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-75-DL Fortress
    c/n 8440/8498
42-5050/5078  Boeing B-17F-30-BO Fortress
    c/n 3589/3617
42-5079/5149  Boeing B-17F-35-BO Fortress
    c/n 3618/3688
42-5150/5249  Boeing B-17F-40-BO Fortress
    c/n 3689/3788
42-5250/5349  Boeing B-17F-45-BO Fortress
    c/n 3789/3888
42-5350/5484  Boeing B-17F-50-BO Fortress
    c/n 3889/4023
42-5705/5709  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-1-VE Fortress
    c/n 6001/6005
42-5710/5724  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-5-VE Fortress
    c/n 6006/6020
42-5725/5744  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-10-VE Fortress
    c/n 6021/6040
    5732/5744 converted to YB-40
42-5745/5764  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-15-VE Fortress 
    c/n 6041/6060
42-5765/5804  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-20-VE Fortress 
    c/n 6061/6100
42-5805/5854  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-25-VE Fortress 
    c/n 6101/6150
42-5855/5904  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress 
    c/n 6151/6200
42-5905/5954  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-35-VE Fortress
    c/n 6201/6250
42-5955/6029  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-40-VE Fortress
    c/n 6251/6325
42-6030/6104  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-45-VE Fortress
    c/n 6326/6400
42-6105/6204  Lockheed/Vega B-17F-50-VE Fortress
    c/n 6401/6500
42-29467/29531 Boeing B-17F-55-BO Fortress
    c/n 4581/4645
42-29532/29631 Boeing B-17F-60-BO Fortress
    c/n 4646/4745
42-29632/29731 Boeing B-17F-65-BO Fortress
    c/n 4746/4845
42-29732/29831 Boeing B-17F-70-BO Fortress
    c/n 4846/4945
42-29832/29931 Boeing B-17F-75-BO Fortress
    c/n 4946/5045
42-29932/30031 Boeing B-17F-80-BO Fortress
    c/n 5046/5145
42-30032/30131 Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress
    c/n 5146/5245
42-30132/30231 Boeing B-17F-90-BO Fortress
    c/n 5246/5345
42-30232/30331 Boeing B-17F-95-BO Fortress
    c/n 5346/5445
42-30332/30431 Boeing B-17F-100-BO Fortress
    c/n 5446/5545
42-30432/30531 Boeing B-17F-105-BO Fortress
    c/n 5546/5645
42-30532/30616 Boeing B-17F-110-BO Fortress
    c/n 5646/5730
42-30617/30731 Boeing B-17F-115-BO Fortress
    c/n 5731/5845
42-30732/30831 Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress
    c/n 5846/5945
42-30832/30931 Boeing B-17F-125-BO Fortress
    c/n 5946/6045
42-30932/31031 Boeing B-17F-130-BO Fortress
    c/n 6046/6145
42-37714/37715 Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-80-DL Fortress
    c/n 8500/8501
42-37717/37720 Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-85-DL Fortress
    c/n 8503/8506

Specification of B-17F:

Four Wright R-1820-97 Cyclone radials rated at 1200 hp for takeoff and 1000 hp at 25,000 feet. For brief intervals, a war emergency power of 1380 hp could be delivered. Performance: Maximum speed 299 mph at 25,000 feet, 325 mph at 25,000 feet (war emergency). cruising speed 200 mph. Landing speed 90 mph An altitude of 20,000 feet could be attained in 25.7 minutes. Service ceiling 37,500 feet. Range 1300 miles with 6000 pounds of bombs, maximum range 2880 miles. A range of 4420 miles at 5000 feet could be attained with 3612 gallons of fuel. Dimensions: Wingspan 103 feet 9 3/8 inches, length 74 feet 9 inches, height 19 feet 1 inches, wing area 1420 square feet. Weights: 34,000 pounds empty, 40,437 pounds loaded, 56,500 pounds maximum. Fuel: Normal fuel load was 2520 US gallons, but extra fuel tanks could be installed which raised total fuel capacity to 3612 US gallons. Armament: Specified defensive armament was as follows: six ball-and-socket mounts in the nose and front windows. One 0.30-inch M2 machine gun with boxes for 5100 rounds of ammunition. One Sperry No. 645473E power turret in dorsal position with two 0.50 Browning M2 machine guns with 500 rounds per gun. One Sperry No. 654849-J power turret in ventral position with two 0.50-inch Browning machine guns with 500 rounds per gun. One 0.50-inch Browning M2 machine gun is each of the two waist windows, 400 rounds per gun. One ball and socket mount was fitted to the roof of the radio operator's compartment for a 0.50-inch Browning M2 machine gun. Two 0.50-inch M2 Browinging machine guns were installed in the tail position, with 500 rounds per gun. Later production batches (B-17F-70 to 130-BO, B-17F-35 to 65-DL, and B-17F-35 to 50-VE) had a single 0.50-inch machine gun installed in a cheek mount on each side of the nose. Additional flexible machine guns installations were often mounted in the nose in the field, firing from sockets cut into the side or from windows cut into the side of the nose.

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2016

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2016

Messerschmitt Bf 109f4 Friedrich


 Ya al ​​principio de 1940, Messerschmitt había empezado a mejorar el Bf-109. El plan era que las mejoras incluirían pocos cambios en la producción y sin gastos de materias primas.aun asi, se decidió llevar a cabo un desarrollo extenso del Bf-109serie F (Bf-109F) a expensas de la mejora de la aerodinámica y reducir el peso de la aeronave . Los aviones de la serie-F fueron los primeros Bf-109 producidos en serie a sufrir serias modificaciones en la construcción aerodinámica. El carenado de la hélice fue rediseñado. Ahora se pasa suavemente a un capó rediseñado. Los diseñadores lograron colocar los radiadores de forma más compacta en el ala y la parte delantera del fuselaje. La parte trasera del fuselaje se fortaleció considerablemente. El avión recibió una nueva ala, con grandes puntas elípticas, que hizo posible aumentar la envergadura y la zona alar, y este a su vez dio lugar a mejoras en las características de vuelo. La rueda de cola era ahora semi-retráctil y el diseño de transmisión global se mejor0. El peso de la aeronave se redujo mediante la reducción de los armamentos a dos 7.92mm MG 17 ametralladoras por encima del motor y un cañón de 15 mm (MG 151/15) colocados en el cubo de la hélice. Se prevé la instalación de un nuevo motor Daimler-Benz DB 601E (1.350 HP) en todos los Bf-109 de la serie F, pero estos motores sólo se estuvieron disponible a principios de 1942 en el Bf-109F-3. Antes de que apareciera esta modificación, el Bf-109F-0, F-1 y F-2 estaban equipados con motores 601N dB (1.200 HP)

 La principal diferencia entre el Bf-109F-4 y el Bf-109F-2 fue la instalación de un cañón MG 151/20  de 20mm   en el cubo de la hélice en lugar del  cañón  MG 151/15 de 15 mm. Este cañón incrementó en gran medida las posibilidades de los pilotos de derribar aviones enemigos en una sola pasada de ataque.

BF-109F-4 - Armamento:.. 7.92mm dos ametralladoras MG (17) y un cañón de 20 mm (MG 151/20) en el cubo de la hélice 

Ventajas: Excelentes características de rendimiento. Alta maniobrabilidad y buen armamento. Simple y facil de volar 

Desventajas:. La mala visión trasera. Corto alcance. armamento reducido

Bf-109F-4 Friedrich modelo 1941
Typo: caza 
Peso:  Vacío: ~ 1.970 kg  Despegue: ~ 2.750 kg
Longitud: 9,05 m Alas: 10,6 m \ zona alar: 17,3 metros cuadrados 
motor: Daimler-Benz DB 601 E de 1.085 HP 
despegue: 1.350 HP

velocidad:  El nivel del mar : 520 kmh 
en 6000 m 635 kilómetros por hora 
tiempo de giro / a una altitud de 1.000 m: 19,6-20,5 seg 
Regimen de ascenso a 3.000 m: 3,1 min \ Regimen de ascenso en giro de combate: 950 m 
Techo de servicio: 12.000 m  
Alcance: 480 kilometros
Armamento:  2 x 7,92 mm (MG 17)  1 x 20 mm (MG 151/20) 

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2016

Airco DH.9A

Finalizado! Airco DH.9A, espero les guste aca les dejo una pequeña referencia de la Wiki:
Era un bombardero británico diseñado
y usado por vez primera poco antes del final de la Primera
Guerra Mundial. Coloquialmente conocido como el Ninak
(por el sonido de su designación en inglés nine-A),
sirvió en importantes cantidades en la Royal Air Force
posteriormente al final de la guerra, tanto en Gran Breta-
ña como en sus colonias, donde fue utilizado en labores
de vigilancia aérea, siendo retirado del servicio en 1931.

viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

Spad (Société Pour l´Aviation et ses Dérivés) S.XIII

 Spad (Société Pour l´Aviation et ses Dérivés) S.XIII uno de los mejores cazas de la fuerza aérea de la Triple Entente, fue usado por la fuerza aérea francesa, por la fuerza aérea británica y dada sus excelentes características de maniobrabilidad y velocidad fue escogido por la fuerza aérea americana para equipar sus escuadrones en Europa, tanto los franceses como los americanos permitían decorar los aviones con brillantes colores y emblemas este ejemplar pertenece a la "Aviation militaire" mas específicamente a la escuadrilla 34, una de las 81 escuadrillas que llegaron a utilizar este avión (se produjeron mas de 8000)

lunes, 18 de abril de 2016

Albatros D.III

 Terminado! Albatros D.III caza aleman de la primera guerra mundial y artífice de lo que seria llamado el "abril sangriento" donde la Luftstreitkräfte consiguio un total dominio aereo en 1917, fuero producidos unos 500 aparatos que estuvieron en servicio hasta el final de la guerra, luego varias fuerzas aereas como la polaca lo adquirio por su buena reputacion, sus caracteristicas tecnicas eran:
Tripulación: 1
Longitud: 7,33 m
Envergadura: 9,05 m
Altura: 2,98 m
Superficie alar: 20,50 m²
Peso vacío: 661 kg
Peso cargado: 886 kg
Planta motriz: 1× lineal Mercedes D.IIIa.
Potencia: 170/175 cv
Velocidad nunca excedida (Vne): 175 km/h a 1.000 m
Alcance: 480 km (259 nmi; 298 mi)
Radio de acción: 2 horas
Techo de vuelo: 5.500 m
Régimen de ascenso: trepada a 1.000 m en 4 min
Carga alar: 37,5 kg/m² (7,7 lb/ft²)
Potencia/peso: 0,13 kW/kg
Armas de proyectiles: 2 x ametralladora 7,92 mm LMG 08/15 fuego frontal

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

Fokker-Flugzeugwerke Fokker D.VII

El mejor caza de la primera guerra mundial del bando de las potencias centrales (Imperio Aleman e Imperio Astro-Hungaro), no tenia vicios de pilotaje, caia en perdida de forma muy gentil y podía literalmente colgar de la hélice (esta característica jugo a favor de los alemanes al poder atacar aviones con artilleros desde punto ciegos sin peligro), podía recuperarse solo de "spins" y podía hacer picadas sin el temor de perder la estructura alar, el D.VII hacia de un mal piloto un buen piloto y de un buen piloto un As, una de las clausulas del rendición de Alemania al final de la guerra era la pronta entrega de todos los fokkers y su prohibición de construcción posterior.

lunes, 11 de abril de 2016

Bell model 209 AH-1G Huey Cobra

The Bell 209 AH-1 Huey Cobra is a single-engine two-seat attack helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron. AH-1J SeaCobra, AH-1T Improved SeaCobra, AH-1W SuperCobra are twin-engined variants.

Engine:1 x Lycoming T53-L-13 1400shp
Capacity:1 + 1
Length: (m)16.2
Height: (m)4.12
Rotor diam.: (m)13.4
Disc area: (m2)141
Weight: (kgs)Empty: 2630     Max: 4310
Speed: (km/h)Cruise: 277     Max: 352
Range: (km)570
Ceiling: (m)3400
Rate/Climb: (m/min)375

viernes, 1 de abril de 2016

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a vs Albatros D.III

Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a derribando un Albatros D.III en algun lugar del frente occidental durante la primera guerra mundial o la "Gran Guerra" El se5a es un poco menos famoso que el sopwith camel pero fue el caballito de batalla del Royal Flying Corps desde 1917 hasta el final de la guerra, el Albatros D.III fue el artífice del "abril sangriento" de 1917 donde los ingleses tuvieron casi 4 veces las perdidas en aviones que los alemanes, es justo con la puesta en servicio del Se 5a que ese dominio aleman culmina. espero les guste! saludos!

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016

DH100 FBMk-9 "vampire"

Finalizado De Havillan DH100 FBMk-9 "vampire" este lo hice perteneciente al 2do escuadron de la fuerza aerea de la hoy extinta Rhodesia realizando un ataque con cohetes durante la operacion "dingo" en 1977, durante la guerra de Rhodesia. Esta operacion es tambien llamada la "masacre de Chimoio" fue llevada a cabo por las SAS rhodesianas junto a 8 hawker hunters, 6 vampires, 3 camberras y algunos c-47 de transporte quienes lanzaron a las fuerzas especiales rhodesianas, los guerrilleros del ZANLA habian colocado un gran campo de entrenamiento cruzando la frontera con mozambique y se pensaban a salvo cuando los SAS cayeron sobre ellos, se estimo en su momento que el ZANLA perdio mas de 3000 hombres mientras que rhodesia perdio un solo SAS y un piloto de vampire que intento aterrizar su avion, tocado por fuego antiaereo, el piloto no se lanzo del avion ya que estos vampires operaban sin asiento eyector. Espero les guste! saludos

lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

Mikoyan Mig-29 SMT Fuerza aerea Rusa

The Mig-29SMT is currently the most extensive modification of the legendary Mig-29 single-seat fighter (barring the Mig-29K/KUB and the Mig-35). The SMT upgrade was developed to modernize Russian Mig-29’s as a stop-gap while the air-force is waiting for the Pak-Fa to finish testing and enter service as well as for the modernization of Mig-29’s in foreign countries to keep their air-forces up to date.
The SMT upgrade solves many of the Mig-29’s biggest draw-backs including true air-to-ground capability, increased range, a better radar, new avionics, and the ability to carry the latest Russian-made air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. In terms of its new capabilities, the Mig-29SMT is close to the level of the new Mig-35, and is considered a 4+ generation aircraft.
The Mig-29SMT is equipped with the advanced ZHUK-ME multi-mode radar. The control systems are full digitized and the cockpit features full-color liquid crystal displays. The Mig-29SMT can carry a full range of Russian weaponry (that is both in service and in development) including air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, guided bombs, anti-radar missiles, and cruise missiles. Even more new features are currently being implemented into the SMT upgrade, which customers can choose from to fit their requirements.

Length: 17.32 meters
Wing span: 11.36 meters
Height: 4.73 meters
Max take-off weight: 22,000 kg
Max speed: 2,400 km/hr
Service ceiling: 17,500 meters
Max g-load: 9
Endurance:  1,800 km
Engines: 2x RD-33 Series-3
Armament: GSh-301 30 mm automatic cannon, 6 pylons for various weaponry

miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2016

martes, 22 de marzo de 2016

BAC 167 Strikemaster T.mk82A


Terminado! BAC 167 Strikemaster T.mk82A, para algunos este avion sera un total desconocido, avion de fabricacion britanica para ataque ligero y COIN basado en otro avion clasico, el Hunting Jet Provost fue usado por varios paises entre estos Nueva Zelanda, oman, ecuador, Etc. este fue uno de los primeros modelos a escala que tuve, airfix 1/72, este lo ilustre en campaña durante la crisis de Dhofar en el reino de oman en los 70's, estos aviones fueron operados por personal "contratado" de la Real Fuerza Aerea Britanica, y se utilizaron con gran efectividad, el procedimiento era asi: las patrullas del SAS se infiltraban en territorio del FPLO (Frente Popular para la Liberación de Omán) durante la noche para hacer reconocimiento sobre las pocisiones rebeldes, una vez concretado este reconocimiento, un miembro de esta patrulla abordaba uno de los strikemaster y orientaba al piloto "contratista" a las pocisiones enemigas para ser atacadas, aca les dejo una referencia tecnica en ingles, espero les guste Saludos!!
Crew 2
Propulsion: 1 Turbojet Engine
Engine Model: Rolls-Royce Viper Mk 535
Engine Power: 15,2 kN 3417 lbf
max. Speed (vne): 833 km/h 450 kts 518 mph
Service Ceiling :12.192 m 40.000 ft
Range: 1.450 km 783 NM 901 mi.
Empty Weight: 2.810 kg 6.195 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight: 5.216 kg 11.500 lbs
Wing Span 11,23 m 36,8 ft
Wing Area 19,9 m² 214 ft²
Length 10,27 m 33,7 ft
Height 3,34 m 11,0 ft
First Flight 26.10.1967
Production Status out of production
Total Production 146
Developed from Hunting / BAC Jet Provost

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016

The North American F-100 Super Sabre

History: In 1949, North American began development of the world’s first aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier in level flight, the F-100A Super Sabre. A familial successor to the F-86 Sabre, the new design was larger, faster and more powerful than its predecessor.
On November 1, 1951, North American’s design work resulted in a U.S. Air Force contract for two YF-100 prototypes and 110 F-100A Super Sabre interceptors. The first of two prototypes made a major leap ahead in combat aircraft development when it exceeded Mach 1 during its maiden flight on May 25, 1953. Powered by the Pratt & Whitney J57-P-7 engine, the early Super Sabres could produce 15,000 lbs. of afterburning thrust at a maximum speed of 864 mph. The last 36 aircraft were built with a J57-P-39 engine capable of producing 1,000 pounds more thrust.
On October 29, 1953 the first prototype aircraft made its mark in history by establishing a new world speed record of 754.99 mph. During the same month, the first production aircraft was flown. Flight-testing continued until early 1954 when the US Air Force’s 479th Fighter Day Wing took delivery of the new Super Sabre, declaring it operational.
Despite a successful flight test program, a series of crashes in that same year led to the grounding of the F-100A in late 1954. The accidents were found to be the result of inertia roll-yaw coupling making the aircraft unstable in certain flight profiles. North American corrected the design flaw by lengthening the vertical stabilizer and extending the wings, which increased the aircraft's stability and put it back in service.
North American continued development with an improved version of the F-100A, the F-100Cfighter-bomber, whose added capability to refuel inflight appealed to the Air Force. Additionally, the F-100C was equipped with eight underwing weapon pylons and was powered by Pratt & Whitney’s J57-P-21 engine. A total of 476 of these models were built. However, in an attempt to keep up with the needs of the Air Force, North American developed the F-100D attack version. The F-100D Super Sabre featured many additional capabilities needed by the USAF, including a flapped wing, provisions for internal Electronic Counter-Measures (ECM) equipment and introduction of a Low-Altitude Bombing System (LABS). 1,274 D-Models were built.
The final production version of the Super Sabre was the F-100F, a two seat (tandem) trainer, of which 339 were built. The 'C' and 'D' versions flew as fighter-bombers and anti-SAM missile platforms proving them as reliable, mission-effective aircraft during the Vietnam War. F-100s also served with the French, Turkish, Danish and Taiwanese Air Forces.
The last Super Sabres were retired from the Air National Guard and the USAF's Aerial Target program in the late 1980s. As the airplane which created a "supersonic Air Force," the F-100 Super Sabre has left an indelible mark in the history of military aviation and on those that flew this sleek fighter.
Nicknames: Hun; Slick Chick (RF-100A reconnaissance version).
Specifications (F-100D):
        Engine: One 17,000-pound thrust Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21A afterburning turbojet.
        Weight: Empty 21,000 lbs., Max Takeoff 34,832 lbs.
        Wing Span: 38ft. 9.5in.
        Length: 47ft. 1.25in. (excluding pitot tube)
        Height: 16ft. 3in.
            Maximum Speed at 35,000 ft: 864 mph (Mach 1.3)
            Ceiling: 46,000 ft.
            Range: 600 miles
            Four 20-mm cannon
            Up to 7,500 pounds of bombs, missiles and rockets on underwing pylons.
Number Built: 2,294

domingo, 13 de marzo de 2016

Nieuport 23 C1 Escadrille N 561

Nieuport 23 C1 Escadrille N 561
MdL Edouard Corniglion-Molinier
Cascina Farello Italia Otoño 1917

  • Role: Fighter
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Nieuport
  • First flight: 1917
  • Primary user: Aéronautique Militaire
  • Developed from: Nieuport 17
  • Crew: 1, pilot
  • Length: 6.40 m (21 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 14.8 m² ( ft²)
  • Empty weight: 355 kg (781 lb)
  • Gross weight: 574 kg (1,263 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Le Rhône 9Jb, 90 kW (120 hp)
  • Maximum speed: 168 km/h (105 mph)
  • Endurance: 1 hours 7 min
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.8 m/s (1,100 ft/min)
  • Armament: 1 × fixed, forward-firing .303 Vickers machine gun

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jueves, 10 de marzo de 2016

Mi ultima Ilustracion! P-47D-30 de la FAM en el pacifico 1944

Republic P-47D-30 thunderbolt del Escuadron 201, Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, Frente del pacifico 1944, espero les guste! aca les dejo una corta referencia de dicho escuadron sacada de la pagina oficial saludos!
13 de Mayo de 1942: el barco tanque petrolero Mexicano Potrero del Llano fue hundido por un submarino de nacionalidad Alemana, muriendo sus 13 tripulantes.
El Gobierno de México envió, por mediación de Suecia, terminante reclamación exigiendo en plazo perentorio, una satisfacción por parte de los países del Eje, que incluyera la formal promesa de cubrir las debidas indemnizaciones. De esta actitud se dio conocimiento a los Gobiernos de todos los países latinoamericanos.
La nota fue rechazada por los altos funcionarios según información de la cancillería Sueca y con la acción se dio prueba irrefutable del despotismo del Reich Alemán, ya que a nueve días del primer atropello, en iguales circunstancias fue hundido el “Faja de Oro”, embarcación también Mexicana, en las cercanías de “Key West”. Ante tal ofensa, el Gobierno tomó la única resolución que con dignidad se podía tener y con el apoyo unánime del pueblo Mexicano, declaró “Estado de Guerra” contra las potencias del Eje, el día 22 de Mayo del mismo año, ante el Congreso de la Unión, advirtiendo a su pueblo que era preferible arrastrar privaciones, sufrimientos y llegar aún a la pérdida de la existencia, que vivir hundidos en el deshonor de la Patria.
Es así como se formó una Unidad Aérea de Combate que por orden y clasificación de la Fuerza Aérea de Mexicana fue designada con el número 201, integrada por elementos en el servicio del ejército con antigüedad y experiencia, así como por jóvenes recién egresados de las diferentes especialidades de colegios militares y completado por elementos civiles voluntarios provenuentes de la Fabrica de Materiales de Guerra, para después de ser revistados por el Señor Presidente de la República, General Don Manuel Ávila Camacho y por el Señor Secretario de la Defensa Nacional, General de División Don Lázaro Cárdenas, fuera enviada para entrenamiento a las bases aéreas de los Estados Unidos.

lunes, 7 de marzo de 2016

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk perteneciente Escuadron 5 de Caza, Piloteado por el Alferez Jorge barrionuevo el 25 de mayo de 1982, al fondo la HMS coventry
aca les dejo una referencia tecnica del avion:
Crew 1
Propulsion 1 Turbojet Engine
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney J52-P-408A
Engine Power 49,8 kN 11196 lbf
Speed 1078 km/h 582 kts 670 mph
Service Ceiling 12.207 m 40.050 ft
Rate of climb 3139 m/min 10300 ft/min
Range 544 km 294 NM338 mi.
Empty Weight 4.747 kg 10.465 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 11.113 kg 24.500 lbs
Wing Span 8,38 m 27,5 ft
Wing Area 24,1 m² 259 ft²
Length 12,29 m 40,3 ft
Height 4,57 m 15,0 ft
First Flight 22.06.1954
Production Status out of production
Production Range 1956-1979
Total Production 2960
Variants A-4A, A-4B, A-4C, A-4E, A-4F, A-4M

domingo, 6 de marzo de 2016

Fiat Cr-32

finalizado Fiat CR-32 Fuerza aerea Venezolana 1938, aca una pequeña reseña tecnica: Designación del fabricante: Fiat CR-32
Misión: Caza
Primer vuelo: 1933
Entrada en servicio en Venezuela: Agosto 1938
País de origen: Italia
Fabricante: Fiat
Longitud: 7,45 metros
Envergadura: 9,50 metros
Altura: 2,63 metros
Diámetro rotor principal:
Diámetro rotor cola:
Vacío: 1.459 kg.
Máximo al despegue: 1.900 kg.
Máxima: 354 km/h
Crucero: 316 km/h
Distancia: 780 km.
Motores: lineal en v fiat a 30 ra de 12 cilindros
Empuje: 600 CV
Techo máximo: 7.700 m.
Reabastecimiento en vuelo: No
Armamento: dos ametralladoras breda "safat" de 12,7 mm. síncronizadas, montadas sobre el capot y anguladas hacia arriba, con posíbilidad de instalar sendas armas de 7,7 mm. en cada plano inferior (sólo en la versíón cr-32 bis) y con capacidad de transportar hasta 100 KG de bombas