PLANES of FAME
Most aircraft are completely unknown to the general public. Only a few experts know their exact designation, technical data and history of these machines. Others are better known and a few are so famous that even the average visitor of an airshow can make sense of their name. When a Supermarine SPITFIRE is announced, a North American MUSTANG flies its display, or one of the last McDonnell Douglas F-4 PHANTOM II takes off, the eyes of the spectators light up. These are exactly the legends of aviation we are talking about here in our section. In irregular intervals we bring here reports about the milestones of aviation history. The first one is already here:
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Some airplanes become true legends in their own lifetime and one such aircraft to which this statement certainly applies to is the Sukhoi Su-27 ... reviewed by Rob Kysela
The specifications for the new fighter, initially entitled TFX (Tactical Fighter, Experimental), later to be renamed F-111, were originally based ... reviewed by Rob Kysela