The Swift Light.. Not only can you run off a mountain with this a rigid-wing lighweight glider.. You can also opt for the 4-stroke motor version.. so you can take off from a flat runway with as little as 50 meters.. Once you've caught your thermal and are heading upward.. the propeler folds up into an aerodynamic tail shape.. and you're off to gliding with the birds.. Awesome!
Equipped with the superb SPAD XIII, the 13th Aero Squadron of the American Army Air Service flies over France in 1917. By; Jim Laurier.
Des accidents à l'ancienne
☞ #Accident à l'ancienne
Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1) of World War I, was a fighter unit of the German Luftstreitkräfte, comprising four Jastas (fighter squadrons). It was formed on 24 June 1917, with Manfred von Richthofe...
Oberleutnant Lothar Freiherr von Richthofen by Ivan Berryman. On the evening of 7th May 1917, a fierce battle took place involving aircraft of Jasta 11 and 56 Sqn RFC, the former led by the brother of the Red Baron, Lothar von Richthofen. As the sun dipped beneath the heavy clouds, most expected the dogfight to break off in the fading light, but an extraordinary duel between the RFCs Captain Albert Ball and Lothar von Richthofen broke out, the two aircraft flying directly at each other…
Nieuport 17. Charles Nungesser.
Lt. R.A. Cartledge (N.28 RFC) being pursued by Bruno Loerzer in an Albatros D.V
Heinkel He 111 Z (Zwilling) :This was a design that entailed the merging of two He 111s. The design was originally conceived to tow the Messerschmitt Me 321 glider. Initially, four He 111 H-6s were modified. This resulted in a twin-fuselage, five-engine aircraft.10 were produced and five were built from existing H-6s.It could tow a Gotha Go 242 glider or Me 321 for up to 10 hours at cruising speed. They were also planned as heavy bombers.