Lublin R-XIII

In 1897, Emil Plage founded the Factory for Building Machines and Boilers in Bronowice, Lublin. In 1899, he formed an alliance with Teofil Laśkiewicz and the factory was renamed into Mechanical Works E. Plage & T. Laśkiewicz (Polish: Zakłady Mechaniczne E. Plage i T. Laśkiewicz, ZMPL); that was a mechanical workshop and steam boiler manufacturer. The Russian Army retreating in 1915 set their premises on fire yet those were restored.

Yakovlev Yak-3

Yakovlev Yak-3 is considered one of the best World War 2 fighters, invariably praised by those who flew it in combat for its remarkable performance.

Hawker Siddeley (BAe), McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing Harrier AV-8S/TAV-8S & AV-8B/B+/TAV-8B

The Hawker P.1127 and the Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA1 were the experimental and development aircraft that led to the Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first vertical and/or short take-off and landing(V/STOL) jet fighter-bomber. Kestrel development began in 1957, taking advantage of the Bristol Engine Company’s choice to invest in the creation of the Pegasus vectored-thrust engine.

Hispano Aviación HA-1112

Dear reader, in this text we will try to remember the fabulous history of Messerschmitt Bf 109s made in Spain, which gave rise to two models of aircraft such as HA-1109 and HA-1112, with its consequent subvariants.

Mitsubishi A6M Reisen Zeke Vol. I

The Zero was exciting, like nothing I’d seen before. Even sitting on the ground she had the most gracious lines of any fighter I’d ever laid eyes on.

Mirage III IAI Nesher/Dagger

Israel Aircraft Industries manufactured more than fifty of Mirage 5, within the Israele Defence Force/Air Force were known as Nesher; after an outstanding performance in the Yom Kippur War, most were sold to Argentina in the late 70s.

PZL P.24 A-G

Although built in fewer numbers than the  PZL P.11, the PZL P.24 was for a period   during the 1930's the fastest and most heavily armed single-seat fighter in the world. Having acquired early notoriety at the Paris Salon with their innovative wing design, the P.24 represented the ultimate development of the family of fighter planes designed by Zygmunt Pulawski and saw service in the air forces of four countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey.

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