The conflict between Israel and the Arab states has been continuing with varying intensity for about 100 years (and in some cases since much earlier times).
Twelve Spitfires reported over Berck-sur-Mer! We could still have a go at these lads…
The PM variant of the MiG-19 fighter aircraft (NATO reporting name “Farmer”) entered service with the USSR in 1956.
In the early 1960’s Grumman had worked with General Dynamics in the development of a carrier-based fighter version of the TFX, the F‑111B.
The pursuit of better performance continued until all the possibilities for improvement were literally squeezed out of the Yak-1’s mixed design characterized by an all-wooden wing.
Yak-23 (NATO designation “Flora”) was the last of Alexander Yakovlev’s single-engined fighters.
The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name “Curl”) was originally designed for “Aeroflot” – the Russian national airline and biggest carrier in Russia – to meet its requirement for a light passenger/cargo transport aircraft capable of replacing its ageing fleet of Li-2s and Il-14s.
F-16 Fighting Falcon (also unofficially known as Viper) has been one of the most famous multi-role combat aircraft in the world for the last three decades and the backbone of United States Air Force.
Poland’s most famous fighter aircraft, PZL P.11c, was designed by a team led by Zygmunt Pulawski.
In 1960 the Mil Design Bureau commenced to work on a project of a new multi-purpose helicopter, planned as the successor of the Mi-4.