Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29AS Fulcrum, Slovakia
Originally shared by +E-pic.se http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Mikoyan-Gurevich/Mig29-Fulcrum The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-29; NATO reporting name: "Fulcrum") is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1982. While originally oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, and are commonly outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions. The MiG-29 has been manufactured in several major variants, including the multirole Mikoyan MiG-29M and the navalised Mikoyan MiG-29K; the most advanced member of the family to date is the Mikoyan MiG-35. Later models frequently feature improved engines, glass cockpits with HOTAS-compatible flight controls, modern radar and IRST sensors, and considerably increased fuel capacity; some aircraft have also been equipped for aerial refuelling. #Mikoyan #Gurevich #Mig #Fulcrum #Fighter #Aircraft #Aviation  
08 Nov 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-22M4 – Radom 2015
Originally shared by +E-pic.se http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-Su-22M4/ The Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-22 (NATO reporting name: Fitter) is a Soviet variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed from the Sukhoi Su-7. It enjoyed a long career in Soviet, later Russian, service and was widely exported to Eastern Bloc, Middle Eastern air forces and Latin America as the Su-20 and Su-22. Seeking to improve low-speed and take-off/landing performance of the Su-7B fighter-bomber, in 1963 the Sukhoi OKB with input from TsAGI created a variable-sweep wing technology demonstrator. . A fixed inner wing simplified construction, allowing the manufacturer to retain the Su-7 landing gear and avoiding the need for complex pivoting underwing hardpoints, and it minimized the shift in the center of pressure relative to the center of mass with change in wing sweep. The new wing also had extensive leading-edge slats and trailing-edge flaps.The production aircraft was named Su-17 (NATO designation "Fitter-C") and was unofficially dubbed Strizh (Стриж, martlet) in service. Aside from the new wing, it differed from its predecessor Su-7 in having a new canopy and a dorsal fuselage spine for additional fuel and avionics. The Su-17 first flew on 1 July 1969 with E. K. Kukushev at the controls. A total of 2,867 Su-17 […]
05 Nov 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi PAK FA, (T-50)
Originally shared by +E-pic.se MAKS 2015http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-PAK-FA-T-50/ The T-50's design emphasizes frontal stealth, with RCS-reducing features most apparent in the forward hemisphere; the shaping of the aft fuselage is much less optimized for radar stealth compared to the F-22.[74] The combined effect of airframe shape and RAM of the production aircraft is estimated to have reduced the aircraft's RCS to a value thirty times smaller than that of the Su-27.[80] Sukhoi's patent of the T-50's stealth features cites an average RCS of the aircraft of approximately 0.1-1 square meters.[79] However, like other stealth fighters, the T-50's low observability measures are chiefly effective against high frequency (between 3 and 30 GHz) radars, usually found on other aircraft. The effects of Rayleigh scattering and resonance mean that low-frequency radars, employed by weather radars and early-warning radars are more likely to detect the T-50 due to its physical size. However, such radars are also large, susceptible to clutter, and are less precise. #Aviation #Aircraft #Sukhoi #PAKFA #Fighter #E_PIC_SE  
01 Nov 2015 in G+ Posts, by
It is quite common to see completely different afterburner colors in Russian Aircraft. *Different colors. To me that would mean that they are burning at different temperatures and that would mean a power difference. Anyone no more about this?
Originally shared by +E-pic.se The Russian Knights, Su-27 Flanker. http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-Su-27-Flanker-Russian-Kni/ #Sukhoi #Flanker #Russian #Knights #Fighter #Aircraft #Aviation #E_PIC_SE  
25 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Vancouver was lucky enough to be picked as the destination for this incredible airplane's inarguable flight. Truly beautiful!
Originally shared by +Marek Wozniak Canon EOS 7D w/Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens #aviation #aviationplus #airplane #airplanes #airplanepics #aviationcommunit #theaviationcommunity #ana #airnipponairways #boeing #dreamliner #commercialaviation #aircraftmanufacturers  
21 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
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19 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
This Day in Aviation History
Originally shared by +Gazing Skyward TV October 15th, 1952First flight of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto. The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was a 1950s United States experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its primary mission was to investigate the design features of an aircraft suitable for sustained supersonic speeds, which included the first use of titanium in major airframe components. Douglas designed the X-3 with the goal of a maximum speed of approximately 2,000 m.p.h, but it was, however, seriously underpowered for this purpose and could not even exceed Mach 1 in level flight. Although the research aircraft was a disappointment, Lockheed designers used data from the X-3 tests for the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter which used a similar trapezoidal wing design in a successful Mach number 2 fighter…. Source:Wikipedia, Douglas X-3 Stiletto: http://gstv.us/1LMy3X8 YouTube, Douglas X-3 Stiletto: http://gstv.us/1LMypwS YouTube, Douglas X-3 Stiletto: 1950s U.S. Experimental Jet Aircraft: http://gstv.us/1LMyuAG YouTube, Aircraft, USA: Experimental X-3 Stiletto 250199-01: http://gstv.us/1LMyy3p If you enjoy the "This Day in Aviation History" collection, you may enjoy some of these other collections from Gazing Skyward TV: http://gstv.us/GSTVcollections Photo from: http://gstv.us/1LMyCjO #avgeek #aviation #history #Douglas #X3 #Stiletto #USAF #NACA […]
15 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Twilight Tomcatter Texan
Originally shared by +Fly By Photography North American T-6G Texan, painted as a Navy SNJ, photographed in the morning twilight using only ambient light.http://www.fly-by-photography.com/culpeper_traron/h5ba4bf1b#h5ba4bf1b Plus, Comment and Share #warbird #flying #plane #culpeperairport #t6 #snj #texan #formation #virginia #aviation #photography #canonusa #flybyphotography  
11 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E
Originally shared by +E-pic.se Biltemas Spitfire shot at Flygkalaset 2015 in Växjö. More Spitfire images here: http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Supermarine/Supermarine-Spitfire/ #Supermarine #Spitfire #Aircraft #Aviation #Fighter #E_PIC_SE  
04 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Hanging a rudder on a B767.
You your rudder falls off this is what you will need to fix it…. Originally shared by +Fred Robel Hanging a rudder on a B767. The guys in the other hangar are busy today. #aviation #aircraft #airplane #boeing  
26 Sep 2015 in G+ Posts, by