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4 hours ago, Beer said:

Do You know which engine powers the Il-2M? Is that Allison V-1710 like in the Sturmovik from Flying Heritage? 

   It is Allison, don't know for sure which model exactly. Although for this plane AM-38 engine was brought back to life, but it didn't received all needed papers (on top of having problems with spare parts), so it was not installed on that Il-2.

 

   Another Grandpa was on the show.

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There is one flying MiG-15UTI also here in Czechia. That one is special by the fact that it was produced in Aero Vodochody as Aero CS-102 Ser. No. 242266 in 1955. The plane was produced for Polish airforce and was actively used till 1990! Later in 90' it was moved to Estrella Warbird Museum of Paso Robles, USA, and in 2013 it returned to Czechia. 

 

The photos are from https://www.planes.cz

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From NATO days in Ostrava - Reigning RedBull Air Race Champion and an ex-Grippen pilot Martin Šonka and air force Grippen pilot Ivo Kardaš in their special display. 

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This photo and more are from this link.

 

More than 200 thousand people came to visit the show. A particularly interesting thing is that the US C-5M brought there the AZ-1Z and UH-1Y which Czech MOD recently ordered and the public could see them for the first time. Army representatives recently confirmed that they count with buying more of these hellicopters in the future (the first order contains 8 UH-1Y and 4 AH-1Z). Also a first service center for them outside US is to be established in Prague by Czech state-owned LOM company.

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