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A bunch of Berkut/Firkin goodness has dropped, courtesy of Paralay on the Key Publishing forums:     Model of a further-developed Berkut with rectangular nozzles.  Sukhoi actually test-flew a rec

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Great gallery taken in May 1945 around a place where I was born. German planes on Vysoké Mýto and Skuteč airfield, some destroyed (by retreating troops), two Bf-109 were even captured functional and flown by partisan commander, soviet captain Ivanov. Pity the Me-323 Giants were destroyed later :(

https://www.idnes.cz/pardubice/zpravy/konec-valka-letiste-vysoke-myto-kveten-1945-skutec-letadla-wehrmacht-luftwaffe.A200507_101913_pardubice-zpravy_lati/foto/nahledy#LAT833568_DD02T2.jpg

 

Another photos related to the Giants of Skuteč (6 were there in May 1945 out of 11 total in Czechoslovakia). Check photo No.8 and further. A Me-323 wing structure preserved till today serving as a bell tower :D

https://pardubice.rozhlas.cz/po-stopach-valecnych-gigantu-kusy-obrich-letadel-jsou-na-skutecsku-dodnes-6029544#&gid=1&pid=1

 

I believe Skuteč and Chrudim airfields could have been the last German ones to handle combat missions in the WW2. I think that planes from there were bombing Prague till 7th May. 

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Great gallery taken in May 1945 around a place where I was born. German planes on Vysoké Mýto and Skuteč airfield, some destroyed (by retreating troops), two Bf-109 were even captured functional and flown by partisan commander, soviet captain Ivanov. Pity the Me-323 Giants were destroyed later :(

https://www.idnes.cz/pardubice/zpravy/konec-valka-letiste-vysoke-myto-kveten-1945-skutec-letadla-wehrmacht-luftwaffe.A200507_101913_pardubice-zpravy_lati/foto/nahledy#LAT833568_DD02T2.jpg

 

Another photos related to the Giants of Skuteč (6 were there in May 1945 out of 11 total in Czechoslovakia). Check photo No.8 and further. A Me-323 wing structure preserved till today serving as a bell tower :D

https://pardubice.rozhlas.cz/po-stopach-valecnych-gigantu-kusy-obrich-letadel-jsou-na-skutecsku-dodnes-6029544#&gid=1&pid=1

 

I believe Skuteč and Chrudim airfields could have been the last German ones to handle combat missions in the WW2. I think that planes from there were bombing Prague till 7th May. 

 

 

Cool galleries. It always strikes me how much German stuff looks like garbage.  Even stuff like the 262 looks barely above Madmax level craftsmanship. 

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Going a little bit into Looser's territory but I just stumbled upon these interesting things. 

 

Il-112V prototype first time in paint.

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Source with five pictures: https://vk.com/il_112?z=photo-98624581_457240244%2Fwall-98624581_7588

 

Il-20MS with new antenas, maybe different APS, added MAWS and flare dispensers. Don't know if its photos were already posted here.  

 

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Breitling Jet Team chief pilot Jacques Bothelin tested the new L-39NG in Vodochody. He flew part of their usual show to compare with his usual legacy L-39C. It's very nice video, also with his impressions.

 

Plus a photo from testing of operations from unpaved runways.

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Source: https://twitter.com/warnesyworld/status/1296416249560420353

 

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