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The VTOL lift system of the F-35.


The engine pulls double duty as a thrust turbine and a turboshaft unit.


This produces more thrust than the harrier-esque setup in the X-32, and also balanced the thrust better fore and aft, which allowed the engine to be kept in the rear where it customarily goes instead of having to scoot it forwards as in the harrier and X-32.

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The IAR-93 ground attack aircraft was a joint development between Romania and Yugoslavia. This is a Romanian-build aircraft, White 159, armed with a multiple bomb rack capable of carrying three bombs.



This is the first prototype of the Romanian-built Orao attack aircraft



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A mixed formation of Lim-6bis fighter-bombers and a SBLim-2 FAC aircraft. The Lim-6bis is a Polish development of the MiG-17F Fresco-C, configured for close air support role. The SBLim-2 often files a forward controller for Lim-6bis fighter-bomber formations.



A MiG-29 Fulcrum-A and a MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B of Romanian Air Force share the ramp at Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea with a MiG-23MF Flogger-B and MiG-23UB Flogger-C.




An overall natural metal MiG-21U Mongol-A of Romanian Air Force. During 1985, the star insignia was changed to the same roundel insignia carried by Romanian aircrafts just after the Second World War.



Polish Mig-29s pilots brief for their next flight




A pair of Mi-6 Hook heavy lift helicopters of the Polish Air Force in flight over the Polish countryside in the second-half of 1980s. The Mi-6 was the largest helicopter in service with the Polish Air Force



Ground crewmen prepare a Polish Air Force MiG-21MF Fishbed-J, Red 8008, for another mission. The aircraft is armed with a UB-16-57U rocket pod on the inboard wing pylon. The aircraft behind it is a MiG-21PFM 'Fishbed-F' armed with a GP-9 gun pod which is visible under 'Fishbed-J' in the foreground.



A Polish An-12B and an infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1. In 1966 the Polish Air Force got its own strategic airlift capability, taking delivery of two An-12Bs which were serialled '50 Red' (unfortunately on 13th May 1977 it crashed on approach to Beirut) and '51 Red'. The Cubs equipped a squadron of the 13th Transport Regiment which was based at Krakow-Balice Air Bas


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I know I'm a stickler for NATO codenames, but why is Tied using them?

Help me, I'm scared.


Anyway, for Donward:




Becuase they are fucking hilarious to say outloud




what the hell is a fishbed? 

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Tsybin RS Strike Aircraft (predecessor to RSR reconaissance design)




Features include;


  • Nuclear weapon attached at tail
  • 2 x Ramjet engines, with booster rockets used for takeoff
  • Some sort of weird beryllium alloy used in construction
  • Active cooling system utilizing propane gas
  • Pressurization of internal structure to reduce empty weight
  • Mass ratio of ~4 (ridiculously high for a manned aicraft)


Obviously, it was never built.


Sukhoi T-37 - yet another Fishbed on steroids



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Mockup of the Brahmos cruise missile air-launched version:




It is planned that this weapon will equip Indian flankers:




Note that the SU-30MKI still has the variable geometry inlets with spill doors, while the SU-34 ditches these for lighter, simpler fixed geometry inlets (reportedly with some sort of RCS reduction measures too).

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