Transport, weapons and best technologies by Andrew Panteleyev

MiG – 15 UTI training fighter. A Soviet first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin died in the crash of this type of aircraft in 1968

MiG – 15 UTI training fighter. Designed in 1949. A two-seater middle-wing plane of the all metal construction with a hermetic cockpit and two catapulting seats. Crew – 2, armament – 23 mm NR-23 gun; 12.7 UKB-E machine gun, speed – 1010 km/h, ceiling – 14150 m, flight range – 950 km. A Soviet first …

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Transport, weapons and best technologies by Andrew Panteleyev

EPOS. A Soviet analogue of experimental piloted orbit aircraft from 1976 (product 105-11)

EPOS. A Soviet analogue of experimental piloted orbit aircraft from 1976 (product 105-11) by Mikoyan DB. Chief designer – G. Lozino-Lozinsky.

Was tested to exercise approach system, access stability and control capability of the aircraft – dropped from the altitude of 5500 m from the carrier Tu-95. Crew -1, take-off weight – 4400 kg, length …

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Transport, weapons and best technologies by Andrew Panteleyev

Fastest helicopters: SA 321 Super Frelon

The Aérospatiale (formerly Sud Aviation) SA 321 Super Frelon (“Super Hornet”) is a three-engined heavy transport helicopter produced by aerospace manufacturer Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale) of France. It held the distinction of being the most powerful helicopter to be built in Europe at one point, as well as being the world’s fastest helicopter.

Engine: the Turbomeca …

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