Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

The CASA C-101 Aviojet is a low-wing single engine jet-powered advanced trainer and light attack aircraft

The CASA C-101 Aviojet is a low-wing single engine jet-powered advanced trainer and light attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Spanish aircraft company Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA).

The C-101 was developed in response to a Spanish Air Force requirement, which needed a replacement for the already outdated Hispano Saeta. During 1975, CASA commenced work on what …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105 – a light, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter developed by Bölkow of Ottobrunn

The Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105 is a light, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter developed by Bölkow of Ottobrunn, West Germany. It was the first light twin-engine helicopter in the world, and the first rotorcraft that could perform aerobatic maneuvers such as inverted loops. The Bo 105 features a revolutionary hingeless rotor system, a pioneering innovation in helicopters when …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

The luxury ZIL-118 “Youth” minibus, the original design (until 1971). ZiL museum, Moscow

The luxury ZIL-118 “Youth” minibus, the original design (until 1971). The vehicle was exhibited at the Soviet Intourist exhibition in 1967 during the International Bus Week in Nice, where it attracted mass attention and found a good export potential. The vehicle got 12 awards, and even Henry Ford II tried to buy a license for …

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