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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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Replica 1:1 of CASA-Breguet XIX Super Bidon named “Cuatro Vientos”

Replica 1:1 of CASA-Breguet XIX Super Bidon named “Cuatro Vientos”. The spanish airmen Mariano Barberan de Tros Ilarduya and Joaquin Collar made a flight from Sevilla (Spain) to Camaguey (Cuba) the June 10th 1933.

The Breguet 19 (Breguet XIX, Br.19 or Bre.19) was a sesquiplane bomber and reconnaissance aircraft which was also used for long-distance flights …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Saab 37 Viggen

The Saab 37 Viggen is a retired Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft. Development work on the type was initiated at Saab in 1952 and, following the selection of a radical delta wing configuration, the resulting aircraft performed its first flight on 8 February 1967 and entered service in 21 June 1971. It was …

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Transavia PL-12 Airtruk – a single-engine agricultural aircraft

The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is a single-engine agricultural aircraft designed and built by the Transavia Corporation in Australia. The Airtruk is a shoulder-wing strut braced sesquiplane of all-metal construction, with the cockpit mounted above a tractor-location opposed-cylinder air-cooled engine and short pod fuselage with rear door. The engine cowling, rear fuselage and top decking are …

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