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Designed in 1913 and constructed by the Russo-Baltic Carriage Factory in Riga, the Ilya Muromets was designed by the great Igor Sikorski, based on his earlier creation, the Bolshoi Baltiski. Conceived originally as a luxury passenger aircraft, it was to become the worlds first four-engined strategic bomber at the outbreak of World War 1 and featured a fully enclosed cabin for the pilots and internal bomb racks that could carry up to 800kg of bombs.

Designed in 1913 and constructed by the Russo-Baltic Carriage Factory in Riga, the Ilya Muromets was designed by the great Igor Sikorski, based on his earlier creation, the Bolshoi Baltiski. Conceived originally as a luxury passenger aircraft, it was to become the worlds first four-engined strategic bomber at the outbreak of World War 1 and featured a fully enclosed cabin for the pilots and internal bomb racks that could carry up to 800kg of bombs.

Spitfire P7350 (front) flies alongside Hurricane LF363 (back). The aircraft are…

Spitfire P7350 (front) flies alongside Hurricane LF363 (back). The aircraft are…

The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master is a military transonic trainer aircraft. The design of the plane is based on the Yak-130, developed by Yakovlev and Aermacchi as a joint venture. by paolo_marcato

The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master is a military transonic trainer aircraft. The design of the plane is based on the Yak-130, developed by Yakovlev and Aermacchi as a joint venture. by paolo_marcato

A Marine Corps F4u Corsair flies home after a mission in the South Pacific.

A Marine Corps F4u Corsair flies home after a mission in the South Pacific.

In their role as patrol aircraft, Catalinas participated in some of the most notable naval engagements of World War II. The aircraft's parasol wing and large waist blisters provided excellent visibility and combined with its long range and endurance, made it well suited for the task.

In their role as patrol aircraft, Catalinas participated in some of the most notable naval engagements of World War II. The aircraft's parasol wing and large waist blisters provided excellent visibility and combined with its long range and endurance, made it well suited for the task.

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