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Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.3

The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.3 was a single-engined rotary engined biplane developed by the British Royal Aircraft Factory prior to the First World War. The B.E.4 and B.E.7 were virtually identical aircraft that differed only in the engine fitted.


Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.6

The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.6 was a two-bay, single-engine pusher biplane built by the British Royal Aircraft Factory, a larger version of their F.E.3.


Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.7

The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.7 was a design project based on the companys F.E.4, except the F.E.7 was intended to be a two-seater, as well as a long-range bomber.


Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.10

The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.10 was an aircraft designed by John Kenworthy, Henry P. Folland, and Maj. Frank W. Goodden in June 1916. The design placed the pilot and a machine gun in front of the aircrafts propeller, which was in a nacelle brac ...


Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.4

The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.4 was a twin-engine biplane aircraft built by the Royal Aircraft Factory in 1916. Intended as a cannon armed ground-attack aircraft, it was unsuccessful, only two being built.


Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.9

The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.9 was a prototype British two-seat fighter-reconnaissance aircraft of the First World War. A single-engined pusher biplane of 1917, the F.E.9 had poor performance and handling, and only three were built.


Royal Aircraft Factory N.E.1

The Royal Aircraft Factory N.E.1 was a prototype British Night fighter of the First World War. A single-engined pusher biplane, it was a development of the Royal Aircraft Factorys earlier F.E.9 fighter, but was not successful, only six being built.


Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.5

The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.5 was a British two-seat reconnaissance and artillery observation biplane designed and built by the Royal Aircraft Factory for the Royal Flying Corps.


Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.7

The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.7 was a British two-seat light bomber and reconnaissance biplane designed by the Royal Aircraft Factory and built under contracts by the Coventry Ordnance Works, Austin, Napier and Siddeley-Deasy for the Royal Flyin ...


Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.6

The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.6 was a proposed single-engined, single seat biplane designed at the Royal Aircraft Factory in First World War. S. E. 6 would work at any rolls-Royce Falcon or force 4D.


Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.7

The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.7 was a proposed single-engined, single seat biplane designed at the Royal Aircraft Factory in First World War. S. E. 7 uses the same design and layout as S. E. 6, but differed when using the radial engine, 14-cylin ...


Rubik R-18 Kanya

The Rubik R-18 Kanya is a Hungarian light utility and glider tug aircraft. It was designed by Erno Rubik, the father of the designer of the Rubiks Cube.


Rubik R-25 Mokany

The Rubik R-25 Mokany, in English: Plucky person and sometimes known as the R-25 Standard, is a Hungarian single seat Standard Class glider of all-metal construction, first flown in 1960. It was one of a series of similar aircraft designed by Ern ...


Rubik R-26 Gobe

The Rubik R-26 Gobe is a family of Hungarian shoulder-wing, two-seat training gliders that was designed by Erno Rubik Sr., and produced by Auto-Aero. After its introduction the R-26 Gobe became the de facto training glider type in Hungary and is ...


Rumpler C.VI

The Rumpler C.VI was a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft used by the Germans during the First World War. The aircraft was designed, along with the C.VII, based on the previous success of high-altitude Zeppelins, from which the engine was also ...


Russian Gyroplanes Gyros-1 Farmer

The Russian Gyroplanes Gyros-1 Farmer is a Russian autogyro designed and produced by Russian Gyroplanes of Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.


Russian Gyroplanes Gyros-2 Smartflier

The Russian Gyroplanes Gyros-2 Smartflier is a Russian autogyro designed and produced by Russian Gyroplanes of Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.


Rutan Grizzly

The Rutan Model 72 Grizzly is a tandem-wing STOL research aircraft designed by Burt Rutan, now preserved at the EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh. The aircraft exhibited excellent Short Take-Off and Landing capabilities, proving that this is also po ...


RWD 22

RWD 22 was a Polish twin-engine torpedo bomber and naval reconnaissance floatplane design. Developed by Leszek Duleba and Andrzej Anczutin of Doswiadczalne Warsztaty Lotnicze in 1939, the project was to be developed under the brand of the RWD des ...



In late 1930s the Polish Army sought several replacements for the rapidly aging PZL P.11c, the backbone of Polish aviation of the epoch. One of the specifications issued by the new commander of Polish aviation General Jozef Zajac in the spring of ...


General Electric X353-5

The General Electric X353-5 was an unusual, high bypass ratio, liftfan system developed for the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan V/STOL research aircraft. Two General Electric J85-5 turbojets were used for propulsion in wing-borne flight. During lift, the exha ...


Saab 107

Two variants of a feederliner project were under development at Svenska Aeroplan AB from 1966 to 1968 with a projected first date of operation in 1973, the SAAB 1071 and the SAAB 1073. The design goals for both designs were minimization of turnar ...


Saunders A.10

The Saunders A.10 was a private venture four-gun fighter. It was a single-seat, single-engined biplane with poor handling, later serving as a gun-testing aircraft.


Saunders Helicogyre

The Saunders Helicogyre was a 1920s experimental helicopter designed by Vittorio Isacco and built by S.E. Saunders Limited for the British Air Ministry.


Saunders T.1

The Saunders T.1 was the first aircraft built by the Saunders Company, a two-seat single-engined biplane with unusual monocoque fuselage construction. Only one was built.


Savoia-Marchetti heavy fighter prototypes

Savoia-Marchetti heavy fighter prototypes may refer to: Savoia-Marchetti SM.88. (Савойя-Маркетти см.88) Savoia-Marchetti SM.92. (Савойя-Маркетти см.92) Savoia-Marchetti SM.91. (Савойя-Маркетти см.91) All three were Italian twin-engined heavy figh ...


Savoia-Marchetti S.63

The Savoia-Marchetti S.63 was a single hull development of the Italian Savoia-Marchetti S.55 flying boat. It first flew as a bomber in 1927 but was rapidly converted into an airliner. The only S.63 built served with an Italian airline.


Operational history of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.81

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 first saw combat during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, where it showed itself to be versatile, serving as a bomber, transport and reconnaissance aircraft. SM.81s also fought in the Spanish Civil War with the Aviazione ...


Propulsion systems of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.81

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 was an Italian three-engine aircraft. Unlike its contemporary, the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79, it was fitted with a wide range of engines from its introduction.


Scheibe SF-27

The Scheibe SF-27 Zugvogel V is a single seat Standard Class sailplane, designed and built in Germany in the 1960s. A motorised version was also produced. Significant numbers remain active.


Scheibe SF-30 Club-Spatz

Design work on the Club-Spatz began in 1973. With a 15 m 49 ft 3 in span, it was intended to suit gliding clubs and inexperienced pilots, strong and easy to fly and maintain. It is of mixed construction, using a combination of steel tubes with fa ...


Scheibe Specht

The Specht was designed by Rudolph Kaiser, who around 1952 was dividing his time between Scheibe in Dachau and Schleicher in Poppenhausen. Hence the Specht and its contemporary Schleicher Ka-4 Rhonlerche, also designed by Kaiser, have much in com ...


Scheibe Zugvogel

The Scheibe Zugvogel is a West German, high-wing, single-seat, FAI Open Class glider that was produced by Scheibe Flugzeugbau. The first version was designed by Rudolph Kaiser and subsequent versions by Egon Scheibe.


Schempp-Hirth Arcus

The Schempp-Hirth Arcus is a flapped Two Seater Class glider in production by Schempp-Hirth. It first flew 7 April 2009. It is offered in addition to the Duo Discus which is an unflapped 20 metre two-seater, whose fuselage it shares. The wings ha ...


Schempp-Hirth Cirrus

The Cirrus was designed by Dipl Ing. Klaus Holighaus and was the first glass-fibre glider to be built by Schempp-Hirth. The prototype flew in 1967 with a V-tail like the Austria. It won the German Open Class in 1967. By 1971, 107 Cirrus was built ...


Schempp-Hirth Discus

The Schempp-Hirth Discus is a Standard Class glider designed by Schempp-Hirth. It was produced in Germany between 1984 and 1995 but has continued in production in the Czech Republic. It replaced the Standard Cirrus. It was designed by Klaus Holig ...


Schempp-Hirth Discus-2

The Schempp-Hirth Discus-2 is a Standard Class sailplane produced by Schempp-Hirth since 1998. It replaced the highly successful Schempp-Hirth Discus.


Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus

The Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus is a high-performance two-seat glider primarily designed for fast cross-country flying, including gliding competitions. It is often used for advanced training.


Goppingen Go 1

Conceived as a rival to the Grunau Baby, it was the first product of the newly formed Sportflugzeugbau Goppingen Martin Schempp firm. It was a conventional, strut-braced high-wing design of wooden construction, incorporating a wheel aft of the lo ...


Goppingen Go 3

The Goppingen Go 3 Minimoa is a single-seat sailplane produced in Germany. It was designed by Martin Schempp and Wolf Hirth and was produced the year after their first glider, the Goppingen Go 1. It first flew in 1935. The name is derived from th ...


Schempp-Hirth Janus

The design was by Dipl-Ing Klaus Holighaus and the prototype first flew in May 1974. The production examples incorporated several improvements in January 1975. The Janus has a glass-fibre monocoque fuselage similar to that of the Nimbus-2 but the ...


Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus

In designing the Mini-Nimbus, Klaus Holighaus incorporated the flapped wings from the Glasflugel 303 Mosquito, with the fuselage of the Standard Cirrus. The wings feature trailing edge terminal speed dive brakes-variable camber flaps that limit t ...


Schempp-Hirth HS-3 Nimbus

The Schempp-Hirth HS-3 Nimbus was a prototype glider built by Klaus Holighaus. The HS-3 nimbus was a high performance single-seater. Holighaus designed and built this prototype glider in his spare time using the Schempp-Hirt. Strictly speaking, t ...


Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2

The Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2 is an Open Class glider built by Schempp-Hirth during the 1970s. The Nimbus-2 first flew in April 1971 and a total of over 240 examples of all subtypes have been built until the beginning of the 1980s. It replaced the S ...


Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3

The Nimbus-3 uses carbon-fibre extensively and has a new wing profile compared with the Nimbus-2. It has a four-piece carbon-fibre wing with a 22.9 metre span but may be increased to 24.5 or 25.5 metres with tip extensions. The outer wing panels ...


Schempp-Hirth Quintus

The Quintus and the Lange Antares 23E were developed in a joint venture between Lange Aviation GmbH and Schempp-Hirth. The two companies have agreed to coordinate marketing. The 18m inner section of the wing was developed by Lange with the assist ...


Schempp-Hirth Standard Austria

The Standard Austria was a single-seat aerobatic glider that was originally designed and built in Austria from 1959 but production was moved in 1962 to Schempp-Hirth in Germany.


Schempp-Hirth SHK

The Schempp-Hirth SHK Open Class glider was developed in Germany by Schempp-Hirth. It was based on the 1964 version of the Standard Austria, known as the SH. The Austria was originally a single-seat aerobatic glider that had been designed and bui ...


Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus

The Standard Cirrus was designed by Dipl. Ing. Klaus Holighaus and flew for the first time in March 1969. It is a Standard Class glider with a 15-metre span and no camber-changing flaps. The all-moving tailplane, a feature of many designs of that ...


Schempp-Hirth Ventus

The Schempp-Hirth Ventus is a sailplane produced during 1980–1994 by Schempp-Hirth, a German sailplane manufacturer. It was designed by Klaus Holighaus and replaced the Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus. Schempp-Hirth manufactured 613 Ventus sailplanes.

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