Chasing shadows … with the old Antonov An-2.

Antonov An-2

I sit near the old Antonov and gaze at the heaven pinned on the firm and welcoming earth like a thief on a cross in the ancient Roman Empire: You’re sick, aren’t you?! asked a somewhat amused voice, whose face is lost in the flashing sunlight. I am! And when you think that I was […]

Azur-Frrom IAR-81, 1:32 Scale. Model Review.1:32 Scale Model Review.

IAR-81C Azur Frrom 1:32

Romania’s Aeronautical Industry answer for the need of a modern low-wing fighter was IAR-81. When it entered service it was a very modern plane that could easily stand side by side with other planes such as the Me – 109, Hawker Hurricane, P-40, etc. 450 were built in two versions, IAR-80 and IAR-81. The differences […]

Stuka Pilot Adj. Stg. Aviator Ioan Clop. In Memoriam.

Stuka Pilot Adj. Stg. Aviator Ioan Clop. In Memoriam.

On February 11th, 1944, a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka crashed down in a swamp near Kroscienko Wyzne, in the south part of Poland. 71 years later, on November 5th, 2015, the archaeologists of the Military Museum in Krosno started the procedures to recover the Ju-87 Stuka wreck. The initiative to locate and extract the Stuka wreck belonged to […]