Archive for July 19th, 2017

The birth of the Cobra

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Air & Space Magazine spoke to former Bell engineer Mike Folse, the man who created the AH-1 attack helicopter. Link to the story is below.

Bell AH-1 Cobra prototype flight
Source: Redstone Arsenal archives

C-5Ms assigned to Dover AFB grounded

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Eighteen Lockheed C-5Ms assigned to Dover Air Force Base have been grounded for inspections following an incident in Spain whereby a C-5M had a nose gear locking issue while landing.

C-5M Landing at Dover AFB Delaware
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Russia considering STOVL fighter

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Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said on Jul. 17 that his ministry is in talks with the Russian aerospace industry on “the development of an aircraft with a short take-off and landing, possibly with a vertical take-off and landing.”

Yak-141 (141) at Central Air Force Museum pic1
By Alf van Beem (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. transferring two Cessna 208s to Philippines

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In an interview with ANC news channel, the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim disclosed that Washington is preparing to transfer two Cessan 208s with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to Manila.

He outran a FTC-2000

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Chinese sprinter Zhang Peimeng was a guest in CCTV variety show Cheers Science in which he had to race against a GAIC FTC-2000 and Chengdu J-10. Zhang beat the FTC-2000 but lost to the J-10.

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