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The Rafale is a mach 2.5 plane and comes in a number of roles. Its versatility can be seen from the fact that it can also be adapted for operation from an aircraft carrier. The plane needs a crew of 2 and has a twin engine power plant. The IAF plans a long term role for the Rafale that could well last till 2045. Selling the plane is a coup of sorts by the French
Published by Madan Singh 18 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +0 votes | 0 comments
It is not a rare case that two or more nations would collaborate on each other to join their forces in developing a technology which will be of common benefit for their needs. Just like the case of the Concorde which brought the partnership of France and United Kingdom, a similar case led to the inception of the Panavia Tornado Multirole fighter. The alliance of nations which used to have their differences in time of war somehow resulted to a viable solution in time of peace.
Published by deepblue 20 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +3 votes | 0 comments
This article aims to present the early bulbous approach in designing airplanes which contributed to the development of present day airliners. Decades before, these bulbous designs started as conversions of an existing aircraft design and despite their awkward appearance, they were able to fill up the need for transporting outsized cargo. Little had been known about these early bulbous aircraft designs and their significance is being emphasized in this article.
Published by deepblue 29 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +28 votes | 14 comments
This article aims to educate the reader about the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, the first all metal bush plane manufactured by de Havilland Canada which is a familiar aircraft that could be seen in small airports around the world. As it gained screen appearance in the 1998 adventure film Six Days Seven Nights, knowledge of this type of aircraft will also update the knowledge of film viewers of the significance of the presence of the type of aircraft on the film.
Published by deepblue 29 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +19 votes | 7 comments
As most people unfamiliar with the advances made in aviation, seeing a passenger bus on sling hoist from a flying helicopter would be highly unlikely. Most of us may even doubt if it is possible. But that was how the story goes in the film Swordfish (2001) which stars Hugh Jackman, John Travolta and Halle Berry where the type of helicopter was utilized to hoist a bus full of hostages at the course of the film. This article is addressed to answer speculations whether that particular scene was act...
Published by deepblue 31 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +26 votes | 17 comments
This article aims to acquaint the reader with the Cessna Skymaster, a type of aircraft manufactured by Cessna and at one time utilized for military applications with operational roles in the Vietnam War and other civilian functions as a search and rescue aircraft and in fighting forest fires. It also relates how the aircraft gained screen appearance in the movie BAT 21 made in 1980 which stars Gene Hackman and Danny Glover.
Published by deepblue 31 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +18 votes | 14 comments
Airwolf was a famous TV series aired from 1984 to 1987. This article aims to provide the reader how an ordinary Bell 222 type of helicopter became the basis for the storyline used in the show, a high tech helicopter which captured the heart of viewers by flying combat missions employing sophisticated equipments and weaponry imaginable.
Published by deepblue 32 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +21 votes | 12 comments
5 Deadly German Jet -Powered Aircraft of World War II
Published by deepblue 33 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +25 votes | 11 comments
The Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde: A Supersonic Transport Aircraft
Published by deepblue 33 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +28 votes | 17 comments
The Mig-25 Foxbat: A Soviet Cold War Supersonic Interceptor
Published by deepblue 34 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +20 votes | 12 comments
The Cessna Citation Mustang: An Entry Level Business Jet
Published by deepblue 34 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +18 votes | 10 comments
The Boeing 777, The Triple Seven: Boeing's Trusted Twinjet
Published by deepblue 34 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +25 votes | 18 comments
Trains are some of the most efficient haulers in the world.
Published by Dustin LaBarge 34 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +6 votes | 3 comments
The SA 341/342 Gazelle: The Helicopter from Blue Thunder
Published by deepblue 37 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +23 votes | 7 comments
Hawker Hunter: Once Upon A Magnificent British Post War Fighter
Published by deepblue 38 months ago in Airplanes & Aircraft | +33 votes | 12 comments
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