Archive Kon. Mij. De Schelde 1970-1975 inv.no. 1656 (stored at Zeeuws Archief). There is some correspondence preserved dating 1949-1950. The launches were never built. In December 1949 was the shipyard informed that the Commander in Chief of the Venezuelan Navy wanted to purchase 3 diesel...
So, trying to compile some actual information on modern engines. additions and corrections welcome.
* indicates estimates or uncorroborated figures.
The year 1968 will always be remembered for its upheavels. But it also saw Nixon elected in the USA and the Breshnev doctrine crush new thinking in Eastern Europe.
Alternative departures from real history in 1968 could go either way.
The toymaker Marx went so far as to make a President Hubert...
The Mi8 Hip Prototype made its first flight on June 24th 1961 (images courtesy Of Russian Helicopters JSC)
So over the years it’s been a pleasure to see either Mi8 or M17 so here are my photos from likes of Farnborough 2016, Heli-Russia 2017, Dubai Air Show 2017 and Austrian Airpower 2019...
According to Wikipedia there was an attempt to revive the project in the late 2000s (from 2006 onwards, and possibly into the early 2010s) in co-operation with the Russians. Initially at least this version of the plan included an air launch element. It appears to have been at this time when the...
The hits still just keep coming as 2020 draws to a close.
Rest In Peace. :(