Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Kaman’s Huskie: An Early First Responder

Kaman’s H-43 Huskie helicopter was designed shortly after World War II, and served American military branches through the mid-1970s.  Training and utility roles came first, but the important service of aircrew rescue for the U.S. Air Force stands out, especially during the early 1960s through the end of the Viet Nam war.  The HH-43 enabled […]

The Scooter Still Soldiers On…

Military jet bomber designs during the 1950’s ran the gamut from large and complex multi-engine supersonic weapons systems to small, simple, and subsonic craft.  When Douglas Aircraft Company designer Ed Heinemann and his team set out to produce a U.S. Navy carrier borne strike aircraft, they agreed upon the smaller and simpler design spectrum for […]

Some of Finland’s Aviation Treasures

I travelled to Finland twice during the late 1990s and spent some time exploring bits of the country’s aviation heritage.  Specifically, I visited two of the Nordic country’s larger air museums that displayed many airplanes that had been either recovered and restored, or retired and preserved.  Finland’s Air Force (in Finnish “Ilmavoimat”) has operated an […]