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ROOIVALK CELEBRATES ITS THIRTIETH BIRTHDAY

JOSEF FRANTISEK - BORN TO FIGHT

EARLY ODDITIES - THE DEWOITINE D33

CLASSIC LIGHT AIRCRAFT- THE BELLANCA SKYROCKET II

EARLY HELICOPTERS - THE BRANTLY 305






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Rooivalk celebrates its thirtieth birthday



Faced with the increasingly conventional nature of the South African Border War during the 1980's, the South African Defence Force recognised the need for a dedicated attack helicopter. The Rooivalk project began in early 1984 under........
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Josef Frantisek - Born to fight



Czechoslovak Josef František, the son of a carpenter, was born in 1914 in Dolní Otaslavice in Moravia. After leaving school he was apprenticed to a locksmith, but in 1934 he joined the Czechoslovak Air Force and on 1st October..............
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Early oddities - the Dewoitine D33



The D.332 that had its first flight in 1930 and was able to accommodate a total of eight passengers. It was based on the original D.33, a single-spar cantilever low-wing monoplane. Constructed purely from metal, the single engine...........
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Classic Light Aircraft- The Bellanca Skyrocket II



The Bellanca 19-25 Skyrocket II, designed by August Bellanca, the son of the legendary Guiseppe Bellanca, was a six-seat, low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with retractable tricycle undercarriage...................
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Early Helicopters - The Brantly 305



The five-seat Brantly 305 produced by the Brantly Helicopter Corporation that had its first flight in January 1964 is an enlarged version of the company's smaller two-seat B-2. The enlarged cabin has room for five passengers, two...........
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