David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
The Ukrainian aircraft builder wants to resume building the second airframe that was never completed and in storage since 1994. As we reported earlier this year, the one-of-a-kind An-225 Mriya cargo aircraft was destroyed during […]
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Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29s are being painted with a trendy digital camouflage In the last few months, aircraft enthusiasts spotting military jets operating at the Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant have taken photographs of at […]
Where is the parachute? ! Or where is the crane who placed it?
I have to be honest it looks far more like a Battlestar Galactica viper than a space shuttle…….
This ugly thing probably flies better than a F-35
fake – I don’t think this frame would be able to manage smooth landing yet there is no signs of the impact, ..not even a track, look at the grass behind.. clearly it was (very poorly) planned and executed act of the information war
If I remember correctly, the Ty-141 drone parachutes to land. Yes here it is.
it is Tu-143 (not Tu-141) an outdated reconnaissance drone and you are right it does use parachutes, ..I got so fed up with propaganda from both sides that did not even bother to check the facts.. It could have been indeed used by the Ukranian military forces. I was wrong – I am taking it back.
my bad, I accept it, see my reply to Andrew, same goes here