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By Jim Winchester

From the beginning of worldwide warfare II, in 1939, to its end six years later, army airplane constructed from prewar biplanes corresponding to the Gloster Gladiator, to vintage aircraft—the Messerschmitt Me 109 and the P-51 Mustang—and directly to the age of jet warplanes—the Arado Ar 234 and the Gloster Meteor. six hundred colour and archival images completely show off the size and layout of every access. awarded the following in spell binding element, those artifacts from the world’s first significant air battles will fascinate either WWII and armed forces plane buffs alike.

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The TR3-117 is a single-spool turbojet with a 12-stage axial compressor, an annular combustion chamber with 12 flame tubes, a twostage axial turbine and a fixed-area subsonic nozzle. The first five compressor stages feature variable inlet guide vanes; two anti-surge bleed valves are installed aft of the seventh compressor stage. The air intake assembly has a fixed spinner and four radial struts. The engine has a dorsally-mounted accessory gearbox. Starting is by means of a GS-12TOM starter-generator connected to the gearbox.

Throughout the flight the AFCS stabilised the aircraft around its CG, computed the distance covered by the aircraft and compensated for wind drift. In addition, the AFCS issued the following information and commands to the mission equipment and the parachute recovery system: • distance covered since launch; • prescribed flight level; • actual altitude above ground level; • commands to activate and switch off the reconnaissance equipment; • the command to shut down the cruise engine when the aircraft came within the prescribed distance of its destination; • the command to activate the parachute recovery system timer.

The '143' (Tu-143) in detail Type: Subsonic reconnaissance drone utilising a canard layout. The airframe is mostly of riveted metal construction and is largely made of D16 series duralumin alloys. Some structural elements are made of AMG-6 magnesium alloy; glassfibre reinforced plastic (GRP) honeycomb structures are also used. Top and above: This TU-143 was on show in the Moscow-Khodynka museum. The engine has been removed; note the non-standard parachute bay doors creating the false impression of an air intake at the fin root.

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