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Articles by Hans Wiesman:

Post-war Developments of the P-51D Mustang.

Arguably, one of the most successful fighters that emerged from WWII, was the North American P-51 Mustang. This advanced piston-engine fighter aircraft was built and…

Emily and Catalina: Two Exotic Flying Boat Beauties of the Pacific War

Before the outbreak of WWII, it became clear that the days of the dominant role of the huge Naval fleets of Destroyers and Battleships were…

Ekranoplans: The Unreal Russian Jet Monster Of The Caspian Sea

Ekranoplans: Unreal Russian Jet Punk-like Wing-in-Ground Effect Flying Boats, with 8/10 Jet-engines, strange-looking relics of USSR’s weird Cold War military designs of the 1960s and…

Consolidated/Convair B-36 Peacemaker Derivatives, Vol.1.

The B-36 Peacemaker is the largest mass-produced piston-engine aircraft ever built with the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built, at 230 ft (70.1…

CIA’s Rent-A-Rebel Flying Circus of a PBY Catalina, A-24 Invaders and P-51 Mustangs, Attacking Indonesia, 1958

In this DAKOTA HUNTER Blog, you will find the story of an almost forgotten episode in the long and fascinating history of the Civil Air Transport…

Last Ever Built C-47 Shredded in Congo

It was a chaotic Start of the Congo State. Until 1960, the Congo was under Belgian Colonial rule. On June 30 of that year, a…

Entering the Flak Barrage

The German Flak (aka Ground Anti-Aircraft) guns were most effective weapons, with the legendary Flak 88 mm as the standard version (which was also a…

PBY-5A Catalina visit to the Netherlands

Catalina

Last week Thursday 22 August, a PBY-5A Catalina, a WWII-built Flying Boat/ Amphibian came over from The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge, UK. to visit…

A Farewell Flypast Of The Dutch PBY-5A Catalina

May 29th, 2019, It was an exciting event but for many Catalina Aficionados in Holland also a sad day, as their beloved PBY-5A made its…

An Albanian Adventure: A Cold War Treasure Trove of Dakotas & Mig’s

This bunker is a type of time capsule from the Cold War whose like you will rarely see anymore, it is a weird War-Art Museum…

Surprising Top-25 List Of Most Built Allied & Axis Aircraft Types,1940-1945

If you always wanted to know how many aircraft were produced during the war years, then this is your must-read list. The aircraft are ranked…

The Dakota Hunter: Airborne Aircraft Carriers: Wing Tip Coupling Giving A “Free Ride” To Fighters

In this DAKOTA HUNTER BLOG, you will read about the concept of the Post-War Airborne Aircraft Carriers. During WWII, the flight range of the USAAF…