Author: Hans Wiesman

Website: https://www.dc3dakotahunter.com/

Articles by Hans Wiesman:

Around 1480,  before he painted the Universal Masterwork Mona Lisa, the Italian Genius Architect, Artist and Inventor Leonardo da Vinci designed flying machines. Many based on mimicking…

Believe it or not, this was a bitter reality in 1969 as the 4-Days War broke out between Honduras and El Salvador, in which only…

Amazing fact: the World’s dominant Military Air Power has 5 aircraft types that served over 50 years and still have a number of them operational.…

Chaotic Start of the Congo State. Until 1960, the Congo was under Belgian Colonial rule. On June 30 of that year, a huge new Central African…

B-29 Super Fortress coupled to two EF-84 D’s with wing tips connected to each other in flight. During WWII, the flight range of the USAF…

Dramatic picture of an open sea rescue of a downed air crew by a RAF Short Sunderland in high swell conditions (courtesy hdwpics.com). After the…

In my last week’s blog ( September 3 , 2015), I wrote about USAF’s horror year 1950, with 6 aircraft lost in 7 weeks, including…

February 13, 1950. Dramatic story of a Convair B-36 B Peacemaker losing an Atomic Bomb!  USAF’s Strategic Air Command’s  long range Bomber ( with tail…

Amazing fact: the World’s dominant Military Air Power has 5 aircraft types that served over 50 years and still have a number of them operational.…

The Douglas Dc-3 was developed as a stretched version from its successful predecessor DC-2 that  first flew in 1934. That model crushed the dominance of…

The Boeing B-314 in military colors with  huge Stars and Stripes  on the front fuselage, resting for maintenance  on the ramp of La Guardia Marine…

Right after the successful Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor/ Hawaii on Dec 7, 1941, many American citizens must have panicked over the next aggressive move…