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The history of aviation would not be the same without the experimental tests that were carried out and are being carried out in the distant Mojave Desert, California, United States; this publication Space CapsuleIt takes us to a place that still exists, a large air base where the experimentation of airplanes as well as rockets converge; We are talking about Edwards Air Base, a conglomerate of buildings dedicated to aeronautics and astronautics, which together with its large tracks of the dry lake Roger, has made history, here we will see its facilities, the first flights of the different experimental aircraft, which many derived in series aircraft, and above all a compilation of the Douglas D-558-1, Douglas D-558-2, Bell X-1 and their different versions, Bell X-2, Douglas X-3 Stiletto, Northrop X- 4 Bantam, Bell X-5, Convair XF-92, North American XB-70 and North American X-15, aircraft that laid the foundations for future projects where engines, fuselages, wing profiles, etc. were tested,

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Warbirds / A historic aircraft from World War I - Fokker Dr 1
« Last post by capsula espacial on December 13, 2020, 03:20:20 AM »

 This issue of Capsula Espacial Aviation deals with the most famous German fighter of World War I, the Fokker Dr 1 triplane, his fame is linked to the pilot Manfred von Richthofen, who was the most important and respected ace in the contest, with 80 kills, Nicknamed the "Red Baron" for the color he used in his plane and generating great admiration among his peers, I invite you to enjoy it.

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Air Forces / Brazilian fighter aviation: a timeline
« Last post by pampa14 on October 23, 2020, 07:55:42 PM »
Today, the Brazilian Air Force's Saab F-39 Gripen E was officially unveiled. The link below presents an extensive and interesting article showing a timeline with all fighter aircraft already operated by the Brazilian Air Force, from 1941 to the present day. I read, enjoyed and share it here. I recommend reading.
Military Aircraft / History of airplanes with negative wings (FSW)
« Last post by capsula espacial on October 09, 2020, 10:37:59 PM »
Research on inverted arrow wings or progressive wing (FSW) dates back to the 1920s, when this type of aircraft was investigated by Polish and Soviet engineers, but they had instability problems, at the end of In 1945, German technicians made a technological leap creating a bomber that served as the basis for projects carried out later, from gliders to advanced projects, here we will see the rich history of this type of aircraft with a difficult concept to apply.

The number 58 of Capsula Espacial Magazine deals with the subject exhaustively, enjoy.

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Military Aircraft / First flight of the F-39 Gripen in Brazil
« Last post by pampa14 on September 25, 2020, 02:32:11 PM »
Hello everyone,

Yesterday was a historic day for the Brazilian Air Force. The first Gripen E fighter intended for Brazil made its first flight. Here in this link you will find an extensive and complete article about it with tons of photos, diagrams, infographics and much more. It is worth visiting and reading.

Military Aircraft / Pulqui I y Pulqui II 1940's argentine aircraft
« Last post by capsula espacial on September 14, 2020, 07:07:49 AM »

 Dear Friends:
                        the story of two iconic aircraft of Argentine aeronautics, the IAe-27 Pulqui I and the IAe-33 Pulqui II, which with the help of foreigners away from the terror of the II World War, they saw in the South American pampas the fruit of their flying inventions reaching very high with respect to the technology of the time and positioning Argentina to be the sixth country to be able to build jet airplanes, let's enjoy this great aeronautical history.

Military Aircraft / Grumman F-14 Tomcat & Geometry Variable Wings
« Last post by capsula espacial on September 14, 2020, 07:03:25 AM »
  Dear friends of forum:

  Here is an interesting publication that gives an account of studies on variable geometry wings, especially putting emphasis on the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, an exponent of this type of wings, enjoy it!


Aviation Books & Other Media / Free digital magazine of aviation
« Last post by capsula espacial on September 07, 2020, 11:37:47 AM »
Hello friends:

                    Entering the following link, you will find the numbers of the digital magazine Cápsula Espacial, although it is about astronautics and space, these are dedicated to aviation. enjoy them !!


Warbirds / B-17 Flying Fortress Technical characteristics, versions
« Last post by capsula espacial on August 20, 2020, 07:01:59 AM »

Fulfilling the choice of our aviation fans we deliver in this publication of Aviation Space Capsule the first of those selected, read here the story of a World War II warrior, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, its technical characteristics, Its large number of versions ranging from bomber to troop transport, shooting drones, electronic warfare, fire extinguishers, postal mail and even used for test benches of experimental engines.

Aviation History / Adventurers of the Skies
« Last post by capsula espacial on August 20, 2020, 06:51:50 AM »

This publication deals with some inventors of those first "heavier than air" created in the late 1800s and first decades of the 20th century and their brave pilots, with steel tempers and with only one goal, to be able to fly like birds. . Reminding them that in order to better read and view all the Space Capsule publications, they should place them in full screen on the reading platform.

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