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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Antonov’s Heavy Hauler for Hire

    The Antonov State Company outdid itself at thinking big with the An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest airplane. There’s no getting around the fact that Russia is a big country. Perhaps that explains why Russians seem to have always been...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Red Mule: The Polikarpov Po-2

    A bare-bones biplane served as a faithful beast of burden and potent psyops weapon in two wars. At 3 a.m. on November 28, 1950, troops at Pyongyang airfield in northwestern Korea heard the sputtering engine of an intruder overhead. A tiny...