Rare Birds

Rare Birds: Aircraft Types With A Story

Whereas the previous section deals with the lives and times of specific aircraft, this one is all about the types themselves. Instead then of focusing on the history of a particular airframe, the works listed here take a more general view, detailing the birth, development and (if applicable) death of a whole aircraft type. As before, these articles are a product of my own in-depth research into multiple sources and often feature my own photos – though with the additional caveat of not having such an easy access to primary sources. Nevertheless, all include a fair bit of digging through on and offline – and will hopefully be a similarly good read!

Fixed-wing aircraft:

Rotorcraft:

Flight reports: