As the title implies I present and discuss here various
types of aircraft of my "collection". That are aircraft I'm fond of since my youth and aircraft I got
fond of in my envolvement in aviation history in the course of
time up to now. I may have come across an intersting type of aircraft in
the printed media. I may as well have learned to like a
particular type of aircraft in doing a research quite often sparked by alledged
errors in a website, forum or magazine.
Therefore this site is not a comprehensive online type
reference or encyclopedia.
My philosophy is not to quote technical
specifications. These can be looked up in the sources I list in
the respective notes sections. There will be exceptions only if
data will help to characterise a specific type of aircraft.
As well I do not present extensive and complete
historical data and variants. But I will be less restrictive
with technical data. Sometimes there is some ambiguity
comparing sources. In these cases I will compile some basic
information about variants and basic historical data and try to
confirm these. Some historical facts may help to describe the
characteristics of the individual type of aircraft and will
complement my personal evaluation of a particular
But there will be lots of
pictures, of my own collection as well kindly provided by others.
There will be comments quoted from other sources as well as
personal views and appraisal of individual aircraft. I will list
all references from the printed media which are accessible to me
and I steadily look for more. Links to websites will be listed only if there is an endnote in the text.
The link Aircraft in the navigation bar leads to a contents page
where the aircraft of my choice are listed with
links to individual pages.
Next in the navigation bar is a link to the section
Various Topics. In the moment (February 2017) it serves only as
a placeholder in order to make the links in the aircraft
pages work. Otherwise I had to activate these links later
tediously in a growing number of subpages.
The section Books and Magazines just comprises the page
A Nostalgic look at Books and Magazines from the 1950's and 60's
which I took over from the original website. I still have to
decide if I will update and refurbish this page only or if I
will expand this secton to reviews of the current printed media in
The links Updates and
Contact are self-explaining.
This website is a much improved relaunch of my original website
bearing the same name. From the very start in designing these
pages I experienced that I immediately get involved in intensive
research into the history of individual aircraft I worked
Creating these pages therefore takes much more time as I had envisaged in
projecting the relauch of my website. But I learn a lot more about
my favorite aircraft.