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If the aircraft you're searching for is not in this list, use the 'Keywords' field further down in the search menus.
Some menu selections include a generic aircraft model, as well as more specific variants of that airliner.
These variants are denoted by a - before the aircraft name.
Selecting 'Boeing 747,' for example, will show results featuring all Boeing 747 jetliners in our database, while selecting '- Boeing 747-200' will show all Boeing 747-200 variants in our database (Boeing 747-200, Boeing 747-212B, Boeing 747-283F, etc.)
If you are looking for photos of a specific airline, use this menu.
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Airlines are listed in alphabetical order.
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All countries represented in our database are included in this selection menu, which is updated automatically as the database grows.
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Use this option to include only photos taken by a specific photographer in your search.
This pulldown menu, in addition to each photographer available as a search limiter, also shows the number of photos currently in the database for each specific photographer, enclosed in brackets.
For example, an option of: - Paul Jones  .. indicates that there are 550 total photos taken by Paul Jones currently in the database.
Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
Photographers must have 100 or more photos in the database before their name is included in this selection menu.. The 'All Photographers' selection is the default selection for this option.
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You may select to display only photos from certain categories, such as Special Paintschemes, Flight Deck photos, etc. New categories are constantly being added to this list.
The 'Keywords' field is perhaps the most useful field included in our search engine. Using this field, you may search for any word, term, or combinations of terms in our database. Every photo field is covered by the Keywords search routine.
The Keywords field is ideal for searching for such specifics as aircraft registrations, photographers' names, specific airport/city names, specific paintschemes (i.e. 'Wunala Dreaming'), etc. To use the Keywords field, begin by selecting a Keyworld search field. You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc.), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields.
Next, select a Keyword limiter. There are three options from which to choose: - is exactly - starts with - contains Select the appropriate limiter for your search, then enter the keyword(s) you wish to search in the box on the right.
The Keywords search field is not case-sensitive.
Use this option to include only photos taken in a specific year in your search.
This pulldown menu, in addition to each year available as a search limiter, also shows the number of photos currently in the database for each specific year, enclosed in brackets. For example, an option of: - 2003  .. indicates that there are 55,000 total photos taken in the year 2003 currently in the database. *Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
Additionally, decade ranges (1990-1999, etc.) are available as selections in this menu. Selecting a decade range will show all photos matching your other search criteria from the selected decade. The 'All Years' selection is the default selection for this option.
Note: Mi-4P executive transport helicopter which was used by Fidel Castro, it was a present from USSR president Nikita Kruschev. Displayed at the Museo del Aire, La Habana. Thanks to Heymar O. for the info.
Note: The story of this Mustang is quite curious. In 1958, a group of cuban citizens exiled in the United States bought a pair of Mustangs and brought them to the Revolutionary guerrilla at Sierra Maestra. This is one of them, displayed at Museo...
Note: Around 40 Mi-8s were operated by the Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria, some of them being involved in the war in Angola, like this very unit that still has bullet holes in it. The Mi-8 first flew in 1961 and it became one of the world's...
Note: This one was the first of the 16 armed Mi-17 that the 'Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria' has received from the Russian manufacturer Mil. The most relevant external difference vs. the Mi-8 is the more efficient "pusher" tail rotor, instead of...
Note: The first Mig-17 arrived to Cuba in 1964 and was based at Santa Clara. Since then, this type was the main fighter at the 'Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria' during the 60s and 70s, being involved in the cuban adventure in Angola, Etiopia, Yemen...
Note: This Mig-21 was an export version, equiped with a Tumansky R-13 engine of 64 kN with afterburner. The Mig-21 was capable of flying at Mach 2 and is the most produced jet fighter in aviation history. Cuba received 270 units between 1962 and...
Note: This Il-14R, a variant of the transport Il-14P, had transport and maritime patrol roles. Check the rare fairings over the nose. This very plane was used as an executive transport for Fidel Castro, while his brother Raul apparently used...
Note: Most of the old Cuba's military An-2 are now flying as cargo transport or for agricultural missions. This one is preserved, freshly painted and wearing a military instruction registration, at the Museo del Aire, La Habana.
Note: The 'Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria' operated some 4 Yak-40s and it is said that this one belonged to Fidel Castro. One of them was still flying when this picture was taken, as I could see it at La Habana airport the next day, getting ready...
Note: The T-33 was a two-seat version of the P-80 Shooting Star. Cuba's T-33 had a very important role, at first agains the guerrilla at Sierra Maestra in 1958-59 and later against the shameful operation carried by the United States in Playa...
Note: The T-6 Texan has served in almost all Air Forces in the world, and Cuba was no exception. Apparently this very frame was captured in Angola and belonged to the Portuguese AF. Displayed at Museo del Aire.