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Day: <span>May 24, 2022</span>

Touted As “World’s Biggest Firefighter Aircraft” – ‘Crippled’ Iran Sends Its Massive Plane To Help Pakistan

Despite being subject to harsh sanctions, Iran’s aviation industry has devised measures to circumvent them and continue operations…On Monday, Iranian firefighting aircraft arrived in Pakistan to join the efforts to extinguish the forest fire. A representative for the Iranian consulate in Quetta previously confirmed that the Ilyushin 76, the world’s “biggest firefighter aircraft,” will assist in firefighting efforts.

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This Plane Hit Mach 6.7: Meet the North American X-15

The X-15 Flew Really Fast – Simply put, no manned aircraft has flown faster than the North American X-15. The hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft was developed as a joint effort by the U.S. Air Force and NASA as part of its X-plane series. As the first operational “spaceplane,” it reached 100 km above the earth’s surface […]

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