The IAR-93 Vultur

The IAR-93 Vultur

The Avioane Craiova IAR-93 Vultur (Vulture) is a twin-engine, subsonic, close support, ground attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft with secondary capability as low level interceptor. Built as single-seat main attack version or combat capable two-seat version for advanced flying and weapon training, it was developed as a joint Yugoslav-Romanian project in the 1970s for the air forces of both nations. The Romanian aircraft were built by I.R.Av. Craiova as IAR-93, and its Yugoslav counterpart by Soko as the Soko J-22 Orao. For Romania, the IAR-93 was intended...
US 450th Bomb Group bombing Romania in WWII

US 450th Bomb Group bombing Romania in W...

The bombing of Romania in World War II comprised two series of events: until August 1944, Allied operations, and, following the overthrow of Ion Antonescu’s dictatorship, operations by Nazi Germany. The primary target of Allied operations was Ploiesti, the major site of Romania’s oil industry. The largest refinery there—Astra Româna—processed 2,000,000 short tons (1,800,000 t) of petroleum a year, providing much of the fuel for the German military. Other attacks were against Bucharest, the country’s capital. The below pictures were taken by US...
Building the Danube-Black Sea canal

Building the Danube-Black Sea canal

Runs from Cernavoda, on the Danube, to Constanta (southern arm, as main branch), and to Navodari (northern arm), on the Black Sea. It is an important part of the European canal system that links the North Sea (through the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal) to the Black Sea. The main branch of the canal, with a length of 64.4 km (40.0 mi), which connects the Port of Cernavoda with the Port of Constanta, was built in 1976–1984, while the north branch, known as the Poarta Alba – Midia Navodari Canal, with a length of 31.2 km (19.4 mi), between Poarta Alba and Port of...
Constanta Casino – Interiors

Constanta Casino – Interiors

Like a guard standing proudly on the Black Sea, the Constanta Casino calmly contemplate the horizon, recalling the most glorious hours. More important port city in Romania, Constanta is located at the crossroads between East and West. It has a unique heritage: Greek ruins, mosques, churches through synagogues; making it a unique place where several influences have crossed in history. The casino was built between 1904 and 1910 by architect Petre Antonescu Romanian who wanted to honor the Romanian artistic traditions, but these plans were changed in favor of the...
Tarom historical fleet

Tarom historical fleet

Below are presented  some of the airplanes used by Tarom , over time. Tarom is the flag carrier and oldest currently operating airline of Romania, based in Otopeni, with its headquarters and its main hub at Henri Coandă International Airport.  It is currently the largest airline operating in Romania Via: (1) and (2)
Europe round trip in ’30s

Europe round trip in ’30s

An American car Nash, was the vehicle used in one summer in the 30s by four tourists from Bucharest into a fascinating trip through Europe. Witness stand dozens of photographs which depict tourists in several cities in Europe, on country roads through the mountains in areas that are easily recognizable or in other less famous. Car registered in Bucharest is in many vacation pictures. Note that vintage images appear only in three of the four hikers (two women and a man), the most likely being the fourth in the group that made the...
Bucharest in 1956

Bucharest in 1956

1956 Bucharest was  not yet be modified by postwar reconstruction, so we see how the city looked after the war. They were two great events which decimated it: the earthquake in November 1940 and the bombing in WWII The photos were made by tourists from the country girlfriend German Democratic Republic in the summer of 1956, a good friend of socialist state – then – the young People’s Republic Romina   Via:...
Bucharest bombed by German aviation

Bucharest bombed by German aviation

We continue to present the effects of the bombing of Bucharest in 1944. This time, the city was bombed by German air force after Romania switched sides, August 23, 1944 Can be seen emblematic city buildings were affected by the bombings   Via: turistinbucurestiro.blogspot.ro  (1)  and...
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