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The VEF I-12 was a tandem, two seat Latvian trainer aircraft designed by Kārlis Irbītis and produced by VEF in Riga. [1]

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ADC Cirrus

The ADC Cirrus and Cirrus-Hermes are British aero engines of the mid-1920s.

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An aileron (French for 'little wing') is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Aircraft fairing

An aircraft fairing is a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and reduce drag.

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Aizsargi (literally: "Defenders", "Guards" (Aizsargu organizācija, "Guards Organization") was a paramilitary organization, or a militia, in Latvia during the interbellum period (1918–1939). The Aizsargi was created on March 30, 1919 by the Latvian Provisional Government as a self-defense force, a kind of National Guard, during the period of unrest and civil warfare following the Russian October Revolution, which enabled the independence of Latvia from Russia. In 1921 it was reorganized to follow the example of the Finnish Suojeluskunta (known as the "White Guard" in the English-speaking world). Aizsargi issued a newspaper entitled Aizsargs ("Defender"/"Guard"). Aizsargi had women's ("Aizsardzes") and youth ("Jaunsargi") subsidiaries. The organization was among those who militarily supported the 1934 military coup of Karlis Ulmanis. On January 1, 1940 the organization had 31,766 aizsargi, 14,810 aizsardzes and 14,000 jaunsargu. On June 18, 1940 the organization was disbanded as a result of the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940. During the Soviet occupation, the members of the organisation were heavily persecuted.

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Blackburn Cirrus Minor

The Blackburn Cirrus Minor is a British four-cylinder, inverted, in-line air-cooled aero-engine that was designed and built by the Cirrus Engine Section of Blackburn Aircraft Limited in the late 1930s.

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A cantilever is a rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate, anchored at only one end to a (usually vertical) support from which it is protruding.

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Conventional landing gear

Conventional landing gear, or tailwheel-type landing gear, is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the center of gravity and a small wheel or skid to support the tail.

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Elevator (aeronautics)

Elevators are flight control surfaces, usually at the rear of an aircraft, which control the aircraft's pitch, and therefore the angle of attack and the lift of the wing.

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The empennage,Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 194.

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A fin is a thin component or appendage attached to a larger body or structure.

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Flight International

Flight International (or Flight) is a global aerospace weekly publication produced in the UK.

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The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo.

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), otherwise known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Kārlis Irbītis

Kārlis Irbītis (October 14, 1904, Lāde parish, Governorate of Livonia – October 13, 1997, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada) was a Latvian aeroplane designer.

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Latvia (Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.

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Latvian Air Force

Latvian Air Force (Latvijas Gaisa spēki) is the aviation branch of the National Armed Forces.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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In aircraft construction, a Longeron, or stringer or stiffener, is a thin strip of material to which the skin of the aircraft is fastened.

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Lympne is a village on the former shallow-gradient sea cliffs above the expansive agricultural plain of Romney Marsh in Kent.

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A monoplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or other multiplane.

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Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.

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Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England.

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Riga (Rīga) is the capital and the largest city of Latvia.

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A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).

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Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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Spar (aeronautics)

In a fixed-wing aircraft, the spar is often the main structural member of the wing, running spanwise at right angles (or thereabouts depending on wing sweep) to the fuselage.

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A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth.

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A tailplane, also known as horizontal stabiliser (and horizontal stabilizer in the US), is a small lifting surface located on the tail (empennage) behind the main lifting surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft as well as other non-fixed-wing aircraft such as helicopters and gyroplanes.

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Tandem (or in tandem) is an arrangement in which a team of machines, animals or people are lined up one behind another, all facing in the same direction.

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Trainer (aircraft)

A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews.

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Trim tab

Trim tabs are small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on a boat or aircraft, used to control the trim of the controls, i.e. to counteract hydro- or aerodynamic forces and stabilise the boat or aircraft in a particular desired attitude without the need for the operator to constantly apply a control force.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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VEF, Latvian acronym for Valsts elektrotehniskā fabrika (State Electrotechnical Factory), is a manufacturer of electrical and electronic products in Riga, Latvia.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VEF_I-12

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