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BANDEIRANTE, THE WILD EXPLORER

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of stories of renowned aircrafts conceived and produced. Some of them are iconic, like the Ju-87 Stuka, a true symbol of the Nazi blitzkrieg, or the B-52 Stratofortress, obscure legend of the Cold War. Other revolutionary units, like the Me-262, the world’s first fighter jet, or the de Havilland Comet, which carried the jet engine to commercial aviation. However, in every case, they were aircrafts that emerged from renowned names in the aeronautical industry scenario; companies that have existed for a period, and sometimes, having already developed other emblematic aircrafts. For example, the Me-262 was the Messerschmitt, which has been before preceded by the Bf-109, the mystical fighter of Luftwaffe in the Second World War. Likewise, before the B-52, Boeing have had already produced emblematic aircrafts, such as the Model 347 and the B-29. Also in the case of the “eternal” DC-3, Douglas already was a renowned

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