Under Construction, this picture is just used for a short period of time till another one is done.
Assembling a Mirage Rafale, this is a rare movie showing the process
Testing Aircraft Structural Strength Through a Drop Test
The drop is of great importance to test that aircraft structure withstands the stress in addition to locate any parts failure. The video of the F-18 drop test is a good way to test the aircraft structure, I am not sure if the test was with half fuel load, they are not designed to land with full fuel load, therefore they usually have to dump some fuel before landing
Russian Aircraft Structures
There are hundreds of references out there Russian books have proved to be very useful. The books titles will be provided with cover pictures.
Yak-136 Production Line
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