Aeroplane Monthly 1993-10
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R.Beamont - Tangmere summer (3)
Sikorsky Hoverfly I KK995 flying over Thruxton from RAF Andover in July 1945. Note the rows of Airspeed Horsa gliders below. Parts of KK995 and KK110 were used to construct the RAF Museum’s Hoverfly I, currently displayed at Hendon.
Junkers Ju 88G-1 WerkNr 712273 4R+UR landed intact at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk on July 13, 1944, after the pilot got lost - he thought he was near Berlin, having flown a reciprocal track to the one intended. The aircraft was fully equipped with the latest German radar and radio. The author flew this Ju 88 almost exactly a year later.
Истребитель Юнкерс Ju 88G-6b (Ju 88G-1 ???)
The Junkers Ju 88G-1 night fighter flown by the author at RAF Tangmere in July 1945. After being captured in July 1944 this aircraft was given the RAF serial number TP190.
A Junkers Ju 88G-6 in the USA. Utilising the E-1 fuselage, A-4/D-1 wings and the G-1 weapons bay, the G-6 was armed with four forward-firing MG151/20 cannon, two more in the fixed oblique position and a single MG131 machine-gun providing rear defence.
Flt Lt Lewenden in the cockpit of a captured Junkers Ju 88 in March 1944.
Sikorsky Hoverfly I KK995 flying over Thruxton from RAF Andover in July 1945. Note the rows of Airspeed Horsa gliders below. Parts of KK995 and KK110 were used to construct the RAF Museum’s Hoverfly I, currently displayed at Hendon.
Hoverfly I KK995 shows a turn of speed at Andover. Power was supplied by a 180 h.p. Warner engine.
A Hoverfly I loitering above the control tower at RAF Andover on July 12, 1945, while someone, completely hidden from the pilot’s view, negotiates a rope ladder for the benefit of the press.
A Hoverfly pilot collects a mug of tea from the top of a Church Army mobile canteen at Andover in July 1945.