Aeroplane Monthly 1993-12
P.Hearn - 50 years of parachute training
Paratroops under training at Ringway in October 1941. The nearest Whitley is N1422.
Sticks of paratroops drop from Whitleys during a 1942 demonstration.
Paratroops risk the “Whitley kiss” as they drop through the hole.
Tony Harold’s painting Whitley over Tatton Park was commissioned by No 1 PTS in 1990 to mark its 50th anniversary.
An armada of Dakotas drops paratroopers of the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Britain had two divisions of Airborne troops by 1944.
Створки заднего люка Argosy C.Mk 1 допускали сброс в воздухе 54 парашютистов или снабженных парашютами грузов. Когда самолет использовался для сброса парашютистов, объем внутри створок использовался для укладки экипировки.
The ramp of the Argosy provided a convenient jumping platform for training free-fallers in the early 1960s.
Men of the 16th Independent Parachute Brigade Group stream from the doors of an RAF Hastings during a demonstration over an airfield on the shore of the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal Zone. The jeep and 75mm howitzer slung beneath the fuselage were also dropped.
Inside a Hastings as a double-door delivery begins, with strops attached to static lines.