Air Enthusiast 1972-03
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EC-47P, a USAF Skytrain modified for special radio and radar calibration duties and operational in the South-East Asia theatre.
One of the least-known of British warplanes was surely the Robey-Peters Gun-carrier, designed to have an American Davis recoilless gun in the nacelle on the starboard wing, and a Lewis gun in the port nacelle. Contrary to most published reports, two prototypes of this Rolls-Royce-engined biplane were built. The first, illustrated here, made a sucessful first flight at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln, in September 1916 but crashed on its second flight. The second prototype differed in having equal span wings and a fixed fin in addition to the rudder.