Aeroplane Monthly 1977-12
Tom Camp's Curtiss P-40, N151U, at Madera (California) Air Show on August 27 this year.
Adrian Swire’s Booker-based Spitfire IX MH434, alias G-ASJV, was photographed some years ago by JOHN RIGBY, before it was given a revised colour scheme with invasion markings.
The first swept-wing British fighter to enter service, the Supermarine 541 Swift made its maiden flight on August 5, 1951. Developed from the Types 510 and 535, the type entered RAF service with 56 Squadron in August 1954 as the F1, being followed by the F2 and the F3 with reheat. The last fighter variant, the F4, first flew on May 27, 1953, and this was followed by the FR5 tactical reconnaissance aircraft. The final Swift was missile development, examples were built.
Handley Page Halifax II
David Lockspeiser's LDA-01 Land Development Aircraft G-AVOR