Aeroplane Monthly 1978-03
News Spotlight
A Lockheed F-104G of the German Navy fires an MBB Kormoran air-to-surface antiship missile during recent trials of production rounds. Kormorans will eventually equip both the F-104Gs and Tornadoes of the German Navy.
Russia’s new Antonov An-72 light Stol freighter made its first flight in December 1977.
Dassault has recently signed a sales and service agreement with Falcon Middle East S.A., a Swiss subsidiary of the TAG group, for the Falcon 50, 20 and 10 family, of which 60 have been ordered for Middle East distribution.
This Twin Otter, specially modified for ice reconnaissance, was delivered to Greenlandair in January 1978.
First flight of American Jet Industries' Hustler took place on January 11, 1978. The aircraft, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada PT6A-45 turboprop, took off from Van Nuys, California, and flew to Mojave. Customers will also be offered a version fitted with a Williams Research Corporation WR193-1 turbofan as a standby powerplant.