Aeroplane Monthly 1978-12
Grumman Martlet I AL257. This aircraft was an ex-French Martlet I. Known by the US Navy as the Wildcat, the aircraft was named Martlet in British nomenclature until January 1944. The first FAA Martlets entered service in September 1940, with 804 Sqn.
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk N1226N of the Confederate Air Force, finished in Chinese Nationalist Air Force Markings, was photographed by MITSUO SHIBATA in 1976.
The Royal Navy's Lee-on-Solent Gnome Whirlwind rescue helicopter performing a mock rescue at Calshot Spit in 1976.
A Schweizer 2-22 training sailplane of the Associated Glider Clubs of California, using the updraughts from onshore winds to ridge soar 300ft above the Pacific at Torrey Pines in 1970.