Air Pictorial 1955-04
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Air Pictorial's photo-review
Not a Lockheed P2V-7, but a P2V-5F photographed at Prestwick in February. The 5F is exactly similar to the 7 in having auxiliary J34 jets, MAD "stinger" tail, etc ., but it does not have tbe bulged canopy of the 7.
Two 165-U.S. gallon drop tanks call now be slung beneath Piasecki H-21Bs (U.S.A.F.) and Cs (Army), doubling the range. This model will carry twenty troops and is already in service.
The second Bristol Type 173 prototype (XH379) has begun flight trials with four-blade rotors.
Eighty-four de Havilland (Canada) Otters have been ordered (as C-137s) for the U.S. Army. This one is serialled 52973 and is finished in white and red.
Third Avro Vulcan to appear is this aircraft, XA889, presumably the first of the pre-production batch. It flew for the first time on 4th February 1955.
Bristol Britannia G-ANBA taking off from Filton on March 12th for high-altitude and high-temperature tests at Johannesburg and Khartoum.
This incredible contraption is a Stinson L-5-VW (serial 42-98184) modified as a biplane for crop-spraying, with a Continental W-670-16 engine. The top wing has been clipped and the bottom wing has been taken from a Piper Cub. It is now registered N63094.
A Grumman UF-1T, one of five such machines assigned as flying classrooms to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis; these are the only five built. They are standard except for the desk/seat cabin arrangement.
This Knight Twister is the machine that appeared without an engine in our Feb. '54 issue. Registration is CF-GRK. Comparing it with the other Twister illustrated on p. 313, Oct. '54, readers will notice that the different engine has changed the outline very considerably.
This neat little biplane is the Leopoldoff L.3 . It is owned by Union Aeronautique Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing and is based at Lille Aerodrome. Constructor's number 127; engine Salmson 9Adb. Although it is of prewar design this example was first registered in September 1951.