Air Pictorial 1955-08
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The journal of a roving spotter
The London-Christchurch Air Race Canberra in squadron service with the R.A.F.
"Канберра" B(I).6 (под крылом подвешены 1000-фунтовые бомбы)
First night-interdictor version of the English Electric Canberra to go into R.A.F. squadron service will be the B. Mk. 6 (above), modified to carry a gun pack under the fuselage, and underwing bombs. It will be followed in service by the B. Mk. 8. This photograph is the first to show a B.6 so modified.
The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer flew for the first time on 25th June 1955 (not 24th June as has been variously reported elsewhere). It is registered G-ANTP.
A Grumman S2F-1 Sentinel is undergoing evaluation trials by the Royal Canadian Navy near Toronto. It is on order for the R.C.N.; production aircraft will be built under licence in Canada by de Havilland (Canada) Ltd., and will be known as CS2F-1. Delivery is due to begin next year.
The Vickers-Armstrongs VC-2 project with four Darts of June 1945. The "double-bubble" hull and the wing design are noteworthy.
A de Havilland Heron bearing the registration G-ANCI that was originally allocated to a Britannia.
Ashton WB494. which has not previously been illustrated. Note belly "pannier" for bomb-aimer.
The Republic XF-84H is an experimental aeroplane intended for research into supersonic turboprop flight with particular reference to the behaviour of supersonic airscrews. The engine is an Allison T54.
Since last summer the Eland-Varsity test-bed has been carrying out re-lighting tests. In this picture the port eng ine has been stopped.
A Meteor 8 used by an R.A.F. squadron at Sylt for target-towing. Note flight-refuelling nose probe.