Air Pictorial 1956-01
Air Pictorial's photo-review
Photographed at Bovingdon recently, an unusual Douglas RB-26C-46-DT Invader (44-35762), first to be noted in the U.K. with an O-serial. Various bulges may be seen under the nose and rear fuselage.
Five ex-Swedish Junkers Ju 52/3m tri-motor transports are going to New Guinea (VH-BUU-'UY). VH-BUU is seen at Dusseldorf en route to Gibbes Sepik Airways.
A United States Navy visitor to the United Kingdom is this Douglas R6D-1 (DC-6B and U.S .A.F. C-118A) of VR-22 Squadron. BuAer no. is 131572 and large "buzz" 572 on the rear fuselage.
An American-owned (Knox Gelatine Co.) Grumman Super Widgeon, N41983, converted by the McKinnon-Hickman Co. at Portland, Oregon. Photograph shows clearly the three-blade airscrews.
Believed to be one of the oldest Royal Navy Ansons still in service is NK201 (999-SZ).
An Argentine-registered Focke-Wulf Fw 44J Stieglitz two-seat aerobatic biplane which was seen in England last summer.
Known as the "Flying Back Stagger" the Beechcraft D17 is still in use in various parts of the world as a cabin 4-5-seater. Illustrated is CF-EKA at Montreal Airport.
Another old-timer, of which there are still a few flying, is this Australian-registered (VH-ABU) de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth.
Photographed at Blackbushe recently on a delivery flight to Pakistan by Fleetways, Inc., is this Cessna Model 310, AP-AGV. Note the novel colour scheme.
Rarely illustrated are aircraft of the R.Ceylon A.F. - in this case, CT-10B is a de Havilland Chipmunk T.Mk.21 trainer.