Air Pictorial 1957-09
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Air Pictorial's photo-review
First night photograph of a Russian jet fighter - in this case a Polish-built MiG-15 (NATO: "Fagot-B") with underwing fuel tanks. Note undercarriage landing light.
OXYDOL YELLOW AND BLACK. Rarely illustrated Royal Canadian Air Force air gunnery target-towing aircraft, familiarly known as "Oxydols" after the branded soap powder's yellow-and-black carton, is a Douglas Dakota TT. Mk. 3 (R.C.A.F. serial 660), at Sea Island, Vancouver, B.C.
With the cypress tree tail marking of the Lebanese Air Force, this ex-R.A.F. Training Command Harvard T. Mk. 2B was seen at Blackbushe. Ex-R.A.F. serial FS881.
SPRUCED-UP. Two views of the Super T-6 at Los Angeles International Airport. Painted grey with black trim the Super T-6 has ex-Cessna 310 tip tanks.
First photograph of the floatplane Antonov, AN-2V
A Czech-built YaK-11 (NATO: "Moose"), a T-6 Texan-type basic trainer with the Czech designation C-11.
Yet another variant of the Polikarpov PO-2 (NATO: "Mule") utility two/three-seat biplane, this time used by the Polish Red Cross. Note M-11 radial's Townend ring, also cabin-type fuselage.
A de Havilland (Canada) D.H.C-3 Otter (R.C.A.F. serial 3674), mounted on an unusual test-rig for air-flow tufting research at Downsview Airport.
CALIFORNIAN FIGURES. Pre-war veteran now resident in California is a Consolidated Fleet Model 2 (N748V), from which the R.C.A.F. primary training Finch I/II-series was developed in World War II. Photographed at Whitman Airpark, San Fernando.
First example of the new Moroccan (CN) Register is CN-MAA, a de Havilland D.H. 114 Heron Series 2 executive transport owned by H.R.H. Prince Moulay Hassan, heir to the Sultanate of Morocco. CN-MAA was formerly G-AOZX (c/n. 14112) and is powered by four 250-h.p. D.H. Gipsy Queen 30 Mk. 2 inlines.
A Lockheed YF-94C converted from an F-94B. Note the revised air scoops and dorsal spline. This particular YF-94C (U.S.A.F. serial 50-877) carries no "FA-" buzz number on the nose, but has "ANG" on the tail denoting its transfer to the U.S. Air National Guard. Mounted on three concrete supports the YF-94C is now a "museum piece".
Resembling some sharp-nosed reptile, the French Nord 1500-01 Griffon research aircraft. Note reheat "eyelids".
OXYDOL YELLOW AND BLACK. Rarely illustrated Royal Canadian Air Force air gunnery target-towing aircraft, familiarly known as "Oxydols" after the branded soap powder's yellow-and-black carton, is a Lockheed-Vega Ventura (R.C.A.F. serial 2222) at Sea Island, Vancouver, B.C.
Another view of a Royal Navy Grumman Avenger A.S. Mk. 4, showing the rear gun and wing radome. R.N. serial XB386.
CALIFORNIAN FIGURES. Pre-war veteran now resident in California is a Curtiss-Wright Robin C1 (N325K) at Torrance, Calif. Note outsize tyres.
Further revised is the two-seat German Scheibe SF-23 Sperling (D-EBIN), with cleaned-up nose cowling and new trim.
A Turkish-designed and built M.K.E.K. 4 Ugur (Luck) primary trainer based on the Miles Magister of the R.A.F. Note the Fokker S-11 Instructor-type main undercarriage. Number "37" is painted under starboard mainplane.
Photographed at Etimesgut Airport, Ankara, this Turkish-designed M.K.E.K.5A six-seat light transport is powered by two 130-h.p. D.H. Gipsy Major inlines. It is in limited production at the State Aircraft Factory at Etimesgut. The M. K.E.K. Model 5 was formerly THK-5.
A new French two-seat sports plane is the Legrand-Simon LS-50-01. Built by amateurs, the LS-50 has a maximum speed of 128 m.p.h. on 90 h.p. All wood with fabric covering.
A handsome example of the four-seat, French-built, German-designed Nord 1101 Ramier (Wood Pigeon) - note bird on the nose panelling - hitherto described as the Noralpha, which applies to the civil version
One of two Italian Embassy, Madrid, (Getafe Airport)-based SIAI-Marchetti S.M.102 eight-passenger transports. Power: two 450-h.p. P. & W. Wasp Junior radials.