Air Pictorial 1957-10
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J.Stevens - S.B.A.C. 1957
De Havilland Comet 3 (G-ANLO), with noise-suppression Avon R.A.29 engines;
Firestreaks under port wing of Sea Vixen F(AW). Mk. 20;
De Havilland Sea Vixen F(AW). Mk. 20 (XJ475; second production model). with six wing pylon mountings;
The Sea Vixen F(AW). Mk. 20, with underwing stores removed for the flying display.
Royal Navy "anchor" formation provided by three flights of four Gannets, each from Nos. 737, 796 and 825 F.A.A. Squadrons.
Hunter F. Mk. 4 (XF310) with Fireflash missiles plus Fighter-Recce blunt-nosed camera housing;
Hawker Hunter F. Mk. 6 (XE587), with new ribbon braking 'chute operating;
Hunter F. Mk. 6 (XF378), with Firestreak missiles and enlarged A.I. nose radome;
The bulged, dorsal parabrake housing on the Hunter F. Mk. 6;
"The Red Devils", comprising five Sea Hawks of No. 738 F.A.A. Squadron executing the spectacular smoke-trailing "up, down and over".
The second prototype Canberra B. Mk. I (VN813), showing bulged nacelles of this variant, plus ventral bulge of Spectre rocket housing;
Ventral mounting of Double Scorpion on record-breaking Canberra B. Mk. 2.
Three Canberra B. Mk. 2 engine FTBs; the Altitude Record-breaking Napier Double Scorpion-Canberra (WK163): the de Havllland Gyron Junior-Canberra (port engine only, Avon in starboard) (WF909); and the Bristol Olympus-Canberra (WH713);
Bristol Olympus noise-suppressor on the Olympus Canberra;
Gloster Javelin F(AW). Mk. 7 (XA710; recent production model), showing port (two) pylon-mounted Firestreaks.
Starboard pylon-mounted Firestreaks on Javelin F(AW). Mk. 7;
The starboard air intake on the Javelin F(AW). Mk. 7
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer (G-AOEO; third production model; SAL demonstrator);
The new non-flush cabin air intake (both sides) immediately behind the bomb aimer's panelling on the Victor B. Mk. I (XA918).
Dive-brake jacks of the Victor.
The first Finnish-contract Folland Gnat (GN 101).
A mixed box of two Valiants and two Vulcans from R.A.F. Bomber Command against a flurry of high-altitude vapour trails;
The large-diameter ribbon-type braking 'chute on prototype Vulcan B. Mk. 2
Rolls-Royce Conway-Vulcan (YX770; first prototype) Engine FTB
The English Electric P.1B displayed at Mach 0.98.
P.1B intake;
The second El Al Israel Airlines' Britannia Srs. 313 (4X-AGB; second production model).
Bristol Britannia Srs. 100 (G-ALBO; first prototype), with Orion B.On.l in port outer, Proteus 755 in starboard outer, and two Proteus 705s;
The Skeeter Mk.6 (G-AMTZ) seen at the 1956 Display, but newly painted and with stretcher panniers;
A mixed box of two Valiants and two Vulcans from R.A.F. Bomber Command against a flurry of high-altitude vapour trails;
The open but semi-retractable anti-submarine weapons bay on the Westland Whirlwind AS. Mk. 7 (XK941);
The demonstration Westland Whirlwind Srs. 2, a civiliinised AS. Mk. 7.
The Saro SR.53, with D.H. Spectre, emitting shock-wave diamonds.
SR.53 intake;
The Saro SR.53's two-tier arrangement of jet outlets. Viper (upper) and Spectre;
The vertical main strut of the Miles H.D.M. 105 (G-AHDM) contains new integral fuel tanks.
The Aviation Traders Accountant (G-ATEL; first prototype).
The Vickers Supermarine Scimitar F.Mk.I (XD218; ninth production model).
Note the marked anhedral on the Scimitar F. Mk. I (XD218) tailplane
Also repainted, and now a regal purple, the record-breaking Fairey F.D.2 Delta 2 (WG774)
Familiar "Falcon" pre-war trade mark of F. G. Miles on fin of prototype Miles Student;
The noiseless (comparatively) but peerless "Sparrows", four Provost T. Mk. Is flown by instructors of the R.A.F. Central Flying School.
Second Hunter T. Mk. 7 (XJ627), also with dorsally-positioned parabrake housing;