Air Pictorial 1958-03
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Spotter's notebook
Retired from the Finnish Air Force and now at Utti air base, a late-production Messerschmitt Bf 109K (serial MT-507);
A bit of imagination and artistry can turn a casual eye into an appreciative stare. Two artists on opposite sides of the world have achieved this happy state. The R.A.F. at Khormaksar, Aden (whew! one can almost feel the heat), had the happy idea of giving one of their two chrome-yellow Bristol Sycamore HR. Mk. 14s the Father Christmas treatment last Yuletide. Which is one sensible use for Service-issue whitewash. Note "Rescue" in Arabic.
The other Otter belongs to the U.S. Army and is based in Europe. Note the unusual number of dorsal radio aids.
The de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter is fast becoming one of the most ubiquitous and versatile of single-engined cargoplanes in Canada. This Otter, photographed by J. F. McNulty, is used for aerial survey work, and has magnetometers on each wingtip.
A bit of imagination and artistry can turn a casual eye into an appreciative stare. Two artists on opposite sides of the world have achieved this happy state. Over in Canada, someone has given the neo-heraldic "beastie" look to No. PP Squadron's North American B-25 Mitchell trainer. But what does Tiger Lily signify?