ROOM AT THE TOP. Weighing more than five Folland Gnats, the U.S.A.F. McDonnell F-101 Voodoo is the world's biggest single-seater yet produced. Depicted is one of four F-101C-50-MC Voodoos (Serials: 60027, FB-027; '026, '028 and 41491) from the 522nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron which attended the N.A.T.O. air meeting at Soesterberg, Holland, 5th July. Colour scheme: all-silver, with black nose radome (APS-54), and red tail with white stars. Armament, four 20-mm. M-39E cannon plus three Hughes GAR-1 Falcon AAMs. Power, two reheat P. & W. J57-P-13s of 16,000-lb. st. each.
PACIFIC LANCASTER. Almost lost in the glare of the midsummer's sun beating down on Sydney's Mascot (N.S.W.) airport is this all-white Avro Lancaster ASR Mk. 7 (No. 3 coded WU 41 on lower fin) which is one of two operated by the French Navy in the Pacific. Based at the important air junction of Noumea in New Caledonia, these Lancasters are used for search and rescue operations. The rescue dinghy chute is visible below the rear turret.
SUNSHADE SPECIAL. Built for the personal use of sports and glider pilot Wolf Hirth of Nabern/Teck, this Klemm Kl 35 Spezial (D-EDEX) is a single-seat cabin development of the open, tandem-seat, pre-war Kl 35D. In place of the standard 105-h.p. HM 504 in-line is a 160-h.p. HM 506. The Klemm Spezial was photographed at the 9th International Exposition, Venice, 16th-20th July.
THE ONLY ONE. The last of a long and distinguished line of "Co." aircraft produced by the Societa Aeroplani Caproni of Milan, the five/six-seat Ca. 193 was flown for the first time in 1947. Only this single prototype was constructed. Powered by two pusher Blackburn Cirrus Major III in-lines, each of 155 b.h.p., the Ca. 193 has a max. speed of 186 m.p.h. at sea-level. Min. speed 65 m.p.h. Service ceiling 17,700ft. Weights, empty 2,685 lb.: loaded 4,185 lb. Span 45 ft. 3 in.; length 29 ft. 6 in.; height 8 ft. 2 in. The Ca. 193 was seen at the Venice Exposition in July.