Air Pictorial 1964-09
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Camouflage scheme and markings of the Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 flown by Major Helmut Wick during the Battle of Britain
Boeing 707 prototype testing a blown-flap boundary layer control system
The continued widespread use of the Curtiss C-46 Commando is exemplified by these photos taken by Major Robert C. Mikesh, U.S.A.F. TOP: C-46D 44-77766 "The Gray Ghost" of the 1st Air Commando Wing; BOTTOM: Nationalist Chinese C-46 B-858 of "Air America", a U.S.A.F. contract air carrier in the Far East;
The continued widespread use of the Curtiss C-46 Commando is exemplified by these photos taken by Major Robert C. Mikesh, U.S.A.F. TOP: a C-46 of the Republic of Korea Air Force. BOTTOM: A Riddle "Logair" C-46, N74179, which also does U.S.A.F. contract work
The prototype Douglas DC-8 N8008D, c/n 45252, now converted to DC-8F freighter for TIA, flew a Flying Tiger service to Prestwick 18/7/64
Japanese F-104Js at Chitose
Sent in by Stephen P. Peltz, this photo shows a Sud Alouette III (No. 1042) of the French Army with distinctive aerials on the nose
This Boeing KC-97 of the Illinois Air Guard has been fitted with two underwing General Electric 747 turbojets to boost speed and altitude performance and thus make it more suitable for refuelling current bombers
PRESTWICK MILITARY - First appearance at Prestwick were made by a Grumman OV-1 Mohawk 29/7/64. It bore 1960 serial, 60-3737 one of a batch commencing 60-3728
A Hiller HTE-2 of No. 845 Squadron, Royal Navy, used for observation, at Mersing, Malaya, during Exercise "Quickdip".
Beech 18 Expediter 9Q-CXA, c/n AF-778, at Prestwick 13/7/64 on delivery to Air Congo. It has since been lost near Douala, West Africa
Two distinguished newcomers to the air transport scene. The giant Belfast - first strategic freighter for R.A.F. Transport Command. The versatile Turbo-Skyvan - robust, light freighter with outstanding short-field performance.
Another aerobatic team appearing at Farnborough consists of five all-yellow Gnat T.1s from No. 4 F.T.S. at Valley, Anglesey. Led by F/Lt. Lee Jones, the team gave its first public performance on 25th July at R.N.A.S. Culdrose, Cornwall
N1541, the first of fourteen BAC One-Elevens for Braniff International Airways. One-Eleven sales now total sixty-five, of which forty-five are for operators in the U.S.A.
One-Eleven N1541 became first of the type to land at L.A.P. when it brought the Minister of Aviation and his staff back from a Concord conference at Sud Aviation's factory at Melun Villaroche, France 6/7/64
British Eagle's first freight/passenger Britannia conversion
British European Airways
British United (C.I.) Airways
Aerolinee Itavia / Globe Air
Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines / Bavaria Flug-gesellschaft
British United Airways / Eastern Provincial Airways / Royal Malaysian Air Force
The LTV-Hiller-Ryan XC-142A V/STOL transport during tilt-wing trials
J-BEOG "Matukaze", a Mitsubishi G3M1 - civil version of "Nell" - used by Greater Japan Air Lines (Dai Nippon Koku K.K.).
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger NZ2504 on permanent display at Te Rapa, New Zealand
JA3168, a postwar Stinson L-5E of the Japan Flying Association
Two distinguished newcomers to the air transport scene. The giant Belfast - first strategic freighter for R.A.F. Transport Command. The versatile Turbo-Skyvan - robust, light freighter with outstanding short-field performance.
Jet Provost T.4 of "The Red Pelicans" team.
Jet Provost T.4 of "The Red Pelicans" team. Note polished-metal leading edges of wings and intakes, and C.F.S. badge on nose and fin
"RED PELICANS" COLOUR NOTES: The aircraft are predominantly "dayglo" red, with standard R.A.F. roundels and serials and the normal anti-glare black on top of the nose. Tip-tanks are striped silver and "dayglo" red. Aerials: U.H.F. silver; D.M.E. and Standby yellow. The C.F.S. crest consists of a red pelican with gold embellishments, on a grey tower. Nose flashes are coloured (towards centre): purple, green, light blue (thin band) and black
Beagle B.206 XS742, one of two evaluation machines for the M.o.A., is now carrying our hot weather trials at Idris in Libya. The B.206 will shortly replace the Anson on R.A.F. "Comms." duties
Beagle's B.206 is the most modern and versatile light twin piston-engine military communications aircraft available in production for world markets.
PRESTWICK MILITARY - First appearance at Prestwick were made by a U.S. Army Beech U-8F Queen Air on trooping flights to Benbecula 18/7/64. It bore 1960 serial, Queen Air 60-5387 being first of a pair
Emeraude G-ARUV, c/n. PFA.700, built at Rhoose by Mr. M. N. Harrison and first flown 27/7/63, has completed a 1,000-mile tour of France and attended the Exeter Air Display 20/6/64
Yet another unregistered Pou, built and flown by a Mr. Troop in 1936, still hangs in a farm building at Wellingore, Lines.
First Scintex ML.250 Rubis to visit the U.K., F-BJME, c/n. 101, flew from Moisselles to Shoreham 8/7/64
U.S. "COIN" project: Douglas D-855.
U.S. "COIN" project: Convair Model 48 with specimen warloads.
U.S. "COIN" project: The all-plastic Goodyear GA-39 amphibian
GOODYEAR GA-39
The first phase of the prototype Hamburger Flugzeugbau HFB 320 Hansa executive jet's flight-testing has been completed and certification trials have started.
Executive Jet HFB 320 HANSA New worldwide contacts for go-ahead management with the new German Executive Jet
JET TAIFUN. - As reported in our June issue, page 166, the layout of the Messerschmitt Me 308 Jet Taifun six-seat executive aircraft has been revised considerably since the project was started. The two Daimler-Benz DB 720 turbofans are now to be mounted high up on the fuselage instead of in the wing roots, and the cabin has been enlarged
COMING OR GOING? Photographed at the 1961 Paris Air Show by John Blake, this rather unusual vehicle is going actually, or will be when its "pusher" engine starts. An SUC-11-G Supercourlis, it is a larger and more powerful development of the SUC-10 Courlis ("Curlew"), which used to be built by the Societe d'Etudes et de Construction Aero-Navales (S.E.C.A.N.). The Supercourlis is a five-seater, compared with the Courlis' four, and is powered by a 240-h.p. Continental instead of the earlier machine's 175/180-h.p. Mathis
Motorspatz G-ASPY (still in German markings D-KEBU) is flown at Leeming, Yorks.
The first Nord 262 for Air Inter entered service on 24th July 1964. The new dorsal fin is fo be fitted its standard to all future aircraft