Aeroplane Monthly 1984-12
P.Jarrett - Grapevine
Doug Arnold's Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX NH238/G-MKIX makes its public debut at West Mailing on August 26, 1984, piloted by Chris Bevan.
Peter Sledge's Spitfire Mk IX RR232 was “unveiled” at Bankstown Aerodrome, New South Wales, on October 14, 1984 to mark the 40th anniversary of its entry into RAF service. The restoration has taken 12 years. The engine is from a Lincoln.
Reader HARVEY G. THOMPSON of Hitchin, Hertfordshire sent us this remarkable series of photographs of Robs Lamplough's Yak 11 fighter making a forced landing in a field adjacent to Duxford airfield on Sunday, October 21.
The Junkers-W 33c D-1925 Atlantis is a non-flying replica built in 3 1/2 months at a cost of about $150,000 for an Australian TV documentary dramatisation. A 260 h.p. Daimler-Jaguar car engine enables it to taxy at 20kt.
Roy Nerou’s Chilton D.W.1A, G-AFSV, should be flying next year.
Percival Proctor I G-AIWA seen badly damaged at La Ferte Alais, France, on June 9, 1984 after hitting trees during an overshoot. For some years the aircraft has been flying in RAF colours, silver overall, and bearing its original RAF serial number R7524.
The Australian Mosquito fuselage belongs to A52-600. It was purchased last year from the Mildura Warbirds Museum by Geoff Milne, Vin Thomas and “Dusty” Lane, who moved it to Albury. It will serve as a pattern in a long-term project to build an airworthy Mossie.