Air Pictorial 1977-01
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M.Allward - Cranfield A1 Chase Aerobatic Aircraft /Design Profile/
Cranfield A1 G-BCIT, Britain's new aerobatic aircraft, made its first flight on 23rd August and eight days later gave a 15-min. public demonstration. Wide-track main landing gear and the excellent view from the cockpit are apparent in this view of the Chase taking off
Spectator's view. Fixed undercarriage and wide-span wing were requirements to enhance the visual aspect of the Chase during competition flying
The Chase during construction. Evident is the welded-steel structure of the fuselage; the wings are of all-metal stressed-skin construction