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Air Pictorial 1977-02
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SU-ANC, one of three ex-Egyptian Comet 4Cs now at Lasham, wearing ferry marking G-BEEZ;
The first production General Dynamics F-16A fighter taking off on its maiden flight at Fort Worth, Texas, on 9th December. Orders so far total 1,158, including the Imperial Iranian A.F.'s recent contract for 160 F-16s
Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Matador (Harrier) No. 5 ol the Spanish Navy's 8a Escuadrilla near St. Louis while Spanish air and ground crews were receiving training last year from McDonnell Douglas
SPANISH HARRIERS - Last November the Spanish Navy's helicopter-carrier Dedalo sailed to the U.S.A. to collect her new fixed-wing aircraft complement of Hawker Siddeley Matadors (Spanish name for the Harrier). She returned the same month carrying five AV-8A Matadors and two TAV-8A two-seaters and has since been reclassified as an aircraft-carrier. The Matadors now equip the 8a Escuadrilla, whose shore base is Rota, Cadiz, where these photos were taken by Javier Taibo - AV-8A "3" (photo) and TAV-8A "8". AV-8A "2" was written off in the U.S.A.. but it is understood that four more have been ordered via the U.S.A.
Abu Dhabi Helicopters' Bell 212 "83" and Jet Ranger "91" (photo) at Sharjah wearing the "last two" of their constructor's numbers before the setting up of the U.A.E. register on which they are now A6-BBE and A6-BCB
Abu Dhabi Helicopters' Bell 212 "83" (photo) and Jet Ranger "91" at Sharjah wearing the "last two" of their constructor's numbers before the setting up of the U.A.E. register on which they are now A6-BBE and A6-BCB
View of North American P-51D Mustang 44-14017, piloted by Lt.Elder, during trials aboard the U.S.S. "Shangri La", 14th November 1944. Note arrester hook behind tailwheel
View of North American P-51D Mustang 44-14017, piloted by Lt.Elder, during trials aboard the U.S.S. "Shangri La", 14th November 1944.
The skywriting Harvard PH-NKD, shown at Elstree on 8/11/76, returned home via Southend on 22/12/76 and was then wearing a new paint scheme devoid of fuselage registration.
Rolled out at BAC's Warton aerodrome on 14th November, Panavia Tornado No. 12, serial XZ630, is the second of six pre-series aircraft (Nos. 11-16) which will be used mainly for evaluation at Government test centres. No. 10 is a static test airframe at Warton
The two prototype Hughes YAH-64 Advanced Attack Helicopters. The type has just won the U.S. Army's AAH competition
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Antonov An-12B LZ-BAB shortly after arrival at Marshalls Airport, Cambridge, on 3rd December. It had come to collect 15 tons plus of Pye Telecommunications equipment which is being supplied to the Bulgarian civil aviation authorties under a L350.000 contract. Some of the communications equipment will be sited on mountain tops for maximum contact distances and the rest will be installed at major airports, including Sofia, Burgas and Varna
The scene at Van airport, Turkey, on 2nd December, following the earthquake disaster last year. A Luftwaffe Transall C-160 leaves for Germany while an R.A.F. Lockheed Hercules from Lyneham awaits flight clearance. The Hercules, XV295, flown by a No. 24 Squadron crew, had just brought in some 7 1/2 tons of tents, greatcoats, sleeping bags and paraffin heaters as part of an international aid programme
Philippine Aerotransport's L.100-20 Hercules RP-C100 arrived at Southend on 27/11/76, to commence a series of freight charters
Argosy 222 CF-TAZ at Prestwick 30/9/76 en route Canada-Luxembourg
The scene at Van airport, Turkey, on 2nd December 1976, following the earthquake disaster last year. A Luftwaffe Transall C-160 leaves for Germany while an R.A.F. Lockheed Hercules from Lyneham awaits flight clearance. The Hercules, XV295, flown by a No. 24 Squadron crew, had just brought in some 7 1/2 tons of tents, greatcoats, sleeping bags and paraffin heaters as part of an international aid programme
South African Airways' first A300-B2K Airbus arrived in Johannesburg on 25th November 1976 and has now been joined by the second aircraft, ZS-SDB (illus.). S.A.A have four on order
The Falmor Jean company's Citation G-JEAN at Southend 10/12/76
Recent D.H.Canada DHC-5D Buffalo deliveries include 9T-CBA which is the first of three for the Force Aerienne Zairoise (Zaire A.F.)
Recent D.H.Canada DHC-5D Buffalo deliveries include 5V-MAG which is one of two for Togo's A.F., the Force Aerienne Togolaise
SPANISH HARRIERS - Last November the Spanish Navy's helicopter-carrier Dedalo sailed to the U.S.A. to collect her new fixed-wing aircraft complement of Hawker Siddeley Matadors (Spanish name for the Harrier). She returned the same month carrying five AV-8A Matadors and two TAV-8A two-seaters and has since been reclassified as an aircraft-carrier. The Matadors now equip the 8a Escuadrilla, whose shore base is Rota, Cadiz, where these photos were taken by Javier Taibo - AV-8A "3" and TAV-8A "8" (photo).
On 30th December 1976 No. 19 Squadron. R.A.F., based at Wildenrath, Germany, formally completed its re-equipment with McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2s and the previous No. 19 Squadron at Gutersloh with BAC Lightning F.2As was phased out - both No. 19 types shown here
YR-BCI, first of five new production One-Eleven 525s for the Rumanian State Airline TAROM, made a 1 1/4 hr. maiden flight at Hurn 20/12/76;
Fokker S.11 PH-ANK flew Seppe-Southend-Yeadon-Woolsington on 11/12/76, supposedly on delivery to the Strathallan Collection, though it was still at Woolsington on 28/12/76
Vanguard 853C, G-APES in service with Air Bridge Carriers Ltd. at Castle Donington 13/12/76;
Aeritalia G.222, serial 321, for Dubai (who have a second on option) shortly before delivery. It bears Union Air Force markings, denoting the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven Gulf states of which Dubai is one
On 30th December 1976 No. 19 Squadron. R.A.F., based at Wildenrath, Germany, formally completed its re-equipment with McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2s and the previous No. 19 Squadron at Gutersloh with BAC Lightning F.2As was phased out - both No. 19 types shown here
Alex Henshaw, policeman and remains of Arrow Active I G-ABIX at Covenham, Lincs., 30th December 1935
Beagle 206 5N-AGW in short-lived markings G-AVLL at Elstree 5/11/76;
Probably the first visit to Britain by an aircraft wearing the current Angolan prefix, Beech Duke D2-ELT passed through Hum to Kidlington on 1/12/76
Robb Satterfield's Chipmunk, seen in R.A.F. colours as WP850, is now N735DH
Robb Satterfield's much-modified, bespatted Chipmunk N713H
G-BECZ, only CAP 10 on the British register, is now based at Booker:
The yellow/dayglo Jones-Pazmany PL-1, G-BDHJ, first flew at Halfpenny Green 3/9/76;
Former Decca Prince 2A, G-ALWH, ready for delivery from Biggin Hill to the U.S.A. as N206UP;