Air Pictorial 1977-04
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This photo from P. A. Rowlings, taken at the U.S.A.F. Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB on 12th December 1976, show North American A-36A Mustang 42-83665 with Consolidated B-24D Liberator 42-72843 behind
A Soviet Navy "Bison-C", serial 57, over the Mediterranean in 1964 with an "escorting" U.S. Navy Phantom at its port wingtip
Hawker Siddeley Harrier XV136 with "ROYAL NAVY" titles for the occasion, during trials with H.M.S. "Hermes" in the English Channel in February. Four aircraft took part in the tests: single-seat XV136 and XV281 from A.& A.E.E. Boscombe Down; and two-seat XW175 from R.A.E, Bedford and Hawker's G-VTOL
The R.A.F.'s Jaguar build-up was completed on 1st March 1977 when No. 20 Squadron re-formed at Bruggen, Germany - Jaguar GR.1 XZ374 (illus.) with an ex-No.20 Harrier GR.3 peeling off ... to be absorbed by Nos. 3 and 4 Squadrons at Gutersloh
The R.A.F.'s Jaguar build-up was completed on 1st March 1977 when No. 20 Squadron re-formed at Bruggen, Germany - Jaguar GR.1 XZ374 (illus.) with an ex-No.20 Harrier GR.3 peeling off ... to be absorbed by Nos. 3 and 4 Squadrons at Gutersloh
The S.O.A.F.'s first single-seat Jaguar, S(0).1, serial 101, leaving Warton on 7th March, piloted by F/Lt. Nigel Ft. Holder
Junkers Ju 52/3m G-BECL in full Luftwaffe camouflage as N9+AA at Blackbushe
The first production Lynx AH.1 for the British Army, XZ170 made its first flight at Yeovil on 11th March 1977. Nearly eighty are on order
First deck landings on a ship at sea by a production Westland Lynx HAS.2 were made in February 1977 by XZ231 of No. 700L Squadron, the joint Anglo-Dutch I.F.T.U. based at R.N.A.S. Yeovilton. Piloted by No. 700L's C.O., Lt.-Cmdr. Geoff Cavalier, the Lynx is seen alongside the guided missile destroyer H.M.S. "Birmingham".
Oldham Aviation's smart Beech A36, orthodox-tailed, Bonanza G-BECO at Newcastle 8/2/77
This photo from P. A. Rowlings, taken at the U.S.A.F. Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB on 12th December 1976, show Curtiss P-6E Hawk 32-621
This photo from P. A. Rowlings, taken at the U.S.A.F. Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB on 12th December 1976, show North American A-36A Mustang 42-83665 with Consolidated B-24D Liberator 42-72843 behind
Also in February 1977 the French rolled out their Aerospatiale (Sud) Caravelle testbed with a CFM 56 in the starboard position
At Stansted on 23/2/77, on one of several recent freight flights, Algerian Government An-12 serialled 550 wears its call-sign 7T-WAE in the manner of a civil registration.
Westland/Aerospatiale Puma HC.1 XW216 "CN" of No. 33 Squadron, R.A.F., with white distemper applied over its camouflage, seen at its Odiham base in February shortly before flying to Norway with four other Pumas to take part in Exercise "Hardfall"
The ex-Somali Cessna 180 G-BBGJ fully equipped with spray gear at Shoreham.
The prototype Hawker Siddeley Coastguarder, G-BCDZ, adapted from an HS 748, made its first flight at Chester on 18th February, landing at Woodford.
Detail shots show (Left) the 36-in. MEL Marec radar scanner and (Right) portside bubble observation window
Handley Page Victor K.1 XA932 of the recently disbanded No. 214 Squadron is to be preserved at R.A.F. Marham. The squadron’s other K. 1s have been flown to St. Athan for scrapping
Seen in temporary marks G-BENB, the first Short SD3-30 for DLT Luftverkehrsgesellschaft, the West German commuter airline, was handed over at Munster on 23rd February 1977
This photo from P. A. Rowlings, taken at the U.S.A.F. Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB on 12th December 1976, show Hawker Siddeley AV-6A Kestrel 64-18262.
A Soviet Navy "Bison-C", serial 57, over the Mediterranean in 1964 with an "escorting" U.S. Navy Phantom at its port wingtip
Myasishchev Mya-4 "Bison-C", serial 49, at 1967 Domodedovo
Rapide G-AKIF at Booker 27/1/77 in U.S. marks for a Glen Miller film.
Photographed at Woolsington on 12/2/77, Baron N2108L was a Prestwick diversion en route Keflavik-Biggin Hill on its delivery flight
The first of two Sikorsky S-72 RSRAs (Rotor Systems Research Aircraft) built for NASA and U.S. Army tests. 545 has completed its initial flight trials as a pure helicopter and will now be fitted with a 45-ft. span variable-incidence wing
Gulfstream II 9K-ACY is a recent Gulf International acquisition, formerly Coca Cola's N680RW, seen at Heathrow on 13/2/77.
Another Woolsington visitor, on 14/2/77, was Procter and Gamble's Gulfstream II NJPG, which left for Heathrow next day
Navajo Chieftain G-BBXR, one of two used by Rolls-Royce, at Newcastle 26/1/77.
One of the latest out-of-sequence registrations: Enstrom Shark G-BGWS, c/n. 1050, for Thistle Metallics Ltd.. Motherwell, during pilot training at Thruxton 26/1/77
One of the latest out-of-sequence registrations: Aztec 250F G-SHIP, c/n. 27-7754015, delivered to the Shetland Shipping Line via Castle Donington 21/1/77 and shown at Shannon 3/2/77
The ex-German Horizon 180 G-BCVW of Horizon Flyers Ltd at Denham 16/2/77.
The first two Sepecat Jaguar Internationals, out of an order for twelve, were handed over to the Sultan of Oman's Air Force at BAC Warton on 4th March 1977 and set oft on delivery on the 7th. Shown here is the two-seater, B(O).1, serial 201, which was piloted by S/Ldr. Rod Dix with the S.O.A.F.'s Commander, Air Commodore E. P. Bennett, in the second seat