Aeroplane Monthly 1987-12
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M.Oakey - Grapevine
Two views of Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/Trop c/n 10639, awaiting its engine at RAF Benson.
The chances these days of seeing two Mosquitoes in the air together are pretty slim British Aerospace photographer DARRYL COTT caught the company’s Mosquito T 3, RR299, and Kermit Weeks‘s Mosquito B 35, RS712, fraternising with one another over the Hawarden area on September 29, 1987. The B 35 has since been exported to the USA, but RR299 remains in the land of its birth, the sole airworthy example of its type this side of the Atlantic.
Northrop tailless aircraft preserved at California's Western Museum of Flight: XP-56 fighter 42-38353
Northrop tailless aircraft preserved at California's Western Museum of Flight: X-4 Bantam 46-677.
Another victim of the storms: Max Holste Broussard G-BJGW jammed under the IWM's Avro Shackleton at Duxford.
Yak-18 N5943 was one of two raced at Reno in September 1987. It sports just a few modifications, including a Pratt & Whitney instead of the standard Shvetsov radial.
Now based at the Weeks Air Museum in Florida is Avro 504J/K N3182G/B3182. It flies with a modern radial engine.
Dennis Buehn's Grumman HU-16C Albatross, N9722B, photographed by JOHN WEGG at Truckee, California, is painted in the colours it wore when based at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
An unusual visitor to this year's Reno air races in Nevada was Guido Zuccoli's Fiat G.59B, appropriately registered NX59B. Raced this year after an 18-month rebuild in the hands of Frank Sanders at Chino, the aircraft is expected to be shipped to Zuccoli's Australian base within the next few months.
Two shots of severely weatherbeaten Short Sunderland G-BJHS at Chatham. It was the most tragic vintage aviation victim of the freak storms over Southern England on October 16, 1987.
Northrop tailless aircraft preserved at California's Western Museum of Flight: JB-1 glider test vehicle