Aeroplane Monthly 1976-04
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A formation of nine Gazelles from 705 Squadron over the Cornish countryside near Helston.
Westland Sea King HAS.1 XV649 of 737 Squadron over the Shambles lightship, off Portland, in 1971.
The world’s oldest surviving Vickers Viscount arrives at Duxford on February 2, 1976 on a Crane Fruehauf telescopic trailer. The first production aircraft, Viscount 701 G-ALWF first flew in 1952 and made its last passenger flight on December 24, 1971 with Cambrian Airways. It was purchased by the Viscount Preservation Trust and exhibited at Speke until security precautions made this impossible. The Duxford Aviation Society then offered the aircraft a home at Duxford where it will be re-assembled for public exhibition.
The eighth Hawker Siddeley Hawk off the jigs is the private venture G-HAWK, seen during assembly at Dunsfold.
Blackburn Ripon No 811 Squadron HMS Furious 1934
Avro Shackleton MR.2 WL742 of No 42 Squadron, Coastal Command, over the Atlantic in January 1954. The Shackleton was first delivered to the RAF in the spring of 1951 - 25 years ago.
Two Beechcraft prototypes over Kansas. In the foreground is the PD285, powered by a 100 h.p. Continental. The aircraft is still flying pending a production order. Behind is the Model 76, powered by two 180 h.p. Lycoming engines. First deliveries of this type are anticipated for late 1977.
Two Beechcraft prototypes over Kansas. In the foreground is the PD285, powered by a 100 h.p. Continental. The aircraft is still flying pending a production order. Behind is the Model 76, powered by two 180 h.p. Lycoming engines. First deliveries of this type are anticipated for late 1977.