Aeroplane Monthly 1976-05
Messerschmitt Bf.110G-4d/R3
On March 5, 1976 four Boeing B-52Gs of the US Strategic Air Command flew into RAF Marham, their temporary base for the RAF Bombing and Navigation Competition. The aircraft shown is 80207.
The Indian Navy Fairey Firefly T.T.1, INS 112, was one of five Mk Is so converted,
The first of five Boeing 747SFs on order for Pan American, N3475P, has now been delivered. Services to Tokyo were to be inaugurated towards the end of April.
Three Anzani-engined Bleriot XI Monoplanes left RAF Colerne on Wednesday, March 17, 1976, due to the closure of the station museum. The centre aircraft, an original belonging to L. D. Goldsmith and registered G-AVXV, went to RAF St Athan, and the other two, built from spares and new parts, went to the RAF Museum and the RAF Benevolent Fund, the latter to be kept at Salisbury Hall.
The last surviving Dornier Do 335 push-pull fighter, previously stored by the Smithsonian Institution in America, has now been restored for display at Hanover.
On March 23, 1976 an Airbus A300 of Lufthansa landed at London Airport on its first visit to Britain. Services from Frankfurt to London will commence on April 1. The airline has purchased four A300s and has options on another eight.
Project test pilot Andy Jones inverted in the fourth Hawker Siddeley Hawk, XX158, over Ford, Sussex, on March 4, 1976. The photograph was taken by TOM HAMILL of Flight International from Hawk XX156, flown by Duncan Simpson, chief test pilot for Hawker Siddeley at Dunsfold, where the aircraft are currently based.
Four Hawker Siddeley Hawks airborne together for the first time from Dunsfold on March 4, 1976. They are, front to rear, XX157 with a centreline gun pod for intensive firing trials, XX158, XX154 and the camouflaged XX156 which was flown on hot-climate trials in Malta. All are used for development flying.
The last airworthy Gloster Gladiator, K8032.
K6132, the fourth production Gladiator.
Blackburn Shark No 801 Squadron HMS Courageous 1935
Piper PA-28 Archer G-BDSB
The Dog with a Mighty Mouse under its Nose.