Air Pictorial 1978-01
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Peruvian Air Force Antonov An-26 serial 367 arrived at Prestwick on 6/11/77 in company with 362, 363 and 366 and supporting C-130H 383, all departing for Iceland, on the next stage of their delivery flight, three days later.
Hasegawa 1/72nd-scale MiG-25 "Foxbat", with transfers to represent the aircraft in which Lt. Viktor Belenko defected to Japan in September 1976. A generally accurate kit, it includes four "Alkali' missiles and costs L1.65. U.K. distributors are A A. Hales of Leicester
Former Pan American Boeing 707-321C N448PA is now operated by the Maverick ranch organisation of Texas and was a recent Shannon visitor.
On 12th November 1977 the Douglas Dakota was officially retired from R.N.Z.A.F. service after a career spanning 34 years. One of the R.N.Z.A.F.'s last Dakotas, NZ3551, is seen at Woodbourne with Hawker Siddeley Andover C.1 NZ7628 which has replaced it as VIP aircraft in No. 42 Squadron
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
The first production Super Etendard, flown on 24 November 1977, shows the definitive configuration.
Dassault-Breguet have been very busy in recent weeks - First of seventy-one Super Etendards for the French Navy, flew at Merignac, 24th November 1977.
British Airways' new Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 747-236B, G-BDCX, landing at Miami 5/10/77.
Nigeria Airways' new Boeing 727-2F9 5N-ANQ was photographed during its delivery flight through Heathrow on 4/10/77
Trident G-ASWU in makeshift B.A. livery for ferrying home from Nicosia;
First of fifteen Westland Sea King HAR.3s for the R.A.F., XZ586, painted in search and rescue yellow, was delivered to a new O.C.U. at R.N.A.S. Culdrose in December 1977.
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
Westland/Aerospatiale Puma HC.1 XW211 "CH” of No. 33 Squadron, R.A.F. Odiham, over southern Norway during "Exercise Hardfall”. Temperatures were as low as -26° C.
The first Botswana Defender G-BDTC/OA1/Z1 awaiting delivery at Bembridge 29/9/77;
Dassault-Breguet have been very busy in recent weeks - First production Alpha Jet E for the French A.F. (produced in co-operation with Dornier), seen landing at Istres after its maiden flight on 4th November 1977.
First General Dynamics F-111, 66-049, to be converted by Grumman to an EF-111A tactical jamming aircraft for the U.S.A.F. It carries 3 tons of electronics equipment to suppress enemy radar, including a 16-ft.-long ventral radome and ECM equipment in the large fin pod
Short-lived in British marks, Shrike Commander G-BEZN at Elstree in October 1977
First Boeing 737-200 for Thai Airways, HS-TBA entered service on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route on 21st October 1977. Colour scheme is described as white, orchid and gold
One of two new Fokker F.27 Friendships delivered to Air Tanzania on 1st December 1977. They join two F.27s already in service on the Tanzanian domestic network
On 12th November 1977 the Douglas Dakota was officially retired from R.N.Z.A.F. service after a career spanning 34 years. One of the R.N.Z.A.F.'s last Dakotas, NZ3551, is seen at Woodbourne with Hawker Siddeley Andover C.1 NZ7628 which has replaced it as VIP aircraft in No. 42 Squadron
Instone Air Lines' famous Vickers Vimy Commercial G-EASI "City of London". This photo, which appears in the book "The First Croydon Airport 1915-1928", has been faked to show the Plough Lane-site terminal buildings in the background. Note the Vimy's integral passenger steps protruding just below the lower wing trailing edge
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
The new Brazilian Navy Wasps at Weston-super-Mare. N-7038 hovering over N-7037. Colour scheme is dark grey with pale grey undersides
Dassault-Breguet have been very busy in recent weeks - Mystere-Falcon 20G 01 F-WATF, seen during its first flight from Bordeaux-Merignac on 28th November 1977, is fitted with Garrett ATF 3-6 turbofans and will act as the development aircraft for the Falcon Guardian ordered by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Britannia 253 EI-BBH ‘City of Cork’ in Cyprus Airways titles at Shannon 3/11/77
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
Chartag of Zurich, operators of the first European registered HS 125 Series 1 (25006) HB-VAG since 9/64, are first European customers for one of the new, updated, Series 700B aircraft (257007) HB-VFA
D.H.Canada Dash 7 N27RM, fourth aircraft built, was delivered to Rocky Mountain Airways at Denver. Colorado, on 22nd November 1977 - although the official handover took place later
Dassault-Breguet have been very busy in recent weeks - First production two-seat Mirage F1B, since delivered to an undisclosed (Arab) customer
Guldentops St. Michel SG-2 OO-GUE, the fifth aircraft of this type to be completed
Types in the KLM Helikopters fleet (l. to r.): Sikorsky S-58T PH-NZE; Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BO 105D PH-NZH; Sikorsky S-61N PH-NZA
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
Prototype NDN 1 Firecracker G-NDNI in a new camouflage scheme and with its wheels up
One of the very few British registered Dukes, G-BFEZ arrived at Elstree 30/10/77 flown by Spencer Flack
Full-scale mock-up of Aerospatiale's new Fouga 90 jet trainer. A development of the CM-170 Magister. it is powered by two 1.520-lb. Turbomeca Astafan IIG turbofans
Now a regular visitor to Britain. Merlin III OY-ATW was photographed at Prestwick during a nightstop on 3/11/77
Traffic at Warton reflects B.A.C.'s extensive workload on Tornado production for the Services and overseas governments as well as liaison with other British Aerospace factories. Visitors 17/11/77 were (left to right): Aztec G-BCEX from B.A.C.. Weybridge; Heron G-ANUD, British Nuclear Fuels; Aztec G-BADE, Marconi-Elliott; Basset. A. & A.E.E., Boscombe Down; Learjets D-COCO and D-COSA from the German MBB company; Cessna 402B G-BADT, Warton comms. aircraft to London; Basset XS770, also from Boscombe Down; German F-104G; R.A.F. Canberra in for refurbishing.
AA-5A Cheetah G-REEK at White Waltham 21/10/77
New addition to the fleet of Wiking Helikopter Service G.m.b.H., based at Mariensiel, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, is this Norwegian-registered Sikorsky S-61N, LN-OQM. It joins an ex-All Nippon Airways S-61N and a Bell 212. Wiking, who carry out oil-rig support work in the German sector of the North Sea, were formed in 1975 by Helikopter Service A/S of Norway and Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel G.m.b.H. of Germany.
Types in the KLM Helikopters fleet (l. to r.): Sikorsky S-58T PH-NZE; Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BO 105D PH-NZH; Sikorsky S-61N PH-NZA
The Heinrich Monoplane No. 1 in May or June 1910. In the picture Albert S. Heinrich is on the left and Arthur O. Heinrich right
Types in the KLM Helikopters fleet (l. to r.): Sikorsky S-58T PH-NZE; Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BO 105D PH-NZH; Sikorsky S-61N PH-NZA