Air International 1979-01
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Plane facts
(Left) The Fairchild-built KR-34C of 1929, this being the redesignation of the Challenger C-4C, and (right) the restored Parks P-IIA flown by Richard Bach. As originally built by Parks Aircraft, the P-IIA was virtually identical to the Kreider-Reisner Challenger C-4C and the Fairchild KR-34C which had preceded it.
The Irbitis-designed I-15a advanced single-seat training monoplanes built by VEF of Riga (then Latvia) in 1938. No production of these aircraft was undertaken.
The Irbitis-designed I-15b advanced single-seat training monoplanes built by VEF of Riga (then Latvia) in 1938. No production of these aircraft was undertaken. Military markings are those of Latvia.
The Messerschmitt Me 208 V1 photographed prior to its destruction in a bombing attack. It will be noted that undercarriage cover plates had not been fitted at this time.
Nord 1101 Noralpha (alias Ramier I) No 128 of the batch supplied to the Aeronavale.
The leading-edge slats, distinctive Argus cowling and centrally-mounted nosewheel leg may be seen in the photograph.
The plan, full head-on and lower side views in the drawing below depict the Nord 1101, the upper side and scrap views illustrating the Me 208 V1 (with wheel fairing doors dotted). Note taller tail, asymmetric nosewheel leg and engine cowling of Nord 1101.