Aeroplane Monthly 1976-07
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B.Gunston - Hotspur hindsight
Вариант Mk I не дотягивал примерно 27 км до требуемой дальности планирования при отцепке от буксировщика на высоте 6095 м.
A Hotspur under tow, revealing the hook-up point position.
A pair of Hotspur IIs formate shortly after casting off from their tugs.
Coming over the hedge on finals in 1942.
Hotspur II BT615 comes in to land on its rubber-sprung wheels. Note the belly skid which it would have used in the troop carrier role, the flaps, and the black and yellow diagonal bands on its underside.
A member of the Glider Pilot Regiment is briefed by an RAF instructor.
Hotspurs at a Glider Training School, 1942. Avro-built Audax tug K7328 and an Anson can be seen in the distance.
Hotspur IIs on the ground and airborne. The undercarriage was not jettisoned on training flights.
Half a dozen Hotspurs under tow. The three ageing, camouflaged Hawker Hectors on the left are the tugs for the three rearmost gliders. Audaxes, Lysanders and Master IIs also served in this role.
General Aircraft G.A.L.48 Hotspur 2
Hotspurs at a Glider Training School, 1942. Avro-built Audax tug K7328 and an Anson can be seen in the distance.
Half a dozen Hotspurs under tow. The three ageing, camouflaged Hawker Hectors on the left are the tugs for the three rearmost gliders. Audaxes, Lysanders and Master IIs also served in this role.
Hotspurs at a Glider Training School, 1942. Avro-built Audax tug K7328 and an Anson can be seen in the distance.