Air International 1980-06
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Although it has been in service with Soviet Frontal Aviation units for some six years, the Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer two-seat ground attack fighter with variable geometry has still not been clearly illustrated. The two new photographs give a general impression of the shape of the aircraft.
Although it has been in service with Soviet Frontal Aviation units for some six years, the Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer two-seat ground attack fighter with variable geometry has still not been clearly illustrated. The new provisional three-view line drawing is believed to be the most accurate yet published.
Rose type R No2 Mk 1 tail turrets were retrofitted to Lancasters at various bases during 1944/45, an action that required minimum modification of the basic airframe. Several Lancaster squadrons in No 1 Group were flying modified aircraft by the end of the war but this illustration shows a Lancaster Mk I (W4154) of No 1662 Heavy Conversion Unit with the Rose turret fitted.
The Rose turret - an example of which is shown here at the company's works - was large enough to accommodate two gunners, although there was, of course, no operational requirement for this.
A view of the Gainsborough works with turrets in full production in 1944.
The only ground support the DC-9 needs is the ground itself.
One of three Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifuns operated by the RAF during the war; this is the Bf 108B-1 Werk Nr 2039, imported in 1939 as G-AFRN, impressed as DK280 and written-off in a crash on 17 August 1944.
The only Taifun to reach the USA after the war was this Bf 108B-2 Werk Nr 8378, shown at Wright Field in 1946. Now owned by Ed Maloney, to have been painted (presumably after capture) salmon pink on the upper surfaces and buff below.