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.
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.
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.