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Aeroplane Monthly 1981-01
D.Middleton - Harald Penrose /Test Pilot Profile/ (2)
During development the Wyvern killed three test pilots, Penrose almost became the fourth to succumb to this potentially lethal beast.
Penrose’s bursts of crazy flying in Widgeon G-AAGH will never be forgotten by those who watched his hilarious performances.
Penrose made the first flight of the Westland Whirlwind in October 1938.
Using the same configuration as the Whirlwind, the Welkin was too late to see war service.
Harald Penrose seated in the cockpit of the twin-engined Westland Whirlwind (Welkin ???) fighter.
The Pterodactyl Mk IV, K1947, was initially flight-tested by L. G. Paget but development flying was continued by Penrose and F. J. Brunton.
The fully aerobatic Pterodactyl Mk V was powered by one 600 h.p. Rolls-Royce Goshawk engine.