Air International 1981-09
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Models of the three proposals made to USAF for its CX heavy lift transport is shown here - from Boeing, McDonnell Douglas (shown) and Lockheed. Although selection of a winning design had been set for 1 August, 1981, doubts surrounded the future of the programme as this issue went to press.
Lockheed A-7X Corsair
Following the delivery to NASA in June of the ER-2 earth resources aircraft, Lockheed rolled-out at Palmdale on 15 July 1981 the first of the similar TR-1 tactical reconnaissance aircraft (illustrated) derived from the U-2R. To be operated by SAC on behalf of TAC, principally in Europe, the TR-1 will be flown at very high altitudes, using sophisticated sensors to record information over a radius of several hundred miles.
The Liberator of No 21 Squadron at Balikpapan in 1945.
Models of the three proposals made to USAF for its CX heavy lift transport is shown here - from Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed (shown). Although selection of a winning design had been set for 1 August, 1981, doubts surrounded the future of the programme as this issue went to press.
This photograph from Christian Emrich show the Fokker D VII that is now on display in the Deutsches Museum, Munich. Originally in service with the Dutch Marine Luchtvaart Dienst, it now has an enlarged fuel tank in the front fuselage.
This photograph from Christian Emrich show the Fokker D VII that is now on display in the Deutsches Museum, Munich. Originally in service with the Dutch Marine Luchtvaart Dienst, it now has an enlarged fuel tank in the front fuselage.
The Vultee Vengeances of No 12 Squadron at Batchelor strip, NT, in 1943
Models of the three proposals made to USAF for its CX heavy lift transport is shown here - from Boeing (shown), McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed. Although selection of a winning design had been set for 1 August, 1981, doubts surrounded the future of the programme as this issue went to press.
The front (left) and rear (right) cockpits of the second prototype of the Tornado F Mk 2. The navigator’s (rear) cockpit shows the control column fitted for dual control training, and not part of the operational fit.