Air International 1983-02
Nearing completion in the USA, with a hoped-for first flight in June, Hawker Hurricane. A propeller spinner is needed to complete the restoration.
Taken from "A Most Secret Place", this rare illustration shows the first Lancaster (PB592/G) modified to carry the 22,000-lb (9 980-kg) Grand Slam bomb. Flown at a gross weight of 72,000 lb (32 660 kg), it made the first live Grand Slam drop on the Ashley Walk range on 12 March 1945, the day before the first operational use of these bombs - the heaviest ever carried by air - against the Bielefeld Viaduct.
The PBY-5A Canso is CF-FFA (sin 46522, fleet number 7), one of eight operated from Victoria by Flying Fireman Ltd; in all, 31 PBY-5As were on the Canadian register last year.
Of four Martin Mars flying-boats acquired by Forest Industries Flying Tankers Ltd, two were still flying last year from Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island; C-FLYN (s/n 76823) is illustrated.
Although Boeing was successful, in 1966, in winning the design competition for a supersonic transport, its design was far from final definition. At the time of selection, the Boeing 733 had variable geometry (left) but this concept gave way to a fixed delta (right) before the whole project was cancelled.