Aviation Historian 3
Ilyushin Il-28 “510”, formerly of the Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Laut (Indonesian Naval Aviation Service), and now firmly anchored to a traffic roundabout near Surabaya airport in Java, was photographed by the author on December 13, 2009.
de Havilland Mosquito B.IV Series ii DK290/G (the G suffix marking the carriage of secret equipment that had to be guarded at all times) was sent to Heston Aircraft in March 1943 for the trial installation of the Vickers Highball bouncing bomb.
"Москито" IV с макетами мин "Хайболл"
The Mosquito IV DK290/G on test at the A&AEE in May 1943 carrying mock-ups of the Highball weapon, to use which No 618 Squadron was formed but did not go into action.
An underside view of DK290/G, clearly showing a pair of Highballs mounted in the bomb bay. The bombs were spun before release, motive power coming from a ram-air turbine fed via an air scoop fitted in the bomb-bay.
Fury K857 Jahanzeb
The scene at Karachi’s Drigh Road aerodrome;
A faded but rare view of B-037, another of the Lancs modified to carry the PAT-1.
Three members of Grupo Henrici in front of Lancaster B-036. Left to right: Alfred Lieberwirth, Dr Groth, unknown.
Lancaster B.I B-036 being recovered at Rio de la Plata.
A characteristically superb portrait of Folland Gnat T.1 G-BVPP/XR993 with Ray Hanna at the controls and Boz Robinson in the back seat during the photographic sortie on July 7, 1998.
The dream team - from left to right: Mark Hanna, AVM Boz Robinson and Ray Hanna beside the Gnat in July 1998. The consummate performer, Ray joined the Red Arrows in 1965 and served as the team’s leader during 1966-70, during which time he was instrumental in establishing the Gnat as a firm favourite with the public.
Romanian Air Force Harbin H-5 “310” in open storage at Bacau Air Base in Romania, in August 1998. It was this aircraft that was due to appear at RIAT in 2001, but a runway accident on July 21 of that year, just a few days before the show, meant it was not to be.
Arsenal SA.104 Emouchet F-WGGH (c/n 224) was one of at least two examples of the training glider fitted with SNECMA Escopette pulsejets. It is seen here with a total of six Escopette units installed, arranged in clusters of three on each wing. The other example, probably F-WGGG (c/n 203), was fitted with a cluster of two on each wing.