Aviation Historian 4
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The 1940s-vintage air terminal at Ilopango Airport that was the nation’s national and international gateway until 1970. This rather weary Douglas A-26 Invader is one of the larger exhibits at the museum.
Canada-based reader Doug Fisher seized the challenge and took Issue 3 with him on a tour of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton, Ontario. It is seen here being pressed against the bomb-aimer’s window of airworthy CWH Avro Lancaster FM213 by Flight Engineer Randy Straughan.
Australian servicemen pose with Francesco de Pinedo’s SIAI S.16ter at Guidonia, north-east of Rome, having found it there when the Italian capital was liberated in June 1944, 19 years after the flying-boat’s epic Far East flight.
An unmissable bargain? Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow second prototype RL202 on a test flight with a Canadair CL-13 Sabre chase aircraft. This Arrow reached Mach 1-96, the highest speed recorded by the type.
An unmissable bargain? Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow second prototype RL202 on a test flight with a Canadair CL-13 Sabre chase aircraft. This Arrow reached Mach 1-96, the highest speed recorded by the type.
Used and donated by Mr F.E. Thompson, a local businessman, Bellanca 14-13 Cruisair Senior YS-64P (c/n 1626) retains its original 150 h.p. Franklin 6A4-335-B3 engine, which allowed a very respectable cruising speed of 150 m.p.h. The type made its first flight on November 13, 1945, and some 600 were ultimately built.