Air International 1986-07
Pilots and ground-crews of the 26 Gu.IAP, LPVO, photographed in April 1945 in front of the unit's Spitfire LF Mk IXEs.
The Ilyushin Il-76MD. known to the Indian Air Force as the "Gajaraj” (King Elephant) is illustrated here in service with No 44 Sqn, the first to convert to this type from the Antonov An-12.
An unmanned Convair PQM-102 makes a landing at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, under the control of the Mobile Ground Station. During flight, the drone was controlled from a fixed ground station. The PQM-102 was developed by the Armament Development and Test Center.
More than a week ahead of the original “end of May’’ target, the British Aerospace Hawk 200 made its first flight at Dunsfold on 19 May 1986.
One of No 74 Squadron’s Phantom F-4J(UK)s, showing the RWR antenna on the air intake.