Air Pictorial 1991-11
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The extraordinary insect-like Kamov KA-32T displayed surprising agility.
Helicopters in the emergency services role were plentiful. This Dauphin is the second such helicopter put into operation in Britain.
A tall tail indeed! The only B-52 in RAF service undergoes survey and refurbishment in the big hangar at Duxford.
Westland brought its EH-101 Heliliner to Redhill and it attracted a great deal of interest from potential buyers.
Symbolic of the P-3 production line reopening in Georgia, an Orion flies past Stone mountain, the largest exposed mass of granite in the world.
When completed, this will be the sole airworthy Hawker Tempest II. PR536 has served with the RAF and the Indian Air Force.
The forward deck area of USS America seen from the Bridge balcony, showing a crowded parking lot with A-6E/KA-6D Intruders; EA-6B Prowlers; S-3B Vikings; E-2C Hawkeye; F/A-18C Hornets and F-14A Tomcats.
VF-102 F-14A Tomcat 161704/AB502, Commander's aircraft, on the aft deck with F/A-18C 163473 AB407/VFA-36, KA-6D 151814 AB522/VA-85 beyond.
Vic Norman's new hangars at Rendcomb pictured during the reopening of the aerodrome. The S.E.5 is an original (American built) now G-BLXT "B4863" whilst the Fokker Triplane replica G-ATJM carries the markings of the Red Baron "Fok DR.1 152/17".
The forward deck area of USS America seen from the Bridge balcony, showing a crowded parking lot with A-6E/KA-6D Intruders; EA-6B Prowlers; S-3B Vikings; E-2C Hawkeye; F/A-18C Hornets and F-14A Tomcats.
VF-102 F-14A Tomcat 161704/AB502, Commander's aircraft, on the aft deck with F/A-18C 163473 AB407/VFA-36, KA-6D 151814 AB522/VA-85 beyond.
The forward deck area of USS America seen from the Bridge balcony, showing a crowded parking lot with A-6E/KA-6D Intruders; EA-6B Prowlers; S-3B Vikings; E-2C Hawkeye; F/A-18C Hornets and F-14A Tomcats.
Line up of E-2C Hawkeyes of VAW-123. The nearest, 16269/AB600, is the Commander's aircraft which sports eight mission symbols within Iraqi airspace.
The forward deck area of USS America seen from the Bridge balcony, showing a crowded parking lot with A-6E/KA-6D Intruders; EA-6B Prowlers; S-3B Vikings; E-2C Hawkeye; F/A-18C Hornets and F-14A Tomcats.
AIRBUS Industrie unveiled its Airbus A340 to the world at a spectacular ceremony held in Toulouse on 4 October 1991, attended by more than 5,500 people.
Airbus A340, pictured as it was presented to the world at Toulouse on 4 October 1991
Taurama Industries, a timber investments company is one of the many logging concerns operating their own aircraft, in this case, a BN Islander P2-TFI.
Expected to fly in 1993 is Blenheim IV 10201. Progress is promising, with the starboard wing ready for assembly together with the fin and part of the port engine.
Vic Norman's new hangars at Rendcomb pictured during the reopening of the aerodrome. The S.E.5 is an original (American built) now G-BLXT "B4863" whilst the Fokker Triplane replica G-ATJM carries the markings of the Red Baron "Fok DR.1 152/17".
The Science Museum's SE5a is now back on display
This EF-111A diverted to Prestwick on 8 September 1991 after putting out a PAN call 66-0037 of 42nd ECS had a total hydraulics failure It had 39 Gulf mission symbols on the nose
Tucano EMB-312H, PT-ZTW prototype, making its first flight in Brazil
The forward deck area of USS America seen from the Bridge balcony, showing a crowded parking lot with A-6E/KA-6D Intruders; EA-6B Prowlers; S-3B Vikings; E-2C Hawkeye; F/A-18C Hornets and F-14A Tomcats.
Jeannin Stahltaube A.180/14 was part of the original Deutsches Museum collection, and has only recently been restored. It previously bore the spurious identity A.118/13.
G-OBOZ standing at London Luton, showing the cargo capacity to the full with large top fuselage door and underfloor cargo capacity from the fore and aft holds, entered on the starboard side.
PZL-Swidnik of Poland brought the Sokol to Heli-Tech for its first public appearance.
A rarely photographed ex-Indian Airforce Spitfire FR XVIII RAF s/n SM969 (G-BRAF) at Biggin Hill. Operated by Douglas Arnold (note the squadron letters!) the Spitfire spends its time between Biggin Hill and Hum airports. Its silver paint scheme makes an interesting change from the more usual camouflage.
The Howard 500, beautifully restored by Duncan Baker, awaits start-up at Exeter airport in September 1991
Looking for a home in the UK is Widgeon N95J pictured at Popham Airfield.
Work on the nose of Widgeon N444M is completed after damage on the reservoir near Sevenoaks.
A quartet of Stearmen at Rendcomb, including the well-known wing-walker Crunchie pair in the foreground, N707TJ and N54922, with support ship G-IIIG formating with "U.S. Mail" N4596N.
One of Airlink's fast twin Cessna 402s, P2-ALB, was bought from Talair. Based at Rabaul, it serves New Britain and New Ireland.
VF-102 F-14A Tomcat 161704/AB502, Commander's aircraft, on the aft deck with F/A-18C 163473 AB407/VFA-36, KA-6D 151814 AB522/VA-85 beyond.
The forward deck area of USS America seen from the Bridge balcony, showing a crowded parking lot with A-6E/KA-6D Intruders; EA-6B Prowlers; S-3B Vikings; E-2C Hawkeye; F/A-18C Hornets and F-14A Tomcats.