Aeroplane Monthly 1988-02
M.Oakey - Grapevine
Australian War Memorial B-25 Mitchell “A47-31” about to touch down at Canberra on November 30 last year, at the end of its last flight before long-term storage.
Another World War Two type on display in Japan is this Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien, the centrepiece of the Kamikaze Museum at Chiran on the south­ern end of Kyushu.
The centre section and forward fuselage respectively of Sky sport Engineering’s Bristol Beaufighter, destined for a return to airworthiness.
Australian Fairey Firefly WD828 sags forlornly after break­ing its back at Camden, NSW.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage's latest acquisition is Fleet Finch CF-FVI. Its fuselage is seen at Mount Hope, Ontario just after receiving new fabric.
On display in the military museum next to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo is this Yokosuka D4Y Suisei.
Dragonfly G-AEDU languishing outside its American owner’s hangar following its crash last autumn. The severe damage to the lower centre section can just be made out in the shadows under the port wing.
A period shot of Piper J-2 Cub G-AFFH, currently under restoration by Wiltshire-based enthusiast Martin Honeychurch. He has acquired a Continental A-40 side-valve engine to power the aircraft, which was recovered from Spain last spring.
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 OO-JUS is owned and operated by collector George Haege at Temploux, Belgium. It sports an extremely loud red, yellow and blue colour scheme.