Aeroplane Monthly 1991-10
??? - And there's more where this lot came from
62 Lockheed P-80 Shooting Stars of the USAF 36th Fighter Wing in formation over the Caribbean on July 20, 1948. The aircraft were "tuning up" before departing for Germany on the American aircraft carrier Sicily.
A batch of Northrop A-17s in pristine condition, with serial numbers apparently chalked on the rudders - 36-175 in the left foreground. The A-17A was an attack aircraft powered by an 825 h.p. Pratt & Whitney R-1535-13 radial engine. This photograph was taken in June 1940, location unknown.
Around 90 CNNA HL-1 Series Bs lined up in Brazil, possibly at the CNNA works at Rio de Janeiro. The HL-1 Series B was identical to the Piper Cub, except that it had parallel instead of V-type wing struts. It was powered by a 65 h.p. Continental A-65-8 engine.
30-odd Fairchild C-82 Packets assembled in Puerto Rico in March 1950 before a mass drop of 1,000 paratroops over a small airstrip on the island of Vieques.
Gloster Meteors on the runway at RAF Biggin Hill in May 1953, about to take off on a rehearsal flight for the Coronation Flypast which took place on June 2. This was one of seven wings taking part.