Aeroplane Monthly 1993-12
M.Oakey - Grapevine
One of the first pictures of the mangled but largely complete remains of historic Messerschmitt Bf 109 V10 prototype D-IAKO, which was rediscovered in a pit at Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich and is to be restored for static display at Oberschleissheim
Airborne by crane for its final “flight”, McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom 63-7699 is lifted over the fence at Upper Heyford on October 6, 1993 in preparation for its road journey to its new home, the Midland Air Museum at Baginton.
This eyecatching 3/4-scale Polikarpov I-5 reproduction was on display during Mosaeroshow '93 at Moscow’s Zhukovsky flight test centre in September 1993. Just visible behind it is a P-39 Airacobra repro to the same scale.
Hawker Tempest II MW376, which will be featured in Sotheby’s auction on November 27, 1993.
The F-111E parked for a photocall with the Fighter Collection’s Lockheed P-38 Lightning - the latter carries the markings of the 20th Fighter Group, the direct ancestor of the F-111’s 20th Fighter Wing.
One of the star exhibits in the newly-established Cavanaugh Flight Museum at Addison Airport near Dallas, Texas, is rare Spitfire VIII MT719, seen being reassembled there by Dick Melton and team on October 11, 1993.
General Dynamics F-111E 67-120 on the approach to an arrester-wire landing at Duxford on October 19, 1993. It has gone straight on static display in one of the IWM's hangars.
Sparks fly from the F-111’s tailhook a split second before it catches the wire. The arrester gear was specially installed at Duxford for the day.
This East German-marked MiG-15UTI, serial 127, is on show at Nicola Malizia’s nascent Museo dell’Aviazione.
The latest project completed by the Canadian Warplane Heritage is this Fleet 60K Fort, which made its first post-restoration flight in the hands of team leader Bruce MacRitchie on August 9, 1993 and was photographed at the CWH’s Hamilton base on September 11. Acquired by the CWH in 1979, C-FORT/ RCAF 3540 was the first production Fort, and is the only flying example remaining of 101 built between 1940 and 1942.
Roy Nerou’s D.W.1A G-AFSV, seen here nestling among the snapdragons in his Coventry garden, is nearing completion and awaits its 45 h.p.Train engine.
Another Chilton, this time John MacDonald’s just-completed D.W.1 G-AFGl, at White Waltham on September 30, 1993, the day before its first post-restoration flight. The aircraft is powered by a 65 h.p. Walter Mikron.
Photographed recently on the roof of the new terminal at Stuttgart Airport in Southern Germany, this full-size Albatros L 73 replica represents one of the two examples used by Deutsche Luft Hansa in the 1920s.
The Shuttleworth Collection’s Desoutter I G-AAPZ up on its wheels and tailskid on October 6, 1993. According to Ken Hyde, who is masterminding the project to put ’PZ back in the air, the last time the aircraft was in this condition was 1937!