Aeroplane Monthly 1976-07
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News Spotlight
Jim Nissen’s newly-restored Curtiss JN-4D "Jenny” flew at Meadowlark Field, California, on April 13, 1976, after 4 1/2 years work. Power-plant is a 96 h.p. Curtiss OX-5 V-8.
Gloster Meteor T Mk 7 WF791, previously stored at Kemble, has replaced T.7 WA669 as companion to Vampire T.Mk II XH304 in the RAF Vintage Pair team. They are now based at Cranwell, Lincs. WM669 has returned to target-towing duties.
North American F.100D Super Sabre 42165 has now been added to the Imperial War Museum's Duxford collection. It was previously with the French Armee de I’Air.
The French-registered SIPA 121 (Arado Ar 396) was demonstrated at Old Warden on May 30, 1976 by Jerrard Oosterlinck. Painted to represent a Bf 109, it was in Britain for the making of a new film entitled The Eagle has Landed, and has now returned to France from St Mawgan, where the filming took place.
Gloster Meteor T Mk 7 WF791, previously stored at Kemble, has replaced T.7 WA669 as companion to Vampire T.Mk II XH304 in the RAF Vintage Pair team. They are now based at Cranwell, Lincs. WM669 has returned to target-towing duties.
The first of 106 Dassault Mystere IVAs to go into store at Sculthorpe, pending reduction to scrap, was seen at Sculthorpe’s open day on May 8, 1976.
The second Rockwell International B-1 made its maiden flight from Palmdale on April 1, 1976, landing at Edwards AFB after a 4 hr 54 min flight.