Aeroplane Monthly 1977-08
Personal album
Ground crew examine C.4K 7/10, again of Ala 7 de Cazabombardeo, prior to lifting it for removal from its unhappy resting-place after a starboard undercarriage failure. Details shown here include rocket rails, aileron mass-balances, flaps and slats and what appears to be a camera housing on the underside of the rear fuselage.
C.4K 7/52 of Ala 7 de Cazabombardeo (Seville-Copero) after a failure of the port main undercarriage leg. This view shows to advantage the unusual paired rocket rails, the oil-cooler intake well forward on the nose, the starboard cannon installation, wheel wells and sideways-hinging canopy.
C.4K 7/7 of Ala 7 de Cazabombardeo with starboard undercarriage failure. Evident here is the large wing fence immediately outboard of the cannon.
Two views of another of Ala 7’s C.4Ks, 7/37, this time apparently after swerving off the runway into a pile of oil drums (note oil on wing in top picture). The designation C.4K-44 appears on the fin, and the diving Pelican emblem of the unit is painted beneath the exhaust stubs.
It is not known how the tail surfaces of this C.4K of 36 Ala Mixta (Las Palmas-Gando) came to be in such a state, but it seems probable that another machine taxied into it. Only the leading edge of the port elevator remains, and the fin is torn open, exposing some of the internal structure.
A close-up of C.4K “138”, possibly after a nose-over on landing. As well as providing a good close-up of the oil cooler intake, this picture includes a number of CASA C-2111s (Merlin-engined Licence-built Heinkel He 111s) in the left background.