Aeroplane Monthly 1978-03
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R.Williams - The Siskin saga (2)
The Siskin IIIAs of 43 Squadron in echelon, August 1930, All but the cheque-finned lead machine have camera guns on their centre sections.
Siskin III J7764 of 41 Squadron, based at Northolt.
The unmarked prototype Siskin IIIA, c/n AW 160, at Martlesham Heath during trials in 1926, prior to becoming J8428.
Siskin IIIA No 20 of the RCAF previously bore the civil registration G-CYZF and later became 302. It survived until after World War Two.
Five RCAF Siskin IIIAs, with 23 and 60 nearest, during a trans-Canada flight in 1931. In the distance is Canada's sole military Ford Trimotor, G-CYWZ.
Siskin IIIA J7176 whilst on detachment to Ambala for demonstration to the Indian Government.
Siskin III J7148 before the trial fitment of a fully-enclosed cowling in 1925.
"SISKIN" v. "GAMECOCK": The Armstrong-Whitworth "Siskin IIIa" (supercharged "Jaguar") piloted by Sqdr.-Ldr. E. O. Grenfell (Tangmere)
Bristol-built Siskin IIIA J8834 takes off from Northolt during the Sasoon Cup Race on May 28, 1929, piloted by Sqn Ldr E. O. Grenfell. Note the red squadron marking along the fuselage side. The significance of the marking beneath the cockpit is not known - can any reader help?
No 21 was previously G-CYZE and later 303. It survived until after World War Two.
Begun as a Siskin IIIA, J8627 was converted on the production line to become the sole Siskin IIIB, with Townend ring and rear fuselage refinements. The Bulldog succeeded the Siskin IIIA in the RAF.
RCAF Siskin IIIA 22 was taken on strength on July 26, 1928, and struck off on July 22, 1946.
Esthonian Air Force Siskin IIIDC 135, one of two supplied in 1930.
Siskin III J7148 after the trial fitment of a fully-enclosed cowling in 1925.
The prototype Siskin IIIA as J8428, after delivery to Farnborough in June 1927.
Siskin IIIDC J9199 of the Armament and Gunnery School at RAF Leuchars. The wing-tip skid is noteworthy.
The wreckage of Siskin III DC G-ABHT, which crashed near Botley, Hants, on June 8, 1931.
Five RCAF Siskin IIIAs, with 23 and 60 nearest, during a trans-Canada flight in 1931. In the distance is Canada's sole military Ford Trimotor, G-CYWZ.