Another "panto-based" experiment - this time a U.S. Navy North American SNJ (Harvard) testing the all-purpose landing-gear. The floatation-tanks under tbe fuselage are a safety precaution.
These one most unusual type were serving with the French Navy in Indo-China until a few years ago. Its fate or present whereabouts is not known. The machine is a Japanese Aichi E13A1 "Jake" three-seat recce float plane built up from two "cannibalised" specimens. It is used by Flotille 11-S of the Aeronavale.
The prototype Bell XH-13F jet-powered model of one of the Model 47 Series. The engine is a Continental XT-51-T3 of 400 e.h.p., turboprop version of the Turbomeca Artouste Il built under licence.
SNCA du Sud-Est SE-3130 Alouette 2 with Turbomeca Artouste 11 made its first flight on 12th March at Buc. This new version is a five-seater; the Salmson-engined Mk.I was an "agricultural machine". Weight 2,980 lb.; ceiling 14,750 ft.; max. rate of climb 1,180 ft/min.; cruising speed 105 m.p.h.; duration 3 3/4 hrs. or 320 miles.
These one most unusual type were serving with the French Navy in Indo-China until a few years ago. A Loire 130 (of 1935 vintage) which was the last survivor of its type in the world.
The photograph on page 9, January 1955, of the Anson 11 G-ALIH with an Ekco radome nose, brought to light this interesting picture of VM306, the prototype Anson 22, which now has a rather similar Service modification.
Floatplane version of the 1931 "Razorback". Aeronca C-3. Even with floats it can still carry two people (side-by-side) on only 36 h.p. It is flying in the U.S.