A Douglas YA4D-1 Skyhawk (BuAer 137827) which has a delta span of 27 ft, to length of 38 ft. Power is J65. The Skyhawk is described as the smallest U.S. Navy attack bomber. Note the wingroot 20-mm. cannon.
FLYING BOXCAR Fairchild C-119 of the U.S.A .F. (this time: 51-2611) was again used by Press photographers at R.A.E., Farnborough, to take air-to-air pictures of S.B.A.C. "arrivals". Note rear doors on grass.
HE 162 - THEN AND NOW. Eleven years separate the photograph above (taken by Frank Birch of London. N.W.10) and the Battle of Britain Day (1956) showing at Colerne of the Air Ministry Historical Branch 's He 162A-2 Salamander. It looks as if the R.A.F. has painted non-standard fuselage crosses on 120227, since 120086 shows the "Last Stand" crosses. The He 162A-2 had a maximum speed of 522 m.p.h. at 19.700 ft.
HE 162 - THEN AND NOW. Eleven years separate the photograph above (taken by Frank Birch of London. N.W.10) and the Battle of Britain Day (1956) showing at Colerne of the Air Ministry Historical Branch 's He 162A-2 Salamander. It looks as if the R.A.F. has painted non-standard fuselage crosses on 120227 (on the photo), since 120086 shows the "Last Stand" crosses. The He 162A-2 had a maximum speed of 522 m.p.h. at 19.700 ft.
KHAKI AND GREY TOPSIDES and white undersides is new "coat" for I.D.F.A.F. Nord 2501-IS(rael) Noratlas transports. Seen at Blackbushe is 4X-FAP.
METROPOLITAN in strange guise is A96-313 - one of the two V.I.P. Convair 440s now operated by the R.A.A.F.
TWO-SEAT Lockheed F-5G (P-38) Lightning with new, lengthened nose, is used for high-altitude photography by Hycon Aerial Surveys Inc., Pasadena, California.
ODD-BIRD de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth bears ultra-modern military serial XL715. Originally R.A.F. DE395, this trainer Tiger was sold to Hants & Sussex Aviation Ltd. and might have become G-AOIK - but the Navy bought it and three others instead.
SAARLAND-REGISTERED Klemm VL.25a (SL-AAB) has beautiful finish, redesigned and enclosed cockpits and ex-L-4 Cub flat-four engine.
At Edwards A.F.B. the second U.S.A.F./U.S.N. "Thunderprop" - Republic XF-84H-RE (51-17060) with transonic XT40-A-1 turboprop.
ANOTHER KNIGHT TWISTER (NX5726N) in superb condition, built by Ed. Effenheim of Milwaukee. Shown here with rare 67-h.p. Tank in-line, the Twister has since been re-engined with an 85-h.p. Continental flat-four and is resident in Texas.
NIKOLAS BEAZLEY NB-8 (N543Y), one of fifteen built in 1931/32, has recently been restored - c/n . K-8 . Owner is Maurice Haden, Rapid City, South Dakota. Radial is 130-h .p. A-S Genet.
PERTH AMBOY BIRD BK (N789Y) was first built in 1929 by Bird Aircraft Corporation (later Brunner Winkle), with models A, B and C differing in powerplant. Model BK is a three-seater (front, side-by-side, single rear) powered by 100-h.p. Kinner K-5 radial.
DRIGGS SKYLARK (N11301; c/n. 3016; built May 1931) is unique enclosed tandem-seater with 95 h.p. Cirrus in-line. Owner is Morey Cheever of Demotte, Ind. Modifications to tail and canopy addition carried out in May 1942.
SCHEIBE SF-21 SPERLING (D-EBIN) two-seat prototype now has cleaned-up cowling over the 65-h .p. Continental, new main wheels and larger fin.
FAWCETT 120, an original Australian four-seat trainer/tourer is powered by a 145-h.p. Gipsy Major Series I in-line giving estimated cruise of 106 m.p.h. and amazing indicated stall (with flaps) of 20 m.p.h., and no flaps 32 m.p .h.
GRAF SAURMA MILAN (D-EJAL) is a strange twin-boom single-seater with pusher engine. Originally the Milan had a "normal" tailwheel-type undercarriage. Design is said to be not very successful.
PARTENAVIA P.55 TORNADO (I-REGJ) is one of the fastest European side-by-side two-seaters - maximum speed 211 m.p.h. on 140-h.p. Lycoming O-290-02. Wing-positioned main undercarriage is unusually long for light planes.