Air Pictorial 1958-01
Air Pictorial's photo-review
Described as an "Electronics Test Ship", this Boeing ETB-17G Flying Fortress (serial: 0-48543) is currently on loan to the Federal Tele-Communications Corp., Teterboro Airport, N.J. Note wingtip "devices".
A recent photograph taken at Dorval Airport, Montreal, illustrates one of the "on loan to United Nations" Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars (serial: 22118) of R.C.A.F. A.T.C., with a modified nose extended to house cloud-collision radar. The U.N. markings are now reversed, white on blue background.
One of six Douglas DC-4 Skymasters belonging to Indian Airlines Corpn. Note identification "India" on fin and I.A.C. badge on the nose.
One of the first examples of the North American T-28A Trojan basic trainer which has now been declared surplus to U.S.A.F. training requirements. Note crude obliteration of "U.S. Air Force" and buzz no. "TL492" on rear fuselage.
First photograph to show the Bell GAM-63 Rascal "stand-off" nuclear guided-bomb in flight. The test carrier in this case is a Boeing DB-50D-BO Superfortress of Holloman A.F.B. Squadron service carrier is the Boeing DB-47E Stratojet.
Last autumn the demonstration Westland S-51 Srs. 2 Widgeon prototype (G-ALIK; c/n. WA/H/3; 1949) undertook a series of water tests at Calshot utilising a new type of flotation gear. Tests have now been completed and the Widgeon has reverted to conventional land undercarriage.
The Max Holste M-H 1521 Broussard (Bush-flier) six-seat utility aircraft built for the French Army is now finding a market overseas. The Argentine has purchased ten, and one has recently been delivered to the Sudan. The Sudanese Broussard (SN-ABJ) arrived at Khartoum on 4th November, piloted by M. Pinaud. Power is a 450-h.p. Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior.
Two Lockheed four-motor transports have the 3,750-e.h.p. Allison Model 501-D13 turboprop in common. Photo: The prototype Lockheed Model 188 Electra (N 1881; c/n. 1001) was rolled out of its assembly area one month ahead of schedule and took to the air for the first time on December 6th.
Another ex-U.S.N. civil conversion is this Grumman G-21 (U.S.N. JRF-6) Goose powered by two 450-h.p. Pratt & Whitney (Jacobs-built) R-985-AN-14B Wasp Juniors. Colours: white and two shades of blue. Both amphibians are at Montreal.
An ex-U.S. Navy Grumman J4F-2 of 1944 recently converted to Super Widgeon standard by McKinnon-Hickman Company of Portland, Oregon. Note that this cream-and-blue Super Widgeon (CF-HAC) has three-blade airscrews in place of the earlier two-blade variety. Engines are Rangers
A de Havilland D.H.104 Dove (D.16), one of nine, plus a D.H.114 Heron and a Douglas DC-3, operated by the Belgian Congo's A.F.P.-Aviation de la Force Publique
Two Lockheed four-motor transports have the 3,750-e.h.p. Allison Model 501-D13 turboprop in common. Photo: A 1,000-hour engine flight-test programme is being speeded up by means of the Rohr Aircraft-converted R7V-2 Super Constellation (BuAer.4162), which is nicknamed the "Elation".
QUADRIPARTITE. One of the aircraft types used at Woomera rocket range in Australia is the R.A.A.F.'s Commonwealth CA-27 Sabre, powered by a C.A.C.-built Rolls-Royce Avon Mk. 20. Illustrated is the twenty-second production Avon-Sabre (A94-922) which, apart from being a test carrier for two de Havilland Propellers' Firestreak ("Blue Jay") infra-red homing air-to-air missiles, has a new belly tank.
An attractive two-seater, the Druine D-61 Condor (F-BBIZ: c/n. 3) is a logical, higher-powered development of the popular D-3 Turbulent and D-5 Turbi single- and two-seat ultra-lights. Power is a 65-h.p. Continental A65 flat-four. Cruise, about 100 m.p.h.
An R.A.F.-surplus de Havilland Vampire NF Mk. 10 (serial ID1605; ex-WM731) en route to the Indian Air Force from Benson.
The Lignel 46 Coach (F-BCZJ; c/n. 1) dates from 1948 and is a four-seat sports-tourer, powered by a 200-h.p. Mathis 8G-20 flat-eight, giving a maximum speed of 170 m.p.h., and cruise of 150 m.p.h. for range of 621 miles. Note the unusual shape of engine cowling.
Not a Grumman Widgeon but a Republic of Korea mixed wood-and-metal construction flying-boat powered by two 213-h.p. Continental O-470-11 flat-sixes. This unnamed flying-boat is built by the Chinhae Naval Shipyard. Note r.p. rails under wings and fixed .300-in. machine gun in the nose.
In the October 1957 Photo Review appeared a multi-emblazoned Gloster Meteor F. Mk. 8 with two sets of squadron markings. The pilot, Wing/Cdr. Maurice Shaw, of R.A.F. Church Fenton, has gone one better and now his Meteor (WF677) sports an additional marking, that of No. 85 (F) Squadron.