Aeroplane Monthly 1983-04
P.Jarrett - Grapevine
The “villain's" aircraft, Polikarpov Po-2 “D-317", would be back in England at Personal Plane Services’ Booker base but for a take-off accident just outside Sinj.
The Norwegian Air Force has recently recovered no fewer than three Junkers Ju 88s to provide components to enable one "fully restored" example to be assembled. The specimen depicted is 4D+FH of 1/KG30, seen "somewhere in Norway".
Northrop X-4 Bantam 46-677
One of the many. Vulcan B.2 XL360 overflies Coventry on the February 4, 1983 before landing to join the Midland Air Museum.
One of the lots in the Christie's auction: Dewoitine D.26 G-BBMI.
Stampe “G-EQHF" over Crotia, piloted by Dave Perrin
John Emilyanyck flying PPS Stampe/“S.E.5A" G-AWXZ during the filming of High Road to China, Jugoslavia 1982. The aircraft represents the machine flown by First World War Ace “von Hest”.
The French pilot of this Stampe hit the trees at 100ft but escaped injury.
One of the lots in the Christie's auction: Tony Haig-Thomas's Moth Minor Coupe G-AFNG;
Jean Salis’ monocoque Deperdussin racer reproduction on display in Orly Guest.
From the Wessex Aviation Society at Stapehill, Wimborne, Dorset, comes the photograph of the nearly completed fuselage of its Wight Quadruplane reproduction. Characteristic features of this one-off curio, built as a private venture in 1916, are already visible in the tiny horn-balanced rudder, excessively tall tailskid, and the root fittings for the patented Wight double-camber wings. The reproduction will depict the Quadruplane in its original form.