Air Pictorial 1973-06
R.A.F. squadrons at Laarbruch, Germany, have now completed their re-equipment, as shown here: Phantom FGR.2 of No. 2 Sqn. (leading) with Buccaneer S.2s of Nos. 16 (nearest) and 15 Sqns.
Pilgrims returning from Mecca to Khartoum by Sudan Airways Boeing 707.
Seen at Basle, Boeing 720-025 D-ACIS is one of the Rhodesian trio
Aero Mexico DC-8-50 XA-SIA at Heathrow during State visit by President of Mexico 3-6/4/73.
Agusta-Bell 206B JetRanger "101" (c/n. 708) of the Dubai Police Force, which has acquired three of these machines from Abu Dhabi
First of two North American XT-28 Trojan prototypes for the U.S.A.F., 48-1371 made its first flight on 24th September 1949.
U.S. Navy T-28B Trojan 138187 was used for carrier compatibility trials which led to the production variant designated T-28C
G-BAFZ, second of Dan-Air's three Boeing 727s, at Woolsington 18/4/73;
New model from Airfix in 1/72nd scale - Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
First of four Lockheed L-100-20 stretched versions of the Hercules ordered by the Government of the Philippines photographed shortly before delivery
Canadair-built Northrop NF-5As of the R. Netherlands A.F. ("Koninklijke Luchtmacht"), which celebrates its 60th birthday on 1st July. Aircraft bearing the arrow-shooting centaur fin badge belong to No. 314 Squadron, while lion badge denotes No. 315 Squadron
N. Davidson’s photo of B E.2a No. 225, taken at Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, in late 1913
Versatile cost effective twin-engined tactical transport helicopter. Designed to carry 30 battle ready troops or 8,000 lb (3628 kg) of equipment or casualties and is a military derivative of the Westland Sea King which has over 2 million flying hours experience.
New model from Airfix in 1/72nd scale - Puma helicopter
Islander c/n 325 at Fairoaks 12/4/73 while being prepared for delivery to Australia with ferry marking G-BATK;
A Rolls-Royce/Turbo Union RB.199 engine - two of which will power the Panavia MRCA multi-role combat aircraft - made its first flight mounted under Vulcan testbed XA903 on 19th April at Patchway, near Bristol; a 320-hr. test programme is envisaged
Impression of the Lockheed JetStar II with TFE-731-3 turbofan engines.
One of three Fokker F.28 Fellowship Mk. 1000s recently delivered to Linjeflyg.
The newly restored Dart Herald G-ASVO at Castle Donington 20/4/73;
The Cameron Iron Works' executive H.S.125 Ser.403B G-BACI during a visit to Yeadon;
Israel Aircraft Industries Arava 4X-IAC in transit through Prestwick 27/2/73
Dassault project for the French A.F.’s ACF "Avion de Combat Futur" requirement, the Mirage G 8A - shown here in model form - is based on the swing-wing G 8 but has fixed wings with 55" sweep and is powered by two 18,500-lb. s.t. SNECMA M 53 turbofan engines. Mach 3 performance is anticipated. A single-seater, the ACF is intended primarily for air defence but will also be able to undertake ground-attack and long-range reconnaissance missions
Lockheed Electra N595KR has been modified for weather research and use by th e U.S. National Centre lor Atmospheric Research. Instrument-carrying nose boom is 19 ft. long
Frog's 1/72nd-scale Grumman Avenger Mk. II
Typical aviation scene in 1948 - B.S.A.A. York G-AHFF at Heathrow.
Stampe G-AZSA in wartime colours and carrying the markings MX457 to represent OO-ATD which escaped to England 5/7/41 to become the R.A.F.’s only Stampe;
Tiger Moth G-ANEL, newly painted in wartime camouflage as N9238, on roll-out at Sherburn 18/4/73;
This was taken at Tallinn airport circa 1935 and depicts aircraft of the Estonian Aero Club. They are: ES-RWD, RWD-8, a slightly modified machine constructed in Estonia; ES- EPP, OGL-2; ES-LDM, OGL-1; ES- PON, OGL-1; ES-ALF, type unidentified; ES-AGU, Raab Schwalbe II; and ES-EHA, Raab Schwalbe II.
A new Baron 58 (extra rear windows) TU-TGD, c/n. TH-315, another Prestwick visitor on 21/4/73
Mackenzie Hill's Bolkow Bo 105D, G-BAFD, taking off at Prestwick 11/3/73;
Vanguard 952F G-AYLD (note freight door) in its new Silver City colours at Woolsington 11/4/73;
Cherokee Arrow 200 G-BAHZ at Kidlington 28/3/73 prior to delivery in Ireland as El-AWL
Evans Volksplane G-BAAD at Rush Green with the seldom-photographed Citabria G-AYXU behind;
The Shin Meiwa PS-1 anti-submarine flying-boat is now in service with the Japanese M.S.D.F., equipping No. 31 Squadron at Iwakuni. Illustrated is 51-5803, a pre-production machine, which has been carrying out trials with the squadron
Fiat G.46 Ser.2 l-AEHU, c/n 44, Italian military serial MM52801, which arrived at Booker early in April 1973
G-BAPA, first Fournier RF-5B Sperber on the British register, hangared at Biggin Hill;
Hansa Jet PT-IOB en route to Brazil through Prestwick 26/2/73
Over 250 Aerobatic Bulldogs are now in service world-wide - training more pilots in basic military flying skills than any competitor
The 1973 Reims/Cessna Cardinal RG
Newly contoured cowl adds to aerodynamic efficiency.
Waist-high baggage door provides access lo rear cabin storage area.
Each Reims/Cessna Cardinal RG seat features a body contouring suspension system and built-in lumbar support.
Distinctive panel design makes instruments easy to monitor, puts controls within easy reach.