Air Pictorial 1976-10
??? - Farnborough Report
Tank-busting Fairchild A-10A 75-264, from the U.S.A.F.'s 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, with 7-barrel 37-mm. cannon
Helicopter's eye-view of the static park. Large types included Gulf Air Lockheed TriStar A40-TY (nearest). Imperial Iranian A.F. Boeing 707 tanker/ transport 5-249. BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde G-BBDG. and (facing each other) Hawker Siddeley Nimrod XZ282 and A300B-2 Airbus F-WUAD
There was a long queue - past the tails of four Rallyes and winding back behind the Jaguar International - of people determined to see inside Concorde G-BBDG. On some days British Airways’ Concordes G-BOAA and G-BOAC overflew the Show
G-VTOL was partnered by AV-8A Harrier 159374, destined for the U.S. Marine Corps
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XZ358, a production aircraft for the R.A.F., releases its braking 'chute, on landing
P. & W.-powered Westland Lynx G-BEAD and its three military companions - Army AH.1 XX907 and Navy HAS.2s XZ166 and XX910
For comparison here's the underside of the other "swing-winger" at the Show, Panavia Tornado XX948, the 6th prototype
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 158955 rolling with wings in the mid-sweep position during a particularly impressive aerobatic demonstration
Clockwise from the bottom left are: Partenavia P.68B G-BCDK and its glazed-nose development, the P.68 Observer, D-GERD; the Polish contingent comprising agricultural PZL-106A Kruk SP-WUF, PZL-104 Wilga SP-WRE; TS-11 Iskra jet trainer SP-DOE and SZD-41A Jantar sailplane SP-3060; followed by the Swiss Pilatus Turbo-Porter HB-FFVZ, PC-11/B4 sailplane HB-1253, and tail of Turbo-Trainer HB-HOZ
One of the newest aircraft at the Show was Aermacchi MB.339 prototype l-NOVE, which first flew on 12th August 1976
Agricultural Britten-Norman Islander G-BDMT with underwing tanks, nozzles, spray booms, and emergency dumpers
The PZL-104 Wilga 35A, SP-WRE, is very STOL - takes off in 260 ft.- and can tow three gliders simultaneously
Scottish Aviation Bullfinch prototype G-BDOG. Bulldog 120 G-ASAL and tail of Hawker Siddeley 748 CS-03 in Belgian A.F. colours
Northrop YF-17 72-1570 on touch-down with slats and flaps out and a confusion of tails plus dorsal airbrake
De Havilland Canada's DHC-5D Super Buffalo, C-GBUF, winds itself down to a super-short landing
Flown by John Farley, Hawker Siddeley's Harrier T.52A demonstrator, G- VTOL, used smoke to show what happens to the efflux from the Pegasus engine when thrust is vectored.
Flashing past the YC-15's tail on take-off, the Bede BD-5J, F-WZAV, flown by Pierre Baud who's head gives scale ...
Bede BD-5J F-WZAV using all its 200 lb. thrust
Australia's GAF Nomad 22B VH-AUN was yet another STOL performer and was rather quiet about it - in the air, too
By Wednesday, following further arrivals. Hawker Siddeley were able to put up this formation of nine Hawks. In the lead is camouflaged stores-carrying XX156, followed by G-HAWK, the company demonstrator
The second of three Short SD3-30s ordered by Time Air of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, seen wearing temporary registration marks G-BEEO but soon to become C-GTAM. Time Air's first aircraft was the first SD3-30 to be put into scheduled service, on 24th August, carrying passengers between Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton, only eleven days after it had been delivered
Pilatus PC -7 Turbo-Trainer HB-HOZ in black and gold paint scheme, with 550-s.h.p. Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop
McDonnell Douglas TF-15A Eagle two-seater 71-291, the aircraft which took part in Farnborough 1974, returned in special U.S. "Bicentennial" colours, white with red and blue trim. Flown by Patrick Henry, it provided a sizzling display of its air-superiority attributes
Prominent in this gathering is Aero Bonner Chipmunk G-ARWB, which is a testbed for Mr. H. W. Bonner's 200-h.p Super Sapphire engine. Behind are Partenavia P.68 Observer D-GERD, TS-11 Iskra SP-DOE, camouflaged SAAB SF 37 Viggen 37907/"45" with recce, cameras ... and many other "goodies"
SAAB AJ 37 Viggen 37091 found Farnborough's runway an unusually long luxury, so blasted off from a short stretch-downwind
Piaggio's P.166-DL3 prototype, l-PJAG, powered by Avco-Lycoming LTP-101 turboprops, made its first flight on 3rd July this year
Approaching to land with its blown double-slotted flaps fully down, the McDonnell Douglas YC-15 transport, 72-7876, became a triplane
Lockspeiser LDA-01 G-AVOR in characteristic 45-kt. pose
Romanian motor-glider, ICA-Brasov IS-28BM2, YR-1013, with 68-h.p. Sportavia Limbach engine