Aeroplane Monthly 1986-12
FRANK B. MORMILLO'S photograph depicts The Air Museum's RA-26C Invader and B-25J Mitchell in formation over Chino, California in May 1986. The Invader is being flown by Don Lykins, and the Mitchell by Joe Haley and Merrill Wein.
ERICH GANDET’S plate shows another Dakota, G-AMPV, painted in Northwest colours, landing at Basle, in Switzerland on May 8, 1986.
Having painted the main American bombers in earlier pictures, I thought I might extend the “nose art” theme to other subjects. For Deutsche Lufthansa the most famous and beautiful of all Germans was chosen. The plan was to show her as “Lola” - or is it “Lili Marlene”? - painted on the nose of the giant Junkers-G 38. However, I decided that the picture was too delicately balanced in tone to take two figures, so I abandoned the original concept ana somehow a Ju 52 drifted into the scene... PHILIP CASTLE
The First Flight of the Supermarine Spitfire on March 5, 1936
Lloyd Hamilton's racing Hawker Sea Fury, NX4434P Furias, powered by Pratt & Whitney R-4360, was photographed by MICHAEL O'LEARY in August this year.
First flight of the Handley Page Harrow, October 10, 1936
Brian Woodford's Stearman A-75N N4712V during its first public airing, at Badminton at April 26 this year.
John Pothecary's de Havilland D.H.60 Moth G-AAOR/EM-01 in Spanish Civil War training colours. The aircraft, photographed by GORDON BAIN, has been rebuilt over the last 5yr.