Aeroplane Monthly 1987-06
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M.Oakey - Grapevine
Douglas DC-3 VH-ANR, photographed at Camden, NSW, Australia on January 24, 1987, is now being restored to flying standard after 13yr grounded in the open. Surprisingly still complete, lacking only its ADF, VOR and manufacturers plate, ANR is possibly the only DC-3 fitted with Wright Cyclones remaining in Australia.
Charles Church's Avro Lancaster, KB976, being dismantled at Strathallan for transport to BAe at Woodford.
Bristol Blenheim G-MKIV nearing completion at Duxford on April 12, 1987.
Florida-based Aviaid Southeast's Hispano-Suiza-powered S.E.5a replica N913AV over Leeward Air Ranch, Ocala, Florida last year. The pet project of Aviaid's Bobby Strahlmann over the last 10yr, the aircraft represents the Canadian two-seater version of the S.E.5a. Two more examples, both single-seaters, should be flying by this summer.
Spitfire PS915 was handed back to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight on March 24, 1987 after a 2 1/2yr refurbishment. It is pictured over Samlesbury Airfield, where the restoration was carried out by British Aerospace.
Te fuselage of Fairey Albacore N4172 arrived at the Fleet Air Ann Museum on April 16, 1987
Cosford Aerospace Museum's latest acquisition, Hunting Percival Pembroke C.1 WV746, arrives at RAF Cosford on April 13, 1987 with MRAF Sir Michael Beetham aboard. It used to be Beetham's personal aircraft when he was C-in-C RAF Germany; he is now Chairman of the Trustees of the RAF Museum, of which Cosford is a part.