Aeroplane Monthly 1987-11
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Personal album
Albacore X9217 “draining off” at the Great West Aerodrome on January 17, 1942 shortly after its first test flight.
View from the back of an Albacore shortly after take-off from Fairey's Great West Aerodrome in April 1942, with the Great West Road in the distance.
Unidentified Albacore during engine runs in January 1942. H. A. Taylor's comment, “In non-operational conditions the greatest danger for the pilot appeared to be related to the process of climbing aboard”, is well illustrated. Note the spraybar in front of the windscreen.
Albacore X9151 “draining off” on December 11, 1941.
“Ailerons too heavy” is the remark against this photograph of Albacore BF604, following a test flight from the Great West Aerodrome in March 1942. Messrs Vousden (with bike), Dixon and Beale talk it over.
Unidentified Albacore during engine runs at the Great West Aerodrome, early in 1942.
Come and get it. Fairey Albacore X9259 awaiting collection at the Great West Aerodrome in February 1942, all testing having been completed.