Air Pictorial 1977-08
Dakota 3 G-ANAF (until recently mothballed at Duxford), f/f at Exeter 28/6/77 after complete rebuild by Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd., was d/d to Air Atlantique, Jersey, on the same day
First Westland/Aerospatiale Lynx AH.1 for the British Army, XZ172 is seen in company with Scout XW280, the type it will replace in 1978 onwards. The Lynx is now being tested at Middle Wallop
Comet XW626, radar trials aircraft for the Hawker Siddeley AEW Nimrod, made its first flight at Woodford on 28th June 1977
Ту-22 ВВС Ливии над Средиземным морем. На самолете - опознавательные знаки старого образца
Tupolev Tu-22 "Blinder"in the colours of the Libyan A.F., photographed by a U.S. Navy F-4N Phantom ol VF-51 which intercepted the Russian-built recce-bomber during its delivery flight to Libya. The Libyans are believed to have twelve "Blinders", some of which may be Russian-crewed
Argentine Air Force C-130H TC-66, c/n. 4464, visited Woolsington on 1/6/77.
The Yak-30 two-seat jet trainer which first appeared in 1960
Yak-30's single-seat derivative, the Yak-32. In the event the Soviet A.F. and the air arms of other Warsaw Pact countries preferred the Czech L-29 Delfin
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1 'Komet'
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1 'Komet'
Last month, page 273, we published a picture of Lancaster PA474 after it had simulated the Dambusters raid, using the Derwent Dam as its target, on 16th May 1977. This photo by Robert C. Reding provides a good idea of the "simulation"
Islander G-FANS started flight tests with two Dowty ducted propulsor units on 10th June 1977
Three-view silhouettes of the Westland/VFW-Fokker P.277 antitank helicopter project
Impression of the Aerospatiale A200 airliner project.
Drawings of the Aerospatiale A200 airliner project. The A200A (top drawing) seats 132 passengers and the stretched A200B (lower) up to 174
Last month Gulf Air took delivery of the first of five Boeing 737-200s, A40-BC, which they have on order.
The first production FMA IA 58 Pucara, serial A-501, for the Argentine A.F. Two examples of this twin-turboprop COIN aircraft took part In the Paris Air Show, the first time they have been seen outside South America
Saudi Arabian B.A.C. 167 Strikemaster Mk. 88, serial 1133, inverted at the Paris Air Show. Test flown at Warton in Class B marks as G27-299, it was temporarily civil as G-BESY while in French airspace. G27-300/Saudi 1134/G-BESZ was the reserve aircraft
Also night-stopping at Prestwick on 26/5/77, Arava ANE-234 was on delivery to the Ecuadorean Navy
Westland Wessex HAR.5s have recently replaced Whirlwind HAR.9s in the Search and Rescue Flight of No. 781 Squadron at R.N.A.S. Lee-on-Solent. Seen over Lee are XS523 "810" (nearer) and XS491 812
Agwagon SE-GGV at Norwich 30/4/77 before going to Hardwick to become G-BETS
B. H. Hargrave's Sherburn-based Auster 5, G-AKPI, in its old military camouflage as NJ703 at the "taildraggers" fly-in at Old Warden 22/5/77
Rare type at the Blackpool Air Pageant on 27 th May 1977 was Klemm L.25-1A G-AAUP "Clementine". It arrived by trailer and is seen being assembled
The first production Beechcraft 76, N176BA, during its first flight from Wichita on 24th May 1977. A four-seat trainer, charter or touring aircraft, the Model 76 is powered by two 180-h.p. Lycoming O-360s
Beagle 206s N46882 and N46880 (believed ex G-BCJA and 'IY) at Biggin Hill 10/6/77
Spain's new jet trainer, the CASA C-101, after roll-out at Getale, Madrid, on 28th May 1977. The aircraft was scheduled to fly early in July
Navajo Chieftain G-BEOU at Norwich in Air Anglia service
Ireland West Airways' Seneca El-BCD at Elstree 20/5/77;
Taylor Monoplane prototype G-APRT, extensively rebuilt over the past three years to resemble a Yak-9, f/f at Swansea 29/5/77.
Aerostar 601P VR-BGM night-stopped at Prestwick on 4/6/77 while en route Saudi Arabia for oil company use.
Another Woolsington visitor, on 2/6/77, was Swedair's Mu-2B-20 SE-FGO, c/n. 102
The Paris Air Show Jaguar T.2 demonstrator G-BETB