Some of the fire-fighting fleet of Conair Aviation, seen towards the end of 1981. They include the Douglas A-26C C-GHLI (fleet No 329, c/n 27702, ex-N9594Z). The Conair fleet includes nine Trackers, 12 A-26 Invaders and seven DC-6B water-bombers.
Westland is now engaged in development of a dedicated anti-armour helicopter, the Lynx 3, the principal features of which are illustrated here. The Lynx 3 will be capable of carrying a wide range of anti-armour missiles systems.
The first British Aerospace 146 Srs 200 was being prepared for flight at Hatfield as this issue went to press. Longer by 7 ft 10 1/2 in (2,4 m) than the Srs 100, the Srs 200 is shown in Air Wisconsin colours and registered G-WISC; deliveries to this US local service airline will begin in March 1983. Meanwhile, BAe has announced that British Air Ferries will be responsible for the 175-hr programme of intensive route proving to be conducted on the 146 later this year. BAF last year announced its intention of acquiring up to 10 BAe 146s.
Some of the fire-fighting fleet of Conair Aviation, seen towards the end of 1981. They include the Grumman/de Havilland CS2F-2 C-GHQY (fleet No 562, c/n DHC-35) and CS2F-1 C-FOPX (fleet No 565, c/n DHC-31). The Conair fleet includes nine Trackers, 12 A-26 Invaders and seven DC-6B water-bombers.
The first VC 10 K Mk 2 tanker for the RAF commenced flight test at Filton on 22 June 1982 with BAe test pilot Roy Radford at the controls. Seen here during its first flight, this aircraft will enter service at Brize Norton next year.
Beech Aircraft recently announced that a new, pressurised single-turboprop began its flight test programme on 14 June 1982. Undesignated at present, the aircraft is purely an R&D testbed which "could form the basis of a production airplane". It is powered by an 865 shp TPE333-9, and a second example will be flown with a PT6A. The airframe is based on the pressurised Baron.
Пилот на S.M.93 располагался лежа, что должно было снизить вероятность потери сознания и ориентации при больших перегрузках.
The Savoia-Marchetti S.M.93 ground-attack and dive-bomber.