Air International 1985-07
Seen here during its approach to Le Bourget prior to the commencement of the Air Show, the An-124 Ruslan, known to NATO as Condor, features an extraordinary undercarriage which, seen extended in this photograph includes 10 two-wheel main bogies each of which has its own door. The freight hold measures 21 ft (6,40 m) wide, 14-43 ft (4,40 m) high and 118-1 ft (36,00 m) in length.
Douglas A-26C operated by the Forca Aerea Brasileira
Lockheed F-80C operated by the Forca Aerea Brasileira
Dassault-Breguet displayed a model of the Alpha Jet Lancier, as well as a full-size mock-up of the twin cockpits and longer, reprofiled nose.
De Havilland Canada is currently conducting engineering work on a stretched version of the Dash 8, to carry 50 passengers, and the engineering mock-up is nearing completion at Downsview.
The second prototype of the Aeritalia/Aermacchi/Embraer AMX light attack aircraft which made its international debut at the recent Paris Air Show.
Stearman A-76-C3 operated by the Forca Aerea Brasileira
The Waco CPF-5 operated by the Forca Aerea Brasileira
Flown for the first time in April 1985, the Hiller RH-1100M Hornet, claimed to be the lowest-cost multi-mission light attack helicopter in the world, made its debut at the Paris Salon.
Revealed by Aeritalia at the Paris Salon was a maritime patrol version of the Partenavia AP68TP-600 Viator (Wayfarer).
Lockheed-Georgia Company and GEC Avionics announced on 2 June 1985 that they are jointly assessing the potential market for an AEW version of the Lockheed C-130 using the APY-920 search radar that has been developed for the BAe Nimrod AEW Mk 3.
While "Flight in the China Air Space 1910-1950", reviewed on this page, devotes a short chapter to the Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company (CAMCO), it provides no details of the US aircraft actually built by this organisation and makes no reference to the indigenous design of combat aircraft in China. One such combat aircraft that, in consequence, goes unrecorded in this book is this neat single-seat fighter of Chinese design. It was referred to simply as "General Chu’s Pursuit XP-O" and no details have ever been revealed. Perhaps a reader may be able to enlighten us concerning this obscure warplane?