Air Pictorial 1988-02
World Air News
Latest addition to the Imperial War Museum's collection at Duxford is Fairey Battle R3950, which was used as a target-tug by the R.C.A.F. as “1899", later went to the Strathallan Collection and is now owned by Mr. C. Church who has loaned it to the I.W.M.
New thermal-imaging night sight, the Hughes C-NITE, during recent tests on a U.S. Army Bell Cobra helicopter in which 25 out of 27 TOW missiles were successfully fired in darkness
First flight of the Airbus A300-600R, extended-range version of the largest wide-body twin-jet airliner currently in production, took place at Toulouse on 9th December 1987. The aircraft is the first of 25 for American Airlines, powered by General Electric CF6-80C2s
During December 1987 Manx Airlines introduced their new British Aerospace BAe 146-100, G-OJET, leased from the manufacturers, on their Heathrow-Ronaldsway (Isle of Man) route. Manx also operate a Vickers Viscount, G-BFZL - representing a 30-year generation gap
The first of sixteen Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy, N7265H (temporary marks) is seen lifting off on its maiden flight at West Palm Beach. Florida, on 4th December 1987