Reid and Sigrist R.S.3 Desford / R.S.4 Bobsleigh
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1945

Единственный экземпляр
Twin-engined two-seat Ab initio and Intermediate Trainer
Rare photo, sent to us by Brandon J. White, of the sole Reid and Sigrist RS.3 Desford as it appeared on roll-out at Desford, Leics., in early 1945. The aircraft now forms part of the Strathallan Collection
The Reid & Sigrist Desford Twin-engined Trainer (two 130 h.p. D.H. Gipsy Major Series I engines).
The one and only Desford Trainer G-AGOS awaiting C. of A. renewal at Christchurch.
The Desford at Eastleigh in the early 1960's
Part of the Strathallan Collection on display - Prentice G-AOLU/VS356 (foreground) with Harvard IIB G-AZBN/FT391 behind it, then Magister G-AHUJ/R1914, Texan G-AZJD and Desford G-AGOS/VZ728, all of which are airworthy. On the extreme left is visiting Yak-11 G-AYAK. In the background is Hurricane IIB G-AWLW/”P3308"
The unique Reid & Sigrist RS.4 Desford Trainer, VZ728/G-AGOS also belongs to Strathallan and was flown by John Kelly. This aircraft began life in 1945 as the R.S.3 Desford, and was modified for prone pilot experiments as the R.S.4 Bobsleigh in 1951. It rejoined the civil register five years later, being used for film and aerial survey work.