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Royal Air Force - Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WR960 Dougal Featured 15 Feb 2021 Print

Royal Air Force - Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WR960 Dougal

Royal Air Force - Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WR960 Dougal, delivered to No.8 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth on 8 June 1972 and retired in 1981. The Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Shackletons of 8 Squadron were named after characters in the Oliver Postgate animated childrens series The Herbs and The Magic Roundabout: WL741 delivered 4.4.73 PC Knapweed, ret 81WL745 delivered 19.9.73 Sage, ret 81WL747 delivered 11.4.72 Florence, ret 91WL754 delivered 29.11.72 Paul, ret 81WL756 delivered 5.5.72, 21.6.72 Mr Rusty, ret 91WL757 delivered 29.8.72 Brian, ret 91WL790 delivered 20.9.72, 11.5.73 Mr McHenry, ret 91WL793 delivered 23.2.73 Ermintrude, ret 81WL795 delivered 18.10.72 Rosalie, ret 81WR960 delivered 8.6.72 Dougal, ret 81WR963 delivered 1.8.72 Ermintrude, changed to Parsley on 16.8.73, ret 91WR965 delivered 31.1.73, changed to Dill 17.8.73, written off with all crew killed 30.4.90 Date: circa 1977

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SNCAC NC.702 Martinet F-BAOO Featured 15 Feb 2021 Print

SNCAC NC.702 Martinet F-BAOO

SNCAC NC.702 Martinet F-BAOO (msn 121). During the second World War the ReichsLufttfahr Ministerium (RLM) dispersed manufacture of (usually) low importance aircraft to occupied territories which had retained some facilities. The Seibel Si 204 was out-sourced to both Aero in occupied Czecho-Slovakia and SNCAC in France. SNCAC developed their own version as the SNCAC NC.700 family. Date: circa 1950

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NRC tailless research glider Featured 15 Feb 2021 Print

NRC tailless research glider

NRC tailless research glider from the National Research Council in Canada (sometimes referred to as Pterodactyl VIII, referring to its lineage from Prof. Hills pre-war Pterodactyls). The project was originally proposed by Professor G.T.R.Hill, of Pterodactyl fame, and Hill made the preliminary studies. Detail design was by NRC staff, under the leadership of G.S.Levy and Thor Stephenson. Professor Hill was British Scientific Liaison Officer to the NRC at the time.The aircraft was originally to be a 1-3 scale powered model, but evolved into a full-size glider.Construction was of wood, but the wing surface was covered in a laminated plastic layer, to give a smooth surface.The wing was fitted with rotating tip sections, for trimming purposes, and tip mounted fins and rudders. Two sets were constructed, one with a symmetrical section, the other with a cambered section. Control was via elevons, and split flaps were fitted, hydraulically operated. The tricycle undercarriage was retractable and fitted with brakes.The glider was first flown by the famous Austrian sailplane pilot, Robert Kronfeld in the summer of 1946. After 30 hours flying, the aircraft was modified; the one piece canopies were replaced with fixed windscreens and sliding canopies, the main wheels were moved aft, to correct the centre of gravity, and retactable skids, to prevent a nose over during a wheels-up landing, were fitted in bulges under the wing leading edge.Flying behaviour was considered good, although there were problems with flow separation around the separate canopies.The major problem was that only 20% of a flight was considered useful testing time, along with the fact that a tug and crew were also needed.After the test program ended, the glider was abandoned in the open, deteriorating until finally broken up in the mid 1950s. Date: circa 1948

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