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Images Dated 26th February 2021

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Short Stirling C.V OO-XAS Featured 26 Feb 2021 Print

Short Stirling C.V OO-XAS

Short Stirling C.V OO-XAS 9msn SH1514), of Airtech Ltd, Thame, at Blackbushe airport. XAS was intended to be sold to Air Transport Co. SA. Of Melsbroek in Belgium, but was not delivered. Given a Belgian Certificate of Airworthiness at Brussels, XAS was flown to Madrid for clandestine delivery to Israel. Paradoxically at least six of the nine other Stirlings registered to Air Transport were sold to the Egyptian Air Force and converted to bombers for use against Israel. OO-XAS was delivered to the Royal Air Force in 1945 as PK153 and was operated as a transport by No.242 Sqn. then No.46 Sqn., before being stored at 23 Maintenance Unit at RAF Aldergrove. Airtech Ltd. took delivery on 25 August 1947, flying the aircraft to Blackbushe on 5 April 1949. Date: 1949

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Convair F-106B-31-CO Delta Dart 57-2507 Featured 26 Feb 2021 Print

Convair F-106B-31-CO Delta Dart 57-2507

Convair NF-106B-31-CO Delta Dart 57-2507 (msn 8-27-01) at NASA Lewis Research Center, Lewis Field, Cleveland, OH., registered as NASA 607 Built April 1958, 2507 was allocated to the Air Force Flight Test Centre at Edwards AFB, CA., where it was heavily damaged during a taxi-test to gather information on the cause of nose shimmy which happened on some aircraft. The left main tire blew and caused a brake fire. The aircraft slewed off the runway onto the lake bed. Scheduled as number 35 Upgrade with Integrated Instrument Display (IID), the Upgrade cancelled and it was assigned to NASA Lewis Research Center, Lewis Field, Cleveland, OH., registered as NASA 607 Redesignated NF-106B and used as chase support for NASA 616 but also as an ejection seat test aircraft, including the final qualification tests for Gemini spacesuit and spacecraft escape system. Later used for solar cell calibration tasks and for air sample collection. After assignment to NASA Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA., on12 May 1981 the airframe was cut in half lengthwise for wind tunnel tests and scrapped on 24 February 1984. Date: 1960s

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Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II - Convair 440-62 Featured 26 Feb 2021 Print

Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II - Convair 440-62

Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II (Convair 440-62) N440EL (msn 445) at PacAero Engineering Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. Built in 1957 and delivered to D.Napier & Sons Ltd., at PacAero waiting for conversion to the prototype Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II, powered by 3,060 e.s.h.p. Napier N.El.1 Eland turboprop engines. After flight testing was completed the aircraft was delivered to Allegheny Airlines in 1959. When support for the Eland engines was withdrawn by Rolls-Royce, the aircraft was converted again, to CV-580 standard powered by Allison 501D-13 turboprop engines (civil T56). Registered in Venezuela as YV-59C during 1976, this aircraft was written off on 11 November 1977 at Juan V. Gomez International Airport, San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela (Tachira). Date: 1957

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library