Friday, 6 July 2012

International Air Tattoo 1979

Welcome, It's going to be a tight squeeze to get you all into the MG Midget today, as we head south down the A34 to make a return visit to RAF Greenham Common for the 1979 Air Tattoo. Today we are looking at some of the Military Executive Aircraft used to transport the Scrambled Egg around the world.

First is Convair R4Y-1  141023 of the US Navy.

Beech Kingair 200 31213 of the USAF.

The Lockheed Jetstar 1 was originally designed for a USAF transport / training requirement but first flew as a twin engine aircraft  with Rolls Royce Orpheus engines  as there was no US engine in that power range, so the change was made to four lower powered units of US origin.

Swearingen Merlin CF05 of the Belgium Airforce

Another aircraft designed for the same USAF requirement as the Jetstar, North American Sabreliner  24461.

And so as the MG Midget roars off up the A34 in a cloud of blue smoke ( I must get those piston rings sorted one day) we bid farewell to Roger and Reggie till nex time.

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