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THE German aerospace industry faces the new decade with optimism. Even the budget restrictions announced recently which affect most parts of the industry cannot lessen that impression. Some of the money not granted has only been frozen to avoid further overheating of the economy. In comparison...
AS a preliminary to the detail description of the Harrier VS.T.O.L. Operational Trainer designated Harrier T. Mk. 2 it is worth recalling that Hawker Siddeley first made proposals for a dual version of the P.1127 as early as September 1960 Fig. 1. However, due to the relatively small number of...
The VC10 flying test bed aircraft which is being used for flight testing of the RollsRoyce RB.211 threeshaft turbofan made its maiden flight at Hucknall near Nottingham, in early March. It has been converted for the flying test bed role by the installation of a single RB.211 advanced technology...
THE Deutsche Luftfahrtschau, popularly known as the Hanover Air Show, is held biennially by the Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V. the German Aerospace Industries Association and will take place from April 24 to May 3 at Langenhagen Airport, Hanover. As in previous...
A REVIEW has been made recently by the Electronic Engineering Association of the effects of the Government's recent policies towards the aircraft industry on the British aviation electronics industry and of the prospects for the future in avionics. The British share of this rapidly expanding...
Burndept Electronics E.R. Ltd. is now marketing a homing instrument for fixed or rotary wing aircraft which, when used with the company's SARBE personal and flotation beacons or similar equipment, gives a groundair range of 150200 miles at 30,000 ft. 6080 miles at 10,000 ft.. It will pick up any...
The Minister of Technology, Mr Anthony Wedgwood Benn, has appointed Captain A. A. Murphy, R.N., as Director of Guided Weapons Research and Development Naval Branch in the Ministry of Technology. He succeeds Captain K. A. W. Pilgrim, R.N., who is returning to the Ministry of Defence.
ON APRIL 1st, 1969, the world's first jet VS.T.O.L. weapons system, the Hawker Siddeley Harrier G.R. Mk. 1, entered military service with the Royal Air Force. This was the culmination of eight years of flight testing during which the Harrier evolved from the original Hawker P.1127 project of the...
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