The Farnborough Tragedy
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Weekly News (September 1952)
Report about the 1952 Farnborough Airshow for the theater news.
- 1 Gloster Meteor NF11
- 2 Fairey Gannet AS1
- 3 Avro 707B
- 4 Supermarine Attacker FB2
- 5 Blackburn GAL.60 Universal Freighter Mk1 & Percival Prince
- 6 De Havilland DH.104 Dove 2 & Short Sealand
- 7 Fairey Delta Wing Research Model
- 8 De Havilland DH110
- 9 Gloster Javelin FAW1
- 10 De Havilland DH106 Comet 1A
- 11 Bristol 175 Britannia 101
- 12 Hawker Hunter F1
- 13 Avro 698
- 14 See also
Nose of the Gloster Meteor NF11 registered WM166.
Royal Navy Fairey Gannet AS1 registered WE488.
Avro 707B regitered VX790.
Supermarine Attacker FB2 registered WK338 with RATO, HVAR and extra fuel tank.
Behind the Blackburn GAL.60 Universal Freighter.
First prototype of the Blackburn Beverley registered WF320.
At left, in the distance, there is a Percival Prince. Two of them were at this Airshow : G-AMKY, a Percival Prince 3B (company type P50/36) and G-AMMB, a Percival Prince 2 (P50/13).
De Havilland DH.104 Dove 2 & Short Sealand
Under the tail of the Blackburn GAL.60 Universal Freighter, in the bottom center, we guess the De Havilland DH.104 Dove 2 (c/n 04033) registered G-AJLW alongside the Short Sealand c/n SH1555, reg. G-AIVX (bottom right).
Fairey Delta Wing Research Model
Reg. WG236, the De Havilland DH110 seconds before it breaks in parts over the crowd.
Probably the De Havilland DH110 registered WG240 which was used to end the week in place of the ill fated WG236.
Reg. WD808, Gloster Javelin FAW1.
Blurred in front of the Gloster Javelin, De Havilland DH106 Comet series 1A registered CF-CUM, c/n 06013.
Blurred behind the Gloster Javelin, the prototype of the Bristol 175 Britannia 101 registered G-ALBO, c/n 12873.
Hawker Hunter F1 registered WB195.
Reg. VX770, the prototype of the Avro Vulcan.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).