The second prototype of the Latham 47 flying boat was sent to Norway to take part in the rescue effort following the crash of the airship Italia. It is of special historic interest since it disappeared with famous polar explorer Roald Amundsen on board. Photo by Vilhjelm Riksheim. Perspektivet Museum PEM-VRI-N00109.
Seven out of the 16 T.V bombers built are seen at Schiphol, 'almost ready for delivery'. There was much indecision about the T.V which had been touted as an 'air cruiser', hence a 20-mm cannon in the nose which is still missing here. Photo from Bodo Sandberg collection.
The C.XIw was designed as a shipboard reconnaissance aircraft and 15 machines of this type were built for the Dutch navy. This was the prototype, first flown on 20 July 1935. Photo from Jaap de Moor collection.
The prototype "Piston" Herald had first flown on August 25, 1955. It is seen displaying to the SBAC Show crowd just 16 days later, wearing Queensland Airlines colours. Powered by four Alvis Leonidas engines, it was later fitted with two RR Darts and first flew thus on March 11, 1958.
Entered service in May 1927. Flown by Viktor Nilsson, the Swedish airliner took part in this rescue effort following the crash of the airship Italia on 25 May 1928. Later SE-ABG. Photo by Vilhjelm Riksheim. Perspektivet Museum PEM-VRI-N00105.
Undated photo but postwar as the TEAL logo was not applied until then. ZK-AMA was delivered in 1939. It was towed into storage at RNZAF Hobsonville in November 1947. In August 1945 it was fast taxied, up on the step according to witnesses, to Mission Bay where it was to become an attraction. This was not to last and -AMA was scrapped in October 1950.
Only four prototypes of this late-1940s French interceptor were built, and only this one survives. This was the third prototype SO.6020, which was modified as an SO.6025 (and hence re-serialled as 01 ?)