The Farnborough Tragedy

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The Farnborough Tragedy title screen.

Weekly News (September 1952)


Report about the 1952 Farnborough Airshow for the theater news.

Gloster Meteor NF11

Nose of the Gloster Meteor NF11 registered WM166.

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Fairey Gannet AS1

Royal Navy Fairey Gannet AS1 registered WE488.

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Avro 707B

Avro 707B regitered VX790.

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Supermarine Attacker FB2

Supermarine Attacker FB2 registered WK338 with RATO, HVAR and extra fuel tank.

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Behind the Blackburn GAL.60 Universal Freighter.

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Blackburn GAL.60 Universal Freighter Mk1

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).

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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).

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Fairey Delta Wing Research Model

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De Havilland DH110

Reg. WG236, the De Havilland DH110 seconds before it breaks in parts over the crowd.

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Probably the De Havilland DH110 registered WG240 which was used to end the week in place of the ill fated WG236.

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Gloster Javelin FAW1

Reg. WD808, Gloster Javelin FAW1.

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De Havilland DH106 Comet 1A

Blurred in front of the Gloster Javelin, De Havilland DH106 Comet series 1A registered CF-CUM, c/n 06013.

Reg.CF-CUM De Havilland DH106 Comet 1A of Canadian Pacific Airlines.

Bristol 175 Britannia 101

Blurred behind the Gloster Javelin, the prototype of the Bristol 175 Britannia 101 registered G-ALBO, c/n 12873.

Reg.G-ALBO Bristol 175 Britannia 101 prototype in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Hawker Hunter F1

Hawker Hunter F1 registered WB195.

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Avro 698

Reg. VX770, the prototype of the Avro Vulcan.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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