Still more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

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The unusually configured, Pander S.4, PH-OST, was crewed by (left to right) Mr Pronk, G.J. Geysendorffer, ex K.L.M. chief test pilot, and Mr Asjes and was to finish it’s participation in the 1934 MacRobertson Air race at Allahabad, Iraq when it suffered a round collision and burnt out.

Lockheed DL-1A Vega, G-ABGK named ‘Puck’ being refuelled before the 1934 MacRobnertson Air Race.

This Airspeed AS.5 Courier, flown by Squadron Leader D.E. Stodart and Sergeant K.G. Stodart, came sixth in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race with an elapsed time of 9 days 18 hours.

Boeing 247D, NR257Y, ‘Warner Bros. Comet’ flown by Colonel Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborne wearing race number ’5′ in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race. They would arrive in Melbourne, after flying 11,325 miles, in third place in a time of 92 hours 55 minutes 28 seconds.

John Reid

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