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NO 23. Known as the ¡canard configuration, it was used bv the Wright brothers more than half a century ago! It remains in doubt as to how the Shinden would have fared against Allied fighters in aerial combat, because its pilot visibility was extremely poor.
The Vampire has side-by-side seating and dual controls for instructor and pupil, the Martin-Baker fully automatic ejector seats and a new clear-vision canopy which opens upwards. Sea Vixen has an interceptor armament with four De Havilland Firestreak infra-red homing missiles. A flight-refueling probe is fitted in the port wing. The wings and radar nose fold for stowage on
aircraft carriers, and the aircraft is adapted for catapulting front the deck.
Each selected pair has been twined to give a pleasing picture to be displayed with an A4 or A3 printed size, large enough to read the small Eagle Centrespread text.
The helicopter is ideal air-sea-rescue. . By equipping them with a listening device which may be lowered into the sea, the detection of a submarine and its course can be carried out far more efficiently and speedily than by surface craft. Each selected pair has been twined to give a pleasing picture to be displayed with an A4 or A3 printed size, large enough to read the small Eagle Centrespread text.
When Dan Dare first powered his way on to the pages of the Eagle comic in 1950’s, his heroic exploits were an immediate sensation, as schoolboys up and down the land marvelled at tales of his intergalactic space travel.
Yet equally popular as the cartoons of the square-jawed hero were the wonderfully detailed diagrams that filled the centre pages of the comic. Ranging from designs of aircraft and locomotives through to missiles, battleships and atomic power stations, these
cross-section drawings revealed the inner workings of ground-breaking technological developments in a way that was explosive, educational and exciting. And the details reflected an age when youngsters had a thirst for knowledge. For a generation of schoolboys enthralled by these visions of engineering marvels, these pictures proved an inspiration.
Here was proof not only that the future had arrived, but that Britain was playing a leading role ushering it in. The Eagle had a
number of artists who worked on these cutaways, but chief among them was L. Ashwell Wood, who drew for the comic throughout its
Mumfordbooks have collected and twined together in two views, in an original series: The Birth of Hi-Tech Britain, pays tribute to these awe-inspiring illustrations, and to a time when Britain was an innovative, manufacturing powerhouse. This series will cover Land, Sea and Air, start collecting and download yours, today.