SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
The Army Despatchers load a Land-Rover into Hastings TG569 | RAF Changi | December 1962
Army Despatchers chock the wheels as they back a Land Rover up the ramp into Hastings TG569, at Changi on December 10th 1962. In the age of 'nose-wheel' transport planes, the Hastings seemed archaic and had infact been designed post-war to carry a pair of Army Jeeps underslung under the nose, for air-dropping. Alas not possible with the later Land-Rovers.
The 48 Sqdn crew of Captain Sqd.Ldr. M.Jenkins, with Co-pilot Flg.Off. J.Connell, Nav Flt.Lt. C.Lougheed, M. Sig. M.Pattison, Engineer F.Sgt. R.Wakeham and the AQM Sgt. Hansford left at 1650 and got to Labuan at 2035 and were airborne back at 2225. The aircraft, along with many others did 2 flights the next day.