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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"The Van Nuys Collection" #6... "The Westland Lysander"

 
The Westland "Lizzie" Lysander
 Another view of the British scout and liason aircraft before they rolled it out onto the tarmac.  This two-seat, high-winged monoplane would soon become famous for its nocturnal flights into occupied Europe, dropping supplies and agents behind enemy lines. Although it was pretty slow in the air, it apparently was held in high esteem for its STOL characteristics and rugged construction. Because of its use, most of the plane was painted black with only the upper surfaces painted in drab and gray.