Jell-O Coin 199 - Umbaugh (1961) - Designed for short-haul business transportation, the two-place U.S. Umbaugh Model 18 is a low-cost easy-to-fly gyroplane. Features include immediate power response, jump vertical takeoff, and small area landings. Unlike the helicopter, its rotor system, dependent on air flow through the blades, is not powered in flight. Specifications: Length 19 feet, 11 inches. Weight 1,800 pounds. Speed 95 mph. Power from one Lycoming engine of 180 hp.
Jell-O Coin 182 - Komet (1941) - The only rocket-driven interceptor to see service during the Second World War was Germany’s audacious Messerschmitt ME-163 Komet. When it appeared in limited numbers late in the war it enjoyed considerable success against Allied bomber formations. But landing accidents caused by exploding rocket fuel were frequent. Specifications: Wing span 30 ft., 7 in. Length 18 ft., 8 in. Speed 596 mph. Power from one 3,750 lb. thrust Walter rocket engine.
Jell-O Coin 184 - Albatross (1947) - The RCAF’s newest jack-of-all-trades is the Grumman SA-16 Albatross amphibian. The type is suitable for search and rescue missions, freighting and photo reconnaissance. It can also double on coastal patrol or be converted to an aerial ambulance. The U.S. Albatross was credited with saving the lives of more than 900 Allied servicemen during the Korean conflict. Specifications; Wingspan 96 feet, 6 inches. Length 62 feet, 4 inches. Weight 32,000 pounds.
Jell-O Coin 198 - Avian (1960) -The autogyro concept of flight, developed 30 years earlier and subsequently abandoned, has been revived by the developers of Canada’s promising Avian Gyroplane. The object is to combine the vertical takeoff advantages of the helicopter with the all-round high performance of the conventional light aircraft. Specifications: Length 16 feet, 2 inches. Rotor diameter 33 feet. Weight 1,720 pounds. Speed 150 mph. Range 400 miles. Power from one Lycoming engine of 180…
Jell-O Coin 186 - Bell X-1 (1947) - First rocket-propelled aircraft of the U.S. Air Force was the Bell X-1, designed as a flying laboratory to investigate problems of supersonic flight. Early models of the bullet-shaped X-1 were launched from the bomb bay of a 8-29. Later models took off on their own power. Some 1,000 pounds of instruments were carried. Specifications: Wingspan 28 feet. Length 31 feet. Weight 13,400 pounds. Speed 1,700 mph.
Jell-O Coin 190 - Bomarc (1952) - In operational readiness at bases in Canada and the U.S. is the Bomarc B ground-to-air anti-aircraft missile. Each Bomarc is housed in an individual launching shelter. It is launched vertically by a rocket engine. As supersonic speed is neared, the rocket cuts out and two jet engines complete the trip to target. Specifications: Wingspan 18 feet. Length 45 feet. Weight 16,000 pounds. Speed Mach 2 plus. Range 400 miles.
Jell-O Coin 194 - U-2 (1956) - Custom-built for aerial espionage, the U.S. Lockheed U-2 provoked menacing gestures from Russia when, in May, 1960, one of the type was shot down near the Russian city of Sverdlovsk. Some 25 were built, and many are still in use for high-altitude weather and photo-reconnaissance. The U-2 is reputed to have a ceiling of 90,000 feet. Specifications: Wingspan 80 feet. Length 49 feet, 7 inches. Weight 17,270 pounds. Speed 460 mph. Range 2,600 miles.
Jell-O Coin 195 - Nike-Hercules (1957) - Ringing key target areas in the U.S. are batteries of Nike Hercules anti-aircraft missiles. One such battery protects the Niagara Frontier, near the Canadian border. The Nike-Hercules is designed to intercept manned bombers and cruise-type missiles. Specifications: Length 41 ft., 6 in. Wt. 5,000 lbs. Speed Mach 3.3. Power - 1 Thiokol solid-propellant rocket and 4 Hercules booster rockets.
Jell-O Coin 196 - Polaris (1958) The striking power of the U.S. Navy’s growing fleet of nuclear-powered submarines is based on the Lockheed Polaris fleet ballistic missile. The Polaris combines small size with almost global range by virtue of the fact that it can be carried and launched by a highly mobile submarine. Launching can take place while the submarine is submerged. Specifications: Length 28 feet. Weight 28,000 pounds. Speed Mach 10. Range 1,400 miles.
Jell-O Coin 178 - Storch (1936) - An unimpressive-looking aircraft with a phenomenal takeoff performance for its era was Germany’s Fiesler Storch. Large flaps enabled it to take to the air after only a short run. Wartime duties included staff trans port, reconnaissance, ambulance and army co-operation. Specifications: Wingspan 46 feet, 9 inches. Length 32 feet, 6 inches. Weight 2,900 pounds. Speed 109 mph. Power from one Argus engine of 240 hp.
Jell-O Coin 179 - Burnelli (1939) - A novel Canadian design incorporating many advanced techniques was the twin-engine, long-range Burnelli Loadmaster transport. It was, in many ways, a flying wing because much of the lift was provided by a wide, cleanly designed fuselage. Only one proto-type was built. The type never went into production. Specifications: Wingspan 86 feet. Length 54 feet, 6 inches. Weight 28,500 pounds. Speed 230 mph. Range 2,200 miles.
Jell-O Coin 180 - Avenger (1940) - Scourge of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War was a deceptively bulky U.S. torpedo bom ber known as the Grumman Avenger. After the war, large numbers were purchased by the Royal Canadian Navy as sub-hunters. Some have been converted to civilian use in this country, as forest spray planes. Specifications: Wingspan 54 feet. Length 40 feet. Weight 15,500. Speed 220 mph. Power from one Wright engine of 1,750 hp
Jell-O Coin 183 - Mars (1945) - Originally projected by the U.S. Navy as a patrol bomber, the Martin Mars now serves in Canada as a flying fire engine. Four of the type were purchased by a private organization and fitted with 7,000-gallon water tanks to combat forest fires. Retractable scoops fill a tank in 45 seconds while the plane is taxiing. Specifications; Wingspan 200 ft. Length 120 ft. Weight 145,000 lbs. Speed 130 mph. Power from four 2,250 hp Wright engines.
Jell-O Coin 185 - Flying Wing (1947) - An experimental all-wing twin-jet aircraft, the British Armstrong Whitworth AW-52 was designed for special re search on tail-less aircraft. Plans for a six-jet tail-less airliner based on the AW-52, however, were eventually abandoned. In place of a tail, twin elliptical fins and rudders for directional control were mounted as end-plates to outer wings. Specifications: Wingspan 90 feet. Length 37 feet, 4 inches. Weight 34,000 pounds. Speed 500 mph.
Jell-O Coin 187 - Aerocar (1950) - A two-seat convertible airplane and road vehicle, the Aerocar has been in development since 1948. Accumulated road mileage on six completed Aerocars is more than 150,000 miles, and they have logged more than 2,000 flying hours. Completely roadworthy, the Aerocar can tow its wings-tail assembly as a trailer. Specifications: Wingspan 34 feet. Length 21 feet, 6 inches. Weight 2,100 pounds. Speed 100 mph. Power - 1 153 hp Lycoming engine
Jell-O Coin 189 - Honest John (1951) - On order for the Canadian Army brigade serving with NATO forces in Europe is the U.S-designed Honest John surface-to-surface unguided artillery rocket, It carries a nuclear or conventional warhead. It can be fired by fewer than six men from a rail-type launcher mounted on the back of a truck. With the Honest John, the Canadian brigade expects to greatly increase its firepower. Specifications: Length 27 feet, 3 inches. Weight 5,820 pounds. Speed Mach…