1963 Shell Oil : Aircraft of the World

1963 Shell Oil : Aircraft of the World



The Aircraft of the World card series was issued in 1963 by Shell Oil New Zealand Limited. The 48-card collection features illustrations of contemporary military and commercial aircraft. Each card measures approximately 1.6 x 3 inches (41 x 76 mm).

The series includes the "North American X15 Hyper-Sonic Research Aircraft." NASA developed three of the experimental aircraft to investigate problems that pilots would encounter near the edge of space. The X-15-1 (56-6670) was first piloted in an unpowered glide by Scott Crossfield on June 8, 1959. Crossfield flew the X-15-2 during the first powered flight of the X-15 program on September 17, 1959.

The X-15-3 was first flown above the Kármán line by Joseph A. Walker during Flight 90 on July 19, 1963. The highest altitude achieved by the X-15-3 was 67 miles (108 km) during Flight 91 on August 22, 1963. Walker was posthumously awarded NASA Astronaut Wings on August 23, 2005.

The X-15-1 is displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. The X-15A-2 is displayed in the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.



Checklist
1 English Electric Canberra B Mk6
2 Tupolev TU 114
3 De Havilland Trident DH 121
4 Nord Griffon 1500
5 Boeing Stratofortress B52G
6 De Havilland Comet 4C
7 Westland Rotodyne
8 Westland Belvedere H.C. MkI
9 Sud-Aviation Caravelle 111
10 Fletcher FU-24
11 Fiat G91
12 Fokker Friendship F27
13 Pilatus Turbo-Porter
14 Aviation Traders ATL 98 Carvair
15 Hawker Hunter F Mk50
16 Avro Vulcan B MkI
17 Chance Vought Crusader F8U-IP
18 Lockheed Starfighter F104C
19 McDonnell Voodoo F-101B
20 North American X15
21 Myasishchev "Bounder"
22 Britten-Norman CC-2 Cushioncraft
23 Beechcraft Bonanza N35
24 Supermarine Scimitar
25 Antonov Ukrania AN-10
26 Handley Page Victor B MkII
27 Douglas DC8
28 De Havilland Caribou DHC-4
29 Douglas DC-7C
30 Vickers VC10
31 Piaggio P.166
32 Lockheed Electra 188A
33 Piper Comanche 250
34 Convair Hustler B58A
35 Dornier DO27 S-1
36 Avro Shackleton MR Mk3
37 Vickers Viscount 807
38 Gloster Javelin F Mk7
39 Boeing 707
40 Bristol Brittannia 102
41 Grumman Mohawk YAO-1
42 Lockheed Super Constellation 1049C
43 Cessna 210
44 BAC One-Eleven
45 Dassault Mirage IV
46 Aero Commander 720
47 Blackburn Buccaneer NA 39
48 Lockheed C130B Hercules

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