1972 Brooke Bond : History of Aviation

1972 Brooke Bond : History of Aviation



1972 Brooke Bond Picture Cards History of Aviation

The Brooke Bond Picture Cards History of Aviation was released in 1972 by Brooke Bond Oxo Ltd. of Surrey. The 50-card series showcases the history of aviation from the Montgolfier hot air balloon flight of 1784. The picture cards were illustrated by Roy Cross. The card text and album was authored by Michael Wilson.

Each card measures approximately 1.46 x 2.72 inches (37 x 69 mm). The cards were distributed with Brooke Bond Tea in the United Kingdom. The Brooke Bond collector album was available from participating grocers and mail order for five pence.

1972 Brooke Bond History of Aviation #42 - North American X-15

The collection includes an illustration of the North American X-15-1 experimental aircraft (56-6670). NASA developed three of the aircraft to investigate problems that pilots would encounter near the edge of space.The X-15-1 was first piloted in an unpowered glide by Scott Crossfield on June 8, 1959. The X-15-1 is currently held by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft is displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport.

The X-15 program completed 199 free flights from 1959–1968. Eight astronauts have flown the X-15 above 50 miles, the United States definition of space. On July 17, 1962, Robert Michael White reached an altitude of 59.6 miles (95.9 km) aboard the X-15-3 (56-6672). White was awarded NASA Astronaut Wings on August 23, 2005.

On July 19, 1963, Joseph A. Walker piloted the X-15-3 to an altitude of 65.87 miles (106 km). Walker was the first human to enter the mesosphere and the only pilot that flew the X-15 over the Kármán line. Walker was posthumously awarded NASA Astronaut Wings on August 23, 2005.

1972 Brooke Bond History of Aviation #42 - North American X-15



Checklist
1 Montgolfier Balloon
2 Pilcher Hang-glider
3 Lebaudy Airship
4 Wright Flyer
5 Cornu Helicopter
6 Maurice Farman Biplane
7 Blériot Monoplane
8 Sikorsky Bolshoi Airliner
9 Avro 504
10 Fokker D.VII
11 Handley Page 0/400
12 Junkers F-13
13 Cierva Autogiro
14 de Havilland Moth
15 Hawker Hart
16 Kronfeld's Wien Sailplane
17 Handley Page HP.42
18 Supermarine S.6B
19 Douglas DC-3
20 Hindenburg Airship
21 Short Empire Flying Boat
22 Boeing Stratoliner
23 Heinkel 178
24 Gloster-Whittle E.28/39
25 de Havilland Mosquito
26 Supermarine Spitfire
27 Sikorsky R-4 Helicopter
28 Avro Lancaster
29 Messerschmitt 262
30 Airspeed Horsa
31 Messerschmitt 163 Komet
32 Grumman Avenger
33 MiG-15
34 Vickers Viscount
35 Avro Vulcan
36 de Havilland Comet I
37 Short S.C.1
38 de Havilland Canada Otter
39 McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom
40 Hawker Siddeley 125
41 Boeing Chinook
42 North American X-15
43 Wallis WA-120 Autogyro
44 Canadair CL-84
45 BAC/Breguet Jaguar
46 BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde
47 Hawker Siddeley Harrier
48 General Dynamics F-111
49 Lockheed TriStar
50 Northrop HL-10

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