1961–1962 Mills : Histoire de L'Aviation

1961–1962 Mills : Histoire de L'Aviation



Histoire de L'Aviation cards were released from 1961–1962 by the Amalgamated Tobacco Corporation, Ltd. The 50-card collection was distributed in two 25-card series. One card was included with each pack of Mills cigarettes in France. Each card measures approximately 3.6 x 6.7 cm. The card text is printed in French. The entire series is included in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library.

1962 Mills : Histoire de L'Aviation Series 2 #47 - Fusee Viking 1962 Mills : Histoire de L'Aviation Series 2 #47 - Fusee Viking

The U.S. Navy Viking sounding rocket is depicted on card #47, "Fusee Viking." The illustration is based on an official Navy photograph of Viking #11. The Martin RTV-N-12a rocket was fired into sub-orbital space from White Sands LC33 on May 24, 1954, reaching a record apogee of 158 miles (254 km) . The experiment package measured nose cone heat during reentry and returned high altitude photos of the Earth.

The Viking #11 launch photo appears in the Jet Planes series from the Exhibit Supply Co., Record Holders of the World from Cadet Sweets, Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards from Nesbitt's, and Aircraft & Missile Trading Cards from Sicle.


Series 1
1 Le Ballon Mongolfier
2 Le Premier Vol en Ballon en Angleterre
3 La Premiere Traversee de la Manche en Ballon
4 Le Dirigeable Giffard
5 Lilienthal
6 Le Dirigeable Santos-Dumont
7 Les Freres Wright
8 Santos-Dumont
9 Santos-Dumont “Demoiselle”
10 Le Premier Dirigeable Militaire Anglais
11 “Republique”
12 Blériot
13 S. F. Cody
14 Roe’s Triplane
15 Monoplan Antoinette
16 Triplan Italien
17 Triplan Pullman
18 Sidecar Blackburn
19 Alcock et Brown
20 L’Autogire Cierva
21 Hydravion Mitchell
22 Lindbergh
23 Graf Zeppelin
24 Dornier DO-X
25 Le “Grosvenor House”
Series 2
26 Handley Page Hannibal
27 Curtiss Hawk P-6-E
28 Le “Flying Flea” (Pou Volant)
29 Dragon Rapide
30 Le Hindenburg
31 Douglas XB-19
32 Mayo Composite Aircraft
33 Sikorsky VS.300
34 Junkers Ju.87B (Stuka)
35 Bell X-1
36 Le “Bournemouth”
37 D.H. Venom
38 Le “Lit-Cage Volant”
39 Le Pawnee
40 Avro Vulcan
41 La Caravelle
42 Matador
43 Rotodyne
44 D.H. Comet 4
45 Vigilante
46 Short SC.1
47 Fusee Viking
48 Bristol 188
49 Vickers VC.10
50 Vaisseau Spatial

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