1951 British Educational Series : Modern Aircraft

1951 British Educational Series : Modern Aircraft



The British Educational Series Modern Aircraft cards were distributed by various companies in England. The collection was later retitled Wonders of Modern Transport. Brands observed include BeanO Ltd., Sweetule Junior Service, and Osborne Tobacco Co. The 50-card series features photographs of post-World War II aircraft and weapons developed by Britain and the United States. Each card measures approximately 1.45 x 2.68 inches (37 x 68 mm).

1951 Modern Aircraft #50 - The U.S. Navy's Martin Viking
"The U.S. Navy's Martin Viking"

The collection includes Viking #7, a U.S. Navy sounding rocket. The Martin RTV-N-12 rocket was launched into sub-orbital space from White Sands LC33 on August 7, 1951. Viking #7 reached an apogee of 136 miles (219 km) , breaking the single-stage altitude record set by an American V-2. The payload contained an experiment package to measure cosmic radiation.

Viking 7, August 7, 1951 (USN-708336)
Martin RTV-N-12 Viking #7


Checklist
1 Valliant
2 De Havilland Comet
3 The "Bristol" Britannia Airliner
4 Avro Shackleton 2
5 Blackburn "Universal" Freighter
6 Martin P4M-1 Mercator
7 The Vickers Varsity
8 Boulton Paul Sea Balliol
9 The Avro Type 698
10 U.S.A.F. B-61 Martin Matador Pilotless Bomber
11 Auster Ambulance/Freight
12 Sealand
13 Bristol Olympus-Canberra
14 Gloster Meteor
15 Gloster Javelin
16 Rotodyne Helicopter
17 Bristol Type 173
18 Vickers Supermarine 508
19 Westland Wyvern
20 The Percival "Prince"
21 Skeeter 3
22 De Havilland Vampire F.B.M.K.5
23 Gloster Meteor T. Mk. 7
24 The Auster Aiglet Trainer
25 The De Havilland Venom F.B. Mk. 1
26 Marathon Trainer
27 De Havilland Type No. 110
28 Bristol Type 170 Freighter
29 The Airspeed Ambassador
30 English Electric Canberra B. Mk 2
31 Viscount
32 The Westland S-55
33 Meteor N.F. 11
34 The Bristol Type 171 Mk. 3
35 The Boulton Paul P120
36 Martin X.B.-51
37 S.A.4
38 Avro Type 707B
39 Blackburn Universal Freighter Mk. 1
40 Hawker Hunter
41 Princess
42 De Havilland Vampire Trainer
43 Fairchild Primary-Basic Trainer
44 Vickers Supermarine "Attacker"
45 The "Bristol" Brabazon I Mk. I
46 The Vickers Viscount 701
47 The Gloster Meteor P.R. Mk. 10
48 Pioneer 2
49 The Vickers Supermarine Swift
50 The U.S. Navy's Martin Viking

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