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Изображения: черно-белые фото, цветные рисункиTHE Sqn. Ldr. was once ordered, in any respect charges, to strength a fashion prior Steam curler Farm and annihilate the enemyat the pinnacle of the go. tanks, commanded respectively via Capt. E. D. Hollands, D.C.M., and Lieut. J. G. Renton, succeeded in breaking via. jointly they coated the 1,500 yards which separates Steam curler Farm from the pinnacle of the cross. to do that they'd to develop down a slender causeway from which no deployment was once attainable. This causeway used to be lined through an 88 mm. gun firing at more than a few lower than two hundred yards. It fired photographs, which overlooked the prime tank, which charged, and the gun group fled. the 2 tanks slowly wound their technique to the head of the go, which used to be very steep and rocky. There, that they had the shoot in their lives, however the rest of the Sqn. and the Coldstreams have been not able to strength apassage and subscribe to them they usually have been eventually ordered to withdraw. sooner than they did they accounted for two88 mm., seventy five mm., and 50 mm. anti-tank weapons, 4 lesser anti-tank weapons, 25 wheeled automobiles, two3-inch mortars, Mk. ailing Tanks and approximately a hundred Germans.

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The model was also upgraded with an automatic engine-synchronization system to match turbine rotation speeds, and an air data system to alert the crew of preselected altitudes. The DC-9-50's first flight occurred one week after its rollout. Lasting five hours and ten minutes, the aircraft flew over the Pacific Ocean and parts of California and Arizona at an altitude of up to 35,OOOft (IO,600m) to check on the performance and control characteristics of the engines, autopilot and major systems. The fl igh t took place on the seventy-fi rst anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight.

Despite their improvements, the DC-9-40 and -50 models sold only modestly before the arrival of the further stretched MD-80 series. Nevertheless, nearly forty years after beginning operations and two decades after the final DC-9 rolled off the 63 assembly line, the DC-9 family today remains a mainstay for dozens of airlines around the world, still building a worldwide reputation for reliability and durability unmatched by any other aircraft model. Today, the worldwide fleet makes more than 3,500 flights per day, with each aircraft averaging more than five hours of revenue service daily.

The fl igh t took place on the seventy-fi rst anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight. ) DC-9 Milestones 15 February 1963 8 April 1963 25 April 1963 1July 1963 18 July 1963 26 July 1963 20 August 1963 22 November 1963 10 January 1964 6 March 1964 13 May 1964 20 July 1964 24 July 1964 4 September 1964 14 October 1964 5 November 1964 12 January 1965 25 February 1965 18 September 1965 23 November 1965 8 December 1965 1August 1966 13 January 1967 1 February 1967 28 November 1967 12 March 1968 18 September 1968 23 January 1969 5July 1973 17 December 1974 15 August 1975 28 October 1982 Douglas Aircrah Board of Directors authorizes start of detail engineering Douglas announces decision to produce DC-9 Delta Air Lines orders fiheen, options fifteen Bonanza Airlines orders three, options three Completion of wind-tunnel tests for initial configuration Production under way in Long Beach plant - first spar cap milled Design finalized for two-person cockpit Air Canada orders six Assembly of first wing begins at de Havilland Canada.

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