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This Day in Aviation History

September 3rd, 1953
First flight of the Pilatus P-3. The Pilatus P-3 was designed for primary and advanced training (including night flying, aerobatics and instrument flying). The military version was designated P-3-03. It was of all-metal construction with a retractable tricycle undercarriage and tandem seating. There was provision for underwing racks for light practice bombs or rockets and a machine gun in a pod below the port wing.

Wikipedia, Pilatus P-3:   http://bit.ly/YbYdLU

YouTube, PILATUS P3:   http://youtu.be/kmx5mQEIA6E

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