H.M. AIRCRAFT-CARRIER “ILLUSTRIOUS” RANGING A MARTLET FIGHTER H.M.S. Illustrious suffered extensive damage in the Mediterranean from mass dive-bombing attacks, but she has since been refitted in American and British dockyards. Above, a U.S. baby tractor manoeuvring a M artlet fighter into position on the flight deck of the aircraft-carrier. CONTROLLING A DECK-LANDING An aircralt about to landon the flight deck of the Illustrious. The control officer on the right is a senior officer, himsell a skilled pilot, and he is signalling “Put her down now” by means of reflector bats.
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