Rotodyne first flight 1958
Note the fixed undercarraige and no upper fin extensions.
.These pictures are original photographs (not scans from a book) . I personally have never seen these particular pictures before in print . A printed caption is attached to the reverse of this picture and may be viewed here.
These interesting picture came into my posession (from a charity shop) so I have uploaded it purely to upload to flikrs "Fairey Rotodyne" and other groups