Flight 1939-03
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The difference between the first fragile “Bristol” aeroplanes of 1910 and the modern all-metal “Bristol” monoplane, represents 29 years of aircraft production, research and development. From the first "Bristol" Boxkites of 1910 to the famous “Bristol” Fighter which, in 1917, gave the Allies supremacy in the air; and so to the equally famous "Bristol" Blenheim Bomber, the first all-metal stressed-skin cantilever monoplane to go into quantity production for the Royal Air Force, "Bristol" development has made aviation history.
The Battle is typical modern stressed-skin type.
DOWTY SHOCK ABSORBER WHEEL fitted to a Miles Magister monoplane.
The Oxford was the RAF’s first twin-engined monoplane advanced trainer and was ordered for the RAF's expansion programme, entering service in November 1937. Seen here are Oxford Is of 3 FTS, based at South Cerney and photographed in August 1938.
“One scarcely dared to mutter the word 'Dolphin' much above a whisper, and visiting officers used to peer cautiously into those sheds, and come out muttering 'Back stagger!' in tones of awe.”
Another view of the Skua I as now in production.
The imposing fleet of British “Hudson” twin-engined reconnaissance-bombing planes - the Lockheed Aircraft Company’s B-14 Type recently ordered for the Royal Air Force of Great Britain - will be powered exclusively by 1,100 H.P. Wright Cyclone engines.
THE "BRISTOL" 138A High-altitude Monoplane has twice secured the World Altitude Record - the only machine in history with this distinction. A low-wing, stressed skin, wooden monoplane, fitted with a "Bristol" Pegasus engine
Tens of thousands of pilots in the Royal Air Force of Great Britain and in military and civil schools throughout the world owe the correctness and thoroughness of their tuition to the confident choice of the leading flying training authorities - the Tiger Moth and its Gipsy Major engine.
30,000 feet of Callender Aircraft Cable have been installed of this type built for Imperial Airways Ltd.
The new Moth can be flown solo front either seat without ballast. This picture was taken from the ground.
The inverted-flying picture was secured at close range and emphasises the stability of the new Moth in aerobatic training.
The new Moth is stable about all axes and was flown hands-off for the photograph which was taken at close quarters. It may be cruised indefinitely with hands and feet off the controls.
The simple air brake, which has practically no effect on the fore-and-aft trim, is clearly shown in the picture which also emphasises the straightforward design of the chassis.
A true impression of the reserve power available for take-off and climb is given by this genuine photograph showing the performance on full load.
The wings of the new Moth are extremely easy to fold and give an overall folded width of only 12 ft. - an important item in housing economy.
In the starboard stub wing there is a large locker for luggage which may alternatively be used for an extra fuel tank, doubling the range.
The Moth Minor and its Gipsy Minor engine: simplicity born of a vast experience.
Behind the rear seat is a roomy compartment for luggage which will take two week-end suitcases as well as small articles.
Control layout is simple and practical. There is a useful locker for maps and light luggage under the front instrument board.
The latest product of De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd. The Commercial Air Liner FLAMINGO is equipped with a SPERRY AUTOMATIC PILOT
The latest product of De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd. The Commercial Air Liner FLAMINGO is equipped with a SPERRY AUTOMATIC PILOT