Flight 1920-06
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, AIRCRAFT SECTION: The Short Seaplane, the one-and-only 'plane taking part in the Battle of Jutland!
A close view of the tail of one of the large Sikorsky biplanes. From this an impression can be gained of the hugeness of the machine
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, AIRCRAFT SECTION: Some of the captured German machines, a Friedrichshafen bomber, a Roland D.VI, and the remains of a Junker all-metal biplane.
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, AIRCRAFT SECTION: An R.E.8, Sopwith Salamander, Sopwith triplane and Bristol Fighter
OFF TO PARIS: One of the Napier-engined Airco 18 machines recently flew from London to Paris in 1 hour 47 minutes, with seven passengers on board. The machines are designed to carry eight passengers in addition to the pilot. Fitted with a Napier Lion, one of these machines is capable of climbing to 10,000 ft. in 20 minutes with its full complement of passengers. As the cabin is entirely closed in, it is possible to fly in absolute comfort, even at the great speed reached by the Airco 18, and it is therefore only natural that this machine is getting very popular on the Continental Air Express Service
A British machine on a Polish Air Mail Service: Our photograph shows a Bristol Fighter, Rolls-Royce "Falcon" engine, being loaded with mail at Warsaw preparatory to its flight to Kieff. The pilot is Capt. S. G. McNaught Davis, R.A.F., and the passenger is Brig .-General A. Carton de Wiart, V.C., C.M.G., D.S.O.
The World's Fastest Hydroaeroplane: The Curtiss "Wasp," equipped with pontoons, which established a new world's record in recent Navy trials at Rockaway, L.I., by travelling at the rate of 138 miles per hour, piloted by Roland Rohlfs. It is the same machine in which he established new world's records for altitude and climb at Roosevelt Field last September. It is now the property of the U.S. Navy, and will be used at Hampton Roads, Va., for training purposes. The former world's hydroaeroplane record was 126 miles per hour, held by the Curtiss HA hydro. The equipment of the "Wasp" was the Curtiss 12-cylinder 400 h.p. motor
The Martinsyde F.4, 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engine
The Martinsyde F3, 190 h.p. Rolls-Royce engine
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, AIRCRAFT SECTION: The Norman Thompson flying boat in its element
The Martinsyde G.100, 160 h.p. Beardmore engine
The Martinsyde S.1, 80 h.p. Gnome engine
The Martinsyde R.G., 190 h.p. Rolls-Royce engine
The Martinsyde F.2, 200 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engine
The Martinsyde F.1, 250 h.p. Rolls-Royce engine
Three-quarter front view of the latest British Nieuport racing machine, fitted with A.B.C. "Dragonfly" motor, which has been undergoing speed trials at Martlesham Heath
Flying at a speed of 166-5 miles per hour: The latest British Nieuport racing machine, eclipsing the British speed record by 5 m.p.h. at Martlesham last week
Three-quarter front view of the Orenco type "F" Tourister
Two views of the Orenco Tourister in flight
THE ORENCO TOURISTER: The dual side-by-side aileron and elevator controls
THE ORENCO TOURISTER: The engine mounting, showing the front steel engine plate, and the veneer bulkheads
THE ORENCO TOURISTER: On the left the aluminium fire-proof bulkhead separating the front cockpit from the engine. On the right the general arrangement of the tail skid shock-absorber system is seen, together with some details of the swivel mounting, etc.
THE ORENCO TOURISTER: The control leads from rear cockpit. Elevator cables at side; rudder cables, under seat
THE ORENCO TOURISTER: The front seat arrangement, showing 27-gal. petrol tank, and dual rudder bars
The Orenco Tourister: The petrol strainer under the floor of the rear cockpit
THE ORENCO TYPE "F" TOURISTER BIPLANE: Plan, side and front elevations to scale
A Sport from the Start: A Family Affair: Bert Hinkler (in the centre of gravity) and his homebuilt glider, with which he experimented in Australia in the early days of flying!