Flight 1920-09
THE FAIREY III AMPHIBIAN: Three-quarter front view
THE AIR MINISTRY COMPETITION: Three-quarter rear view of the Fairey III Amphibian float seaplane, 450 h.p. Napier "Lion" engine
THE FAIREY III AMPHIBIAN: View of tail, tail float and skid
The Fairey seaplane: Details of the amphibian gear
ON THE FAIREY AMPHIBIAN: Two single-acting water rudders are fitted on the outer corners of the float sterns. A rubber cord pulls the rudder inwards
The tail skid of the Fairey Amphibian is built up of wood laminations
SOME FAIREY QUICK-RELEASE DEVICES: These are used on the external drag cables to facilitate casting off when folding the wings
A Fairey inter-plane strut fitting
Fairey III Amphibian
Over the Egyptian desert, showing a plan view of a Handley Page in the mid-distance. Note the scrubby shrubs which dot the water-gullies in the sand
THE GLENN-MARTIN NAVY TORPEDO 'PLANE: Three-quarter front view
The Glenn-Martin Navy Torpedo 'Plane: Close-up view, showing the 2,100-lb. torpedo in position
The Glenn-Martin Navy Torpedo 'Plane: View of the machine with the wings folded
THE AIR MINISTRY COMPETITION: Three-quarter rear view of the Vickers "Viking" Amphibian, 450 h. p. Napier "Lion" engine
THE VICKERS "VIKING," 450 H.P. NAPIER "LION": Three-quarter front view
THE VICKERS "VIKING" AMPHIBIAN: View of the mounting of the 450 h.p. Napier "Lion" engine
The Vickers "Viking" Amphibian: View of the tail planes
THE VICKERS "VIKING" AMPHIBIAN: On the left, the water rudder, and on the right one of the wing tip floats
The Vickers "Viking": Details of the land gear
THE VICKERS "VIKING": The aft cockpit has a loose aluminium cover, secured by leather straps
The Saunders "Kittiwake," which was not finished in time 1920 a competition for amphibian machines.
THE SAUNDERS "KITTIWAKE": Three-quarter rear view
THE SAUNDERS "KITTIWAKE": View showing the aft portion of the planing bottom of the boat hull.
THE SAUNDERS "KITTIWAKE": Mounting and cowling of the A.B.C. "Wasp, Mark II" engine.
THE SAUNDERS "KITTIWAKE": View showing the general arrangement of the combined tail skid and water rudder.
THE SAUNDERS "KITTIWAKE": The ailerons are placed between the planes as seen on the left, so as to allow of varying the entire wing camber. The camber of the wings is varied by pulling down leading and trailing edges. These are operated by a series of devices resembling in principle the ordinary turnbuckle as seen in the right-hand photo. Note also in the left-hand photo the single "I" strut.
Aviation in China: The first Avro supplied to the Chinese, Government by Messrs. Vickers, Ltd. In the front seat of the machine is Major C. Patteson, and in front are Chinese pupils forming the first flying instruction class at Nanyuan Aerodrome, Peking.
THE AIR MINISTRY COMPETITION: Wheeling out the Supermarine Amphibian flying-boat, 360 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Eagle" engine
The Supermarine Amphibian: View of the tail planes
THE SUPERMARINE AMPHIBIAN: One of the wing tip floats
The water rudder of the Supermarine is sprung by cables and shock-absorbers to the stern
ON THE SUPERMARINE: Details of the locking arrangement of the land gear
THE AIR MINISTRY AMPHIBIAN COMPETITION: Our photograph shows the hull (inverted for planking) of the Beardmore W.B. IX flying boat
THE AIR MINISTRY AMPHIBIAN COMPETITION: The Beardmore W.B.IX Flying Boat, four 200 h.p. Beardmore engines. Longitudinal and transverse sections of the hull.
A Gordon-Bennett Entry from U.S.A. This sketch gives a general idea of the Dayton Wright machine. It is said to have a speed of 215 m.p.h. The undercarriage and wheels are drawn up within the fuselage when in flight. The planes are of the variable camber type.
THE "PIONEER" SINGLE-SEATER SPORTPLANE: Three-quarter front view, showing radiators mounted at the side of the fuselage instead of above
The "Pioneer" Single-Seater Sportplane: The machine in flight
Pioneer Type A Sportplane 40 h.p. Pioneer engine
The Curtlss Entry for the Gordon Bennett: The "Texas Wildcat" monoplane, for which is claimed a speed of 200 m.p.h.
ANOTHER U.S. GORDON BENNETT ENTRY: The U.S. Army - Verville biplane, with 600 h.p. 12-cylinder Packard engine, which will be piloted by Maj. R. W. Schroeder