Flight 1923-08
Flight
PARIS TOKIO FLIGHT: The Breguet XIX Sesquiplan, which is the type of machine, fitted with a 400 h.p. Lorraine-Dietrich engine, Lieut. Pelletier d'Oisy is flying.
THE BREGUET SESQUIPLAN: The new type and mounting of radiator, and below the fairing around the terminal of a bracing wire.
Breguet Sesquiplan, Type XIX 450 hp. Renault
Mr. H. H. Perry, who on the D.H.9a (350 h.p. R.R.) secured third place in the Aerial Derby Handicap, getting away.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Fairey III D, with Napier "Lion."
AIR SERVICES IN QUEENSLAND: On the left, the ancient D.H.4 "still going strong" with the Queensland Northern Territory Aerial Services, and, on the right, reconditioning the "4" with new 3-ply. "The climate shakes up the old 'buses during the summer," writes Mr. Cecil J. Hazlett, who is seen in the foreground.
ON THE SAVOIA: Sketch showing the suspension of one of the large bombs under the root of the lower plane.
THE SAVOIA S.16 BIS M: General arrangement drawings to scale.
SOME DORNIER DETAILS: 1. The "window" in the pilot's cockpit of the "Delphin." 2. View from below of the steps of the "Delphin."
FOR THE AIR LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP RACE ON BANK HOLIDAY: The Service Bristol Fighters (all 275 h.p. Rolls-Royce engines) lined up for the League Cup at Croydon before the start.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Vickers "Viking," with Napier "Lion."
SOME DERBY MACHINES: 504 K.
The D.H. 50 is a commercial aeroplane carrying four passengers, although the engine is a Siddeley "Puma" of 230 h.p. only. The cruising speed is about 100 m.p.h.
THE D.H.50: Side view.
THE D.H.50: Three-quarter rear view.
THE D.H.50: View of the cabin. Note the absence of wire bracing on the starboard side.
THE D.H.50: Tail and tail skid.
THE D.H.50 - SOME CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS: 1 shows the steerable tail skid, with its rubber compression block springing. In 2 are shown the details of the tail trimming gear. 3 shows the deflector mounted outside the open starboard window. 4 streamline fairing over end of elevator layshaft.
D.H.50 4-seater Biplane 250 hp Siddeley "Puma" Engine
The Supermarine "Sea Eagle" at Sea View, I. of W.: The machine appears to have attracted considerable attention. On the right, standing on the wheel, is Mr. Hubert Scott-Paine, managing director of the Supermarine Works. Next to him is seen Lord Apsley, M.P., and behind him Capt. Biard, the Supermarine pilot.
GENERAL BRANCKER "AT SEA": On Sunday, August 5, Major-General Sir Sefton Brancker paid a visit to the Supermarine Works at Southampton, and was taken for a flight in the new "Sea Eagle." In the upper photograph, the Director of Civil Aviation is seen, with Capt. Biard, in the cockpit. On the right General Brancker is just stepping ashore from the machine, and on the left is shown the central portion of the "Sea Eagle" as she appears when at rest on the sea. Note the wheels lifted clear of the water. On August 14 a flight was made, also with General Brancker as passenger, from Southampton to Cherbourg, over the new route which is to be opened shortly.
One of the Schneider Cup challengers under test: The American Curtiss-Navy Racer, type C.R.3, with 400 h.p. Curtiss D.12 engine, on which Lieut. Irvine established, on June 30, what is claimed to be a world's record for seaplanes by averaging, over a 4.26 miles course, 175.3 m.p.h.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Siddeley Siskin Mark II, with Siddeley "Jaguar."
The Fokker C.IV: Three-quarter rear view.
The Fokker C.IV: Three-quarter front view.
FOKKER AT GOTHENBURG: On the left, a portion of the new Fokker undercarriage, in which the axle is free to travel laterally to a certain extent. This feature is stated to effect a great saving of tyres. In the centre the gunner's seat in the Fokker C.IV. The seat can be shifted fore and aft on the longitudinal tubes, and by reversing it, as shown by dotted lines, the seat is lowered so as to bring the gunner's head below deck. On the right is shown the mounting of the radiator, which can be withdrawn entirely into the fuselage.
SOME DERBY MACHINES: Boulton and Paul P.9.
JUNKERS AT GOTHENBURG: (Junkers T 19) 1 is a perspective view of the small school machine, type T, which is fitted with a six-cylinder vertical air-cooled Junkers engine. 2 details of the undercarriage. 3 the fan which is used for cooling the air-cooled engine. 4 access to the cockpit of the type T is gained through a triangular door. 5 a typical strut assembly.
The Fokker D.XI, with 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza: This machine is a single-seater fighter, with a very small lower plane.
Three-quarter front view of the Aero type A.10 commercial aeroplane.
The Avro Baby passing Croydon on its second lap in the Aerial Derby, whilst below is the Sopwith-Hawker machine still awaiting its turn to start under its handicap time.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Avro "Aldershot," with 1,000 h.p. Napier "Cub."
THE AERIAL DERBY: Hamersley, the winner of the Derby Handicap, crossing the line on his Avro 200 Viper machine.
One of the Schneider Cup defenders: The Supermarine "Sea Lion," with 450 h.p. Napier "Lion" engine, being got ready for her tests at the Southampton works of the Supermarine Company.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Blackburn Torpedoplane, with Napier "Lion."
AT GOTHENBURG: Some Swedish constructional details. The padded nose of the floats on the Hansa-Brandenburg seaplane.
THE "WREN" LIGHT 'PLANE, FITTED WITH 3 H.P. A.B.C. ENGINE: Three-quarter front view.
The "Wren" Light 'Plane: Three-quarter rear view.
The "Wren" Light 'Plane 3 hp A.B.C. Engine
SOME DORNIER DETAILS: 3. The cockpit and centre-section of the "Libelle." 4. When folded, the wings are held in place by quick-release fittings on the trailing edge. 5. Details of 4.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Gloucestershire "Grouse," with B.R.2.
THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE AIRCRAFT COMPANY'S NEW RACER: The "Gloster," with Napier "Lion," is a "cleaned-up" version of the famous "Bamel," and it will be noticed that, as regards external appearance, the main alteration is formed by the disappearance of the petrol tank from the cabane.
THE "GLOSTER": A side view of the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company's world's record speed machine "Gloster," which won the Aerial Derby last Monday. A front view of this, aeroplane appeared last week exclusively in "Flight." The engine is a 450 h.p. Napier "Lion."
THE AERIAL DERBY, 1923: The winner, Mr. L. L. Carter, finishing on the "Gloster" (450 Napier "Lion") at a mean speed of 192-4 m.p.h. Inset, on the right, the "Gloster" is seen starting.
Mr. L. L. Carter, the pilot of the Aerial Derby winning "Gloster," immediately after "coming to earth." Both he and his machine, as may be noticed, were smothered with oil from a leaking oil pipe.
THE AERIAL DERBY: Mr. L. L. Carter, the pilot of the 200 m.p.h. "Gloster," after the race
A Stahlwerk Mark R.III lands in Unter den Linden: On July 7 this machine was successfully landed in front of the Opera House in Berlin.
How the planes are carried when folded on the Stahlwerk Rieseler type R.III. It scarcely seems fair to the engine to sling the weight of a wing from the outer end of a cylinder.
A "DERBY DARK HORSE": The speedy-looking Sopwith-Hawker racing biplane which is expected to do great things in Monday's Aerial Derby. It is fitted with a 400 h.p. Bristol "Jupiter," and has a wing span of only 21 feet.
RUNNING-UP THE SOPWITH-HAWKER-JUPITER FOR THE AERIAL DERBY: A front view of this new speed machine appeared exclusively in "Flight" last week.
The Avro Baby passing Croydon on its second lap in the Aerial Derby, whilst below is the Sopwith-Hawker machine still awaiting its turn to start under its handicap time.
THE AERIAL DERBY: The Sopwith-Hawker machine gets away. This 400 h.p. Jupiter-engined 'plane, piloted by Flight Lieut. W. H. Longton, was the second fastest over the course.
THE RACE FOR THE KING'S CUP: Photographs of the competing machines. Martinsyde F.6 (200 h.p. Wolseley "Viper").
THE FARMAN LIGHT 'PLANE "MOUSTIQUE": The machine shown above, which won the "Petit Parisien" Grand Prix on July 15, is the latest development of the original "Moustique." It is fitted with either of the two following engines: (1) Sergent, 4-cyl. (55 by 80), 14 h.p., with geared airscrew turning at 4,550 r.p.m. for 3,500 of engine. (2) Salmson, 3-cyl. (70 by 86), 12 h.p. at 1,800, or 16 h.p. at 2,400 r.p.m. Its chief characteristics are: Span, 34 ft. 6 ins.; o.a. length, 18 ft. 6 ins.; height, 7 ft. 6 ins.; area, 161-4 sq. ft.; weight empty, (1) 253-5 lbs., or (2) 231-5 lbs.; speed, 49-7 m.p.h.; duration, with 44 lbs. of fuel, 7 hours.
BRITAIN AT I.L.U.G.: This set of photographs, kindly supplied by the S.B.A.C., shows some of the British exhibits at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition, which has just closed. The Handley Page "Hanley," with Napier "Lion."
THE PONCELET LIGHT 'PLANE: At rest and in flight.
THE A.N.E.C. LIGHT 'PLANE, 700 c.c. BLACKBURNE ENGINE: 1, Three-quarter rear view. 2, Three-quarter front view. 3, Front view showing dihedral. 4, View under the wing, showing clear field of vision obtained. 5, The engine mounting and undercarriage. The engine is inverted. The wheels are entirely of wood, and weigh but 4 lbs. 2 oz. each. 6, Looking into the cockpit from above. The triangular section spar contains the petrol tank. A transparent cover is placed over the cockpit when the machine is flying.
LIGHT 'PLANE FROM VAUVILLE: A power-driven Dewoitine.
The Caspar U.I cantilever biplane: This machine can be dismantled, without using a single tool, by four men in 1 min. 10 secs. The engine is mounted on a swivelling mount, somewhat after the fashion patented by Boulton and Paul, Ltd.
THE CASPAR SEAPLANE: Details of float attachment.
THE CASPAR TYPE U.l SEAPLANE: Some constructional details. The whole of the machine can be dismantled without the use of tools. Our sketches show the details of the folding tail plane. When a trap door in the bottom of the fuselage is opened the lever A can be pulled down, and thereby releases the bayonet joint BC. The tail is then free to be swung upwards, as the elevator tube has a universal joint at E. Short pegs or dowels, D, take the shear at leading and trailing edges when the tail is spread.
THE UDET MONOPLANE: On the left, a view from above, and on the right a front view showing the low wing position.
ON THE UDET MONOPLANE: This sketch shows the unusual exhaust collector ring into which the gases are passed tangentially, and from which they emerge in the same manner, through a single long exhaust pipe on the starboard side.
Udet Two-seater 55/60 hp Siemens Engine
AT GOTHENBURG: Some of the Swedish machines: "Tummeliten," a school biplane with rotary engine.
AT GOTHENBURG: Some of the Swedish machines: The monoplane single-seater fighter, J.23, which has a 185 h.p. B.M.W. engine.
AT GOTHENBURG: Some Swedish constructional details. The very small slotted aileron of the J.23.
AT GOTHENBURG: Some of the Swedish machines: The Nordiska Phoenix school biplane, with Bristol "Lucifer" engine.
AT GOTHENBURG: Some Swedish constructional details. The folding hinge and aileron cables on the Nordiska Phoenix.
AT GOTHENBURG: Some of the Swedish machines: The two-seater fighter, type S.21, which is fitted with a 230-300 h.p. Maybach engine.
AT GOTHENBURG: Some Swedish constructional details. Unusual construction of the rudder of S.21.
THE CASPAR MONOPLANE THREE-SEATER: The machine taking off, and below side view on the ground inset, in flight.
THE CASPAR COMMERCIAL MONOPLANE: 1 Shows the arrangement of the rubber shock absorbers on the end of the wing-section fairing over the axle. An aileron crank lever is shown in 2, while 3 is a perspective view of the machine as she was exhibited - on a steep left-hand banked turn.
Caspar Monoplane Type C.L.E.II 80 hp Siemens Engine
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BODMIN": This machine has several very interesting features, chief of which Is the central placing of the engines (Napier "Lions") in the fuselage, with drive to four propellers mounted between the planes.
The Dietrich-Gobiet sporting two-seater.
The top plane of the Dietrich-Gobiet two-seater is attached to the N-struts by quick-release fittings.
THE NORDFLUG FLYING BOAT: Note the wing-tip ailerons.
THE NORDFLUG TYPE F.B.I: Owing to a strike this machine was finished only under great difficulties, which explains the somewhat inferior finish.
Nordflug-Werke Type F.B.I. 50 hp Siemens Engine.
THE DEWOITINE TWO-SEATER GLIDER: A "thumbnail" sketch from Vauville.
THE DEWOITINE TWO-SEATER GLIDER: Shown diagrammatically the way in which the camber and incidence of the wing are altered.
THE ILL-FATED THOMAS GLIDER: This rough sketch gives a fair idea of the lines of the machine.
THE ILL-FATED THOMAS GLIDER: A plan view of the tail.
LIGHT 'PLANE FROM VAUVILLE: The tailless "Simplex."
TWO VIEWS OF THE AERO A.18 WITH 185 H.P. B.M.W.IIIa ENGINE: In spite of its low power this machine has a very good performance.
Aero "A.18" 185 hp. B.M.W. Engine