Flight 1924-03
Flight
A Giant Seaplane: The four-engined "Atalanta'' flying boat was designed by the Fairey Aviation Company and built by the English Electric Company. It is fitted with four Rolls-Royce "Condor" engines. A good idea of size is provided by the D.H.6 standing next to the "Atalanta."
The Armstrong-Siddeley "Wolf" is a two-seater Corps Reconnaissance machine with Siddeley "Jaguar" engine. The undercarriage is of unusual design, and the cut-away front of the fuselage is another unusual feature.
The "P.5" on the slipway. The men standing under the tail give a good idea of the size.
The Phoenix "Cork," or "P.5," of the English Electric Company. This machine is fitted with two Rolls-Royce "Eagle" engines. Three-quarter front view.
The "P.5" on the water.
The cowling of one of the Rolls-Royce "Eagles" of the "P.5."
View inside the hull of the "P.5," looking forward. The large sprockets are for the petrol pumps, windmill-driven by propellers mounted on deck.
Sketch showing the tail of the "P.5."
THE ENGLISH ELECTRIC COMPANY'S "P.5": Some constructional details. 1 shows a typical wing spar fitting, the details of which are clear from the sketches on the right and left. 2, a wing rib. 3, Details of a wing spar. These consist of spruce flanges separated by packing pieces of different shapes, with spruce sides. Triangular-section strips are placed in the corners to increase the glued area. 4 shows the attachment of the sloping struts running from the lower plane to the hull chine. The fitting is covered with a wood fairing. 5 gives details of the built-up interplane struts, which consist of steel tubes with three-ply and fabric fairings.
P.5 "Cork" Flying Boat 2-360 hp Rolls-Royce "Eagle" Engines
A Giant Seaplane: The four-engined "Atalanta'' flying boat was designed by the Fairey Aviation Company and built by the English Electric Company. It is fitted with four Rolls-Royce "Condor" engines. A good idea of size is provided by the D.H.6 standing next to the "Atalanta."
THE FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD: The start from Calshot on March 25. The photograph shows the Vickers "Vulture" being wheeled down to the slipway.
PREPARING FOR THE FLIGHT: Finishing touches being put to the Vickers "Vulture" G-EBHO on which the flight around the world is being attempted.
THE FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD: The start from Calshot on March 25. The photograph shows Squadron-Leader MacLaren giving a last handshake.
THE FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD: The start from Calshot on March 25. In the picture the machine is seen taking the water.
THE START OF THE WORLD-FLIGHT. The Vickers "Vulture" taking off and, inset, passing over Calshot "outward bound."
THE VICKERS "VULTURE": Two views of the oleo undercarriage. On the left is shown also the two-stage pump used for reaching a pressure of about 800 lbs. per sq. in.
THE VICKERS "VULTURE": Some Constructional Details. 1, The neat quick-release fastener used on the engine cowling. 2, The water rudders, tail skid and tail trolley. In 3 the tail skid is shown with the trolley removed. 4 shows the spar and rib construction, with the rib extension carrying the aileron hinge. In 5 is seen one of the brackets and crank used inside the wing to eliminate the use of cables passing over pulleys.
Vickers "Vulture" Amphibian 450 hp Napier "Lion" Engine