Flight 1925-04
A New Fairey 3D: Produced originally as a seaplane, in which form it was used by Wing-Commander Coble for his round-Australia flight, the Fairey 3D is also used as a land machine, in which guise it is shown in our photograph. A special Fairey oleo undercarriage is fitted. The engine is a Napier "Lion."
The Savoia S.55 twin-boat mono-seaplane in flight, launching its torpedo.
Three-quarter front view of the Savoia S.55 torpedo and mine-laying mono-seaplane with twin boats and tandem engines (400 h.p. Lorraine-Dietrich).
Savoia S.55 Torpedo Seaplane Two 400 hp Lorraine-Dietrich Engines
The Fokker F.VII, Napier "Lion," taking off for one of its demonstration flights.
The Fokker F.VII: Three-quarter rear view.
The Fokker F.VII: Three-quarter front view. The engine is a Napier "Lion."
The Fokker F.VII: On the left, the nose, showing neat cowling. The undercarriage is of special design, and gives a very wide track. On the right, the control surfaces, which are of perfectly normal shape and size. The horn balance of the aileron is not of symmetrical section, but has flat bottom camber.
Mijnheer Fokker standing by his non-stalling monoplane.
Stalled flight:Bulman on the Avro, flying stalled above the Fokker monoplane.
THE LATEST FOKKER F.VII: Fitted with a Napier "Lion" engine; this machine carries 10 passengers.
IN THE FOKKER F.VII: This view inside the cabin gives a good idea of the seating arrangement, etc. Owing to the high position of the monoplane wing, the passengers' view is particularly unrestricted.
Fokker F.VII Napier "Lion" Engine
Three-quarter front view of the Savoia S.16ter, a bombing and reconnaissance flying boat fitted with a 400 h.p. Lorraine-Dietrich engine.
Savoia S.16t Bombing Flying Boat 400 hp Lorraine-Dietrich Engine
Stalled flight:Bulman on the Avro, flying stalled above the Fokker monoplane.
Flight-Lieut. Bulman on the slot-wing Avro doing a stalled turn without going into a spin. This performance is, of course, one which, in a "normal" machine would almost inevitably provoke a spin, but the Avro fitted with the slot-aileron combination showed no tendency to "autorotate." We understand that some time previously Flight-Lieut. Bulman put the machine into a stalled turn, and then stopped his engine "just to see what would happen." Nothing did happen, the machine remaining under perfect control.
Slots and ailerons: Mr. A .V. Roe explains to his youngest son the action of the Handley Page slots on the Avro 504.
The first P.25 Bugle prototype, J6984, outside the hangars at Mousehold.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BUGLE": Three-quarter rear view.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BUGLE": The tail skid and one undercarriage leg. Both are of the oleo-pneumatic type. The small inset shows, in section, the arrangement of the air-pressure gauge which can be put in series or out by means of the needle valve. The gauge is, of course, in communication with the air in the leg during the process of pumping-up only, or when inspecting the pressure in the leg.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BUGLE": Side and front elevations and plan of tubular engine structure for mounting the Bristol "Jupiter" engines. The actual engine mountings in front are arranged to swivel so as to facilitate inspection of the back of the engines.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL "BUGLE": 1, details of fuselage construction. 2, the construction of the special inter-plane struts, whose main structure is of metal, while the removable fairing is of three-ply wood. 3, a wing spar section, and, 4, a very light tip-up seat in the forward gunner's cockpit.
Boulton & Paul "Bugle" 2 Bristol "Jupiter" Engine
THE LOENING AMPHIBIAN BIPLANE: A recent American machine of somewhat unusual design, which might be described as being midway between the orthodox tractor-fuselage biplane and the flying-boat. It is fitted with a 400 h.p. Inverted "Liberty" engine.
The Fokker C.VI is an artillery-spotter (two-seater), with Hispano-Suiza engine.
THE BLACKBURN "BLUEBIRD" LIGHT 'PLANE: Three-quarter rear view. Note the door giving access to the cockpit.
TWO BLACKBURN SCHOOL MACHINES: On the left, the "Dart" seaplane, with Napier "Lion" engine; and on the right, the "Bluebird" light 'plane, with Blackburne engine.
The Blackburn "Bluebird": In this view the undercarriage and the engine cowling, etc., are clearly shown. Note the Fairey-Reed Duralumin propeller.
TWO BLACKBURN SCHOOL MACHINES: On the left, the "Dart" seaplane, with Napier "Lion" engine; and on the right, the "Bluebird" light 'plane, with Blackburne engine.
SCHOOL WORK AT BROUGH: These photographs, secured on a recent visit to the North Sea Aerial and General Transport Company's station show the Blackburn "Dart" seaplane, fitted with Napier "Lion" engine, which is used for seaplane training. It should be noted that a though the machine is not an amphibian in the usual sense of the term, the landing-wheels are carried on board, but are raised clear once the machine has taken the sea. They are lowered for transport on land and in launching and coming in. The upper left-hand photograph shows the "Dart" taking off, piloted by Mr Woodhouse and in the lower right-hand picture it is seen alighting. The other photographs are self-explanatory.
H.R.H. THE INFANTE DON ALFONSO OF SPAIN VISITS THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE AIRCRAFT COMPANY: The photo shows the Infante Don Alfonso inspecting the Siddeley "Jaguar" engine of a Gloucestershire "Grebe."
The Curtiss "Carrier Pigeon": One of the latest products of the Curtiss company, specially designed for overnight air mail work. It is fitted with a 400 h.p. "Liberty" engine, and has a speed range of 50 to 120 m.p.h.
Three-quarter rear view of the Curtiss "Carrier Pigeon," 400 h.p. "Liberty."
Side view of the Savoia S.57 fast reconnaissance flying boat fitted with a 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engine.
Savoia S.57b Reconnaissance Flying Boat 300 hp Hispano-Suiza Engine
THE PANDER LIGHT MONOPLANE AT CROYDON: This side view gives a good idea of the size of the machine.
The Pander monoplane coming in to alight after a flight at Croydon, and, inset, a photograph of the machine flying upside-down.
The Undercarriage of the Pander light monoplane, and the neat engine cowling around the Anzani engine.
The Pander Light Monoplane at Croydon: The Air Ministry is interested. General Brancker (in situ), on the right Major Buchanan, and behind Col. Darby, with a watching brief.
The "Avis" B.S.I: Side view.
The Avis B.S.II is similar to B.S.I, but the two cockpits are not separated, and the engine cowling is slightly different.
TWO AVIS SCHOOL MACHINES: The B.S.II is fitted with a 100 h.p. water-cooled engine, and the B.S.IV with an 80 h.p. Siemens radial air-cooled engine. General arrangement drawings.
A MILITARY FOKKER MONOPLANE: The D.XIV was put through its test flights at the Schiphol aerodrome last weak. Note the wide undercarriage and the absence of a tail fin.