Flight 1927-08
Flight
AMSTERDAM TO BATAVIA AND BACK IN 27 DAYS: The Fokker type F.VIIa monoplane, fitted with a 440 h.p. Gnome-Rhone "Jupiter IV" engine in which Mr. Van Lear Black made his flight to the Dutch Indies. His machine was the "K.L.M." airliner H-NADP, which normally operates on the K.L.M. passenger and mail services.
GET YOUR MAGNIFYING GLASSES OUT: The D.H. "Tiger-Moth" (D.H. engine) takes shelter under the Imperial Airways Handley Page air liner, "City of Melbourne," which spent a busy time at Hucknall taking up passengers.
THE BRITISH CHALLENGER FOR THE SCHNEIDER TROPHY CONTEST: This front view of the Supermarine-Napier " S-5" give an excellent idea of its clean lines.
THE MONOPLANE CHALLENGER: Three views of the Supermarine-Napier "S-5," which is an improved development of the 1925 "S-4."
THE OTHER TWO BRITISH CHALLENGERS: So as to enable our readers to form a comparison of all three machines we give herewith views of the Supermarine-Napier S-5 and the Gloster-Napier IV - both of which were described in last week's FLIGHT.
"CRAZY-FLYING" AT NOTTINGHAM: Sqdn.-Leader Jack Noakes demonstrating the error of ordinary aerodynamic theory on the first de Havilland "Moth" ever built, the faithful old "Katie" (KT).
MASS PRODUCTION AT STAG LANE: This assembly of twenty "Moths" was taken at Stag Lane recently, and with the exception of getting them lined up no previous arrangements had been made for their presence. The group includes those owned by Lady Bailey, Lord Ossulston, the Hon. Geoffrey Cuncliffe, Capt. W. R. Bailey, Mr. D. Kittel and Capt. Eric Hayes.
THE NOTTINGHAM FLYING MEETING: A close finish for the Ladies' Purse. Mrs. Eliott-Lynn in D.H. "Moth" 'MV (left) crosses the line but two yards ahead of Lady Bailey on D.H. "Moth" 'PU.
WINNING THE KING'S CUP RACE: Mr. W. L. Hope crossing the finishing line on his "Moth" with "Cirrus I" engine.
Getting ready to go home. The Duchess of Bedford and her pilot, Capt. C. D. Barnard, about to return after a flying visit to the Nottingham meeting.
In Tow. - The "Moth" being towed by the Morris chassis with another chassis following to keep it from escaping, Mr. Wilson is on the right.
THE WINNER OF THE GROSVENOR CUP: Mrs. S. C. Eliott-Lynn, who won the race on her "Moth," MV.
A Curious Mishap: Sqdn.-Leader Payn landing the Vickers "Vespa" after the second lap. On the third lap the Hucks coupler on the propeller (visible in the photograph) came adrift and caused some damage, compelling Payn to land.
SOME STARTERS IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: D. A. N. Watt gets away on his "Avian." In the background, the Blackburn "Bluebird" and the Westland "Widgeon III" waiting to start.
SECOND.MAN HOME IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: Capt. McDonough finishing on the Westland "Widgeon III" with "Cirrus II" engine, and, on the right, being led in by Sqdn.-Leader England and Colonel Darby.
THE NOTTINGHAM FLYING MEETING: Harold Brooklyn, on the Westland "Widgeon III" ("Genet") who finished third in the Grosvenor Cup race.
A BRISTOL-ENGINED JUNKERS G.31: The photograph shows a Junkers equipped as a Red Cross machine with eight berths and a chair for the attendant. Presumably, this arrangement might be equally suitable for a night-flying machine.
SOME STARTERS IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: Mr. Bulman roaring away on the Hawker "Horsley," the only machine to carry "rings" in the race.
THE SERVICE SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE: The one of the four R.A.F. flying-boats which are taking part in a cruise round Scandinavia. The metal-hull Blackburn "Iris II" (three Rolls-Royce "Condors");
THE SERVICE SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE: The one of the four R.A.F. flying-boats which are taking part in a cruise round Scandinavia. The all-metal Short "Singapore" (two "Condors");
12 августа 1927г.: четыре прототипа летающей лодки покинули Феликстав, взяв курс на порты Балтики, чтобы помочь британским ВВС принять решение, какой из типов самолетов поступит на вооружение. Это были Supermarine Southampton, Blackburn, Short Singapore (фото) и Saunders-Roe Valkyrie.
THE SHORT "SINGAPORE": An all-metal flying boat fitted with two Rolls-Royce "Condor" engines. The machine has many interesting features, apart from its Duralumin construction, but as a service type it may not be described.
SOME STARTERS IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: D. A. N. Watt gets away on his "Avian." In the background, the Blackburn "Bluebird" and the Westland "Widgeon III" waiting to start.
"CRAZY-FLYING" AT NOTTINGHAM: Sqdn.-Leader Jack Noakes demonstrating the error of ordinary aerodynamic theory on Mrs. Eliott-Lynn's Avro "Avian."
THE NOTTINGHAM FLYING MEETING: Hinkler on the Avro "Alpha-Avian" in the Grosvenor Cup.
Было построено лишь два моноплана DH.71, получивших наименование Tiger Moth. На снимке - первый из них, G-EBQU. Снимок сделан незадолго до продажи машины в Австралию.
HIGH SPEED IN A NUTSHELL: Capt. H.S. Broad flying the D.H. "Tiger-Moth" (D.H. engine) at the Nottingham Flying Meeting on Monday.
GET YOUR MAGNIFYING GLASSES OUT: The D.H. "Tiger-Moth" (D.H. engine) takes shelter under the Imperial Airways Handley Page air liner, "City of Melbourne," which spent a busy time at Hucknall taking up passengers.
SOME STARTERS IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: D. A. N. Watt gets away on his "Avian." In the background, the Blackburn "Bluebird" and the Westland "Widgeon III" waiting to start.
THE NOTTINGHAM FLYING MEETING: Col. The Master of Sempill on the Blackburn "Blue Bird" in heat 1 of the Pelham Stakes.
NOT FOR A LIGHT 'PLANE CLUB: A batch of six Handley Page "Hyderabad" bombers (Napier "Lion" engines) ready for delivery to No. 99 (Bombing) Squadron, R.A.F.
THE NOTTINGHAM FLYING MEETING: Event 1 on Monday's programme - F/O. Mackenzie Richards starting at scratch in the Papplewick Stakes on the D.H. 53.
A MODERN FAIREY SEAPLANE: Two views of the Fairey III F. seaplane, fitted with a Napier "Lion" engine. This machine is the marine version of the III F. land 'plane type, which was employed on the Cairo-Cape-Cairo Flight this year
A Princely Nose: The Handley Page "Hamlet" has now been fitted with two Armstrong-Siddeley "Lynx" engines. A false "nose" rounds off the fuselage where formerly a third engine was placed. In the cockpit is seen Squadron-Leader England, who has now joined the Handley Page staff.
THE BIPLANE CHALLENGER: Two views of the Gloster-Napier IV. Note the exceptionally neat fairing of the "Lion" engine which merges into the fuselage and wings.
THE OTHER TWO BRITISH CHALLENGERS: So as to enable our readers to form a comparison of all three machines we give herewith views of the Supermarine-Napier S-5 and the Gloster-Napier IV - both of which were described in last week's FLIGHT.
THE BRITISH CHALLENGER FOR THE SCHNEIDER TROPHY CONTEST: This front view of the Gloster-Napier IV biplane give an excellent idea of its clean lines.
THE SERVICE SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE: The one of the four R.A.F. flying-boats which are taking part in a cruise round Scandinavia. The Supermarine "Southampton" (two Napier "Lions");
THE SERVICE SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE: The one of the four R.A.F. flying-boats which are taking part in a cruise round Scandinavia. The Saunders "Valkyrie" (three "Condors").
THIRD MAN IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: Flight-Lieut. Scholefield and his Vickers "Vixen" with Napier "Lion" engine.
SOME STARTERS IN THE KING'S CUP RACE: Hinchliffe off on the D.H.9 "Nimbus."
THE NOTTINGHAM FLYING MEETING: The winner of the High Power Handicap - Sqdn.-Leader Hubert Jones on the "Boreas-Nimbus-Martinsyde."
HOLLAND'S FIRST LIGHT 'PLANE CLUB: The example of Great Britain in forming Light Aeroplane Clubs is being followed in other countries. One of the latest to be formed is the "Rotterdamsche Aero Club, " and for a start two machines have been purchased. These are Pander biplanes of the type EC, fitted with 60-70 h.p. Walter engines. Their registration letters are H-NADV and H-NADW respectively.
For the King's Cup Race: The Bristol "Badminton" with Bristol "Jupiter" engine on which Captain F.L. Barnard met with a fatal accident when he stalled the machine and crashed near Filton last week. Note the unusual plan form of the wings.
THE AIR-COOLED CHALLENGER: Two views of the Short-Bristol "Crusader" mono-seaplane. Each of the nine cylinders of the Bristol "Mercury" air-cooled engine are streamlined by "helmets" - one of which is shown in situ.
THE THIRD BRITISH SCHNEIDER CHALLENGER: Front view of the Short-Bristol "Crusader" mono-seaplane, which is fitted with a Bristol "Mercury" air-cooled radial engine.
SOME OF THE "CRUSADERS": Reading from left to right - Maj. Abell (Bristol Co.); Mr. W. G. Carter (designer of the "Crusader"); Lieut-Col W.A.Bristow; Sq.-Ldr. Slatter (chief pilot of the team); Mr. Oswald Short (constructor of the machine); next to Mr. Short but obscured is Mr. Gouge, his chief designer; and two of the team, Flying Officers H. M. Schofield and T. H. Moon.
The "Crusader's" Prime-Mover: The Crusader was fitted with a special racing version of the Jupiter, designated Mercury I, incorporating an ingenious helmeting system for the cylinders, which are seen here without all but the top streamline helmets.
A NEW BRISTOL FIGHTER: Two views of the Bristol Type 101 two-seater fighter, fitted with a Bristol "Jupiter VI" engine. This machine is being exhibited at the Danish Aero Show, which opened at Copenhagen on Saturday, August 20.