Flight 1929-07
Flight
SHADES OF OLYMPUS! Example of early aircraft exhibited at previous Olympia Aero Shows. The Bristol Scout (80-h.p. Gnome) of 1914, perhaps the first of the modern, highspeed Military machines. It played an important part in the Great War which opened that same year.
Junkers K.47 low-wing monoplane with twin tail (Bristol "Jupiter" engine) on which Herr W. Neuenhofen won third place and ?20 in the International Aerobatic Competition.
HAWKER "HART" (Rolls-Royce "F").
The Hawker Stand has the distinction of exhibiting three machines never hitherto seen in public: The "Tomtit" training machine, the "Hart" day bomber recently ordered in quantities for the R.A.F., and the "Hornet," believed to be the world's fastest single-seater fighter.
Hawker "Hart" Rolls-Royce F XI Engine
ACCOMPLISHED! Southern Cross monoplane makes the final landing of the Australia-England flight at Croydon, July 10.
DISTINGUISHED VISITORS AT FILTON: On July 17 the Bristol Aeroplane and aero engine works were visited by the Infante of Spain and M. Robert Esnault Pelterie, one of the pioneers of French aviation. The Infante, who is one of the finest Spanish pilots, made a flight in a Bristol "Bulldog," and made a perfect three-point landing. In the photograph are seen, on the right, from left to right: Don Alfonso, Senor Carlos de Quiros, Mr. C. F. Uwins, and M. Robert Esnault Pelterie.
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Bristol "Bulldog" (490-h.p. Bristol "Jupiter VIa ").
EVENT 9. LOW ATTACKS: A demonstration of low attacks was given by Day Bomber and Fighter Squadrons. Here are seen three Bristol Bulldogs of No. 3 Fighter Squadron
The Bristol Stands: On the aircraft stand in the foreground may be seen the 110A passenger machine, and behind that the "Bulldog" single-seater fighter. In the background the engine stand.
Bristol "Bulldog" Bristol "Jupiter VII" Engine
TENTH R.A.F. DISPLAY. EVENT 3: PARACHUTE DESCENTS: A thrilling demonstration by the Parachute Section of the Home Aircraft Depot. Above, six airmen are seen leaving the three Vickers Vimy machines. Below, they are nearing the ground; the two on the left collided, and one released another, emergency, 'chute (which can be seen opening) and thus avoided an accident.
VICKERS "VIMY": Training Bomber, with two Napier "Lions" (other engines also fitted).
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: S.E.5A (120-h.p. "Airdisco" and 200-h.p. "Viper").
IN THE DISPLAY: Although a War Veteran, the Bristol Fighter, modernised and fitted with slots, is still seeing service in the R.A.F.
SUPERMARINE "S.5" (Napier Racing Engine).
The Supermarine Machines: In the foreground the S.5 racing seaplane mounted in a very effective attitude. Behind it the "Southampton" flying-boat, which has made a flight of 27,000 miles.
A SCHNEIDER TROPHY MEMENTO: During a visit to Olympia, Flt.-Lieut. S. N. Webster was presented with a Souvenir Album of the 1927 Schneider Trophy Contest - which he won. Our picture shows him, beneath the "S.5", with Mr. H. T. Vane of Napiers (left) and Comdr. Bird of Supermarine Aviation Works, Ltd. (right).
Supermarine S.5 Napier "Lion X" Engine
IN FULL FLIGHT: The Dornier Do. X photographed from another aeroplane flying over Lake Constance
THE FIRST FLIGHT: The Dornier Do. X leaving the water for the first time.
LAUNCHING THE WORLD'S LARGEST FLYING-BOAT: The 12-engined Dornier Do. X leaving its slipway. Scale is given to the picture by the people standing on the lower wing roots.
JUST BEFORE THE LAUNCH: The Dornier Do. X on the slipway. Note the tandem arrangement of the "Jupiter" engines.
THE GIANT OF THE AIR: Unable to exhibit the actual machine, the Dornier firm is showing a scale model of the Do.X. This photograph, taken in the Dornier Works, shows the actual machine, and gives an excellent idea of the size.
EVENT 1: EVOLUTIONS BY THREE FIGHTER SQUADRONS: Two of the three squadrons of Siskins, in Mass Line Abreast, form a total eclipse.
EVENT 1: EVOLUTIONS BY THREE FIGHTER SQUADRONS: The three Squadrons of Siskins, in Flights astern, are seen "Crossing Over" - two from opposite directions, and one at right angles.
EVENT 1: EVOLUTIONS BY THREE FIGHTER SQUADRONS: The "Spiralling Snake." One Squadron of Siskins has flown out of our picture!
EVENT 1: EVOLUTIONS BY THREE FIGHTER SQUADRONS: Twenty-Seven Siskins of Nos. 1, 25, and 43 Squadrons "left-wheel" in Flights Astern.
EVENT 14: AIR BATTLE AND SET PIECE: (3) British Heavy Bombers arrive, followed by attacking enemy fighters ("Siskinskys").
EVENT 5: ATTACK ON AN ENCAMPMENT: No. 41 Squadron (Siskins) diving on the camp, firing at the same time their machine guns.
Some of the Armstrong Whitworth machines: On the left the A.W.14, on the right the "Atlas," and behind them the "Siskin." Note that all are fitted with the "Townend ring."
ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH "A.W. XIV" (Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar").
Some of the Armstrong Whitworth machines: On the left the A.W.14, on the right the "Atlas," and behind them the "Siskin." Note that all are fitted with the "Townend ring."
Among the firms who have done a lot of experimental work with the "Townend ring" is Sir W. G. Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft, Ltd., whose A.W. XIV is shown
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.14 Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar" Engine
ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH "ARGOSY" (3 Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar").
A typical fuselage joint and wing root attachment on the "Argosy" Passenger Aeroplane.
Attachment of undercarriage strut to lower plane on the "Argosy" Passenger Aeroplane.
The axles on the "Argosy" are hinged by means of universal joints.
Armstrong-Whitworth "Argosy" Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar" Engines
WESTLAND LIMOUSINE (3 A.D.C. "Hermes").
The Westland Stand nearly defied our photographer, as no viewpoint could be found which would show the limousine, the "Wapiti" and the "Widgeon."
IN the cabin of the "Westland IV" - three-engined limousine some of the passengers face forward and some aft. A door in the forward wall gives access to the pilot's cockpit.
On the Westland Limousine the rear fuselage portion is of square tube construction. Rubber buffers are used in the suspension of the petrol tank in the wing.
Westland IV Limousine 3 Cirrus "Hermes" Engines
SECOND AND ALSO FIRST: Lieut. L. G. Richardson, second in the King's Cup and first in the Siddeley Trophy, starting from Heston (left) and finishing. Below, Richardson and Atcherley being greeted on landing at Heston.
FIRST TWICE, NOW THIRD: Last year's winner, Capt. W. L. Hope, seen on the right, looks far from displeased, although he came in third for the King's Cup and second for the Siddeley Trophy. On the left, starting from Heston.
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: D.H. "Moth X" (75-h.p. "Cirrus II").
A NEW BRITISH TWO-SEATER "NOT-SO-LIGHT 'PLANE": The Parnall "Elf," fitted with " Cirrus-Hermes" engine, will be exhibited at Olympia. Note the Warren Girder wing bracing.
On the Parnall Stand: In the foreground the "Peto" seaplane designed to work with submarines. Behind it the "Elf" two-seater civilian machine.
The Interplane struts on the Parnall "Elf" are arranged as a Warren girder. Sketches show strut ends and fittings.
View from above into cockpit of "Elf," showing lower end of joystick and aileron cranks.
The ailerons in the "Elf" are operated by crank levers and external tubes, the flaps having torque tubes and cranks.
The tail skid of the Parnall "Elf" is a laminated steel spring with replaceable cast-iron shoe.
Attachment of wood ribs to torque tube in "Elf" ailerons.
A hinged lever, normally folded flat against the spar, holds the folded "Elf" wing in place against the fuselage.
Parnall "Elf" A.D.C. "Hermes" Engine
PARNALL "PETO" (A.S. "Mongoose").
On the Parnall Stand: In the foreground the "Peto" seaplane designed to work with submarines. Behind it the "Elf" two-seater civilian machine.
Side elevation of "Peto" with wings folded.
Parnall "Peto" Bristol "Lucifer" Engine
The "Pobjoy Imp": A Parnall 2-seater light biplane, equipped with the 60 h.p. Pobjoy engine, with which an air speed of 100 m.p.h. is obtained. Parts of the Pobjoy engine (which has previously been described in "Flight") are being made by A.C. (Acedes) Cars, Ltd.!
Junkers' General Purpose Monoplane (two "Jupiters") in a vertical bank over Heston on Saturday piloted by Lieut. O'Konnor.
The Cierva "Autogiro": Fitted with an Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet" engine in an American type of cowling, this rotating wing machine is a two-seater light 'plane.
The biplane tail on the Cierva "Autogiro." By tilting the horizontal surfaces upwards they can be made to act as deflectors, and thus assist in starting the rotor.
Cierva Autogiro C.19 Armstrong Siddeley "Genet" Engine
HULLO, TWINS!: F./O. G. Thorne on the Avro "Avian I" ("Cirrus II") and "J. Wellworth" on the Westland "Widgeon III" ("Genet"), who started together, flew the course together, and finished together!
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Westland "Widgeon III" (85-h.p. Siddeley "Genet").
WESTLAND "WIDGEON" ("Cirrus III").
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Westland "Widgeon III" (75-h.p. "Cirrus II").
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Westland "Widgeon III" (85-h.p. "Gipsy").
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 2. Cazalet on "Cirrus-Widgeon."
The Westland Stand nearly defied our photographer, as no viewpoint could be found which would show the limousine, the "Wapiti" and the "Widgeon."
Westland "Widgeon IIIA" Cirrus III Engine
BOULTON & PAUL "SIDESTRAND" (2 Bristol "Jupiters")
BOULTON AND PAUL "SIDESTRAND": High-performance bomber, with two Bristol "Jupiters."
The Boulton and Paul "Sidestrand" is exhibited stripped on one side and covered on the other. Both engine mountings and fuselage nose piece are hinged.
Main wing spars and interplane strut attachment thereto on the "Sidestrand."
Main structure of metal interplane strut as used on the "Sidestrand." A fairing completes the strut.
New cowling and air intake arrangement on "Sidestrand." Note the oil cooler on top of the fairing.
Boulton & Paul "Sidestrand" 2 Bristol "Jupiter VIII" Engines
The Boulton & Paul "Phoenix" exhibited at Olympia is of wood construction, but the production machines will be all-metal.
The Boulton and Paul "Phoenix" has an unusual tail arrangement whereby the rudder is identical with each elevator flap. This reduces the number of spares.
FAIREY S.S. FIGHTER SHIPPLANE (Rolls-Royce "F")
FAIREY "FIREFLY II" (Rolls-Royce "F").
BLACKBURN "RIPON" (Napier "Lion").
Fuselage fittings for wooden longerons on Blackburn "Ripon II."
DAY AND NIGHT: Three of the Fairey Fox Day Bombers, taking part in Event 9, fly over the Handley Page Hyderabad and Vickers Virginia Night Bombers waiting to take off in Event 10.
EVENT 9. LOW ATTACKS: A demonstration of low attacks was given by Day Bomber and Fighter Squadrons. Here are seen three Fairey Foxes of No. 12 Bomber Squadron.
Fairey "Fox" Rolls-Royce F XI Engine
GLOSTER S.S. FIGHTER (Bristol "Mercury IIa").
Gloster Single Seater Fighter Bristol "Mercury IIA" Engine
WESTLAND "WAPITI" (Bristol "Jupiter").
The Westland Stand nearly defied our photographer, as no viewpoint could be found which would show the limousine, the "Wapiti" and the "Widgeon."
Duralumin wing construction on the Westland "Wapiti," showing spar, rib, leading and trailing edge.
The latest type of undercarriage for the Westland "Wapiti" is of the split type, with oleo legs.
Support of flooring in the Westland "Wapiti." Note also square tube fuselage construction.
Westland "Wapiti" Mk.IIA Bristol "Jupiter" VIII Engine
"FORMATING" AT ROTTERDAM: Capt. Versteegh's squadron forming up for their display
THE VICKERS VILDEBEEST: A two-seater Torpedoplane with Bristol Jupiter VIII Engine.
THE KLEMM-SALMSON LIGHT 'PLANE: This machine is exhibited on the stand of S. T. Lea.
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 1. Bos on Klemm-Salmson.
The Klemm-Salmson monoplane is exhibited on the stand of S. T. Lea, who holds the British rights for this machine.
The shock absorbers are housed in the wing of the Klemm-Salmson.
On the Handley Page Stand: In the foreground the fuselage of the 40-passenger machine. Behind that the "Hinaidi."
An Artist's Impression of the saloon of the Handley Page four-engined machine. View looking forward.
FEW visitors to Olympia realise that the cabin of the large Handley Page four-engined machine is but an elaborate "mock-up," the actual all-metal fuselage not being ready for the Show. This view shows the cabin, bar, etc.
A scale model of the Handley Page four-engined 40-passenger aeroplane.
HANDLEY PAGE 4-ENG. COMMERCIAL (4 Radial air-cooled).
HANDLEY PAGE "HARE" (Bristol "Jupiter").
FAIREY LONG-DISTANCE MONOPLANE (Napier "Lion")
The Fairey Stand is one of the most impressive individual exhibits at the Show. Note the long-distance monoplane mounted on the roof of the office.
Fairey Long Range Monoplane Napier "Lion" Engine
SHORT "SINGAPORE I" (2 Rolls-Royce "H.10").
The Short "Singapore" is the machine on which Sir Alan Cobham flew to the Cape and back. A "Mussel" and an amphibian "Moth" are also exhibited.
The Short "Singapore" hull construction uses channel and L-section frames. The longitudinal stringers are interrupted at the frames.
ON THE SHORT "SINGAPORE": Details of the duralumin box spars, strut fittings and a strut end. Note laminated spar flanges.
Short "Singapore" 2 Rolls-Royce H.10 Engines
ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH "ATLAS" (Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar"). THE all-steel Atlas is the best aircraft for land or sea reconnaissance. It is the standard Army Co-operation two-seater of the Royal Air Force.
ARMSTRONG-WHITWORTH "ATLAS": Army Co-operation 'plane with Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar."
Some of the Armstrong Whitworth machines: On the left the A.W.14, on the right the "Atlas," and behind them the "Siskin." Note that all are fitted with the "Townend ring."
EVENT 7. MESSAGE PICKING UP: Three Armstrong-Whitworth Atlas machines of No. 26 (Army Co-operation) Squadron coming in, with hooks down, to pick up their messages.
Metal ribs and their attachment to main spar on the Armstrong Whitworth "Atlas."
Details of steel spars and interplane and drag strut attachments on the "Atlas."
A typical fuselage joint as used on the Armstrong Whitworth "Atlas."
Armstrong-Whitworth "Atlas" Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar" Engine
The Avro Baby, is an old-timer, and was originally fitted with the Green engine. It was on a machine of this type that Bert Hinckler flew from London to Turin non-stop many years ago.
CIRRUS-AVIAN FLIGHT TO CHINA: Mr. Wen Lin Tschen (left) is now flying to China in this Cirrus-Avian with Mr. Johannsen (right), a Dane. They left Croydon at the beginning of March and were last reported along the Persian Gulf. This is the first attempt to fly from England to China in a British light 'plane.
HULLO, TWINS!: F./O. G. Thorne on the Avro "Avian I" ("Cirrus II") and "J. Wellworth" on the Westland "Widgeon III" ("Genet"), who started together, flew the course together, and finished together!
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 8. Miss Brown, "Cirrus-Avian."
SOME OTHER COMPETITORS: (4) Capt. T. N. Stack, who nearly won, on the "Hermes-Avian."
This is the Avro "Avian" with Armstrong Siddeley "Genet" engine, which Mr. J. D. Siddeley presented to the Ottawa Flying Club, which now has two of these machines. In the group are (left to right), Capt. L. E. Maynard, Ottawa Club Instructor, Capt. M. Windsor, Canadian Manager of Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Mr. W. L. McIntyre, General Manager of the Ottawa Car Co., which constructs Avians under licence, and Mr. L. Roberts, Club Secretary.
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Avro "Avian" (85-h.p. "Gipsy").
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: The Avro "Avian" ("Cirrus"). Mr. Dobson's all-metal Avro "Avian" in the machine parade.
On the Avro Stand: In the foreground the Avro 10; on the left the Avro 5, and on the right the "Avian" with "Genet Major" engine.
AVRO WELDED STEEL TUBE FUSELAGE CONSTRUCTION: On the left the front and rear spar attachment, with incidence adjustment, of "Avian". On the right, a typical fuselage joint as used in Avro 10 and 5 and "Avian", and method of attaching cowling clips and control rod guides.
Adjustable rudder pedals are provided on the Avro all-metal "Avian."
Sketch showing how lower wings are attached to fuselage on all-metal "Avian." Note also chassis strut attachment.
Avro "Avian" Mk.IV Armstrong Siddeley "Genet" Engine
AVRO 10 (3 Armstrong Siddeley "Lynx").
On the Avro Stand: In the foreground the Avro 10; on the left the Avro 5, and on the right the "Avian" with "Genet Major" engine.
The wing tips of the Avro 10 and 5 have hand grips for steadying machines on ground. The illustration also shows plywood planking and aileron hinge.
Details of the all-wood wing construction on the Avro 10 and 5.
Avro X 3 Armstrong Siddeley "Lynx" Engines
Dignity and impudence are personified, on the Vickers stand, by the "Victoria" troop-carrier and the single-seater interception fighter.
On the Vickers "Victoria": The upper sketch shows spar hinge for folding the wings. Note how fabric is laced, and also interplane strut attachment. Below a typical fuselage joint in metal.
In many Vickers machines use is made of a special form of spar construction, with channel section flanges and zig-zag webs.
The ribs on the "Victoria" are of duralumin tube. The metal covering in certain places reinforces the ribs and also serves as a platform for walking to engines, etc.
The interplane struts on the "Victoria" are formed from thick duralumin sheet, riveted along both edges.
Vickers Victoria IV 2 Napier "Lion" Engines
"MOTHS": The de Havilland Stand exhibits "Moths" of all types, from a "Tiger Moth" up to the "Hawk Moth."
One of several neat "Smith" Aero Instrument Boards, as fitted to the De Havilland "Hawk-Moth."
D-H "Hawk" Moth Armstrong Siddeley "Lynx" Engine
In the de Havilland "Hawk Moth" the pilot sits on the left, with one of the passengers beside him and the other two behind.
A wing root and fuselage fitting on the "Hawk Moth."
"MOTHS": The de Havilland Stand exhibits "Moths" of all types, from a "Tiger Moth" up to the "Hawk Moth."
The only American representative: The tri-motored Ford monoplane is of all-metal construction
THE ONLY AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE: The tri-motored Ford monoplane.
A view inside the cockpit of the tri-motored Ford, showing dual controls and hydraulic brake handle.
A peep into the saloon of the Ford tri-motored monoplane.
A castor-action wheel is used instead of a tail skid on the Ford tri-motored monoplane.
THE BLACKBURN "BEAGLE": Fitted with a Bristol "Jupiter" Engine this machine can be used either as a Torpedoplane or as a Bomber.
BLACKBURN "NAUTILUS" (Rolls-Royce "F").
Blackburn "Nautilus" Rolls-Royce "F" Engine
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Blackburn "Lincock" (180-h.p. Siddeley "Lynx").
Lieut.-Col. Moore Brabazon, the first British airman to fly in this country, inspecting the "Lynx" end of the Blackburn "Lincock." He wears a slightly puzzled expression as though the "Lincock" is somehow different to the machines he made history on.
The Blackburn Stand: In the foreground the "Lincock." To the right of that a "Bluebird" in skeleton, and on the right the hull of | the "Nile" flying-boat.
Round steel tubes are used in the fuselage of the Blackburn "Lincock," and the joints are by flat plates and tubular rivets.
Blackburn "Lincock" Armstrong Siddeley "Lynx" Engine (Geared)
SOME OTHER COMPETITORS: (2) Col. the Master of Sempill on his Blackburn "Bluebird IV" ("Cirrus III'').
The Blackburn Stand: In the foreground the "Lincock." To the right of that a "Bluebird" in skeleton, and on the right the hull of | the "Nile" flying-boat.
Blackburn "Bluebird" Mk.IV D.H. "Gipsy" Engine
THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL FLYING-BOAT: The hull of the Blackburn Nile.
The Blackburn Stand: In the foreground the "Lincock." To the right of that a "Bluebird" in skeleton, and on the right the hull of | the "Nile" flying-boat.
A PEEP into the immediate future is afforded by the interior of the Blackburn "Nile" flying-boat hull, in which, in addition to the usual seating accommodation for passengers, there is a canteen with stove and complete equipment for serving meals while the machine is in flight.
Construction of centre-section rib and leading edge on Blackburn "Nile."
THE BLACKBURN "NILE" ALL-METAL FLYING BOAT: Details of the hull construction
Details of the main spar (Duralumin) of the Blackburn "Nile" flying-boat.
A main spar (Duralumin) in the tail plane of the Blackburn "Nile."
Blackburn "Nile" (14 seater) 3 - Bristol "Jupiter" Engines
EVENT G. "SERVICE SKYWRITING": One of the two Gloster Grebes which took part in an "illuminating" display of Individual Aerobatics, assisted by the Savage Skywriting apparatus. It is seen, with its column of orange smoke, executing a half-roll.
GLOSTER "GAMECOCK": Single-seater Fighter, with Bristol "Jupiter" Engine.
EVENT 2. INDIVIDUAL AEROBATICS: This was given by F./O's. C. H. Jones and H. A. Purvis (No. 23 Fighter Sq.) on Gloster-Jupiter Gamecocks. After diving towards each other (as shown below), they zoomed upwards and simultaneously executed the same evolution (as shown above).
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 5. Hadley and Loomis on Stearman.
DAY AND NIGHT: Three of the Fairey Fox Day Bombers, taking part in Event 9, fly over the Handley Page Hyderabad and Vickers Virginia Night Bombers waiting to take off in Event 10.
EVENT 14: AIR BATTLE AND SET PIECE: (3) British Heavy Bombers arrive, followed by attacking enemy fighters ("Siskinskys").
On the Handley Page Stand: In the foreground the fuselage of the 40-passenger machine. Behind that the "Hinaidi."
FAIREY "FLYCATCHER": Single-seater Fleet-Fighter, with Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar."
EVENT 14: AIR BATTLE AND SET PIECE: (2) "Flycatchers" oа the Fleet Fighter Squadron (No.405) open the attack with machine guns
FAIREY III F GENERAL PURPOSE (A.S. "Jaguar")
FAIREY III F SEAPLANE (Napier "Lion").
Aileron crank and rib on the Fairey III F.
Fuselage "spool," wing root attachment and undercarriage strut of Fairey III F.
A swivelling bracket for the wireless generator is provided on the Fairey III F. Below, welded and "spool" joints on the same type of aircraft.
The locking pin arrangement for wing folding used on Fairey III F.
The elevator flaps on the Fairey III F are jointed together.
Fairey 3F Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar" Engine
Fairey III F. Seaplane Napier "Lion" Engine
FAIREY 2-SEATER FLEET FIGHTER (Rolls-Royce "F").
Looking into the Cabin of the Farman F. 190.
Undercarriage leg attachment on the Farman F.190
THE WESTLAND WITCH: This is a Day-bomber fitted with Bristol Jupiter VIII Engine.
The tail skid on the Fiat A.S.I is a steel leaf spring.
Undercarriage and landing light on Fiat A.S.I.
GLENNY & HENDERSON "GADFLY" (A.B.C. "Scorpion").
The Glenny and Henderson "Gadfly" is a single-seater light 'plane. It is fitted with Pearson Rotary Ailerons.
Cockpit and luggage compartment (with lid open) of the Glenny & Henderson "Gadfly" single-seater light 'plane.
An ingenious differential control is used in the "Gadfly." Normal position shown in full lines, and maximum control position in dotted.
From the joy stick tubes run to a crank on a pulley, and thence the rotary aileron is operated by cable in the "Gadfly."
Pin attachment of main wing spar to fuselage in "Gadfly."
The rotary ailerons on the "Gadfly" shown in normal and maximum position.
Glenny & Henderson "Gadfly" A.B.C. "Scorpion" Engine
SHORT "MUSSEL II" ("Cirrus III")
The Short "Singapore" is the machine on which Sir Alan Cobham flew to the Cape and back. A "Mussel" and an amphibian "Moth" are also exhibited.
The nose of the Short "Mussel" is particularly "clean," and low air resistance is obtained without interfering with the cooling of the engine.
AN AMPHIBIAN "GIPSY MOTH": Details of the undercarriage produced by Short Brothers. The wheels are raised by rotating the large cross tube. Note also water rudder, which acts as a tail skid when using machine on land.
The tail skid on the Short "Mussel" is unusual. The fitting below the stern is used for carrying ballast when the machine is flown solo.
Short "Mussel II" Cirrus III Engine
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 7. Koolhoven F.K.41.
LATEST DESOUTTER MONOPLANE: The "D.A.C. Sports Coupe" (Cirrus III).
DESOUTTER SPORTS COUPE ("Cirrus III").
The Desoutter Sports Coupe. With accommodation for pilot and two passengers this type should be very useful for taxi work, etc.
The Desoutter Sports coupe has seating accommodation for pilot and two passengers. Although simply a "deck chair" type, the passengers' seat is one of the most comfortable in the whole Show.
D.A.C. Sports Coupe A.D.C. "Cirrus III" Engine
The Saunders "Cutty Sark" is a small four-seater, twin-engined, flying-boat with metal hull and wooden wing.
A REAL "AIR YACHT": The Saunders "Cutty Sark," a flying-boat with two "Hermes" engines, has a four-seater cabin of quite exceptional comfort. Situated ahead of the engines, the noise which reaches the occupants is not offensive, and the transparent covering all round results in a very light and airy cabin.
The water rudders on the "Cutty Sark" are mounted on the sides of the hull, and when operated together, form useful brakes.
Details of the hull construction of the Saunders' "Cutty Sark." On the left a wing float, and on the right is Shown the bows, with fore hatch open.
One of the seats, with hinged back framework, of the Saunders "Cutty Sark."
Saunders "Cutty Sark" 2 A.D.C. "Hermes" Engines
The Gloster Air Survey machine is exhibited in skeleton so that visitors may examine all the details. On the right is seen the "Gloster IV" racing seaplane.
This sketch illustrates the special type of windscreen which is used to protect the pilot from the force of the terrific air stream in the Gloster IV.
THE GLOSTER AIR SURVEY MACHINE: Contrary to general impression, this machine is for sale, and not built to the order of any particular firm.
The Gloster Air Survey machine is exhibited in skeleton so that visitors may examine all the details. On the right is seen the "Gloster IV" racing seaplane.
Engine mounting and undercarriage strut attachment on the Gloster Air Survey machine.
THE GLOSTER AIR SURVEY MACHINE: Details of rib and lattice spar (steel) construction. Note the method of holding the wing fabric on with a wire.
FUSELAGE DETAILS OF GLOSTER AIR SURVEY MACHINE: 1, Square longerons are used in front portion, with flat-plate joints. The rear portion uses round tubes, attached to the square tubes as shown in 2, while 3 shows a typical fuselage (rear portion) joint. This is shown in section in 4. S-shaped strips are used for internal stiffeners, as in 5. Wing and chassis attachments are shown in 6, and flooring in 7 and 8.
Gloster Air Survey Machine 2 Bristol "Jupiter" XI Engines
HAWKER "HORNET" (Rolls-Royce "F").
The Hawker Stand has the distinction of exhibiting three machines never hitherto seen in public: The "Tomtit" training machine, the "Hart" day bomber recently ordered in quantities for the R.A.F., and the "Hornet," believed to be the world's fastest single-seater fighter.
GLOSTER "GNATSNAPPER" (Bristol "Mercury II").
Gloster "Gnatsnapper" Bristol "Mercury" Engine
EXTREMES: Limit man Flight.-Lieut. G. R. Ashton on the H.A.C.2 "Minus" (Bristol "Cherub") starting from Heston
The Halton monoplane H.A.C.2 "Minus" (31-h.p. Bristol "Cherub III") landing in the circle, flown by Flight-Lieut. Le Poer Trench.
THE HAWKER HOOPOE is an experimental deck-landing Fleet Fighter, fitted with Bristol Mercury Engine.
HAWKER "TOMTIT" (A.S. "Mongoose").
The Hawker Stand has the distinction of exhibiting three machines never hitherto seen in public: The "Tomtit" training machine, the "Hart" day bomber recently ordered in quantities for the R.A.F., and the "Hornet," believed to be the world's fastest single-seater fighter.
The folding hood of the Hawker "Tomtit," which is used for training pilots in flying entirely "by instruments."
Typical fuselage details of Hawker "Tomtit" and other machines. Note the use of circular tubes, with flats formed on them.
On the Hawker "Tomtit." The neat sternpost arrangement and, below, a wing spar with strut fitting.
Hawker "Tomtit" Armstrong Siddeley "Mongoose" Engine
THE HEINKEL H.E.9: Of typical Heinkel design and construction, this machine is fitted with a B.M.W.VI engine.
Float struts and wing root attachments on the Heinkel H.E.9.
AN ITALIAN PARASOL MONOPLANE: The Romeo Ro.5 has folding wings.
Front chassis strut and leg attachments on the Romeo Ro. 5.
THE NEW JUNKERS LIGHT 'PLANE: The Junkers "Junior" is of all-metal construction. The engine is an Armstrong Siddeley "Genet."
On the Junkers "Junior" the telescopic strut of the undercarriage is attached to the centre section of the wing.
THE LIORE ET OLIVIER "LeO H 180": The machine as a seaplane.
LeO H-18 имел двигатель Salmson с обтекаемым капотом, два летчика располагались рядом в кабине перед крылом.
THE "LeO H 18": Fitted with a land undercarriage for trials at Villacoublay.
The smallest flying boat in the Show is the Liore & Olivier Leo H.18, which is a two-seater suitable for school work or as a private owner's machine. The sketch on the right shows one of the outboard wing floats
LeO H.180 Salmson Engine
On the B.F.W. M.23 a split undercarriage is used, with the bent axles hinged to a pyramid from the bottom of the fuselage.
EVENT 4. FLYING-BOATS: Five Supermarine Southampton (Napier Lions) flying-boats of No. 201 Squadron flew over the aerodrome in formation. One dropped out and flew low past the Royal Enclosure, to give us a "close-up" (on the left).
SUPERMARINE "SOUTHAMPTON": Reconnaissance Flying-Boat, with two Napier "Lions."
The Supermarine Machines: In the foreground the S.5 racing seaplane mounted in a very effective attitude. Behind it the "Southampton" flying-boat, which has made a flight of 27,000 miles.
Wing float construction of Supermarine "Southampton."
THE SUPERMARINE "SOUTHAMPTON": Details of the metal hull construction. The hull is shown on the stocks. Inset, a duralumin wing spar.
Details of the construction of Fairey duralumin floats are shown on the left. Special ventilators are used on the Supermarine "Southampton" flying-boats which made the 27,000 miles' flight to Australia and back to Singapore.
Supermarine "Southampton" 2 Napier "Lion" Engines
"OVER THE TAPE" AT ROTTERDAM: One of styles in the take-off tests - The Pander Monoplane with de Havilland "Gipsy" engine.
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 4. Schmit Crans on "Gipsy-pander."
THE POTEZ 36: Fitted with 60-h.p. Salmson engine, this machine is a two-seater with "Conduite Interieure."
SOME DETAILS OF THE POTEZ 36: In the top left-hand corner is shown the tail-plane incidence adjustment. Below, the type of hinges used in the wing-folding arrangement, and on the right, the unusual side-by-side control columns and rudder pedals.
Potez 36 60 h.p. Salmson Engine
Rohrbach is showing a large model of the Romar.
EXTREMES: Scratch man, F./O. J. Summers on the Vickers "Fleet Fighter" (Rolls-Royce F.11) starting from Heston.
THE VICKERS TYPE 141: This is a Single-seater Ship's Fighter, fitted with Rolls-Royce F.XI Supercharged Engine.
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Vickers "Fleet Fighter" (490-h.p. Rolls-Royce F-II).
Old Sarum: An aerial view of one of the Cambridge Air Squadron's Avro-Lynx machines flying low and parallel to the old Roman ruins of Old Sarum in Wiltshire, close to the aerodrome where the Squadron is now in training.
EVENT 11, "CRAZY FLYING": Two Avro-Lynx of No. 2 Flying Training School, piloted by F./O. G. E. Campbell and Flt./Sergt. Brown mix themselves up so much, that we regret we cannot say which is which
AVRO "504-N": Training machine, with Armstrong Siddeley "Lynx."
At Lympne: Testing the Blackburne engine of the Supermarine "Sparrow."
"OVER THE TAPE" AT ROTTERDAM: One of styles in the take-off tests - One of the Club Panders.
"FORMATING" AT ROTTERDAM: The three little Club Panders taking off.
THE SHORT GURNARD I is a deck-landing, two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance Machine with Rolls-Royce "F" Type Engine. Interchangeable land and float undercarriages are provided.
THE SHORT GURNARD II: A Deck-landing, Two-seater Fleet Fighter Reconnaissance Machine with Bristol Jupiter Engine. Note Townend Ring.
A.B.C. "ROBIN" (A.B.C. "Scorpion").
The A.B.C. Stands: In the foreground are seen the two engines, "Scorpion" and "Hornet," and behind them the little "Robin" light 'plane.
The A.B.C. "Robin" has its little enclosed cabin for the pilot and sole occupant,
A.B.C. "Robin" A.B.C. "Scorpion" Engine
Civilian Coupe Light Plane 75 hp A.B.C. "Hornet" Engine
THE WESTLAND WIZARD II: A Single-seater Fighter of recent production, fitted with Rolls-Royce "F" Type Engine.
ONE AVIATES AT BRISTOL: Mr. Bartlett is here seen flying two machines (but not at the same time). When the Bristol Club's "Moth" got a little tired, the Simmonds "Cirrus-Spartan".
SIMMONDS 2-SEATER "SPARTAN" ("Cirrus III").
SOME OTHER COMPETITORS: (5) Flight-Lieut. C. S. Staniland, on the Simmonds "Spartan" (in the air), who was "missing" after leaving Blackpool. J. D. Irving's "Gipsy Moth" in the foreground.
SOME OTHER COMPETITORS: (1) F./O. R. W. Jackson, on J. Parkinson's Simmonds "Spartan" ("Cirrus III").
FIRST DELIVERY. A Simmonds "Spartan" (85 h.p. "Cirrus III") light 'plane, the first to be delivered to National Flying Services, Ltd. It is painted in the N.F.S. colours of orange and black.
A SPARTAN GROUP: (left to right) Mr. C. Cook, Mr. Fred Simmonds, Mr. C. Staniland, the Simmonds test pilot (in the cockpit), and Miss V. Withers.
The Simmonds Stand: "Spartan" two-seaters and three-seaters are shown. The coupe could not be got ready in time for the Show.
The interplane strut fittings on the Simmonds "Spartan" are all of one type, and can be used in all the various positions.
The hinge on the top rear spar, jury strut and fittings on the "Spartan."
The "Spartan" elevator is operated from a lay shaft via external cranks and push-pull tube.
In the "Spartan" tail the outer ends of the tail plane are identical with the fin, and each elevator flap is interchangeable with the rudder.
Undercarriage leg attachment and wing locking pin arrangement on the Simmonds "Spartan." On the right, details of spar and rib construction.
Simmonds "Spartan" Cirrus III Engine
(3 Seater) Simmonds "Spartan" Cirrus III Engine
AN ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION: The Breda 15 is a cabin two-seater light 'plane with Colombo S.53 engine.
ON THE BREDA 15: On the right the split undercarriage, and on the left the tail skid.
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: Clarke "Cheetah" (30-h.p. Blackburne "Thrush I").
EVENT 8. FLIGHT AEROBATICS: Three Genet-Moths of the Central Flying School, piloted by Flt.-Lieut. J. S. Chick, M.C., and F./O's. D.A.Boyle and W. E. P. Johnson, flying in formation across the aerodrome upside down.
D.H. COUPE MOTH (D.H. "Gipsy").
THE LADIES!: (3) Mrs. A. S. Butler in her Coupe " Moth G"
LANDING IN THE DESPREZ CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION: 2, Mr. Alan S. Butler, in his new D.H. "Moth Coupe" (85-h.p. "Gipsy"). Mr. Butler gained first place.
SOME OTHER COMPETITORS: (3) Capt. H. S. Broad's beautifully streamlined D.H. "Gipsy Moth Coupe."
THE LADIES!: (4) The Hon. Lady Bailey in a Coupe "Moth G", leaving Heston.
"MOTHS": The de Havilland Stand exhibits "Moths" of all types, from a "Tiger Moth" up to the "Hawk Moth."
D.H. Coupe "Moth" D.H. "Gipsy" Engine
Capt. H. Broad the wrong way up at Heston Garden Party, but as he won the International Aerobatic Competition it led him in the right direction. The machine is a Gipsy-Moth.
AIRCRAFT IN THE KING'S CUP: D.H. "Moth G" (85-h.p. "Gipsy")
"OVER THE TAPE" AT ROTTERDAM: One of styles in the take-off tests - Mr. Carberry in his "Gipsy-Moth."
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 9. Lady Bailey on "Gipsy-Moth."
THE LADIES!: (1) Miss W. E. Spooner starts on her "Gipsy Moth"
THE LADIES!: Miss W. E. Spooner arrives home fifth, but smiling.
END OF A WORLD TOUR. - Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Sibour welcomed back at Stag Lane last Friday by Capt. G. de Havilland after their world's aerial tour of 33,000 miles in the Gipsy-Moth.
The first lady in India to obtain the pilot's "A" licence is Mrs. Petit, here seen with her instructor, Mr. E. D. Cummings, who is instructor to the Bombay Flying Club, which operates exclusively on D.H. "Moths."
SOME OTHER COMPETITORS: (5) Flight-Lieut. C. S. Staniland, on the Simmonds "Spartan" (in the air), who was "missing" after leaving Blackpool. J. D. Irving's "Gipsy Moth" in the foreground.
A Leitner-Watts Metal airscrew (fitted on a D.H. "Moth") manufactured by Metal Propellers, Ltd.
D.H. GIPSY-MOTH SEAPLANE ("Gipsy").
AMPHIBIAN GIPSY MOTH ("Gipsy").
The Short "Singapore" is the machine on which Sir Alan Cobham flew to the Cape and back. A "Mussel" and an amphibian "Moth" are also exhibited.
SOME "GIPSY MOTH" DETAILS: On the left the hinging of the bent axles to the cabane. In the centre a wing root and undercarriage fitting, and on the right a welded steel tube fuselage joint.
D.H. "Moth" D.G. "Gipsy" Engine
D.H. "Moth" Seaplane D.G. "Gipsy" Engine
D.H. "Gipsy" Moth Amphibian Undercarriage by Short Bros.
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 3. Kous on St. Hubert-Walter.
GETTING THEM DOWN AT WAALHAVEN: Various styles of landing over the tape are shown. 6. A Belgian R.S.V-Renard.
The only French Visitor: The Delanne type II coupe monoplane, piloted by Descamps.
The Bristol Stands: On the aircraft stand in the foreground may be seen the 110A passenger machine, and behind that the "Bulldog" single-seater fighter. In the background the engine stand.
A view through the door in the cabin of the Bristol 110A. The front seats fold up into a small space,
FUSELAGE DETAILS OF THE BRISTOL TYPE 110A PASSENGER AIRCRAFT: On the left a joint in the front portion, where solid steel tubes are used. In the centre portion "crinkled" strip tubes are used, while in the rear portion strip construction, with a minimum of riveting, is adopted.
Rib and aileron construction, in steel, on the Bristol 110A passenger machine.
The bearings of the "Frise" ailerons are supported, in the 110A, on specially reinforced extensions of the main ribs.
Bristol 110A Bristol "Neptune" Engine
VICKERS 151 S.S. FIGHTER (Bristol "Mercury IIa.")
Dignity and impudence are personified, on the Vickers stand, by the "Victoria" troop-carrier and the single-seater interception fighter.
The wing roots on the Vickers single-seater fighter are carefully faired into the fuselage. Note the very unobstructed view for firing.
Vickers Type 151 (Single Seater Fighter) Bristol "Mercury" Mk II A Engine
THE HAWKER HARRIER: A Single engined Bomber, fitted with Bristol-geared Jupiter engine.
THE WESTLAND INTERCEPTION FIGHTER: This is a Single-seater designed to operate at great altitudes. The engine is a Bristol Mercury.
SHADES OF OLYMPUS! Example of early aircraft exhibited at previous Olympia Aero Shows. The biplane exhibited in 1909 by Howard T. Wright. The entire framework was of steel and it had tandem airscrews driven by a 50 h.p. Metallurgique engine.
SHADES OF OLYMPUS! Example of early aircraft exhibited at previous Olympia Aero Shows. The Piggott all-enclosed monoplane of 1911 - a forerunner of the present-day cabin machine?
The Farman F.200 in flight.
Plan view of Scale Model of Dornier Do. S.
AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION: The Avro 5 is a small three-engined cabin machine fitted with Genet Major engines.
In the Avro 5 there is seating accommodation for five passengers, three in the back seat and one in each of the two arm-chair seats. The door communicates with the pilot's cockpit.
Avro V 3 Armstrong Siddeley "Genet Major" Engines