Flight 1930-04
The Northrop "All-Wing" monoplane (pusher version) in flight. One cockpit covered in.
THE NORTHROP "ALL-WING" MONOPLANE: This front view of the "pusher" version illustrates very clearly the tapering of the thick centre-section into the wings proper, and also shows the three-wheeled undercarriage.
View from above of the Northrop Monoplane. This photograph shows the machine fitted with tractor airscrew.
"PEACEFUL PENETRATION": One of the latest Junkers type F.13 monoplanes has been registered in this country, and is now on a tour. Of the same general type as the famous "Bremen," this machine has a Junkers L.5 engine and seating accommodation for four passengers. It is intended for use by the wealthier class of private owner, or for air taxi work.
THAT GENTLE TOUCH: Miss Slade puts her Moth down at Desford, but the wind nearly takes it off again for her.
FOR THE IRISH FREE STATE: A most successful acceptance test flight has been accomplished with the first Vickers "Vespa IV." Army Co-operation aircraft, fitted with an Armstrong-Siddeley "Jaguar IVc" engine shown here, for the Army Air Corps of the Irish Free State. The performance put up by the machine was 135 m.p.h. at 15,000 ft.
THE AUTOGIRO: The Auto giro is now to be seen at nearly all the flying meetings, and never fails to create great interest.
Phoenix II, G-AAIT, at Mousehold, where it served as the company's own aircraft.
Another type of machine, the Latecoere 28, used by the Cie. Generale Aeropostale.
NEW ALL-METAL TRAINING MACHINE: After undergoing tests at Martlesham, the new Avro "Trainer" has now gone into production, and a batch of machines is being built. Several have also been ordered for use in the Dominions and abroad, some for air survey work. The machine can be fitted with the Armstrong-Siddeley "Mongoose" engine (standard) or with the "Lynx" for special purposes, such as operating from aerodromes situated at a considerable altitude. A detailed description will be published next week.
The little Klemm monoplane with Salmson engine was much in evidence, and is here seen flying low, piloted by Flying Officer Alliott. Later in the day one of the "Moths" charged the Klemm, which was somewhat "bent."
NORWICH AIR DISPLAY: The Klemm (40-h.p. Salmson) light monoplane.
THE "MOTH THREE": Three-quarter front view.
THE "MOTH THREE": Three-quarter rear view.
THE "MOTH THREE": Note the starboard door open, and the air brake "on."
THE "MOTH THREE": View of the very neat instrument board (Smith's) and, below it, the sloping map table. On the left is the tail trimming gear, and on the right the lever which operates the air brake.
THE "MOTH THREE": Side elevation, showing main parts of structure.
SOME "MOTH THREE" DETAILS: In the centre, the joint at the port front spar attachment, and on the left the joint dissected to show the construction. On the right the top end of the compression strut of the undercarriage, showing the swivel joint and stop for the strut when rotated to act as an air brake.
The Mounting of the "Gipsy III" Engine in the "Moth Three" makes use of rubber pads in trunnion supports to damp vibration.
The internal drag struts of the "Moth Three" in way of lift strut attachments form a vee. Inset: Mounting and gauge of a petrol tank.
THE MOTH "THREE": On the left a sketch of the steerable tail skid, and on the right details of tail trimming gear.
Diagrammatic representation of the working of air brakes on the "Moth Three."
D.H. Moth Three Gypsy III Engine
The line up for the Kingston-upon-Hull Air Race.
THE COMPER "SWIFT": On the left a view into the cockpit. On the right the mounting of the A.B.C. "Scorpion" engine, with the cowling removed.
Lady Bailey tries the cockpit of the Swift under the eye of Flt.-Lt. Comper.
THE COMPER SWIFT: The first production batch of Swifts going through the Hooton works of the Comper Aircraft Co.
THE FISHING SEASON! An R.A.F. "Flycatcher" after an impromptu "spring clean"
THE LIGHTER SIDE: The little D.H. 53 used for a comic turn.
THE GLOSTER-NAPIER VI: This three-quarter front view emphasises the beautiful lines of the machine.
On the Fiat Stand: The A.S.I is a two-seater light 'plane, which can be supplied as an "open" machine, as a coupe, and as a seaplane in both forms.
THE FIAT A.S.I: At Olympia the machine is shown as an open landplane. This view shows it as an open seaplane.
The Ryan monoplane on which Mr. D. Smith and Lieut. Shiers are attempting a flight from Australia to England.
SAUNDERS "CUTTY SARK" (2 A.D.C. "Hermes").
ALL METAL: Mr. Trost (left) and Major Clarke, who brought over their delightful little Junkers Junior to the Reading Meeting.
A fleet of Latecoere 26 monoplanes used by the Cie. Generale Aeropostale on their France - South America air route.
THE LINNET. Built by the Experimental Light Plane Club, under way on a towed flight.
The new Civilian Coupe at Heston which is fitted with the A.B.C. "Hornet" and carries two in the enclosed cabin. Beside the nose is Mr. Hunt, Works Manager.
The "Breda," from Italy, makes a first appearance at a British flying meeting, piloted by Mr. Store.
THE FLYING TEST: W. B. Rich are running their Moth on their mineral oil to give practical proof of its ability to do the job properly.
THE FLYING TEST: Last week we showed this Moth, and through a printer's error it was called the property of W. B. Rich. It does, of course, belong to W. B. Dick, the makers of the well-known "Ilo" brand lubricating oils, and their Moth is being used as a "test shop" for the mineral oil which is advised as being the most suitable for all such machines.
THE LEADER: Mr. Nigel Norman flying down the line before leading the tour to the Continent.
APPROPRIATE LETTERS: The machine on the left belongs to Mr. Ivor McGlure, of the A.A., while that on the right is Mr. Runciman's, and is the first private owner's machine fitted with the Amplion wireless gear we described on November 21 last year.
THE "GIPSY MOTH" IN FLIGHT: Captain G. de Havilland and Mrs. de Havilland starting off on their holiday trip to Cornwall.
FORMATION: The N.F.S Circus at work.
THEIR LAST APPEARANCE: The N.F.S. Circus, who will not be performing again.
Above, the N.F.S. Heavenly Triplets, Schofield, Wilson and MacKenzie, are seen formating in "Moths."
THE WORMSEYE VIEW: Capt. Schofield inverts!
THE BUZZARD. An American light plane. ABC Scorpion engine Speed range 60-25 m.p.h. on full load, 340 lb.
NEW TRAINING MACHINE: The biplane just completed by the D. W. Aircraft Co., of Brooklands Aerodrome, has very light wing loading and consequently a low landing speed. Note the Warren girder wing bracing. The engine is a "Cirrus."