Flight 1932-01
Flight
THE CONNECTING LINK: A Junkers machine of South West African Airways at Windhoek. Connection is made with Imperial Airways at Kimberley.
OPERATING THE PUMP ON A VICKERS "VESPA" (JUPITER): The man standing in front of the tail trolley is working the pump.
THE ILL-FATED SUBMARINE AIRCRAFT CARRIER M.2: In " Flight " for July 31, 1931, we published an account of a trip to sea in this strange form of aircraft carrier. On Tuesday, January 26, she was last seen by the Captain of a coastal steamer, who reported that she sank stern first. Up to Wednesday evening no official news had been received which gave any hope that the crew would be saved, but it was rumoured that an obstruction had been found during sweeping operations. Whether or not this was the vessel was still uncertain, and grave fears were held for the lives of the crew.
HOW THE CAMERA CAUGHT AN AUTOGIRO AT LOS ANGELES AFTER THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHT MADE BY THIS TYPE OF FLYING MACHINE.
THE "FIREFLY" (ROLLS-ROYCE "KESTREL" ENGINE): One of the machines of which considerable numbers have been ordered by the Belgian Government.
"BUY BRITISH": Three of the batch of Fairey "Fox" aircraft ordered by Belgium.
ONE OF BELGIUM'S NEW TWO-SEATERS: The Fairey "Fox" (Rolls-Royce " Kestrel") above the clouds, piloted by Mr. Andrew, one of Fairey's test pilots.
HANOI - LE BOURGET IN 3 1/4 DAYS: The Breguet 330 (650 h.p. Hispano Suiza) on which Codos and Robida have just accomplished a record flight from Hanoi to Le Bourget.
THE DE HAVILLAND "TIGER MOTH" IN SWEDEN: Captain H. Broad recently gave a series of demonstration flights at Barkeby, as a result of which the Swedish Air Authorities purchased the demonstration machine at the conclusion of the trials. In the photograph are seen Captain Broad, Major V. Porath, Director of Equipment, General Virgin, and Captain A. Florman.
The Klemm-Pobjoy in a tight turn around our photographer. The neat way in which the engine fits on the nose of the fuselage is well shown here.
The exceptional take-off of the Klemm-Pobjoy is clearly shown in this photograph. The wheels are already off the ground although there are still several yards to the end of the tarmac.
OFF FOR CAPE TOWN!
The first regular through air mail service between England and Cape Town started on Jan. 20.
THE LATECOERE 300: The photograph shows the machine at moorings: Note that the pusher airscrews are three-bladed, while the tractors are two-bladed.
THE LATECOERE 300: The photograph, showing the launching, gives a good idea of the size of the machine.
LAT.300 4 Hispano-Suiza Engines, 650 h.p. each
The Irvin Pack Back Parachute being worn by a pilot in a Puss Moth (Gipsy III).
AN OLD SPANISH CUSTOM FROM THE AIR: A fine aerial view of the Madrid Bull Ring and adjacent football ground taken from a three-engined Ford monoplane supplied to the Spanish Government. The car park is clearly visible in the foreground and the propeller and nose of the plane can be seen on the right.
MILAN-MADRID NON-STOP: Sig. Meleri, last December, made a fine non-stop flight from Milan to Madrid, a distance of 930 miles in 7 hr. 18 min. - an average speed of 127 m.p.h. - in the Breda 33 (120-h.p. "Gipsy"). Our picture shows him (on extreme right) at Lisbon during a subsequent visit standing next to Maj. Pinheiro Correia, Commandant of the Portuguese Independent Bombing Squadron, and L. Monaco, a Director of the Breda Co.
MILAN-MADRID NON-STOP: Sig. Meleri, last December, made a fine non-stop flight from Milan to Madrid, a distance of 930 miles in 7 hr. 18 min. - an average speed of 127 m.p.h. - in the Breda 33 (120-h.p. "Gipsy"). Our picture shows him landing at Madrid
A NEW COUZINET: At the last Paris Aero Show Rene Couzinet exhibited a small three-engined monoplane with Salmson A.D.9 engines. That machine had a retractable under-carriage. The new type shown here has a fixed undercarriage fitted with "spats," and the engines are De Havilland "Gipsy III." The wing between outboard engines and fuselage is very thick. This machine may soon be sent on a world tour.
THE CAPE AIR MAIL: Imperial Airways D.H. "Hercules," City of Karachi, arriving at Capetown on December 21 with the special Xmas air mail direct from England. The mail left Croydon on December 9.
THE CAPE AIR MAIL: The City of Karachi being docked at Capetown at the conclusion of the first (experimental) through air mail service from England.
THE DOUGLAS O-35: This new type observation plane of the U.S. Army Air Corps is the Douglas O-35, powered with two Curtiss GIV-1570C 600 h.p. engines. This type is closely similar to the Douglas B-7 Bomber, both having a metal fuselage and carrying crews of three.
THE "SPARTAN CIRCUS" IN AFRICA: "Snap" from the Cape taken on the occasion when the Circus (which is composed of Mr. Oscar Garden, Capts. E. D. Ayre, J. King, E. D. Cummings, Mr. John Tranum and Mr. C. E. F. Reilly) now touring Africa, visited the Cape Town Airport. Capt. King giving joy-rides in the Desoutter
AN INDIAN PRIVATE OWNER: Rai Sahib Gopaldas, W.L.C., Secretary of the Nationalist Reform Party in the Punjab Legislative Council, and his Desoutter monoplane. He is the first private owner in the Punjab Province.
SAFETY, COMFORT AND EFFICIENCY. Attention to detail design is undoubtedly the secret of successful aircraft. It will be seen that the aircraft being turned out by General Aircraft, Ltd., of Croydon, embody very definite ideas on this subject. Mr. H. J. Stieger is one of the younger generation of designers who are not afraid of incorporating ideas which are radically different from those of accepted practice. The Monospar aircraft appear to be streamlined to the limit, while at the same time providing a perfect view for the pilot, together with immunity from forced landings by virtue of the two Pobjoy engines which are used. The full four-seater fuselage does not appear bulky, yet ample room is provided for the passengers. For commercial work where a large number of passengers is not required this machine should have a wide field of usefulness.
THE LETOV S.32: Three-quarter front view of a new Czechoslovak all-metal commercial monoplane. It has three 140 h.p. Walter "Mars" engines.
THE LETOV S.32: This front view shows the wide undercarriage.
An interior view of the cabin of the Letov S.32
Letov S.32 3 Walter-Mars Engines 140 hp each
AN AMERICAN SPEEDSTER: A fine flying view of the Travel Air model R which shows the cleanliness of the under-carriage with its wire bracing..
The Sikorsky Amphibian used on the expedition and flown by Robert A. Smith, at rest with its nose on the beach at Lake Yaxha, Guatemala. Its advent at first amazed the native Indian family, but they soon realised the huge bird from which white men stepped out meant no harm, and - as the picture shows - went on calmly with their daily tasks.
THE "SPARTAN CIRCUS" IN AFRICA: "Snap" from the Cape taken on the occasion when the Circus (which is composed of Mr. Oscar Garden, Capts. E. D. Ayre, J. King, E. D. Cummings, Mr. John Tranum and Mr. C. E. F. Reilly) now touring Africa, visited the Cape Town Airport. One of the three "Hermes-Spartans" belonging to the Circus.
THE "SPARTAN CIRCUS" IN AFRICA: "Snap" from the Cape taken on the occasion when the Circus (which is composed of Mr. Oscar Garden, Capts. E. D. Ayre, J. King, E. D. Cummings, Mr. John Tranum and Mr. C. E. F. Reilly) now touring Africa, visited the Cape Town Airport. The picture shows John Tranum, with revolver, as aerial cowboy astride the "Spartan."
THE MAUBOUSSIN M.ll: This is the actual machine, F-AJUL, flown by Lefevre from France to Madagascar.
The engine is a 40 h.p. Salmson A.D.9.
Mauboussin M.XI Salmson A.D.9 Engine
IRELAND'S FIRST WOMAN PILOT: Miss Shamrock Trench, who obtained her "A" licence at the Irish Aero Club on the Club's "Moth" at Baldonnel Aerodrome.
UNDER THE HOOD: Major Travers is shown just about to take off with our representative (under the hood) for a trial flight of the blind flying equipment used by the London Aeroplane Club. The only additional instrument fitted is the latest form of P. B. Deviator and has proved itself easy to follow, though somewhat more sluggish than many of its competitors. Several members have already taken the course of instrument flying.
A view of the Roberts Stabiliser in the cockpit of the Moth. Its compactness and simplicity should be noted.
GLIDING COUNTRY: (Left to right), Mrs.Addyman and "the boys," N . Pickles, L. Brook, E. W. Addyman. From this slope flights of over a mile have been made in the "Dickson" glider built by the Aircraft Club of Harrogate.
THE "IBIS" IN FLIGHT: That the view is good is shown by the fact that in this picture the upper half of "Bert's" head is visible.
THE HINKLER "IBIS" : The experimental machine is not an amphibian, although the possibility of turning it into one has been taken into consideration in the design.
SIDE VIEW OF THE "IBIS": The tandem arrangement of the two Salmson A.D.9 engines looks very simple but caused Hinkler a lot of thought.
GLIDING IN JAPAN: The first Japanese-built high-performance soarer, "Yamazaki," designed and constructed in Tokio by Yoshio Yamazaki, who is seen on the extreme right in the first picture.