Flight 1934-05
CLEANED UP: An experimental Curtiss "Goshawk" (F-11C) fighter, with a retractable undercarriage, fitted with a "Cyclone."
UNBALANCED FORCES? A Junkers Ju. 52/3 m. with two Townend rings and one N.A.C.A. cowling on the port side. This type is used for the night service to Berlin.
GLANZEND: Its low price as well as its remarkably fine finish and ruggedness of construction caused a stream of visitors to the "Hawk" Stand.
UN COIN ANGLAIS: In the foreground the de Havilland Aircraft Co. are together with their agent showing three types of aeroplane. On the left is the Miles "Hawk," and on the right can be seen Herr Schwabe's "Klemm" in which he has recently returned from a flight to Capetown.
STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST: A batch of Miles "Hawks" recently supplied by Phillips fit Powis Aircraft (Reading), Ltd., to Lord Clive, Messrs. Grover, E. D. Spratt, and H. Singh Uberoi.
The staggering formation of aircraft was flown by instructors of Air Training Services Ltd in 1934. The aircraft are, from top to bottom: Avro Avian IVM, Avro Cadet, Avro Tutor, D.H.9J, Avro 626, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III, Armstrong Whitworth Atlas, Saro Cutty Sark and an Avro Five.
THE WINNER - ONLY JUST! The Morane Saulnier flown by Detroyat in the Aerobatics Contest.
AN AUTOGIRO FOR INDIA: Raj Kumar Shri Ghanshyamsinhji of Limdi, who is at present taking his British "A" pilot's licence on the Autogiro at Hanworth. He has placed an order for a C.30-type Autogiro, which he intends taking back with him to India, where he already holds the Indian "A" licence.
MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT: M. Pilet-Golaz, the President of Switzerland, arriving with his family at Geneva in the Curtiss "Condor" of the Swissair Co.
DAY AND NIGHT: Two interior views of the Curtiss-Wright "Condor" airliner, showing the convertible sleeping berth arrangement, which forms a feature of the new fleet of machines to be put into operation by American Airways between Dallas and Los Angeles.
THE RUNNER-UP: Doret's Dewoitine D.27 takes the field.
The P.Z.L. P.24 high-wing monoplane (770-h.p. Gnome-Rhone engine).
P.Z.L. P.24
ALTITUDE RECORD FOR GREAT BRITAIN: The Westland "Wapiti" (Bristol "Phoenix" compression-ignition engine), in which Mr. H. J. Penrose attained a height of nearly 28,000 ft.
A Saro "Cloud" fitted with two Napier "Rapier" engines. These engines, having 16 cylinders arranged in four rows of four each and are air-cooled, develop 340 h.p. As an amphibian the "Cloud" carries 8 passengers, with a duration of either 4 hours or 5 1/2 hours. The cruising speed is just over 100 m.p.h.
FOR OPEN SEA RECONNAISSANCE: The SARO A.27 flying boat is fitted with two Bristol "Pegasus" engines.
AMPHIBIOUS: This is a drawing of the Fairchild amphibian flying boat, one of the variety of types ordered by Pan-American Airways with a view to a big speeding up of their services.
INVERSION: An Avro Tutor from A.S.T. over Southampton Water. The attitude of the sailing vessel is sufficient proof that the picture itself has not been inverted!
FOR NAVIGATIONAL TRAINING: A D.H. "Tiger Moth" fitted with a hood for instruction in the art of "blind flying." As previously recorded in FLIGHT, a number of "Tiger Moths" so equipped have been ordered for the Royal Air Force. The particular machine illustrated belongs to No. 24 (Communications) Squadron.
THE FAIREY NIGHT BOMBER: In spite of its 8 1/2 - 9 tons, Mr. C. Staniland, Fairey's Chief Test Pilot, "throws it about" in an amazing fashion. The engines are Rolls-Royce "Kestrel" III.S, which develop 480 b.h.p. at 11 000 ft. Note the rounded triangle section of the fuselage, which enables the gunner to fire downwards.
Further view of the prototype Hendon. The triangular fuselage section aft of the wings is seen to good effect in the photograph.
PRINCE GEORGES ENTRY: The Percival "Mew Gull" which will be flown by Mr. Percival in the King's Cup Race.
THE MAILLET-NENING: The engine is a 6-cyl. Regnier.
The visiting machines on the tarmac at Heston.
[L.28] A FAIR WINNER: Miss Liesel Bach, of Germany, who won the International Feminine Cup in her Klemm monoplane.
THE "BEECHCRAFT": A later and smaller version than that shown is fitted with a retractable undercarriage.
A SPEEDY EXAMPLE: The Lockheed "Electra," operated by certain American airlines, has a top speed of about 220 m.p.h. Although, compared with other types, the accommodation is somewhat cramped, the cabin is by no means uncomfortable.
Security "Airster"
THE STINSON "RELIANT": This is the 1934 model, which, powered with the Lycoming 225 h.p. engine, carries four passengers in an unusually comfortable cabin. The basic design is similar to that of previous Stinson machines, examples of which have been seen in this country. The cruising speed is 115 m.p.h.
SECOND R.A.S. STARTS: Last week the first of the D.H. "Dragons" - shown in the illustration was delivered to Imperial Airways on behalf of Railway Air Services for operation on the Plymouth Liverpool route.
SECOND R.A.S. STARTS: Maj. Brackley, of Imperial Airways (left), is seen receiving the log-books, etc., of the machine.
DEUTSCHE SCHONHEIT: The Messerschmitt 35 is very clean and has a fine performance. The Swastika leaves no doubt as to its country of origin.
THE ROYAL AIR MAIL: Sir Kingsley Wood, the Postmaster-General, presents the first Royal Air Mail Pennant to Sir Eric Geddes, who hands it over to Capt. H. J. Horsey of the good ship Hengist.
Transparent wind screens have been used with good results on a Westland "Wallace." Both pilot's and gunner's coupes can be either fully closed or fully open, according to the conditions encountered. The gunner's hood, when closed, still leaves him complete freedom for bombing, wireless, etc.
CHAPTER II: Loading up the two Airspeed "Couriers" at Hanworth before their journey to Manchester.
Mureaux Type 170 C1
THE FIRST AVRO ENCLOSED BIPLANE: This machine, fitted with a 100-h.p. Green 4-cylinder water-cooled engine, was entered in the Military Trials, Salisbury Plain, in 1912.
COMFORTABLE TRAVEL: The Avro "Commodore" ("Lynx" engine).
FOR COMFORT AND SOLIDITY: Spectacular performance has not been sought in the design of this Lynx-engined Avro. The machine is a 4-5 seater with dual control, and is finished and upholstered in a style comparable with that of a high-class motor car.
THE AVRO "COMMODORE": The undercarriage is semi-cantilever, and the wing bracing consists of a single lift wire and a single anti-lift strut.
THE BUSINESS END: The Siddeley "Lynx" is enclosed in a N.A.C.A. cowling. An electric starter is fitted.
THE AVRO "COMMODORE": Ailerons are fitted on the lower wing only, where they are readily accessible for adjustment.
THE CABIN ARRANGEMENT: Plenty of room everywhere, and a good view in all essential directions are the outstanding features. The instrument board lay-out is unusual.
The larger sketch shows the arrangement of the main fuselage and wing structure members, while the smaller sketches illustrate some of the details.
Avro 641 215 hp. Siddeley "Lynx" Engine
BUSY B.A.N.C.O.: Last Saturday the British Air Navigation Co.'s Tri-motor Ford, Voyager, was pressed into service between Heston and Jersey to transport an "overflow" load of nine passengers from the regular service. Here we see the passengers emplaning at Heston.
A LARGE VISITOR AT JERSEY: Last week we illustrated the British Air Navigation Co.'s Tri-motor Ford, Voyager, at Heston prior to its departure for Jersey. This picture was taken on the sands at Jersey after its arrival.
FOR NAVAL OBSERVATION: The B/J OJ-2, shown here fitted with a "Wasp Junior" engine.
B/J OJ-1
HOOKED! There is a certain grotesquely helpless appearance about this aircraftsman as he is jerked off the wing of the Vickers "Virginia" during practice near Henlow.
Lord Lonsdale with Councillor E. Wilburn examining the Shell-Mex & B.P. Co.'s Comper "Swift" (Pobjoy) after the opening of the Doncaster airport.
LA OUVERTURE OFFICIELLE: In this view the Swiss President is examining the Caproni biplane. In the foreground is the Comte aeroplane, a Swiss production.
The Fairchild camera gun installed in the Curtiss "Falcon."
AVION DE TOURISME: The Lorraine engine on the nose of the Farman 402 looks somewhat large, but gives this three-seater cabin machine a fairly good performance.
Farman F.430 2 Gipsy "Major" Engines.
ALL-AUSTRALIAN: On March 6 successful first trial flights of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's Australian-built monoplane, the "Codock" (Napier "Javelin" engines), were carried out at Mascot Aerodrome. Here we see a portion of the "Codock," with (from left to right) Wing Commander Wackett (designer and builder), Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Sqd. Ldr. (Tiny) White (who will fly the machine to New Zealand), and Mr. M. P. Allsopp (Aviation Representative of the Vacuum Oil Co., Pty., Ltd.). Plume and Mobiloil Aero W. were used during the test flights.
Gloster TSR.38 участвовал в тендере с прототипом фирмы "Fairey", на основе которого впоследствии создали знаменитый торпедоносец-бомбардировщик Fairey Swordfish.
A FLEET T.S.R.: The letters represent Torpedo-carrying, Fleet-spotting, and Reconnaissance, and the machine is a product of the Gloster company. The engine is a Rolls-Royce experimental.
CLEANED UP: The Grumman FF-1 two-seater fighter with retractable undercarriage and Wright "Cyclone F" engine
THE POTEZ 41: The top speed of this all-metal machine is 198 m.p.h. at 13,000 ft., and it is claimed, with its four 850 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engines, to be the most powerful bombing machine in France.
ANGLICISED: One of the machines brought over by the week-end party, a Heinkel "Kadett," has a distinctly "English" look.
M. Manchoulas coming in to land at Le Bourget after his flight from Ghent in the Scorpion-engined power glider.
THE COMPER "STREAK": In a recent issue of "Flight" we reported that a certain amount of aileron flutter had arisen. By giving ailerons a very narrow chord and fitting mass-balances, as indicated by the illustration, the trouble has completely disappeared.
A COMPOSITE PICTURE: Showing how the "Kite" will look when flying.
NEW SEATING ARRANGEMENT: The additional bay to carry the new engine mounting for the Pobjoy "Niagara" is also shown.
Comper "Kite" 90 hp Pobjoy "Niagara" Engine
AVEC "BEC DE SECURITE": This French cabin machine, a Potez 58, is fitted with permanently open "slots," and has very comfortable seating accommodation for three persons.
OVER NEW YORK: Major Alexander P. de Seversky flies his latest type, which may yet be entered for the "MacRobertson."
CAN I LAND HERE? The machine is banking low in order to see if the ground is suitable for landing.
Miss Jean Batten flying over Brooklands in her "Moth."
THE "HIGH" COMMISSIONER: Maj. Gen. James H. MacBrien, Commissioner of Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who employs aircraft to some considerable extent in his duties.
FROM ANCIENT TO ULTRA-MODERN: The Midland Club takes "official" delivery of its new "Moth Majors" and hands over the historic "Cirrus Moths." "LT," with wings folded, is probably the oldest "Moth" in the country.
A FLAT TURN: A "Moth" shows how not to turn near an enclosure.
The equipment fitted in the Avro Five used by Air Service Training for wireless instruction.
DOGGED BY ILL LUCK: The two Potez machines entered were unfortunate, one having to land with a broken oil pipe, and the other being put out of the race by his "two-step" propeller insisting on remaining in the high-pitch position for the take-off.
FOR THE MADAGASCAR SERVICE: The S.P.C.A. 41.T monoplane (three 135-h.p. Salmson 9 N.C. engines) to be used on the new French Madagascar-Broken Hill air line.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fokker on the tarmac at Croydon.
"ATALANTE": The Caudron C.366 (Regnier engine) entered by M. Regnier.
TESTED BY DELMOTTE: The Caudron C.450, with 310-h.p. Renault engine.
THE LATEST VERSION: The Caudron C.460 has a retractable undercarriage.
BRINGING IN THE WINNER: The Caudron C.460 is fitted with a supercharged Renault 6-cylinder in-line air-cooled engine of about 310 h.p.
A MONOPLANE FIGHTER: The Dornier Do.C.4, which may be equipped with the Rolls-Royce "Kestrel" or Hispano-Suiza 12X engines.
This view of the Dornier Do.C.4 monoplane shows the tapered wings.
A FRENCH TOURING PLANE: The Couzinet cabin monoplane powered with three Pobjoy "R" engines.
An interior view of the cabin of the Couzinet 101 monoplane.