Flight 1934-09
WHAT FRANCE IS BUYING: The Dewoitine D-500 fighter (Hispano-Suiza 12 x brs 690 h.p. engine) which has been adopted by France as a standard military type. The very latest versions of the machine attain speeds round the 260 m.p.h. mark.
A FAST "HAWK": Built for Sir Charles Rose, this "Hawk," with a "Gipsy Six" 200 h.p. engine, has a top speed of about 180 m.p.h.
THE WINNING MACHINE: Bajan's R.W.D.9 (Polish Skoda engine) is fitted with Handley Page leading edge slots and slotted trailing edge flaps. A similar machine secured second place.
GROOMING THE SKODA: Capt. Bajan watches his mount being overhauled.
DURING THE WING-FOLDING TESTS: One of the R.W.D.-9's, with horizontal folding
A POLISH DEFENDER: The RWD 9 has slotted flaps.
OVER THE TAPE: Florjanowicz on an R.W.D.-9
FANCY SKY EAGLES: A group of new high-speed, single-seater Boeing P-26A pursuit 'planes, attached to the 95th Pursuit Squadron, make a cross-country flight from March Field, California.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Sir Alan Cobham carries out a refuelling test at Portsmouth in preparation for his forthcoming non-stop flight to India with Sqd. Ldr. Helmore in the Airspeed "Courier." The "tanker" seen above is Sir Alan's Handley Page W.10 (ex City of Pretoria of Imperial Airways).
THE SWEDISH TEAM: The Northrop "Delta" Holland, and its crew, M. Lindholm (left) and G. Lindow.
NOT A DEEP-SEA DIVER! We have already referred to the special flying suit which Wiley Post will wear for flights into the stratosphere. Above are two such suits, that on the right containing, in addition to air from the supercharger, Wiley Post himself.
GLOSTER P.V. F.7/30 FIGHTER (BRISTOL "MERCURY"): A formidable fighter armed with four machine guns, one on each side of the fuselage and one below each wing. The Dowty sprung wheels of the under-carriage are fitted each on a single cantilever strut.
COALS TO NEWCASTLE: One of the two Autogiros which are being delivered to Barcelona, Spain, for use in the Spanish Navy by pilots G. Guardia and A Guilian.
No. 35: The Fairey "Fox" to be flown by R. Parer and G. E. Hemsworth.
RECONNOITRING: A flight of No. 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron flying over a camp in recent Army manoeuvres. The machines are Hawker "Audax" with Rolls-Royce "Kestrel." Working in a flight usually indicates that A.C. machines are on medium reconnaissance. Close reconnaissance is carried out by a single machine.
The Hawker "Hardy" ("Kestrel"), a number of which have been ordered for delivery to the Iraq Command, R.A.F.
THE SQUADRON'S AIRCRAFT: In the front are the nine Westland "Wallaces" (Bristol "Pegasus"), while behind are two "Avro-Lynx" training machines with a "Wapiti" ("Jupiter") in between them.
IN ST. HELIER HARBOUR: Last week a Saro "Cloud" belonging to Spartan Air Lines arrived at Jersey and was moored in London Bay. There are rumours that an inter-Channel Island mail service may be started soon, and various important personages have been seen in Jersey.
SPEED: The Douglas D.2 has a top speed of over 200 m.p.h., and cruises at about 193 m.p.h., while carrying 14 passengers.
The Egyptian party, with Kaimakam Tait Bey and Bimbashi Webster, inspects the personnel.
SINGAPORE-BRISBANE: The first of the D.H. 86s for the Qantas lap of the Australian route, in the air near Hatfield. The provision of dual control explains the "different" shape of the nose, in which a landing searchlight is also mounted. Mr. L. J. Brain, chief pilot of Qantas Empire Airways, Ltd., is to fly the machine out to Australia.
OVER THE TAPE: Wolfgang Stein, on a Klemm.
EXTRAORDINARY: Apparently a development of the "Aircruiser," this latest Bellanca product is a bomber built for the Colombian Government. The all-up weight is 15,000 lb. and the top speed, on the power of two 750 h.p. engines driving adjustable pitch airscrews, is 190 m.p.h. The machine may be fitted with floats and be used as an ambulance.
A ROYAL PASSENGER: Prince George leaving Hengist at Croydon after his flight from Paris last week.
FOR THE HANDICAP RACE: The British Klemm "Eagle" ("Gipsy Major"), to be flown by Flt. Lt. G. Shaw, has been fitted with extra petrol tanks, bringing the total capacity up to 70 gallons.
ABOVE THE CLOUDBANK: Good flying in squadron formation by the City of Bristol Squadron. One flight is composed entirely of regulars and the other two of Special Reserve officers and airmen.
A Cadre squadron, No. 501 (City of Bristol) (Bomber) Squadron, flying "Wallaces," two flights of which are manned by Special Reserve personnel.
IN THE WEST COUNTRY: No. 501 (City of Bristol) (Bomber) Squadron flying their Westland "Wallaces" (Bristol "Pegasus") over Avonmouth.
No. 501 (City of Bristol) (Bomber) Squadron in their Westland "Wallaces" (Bristol "Pegasus") flying over Clifton Suspension Bridge.
THE CHEDDAR GORGE: A striking picture of the City of Bristol Squadron over the Mendip Hills in Somerset with the famous gorge below them.
REPLACEMENT: Hoisting one of the "Jumo 4" Diesel engines into the Junkers G.38 Von Hindenberg. This is, incidentally, one of the two types being manufactured under licence by D. Napier and Son, Ltd., and it will be known here as the "Culverin."
THE AIR BRAKE: This is a trailing edge flap extending from one engine nacelle to the other. It is divided into two halves and operated by levers and a torque tube.
ALL THERE IS OF IT: When the undercarriage wheels are drawn up, the cowls form part of the smooth bottom of the nacelles.
STREAMLINING: This side view of the D.H. "Comet" shows how near the fuselage approaches to an ideal shape.
CANTILEVER TAIL SURFACES: A tall skid is used instead of a tail wheel on account of its smaller drag. It is fully castering, and helps to shorten the run after landing.
AFTER THE FIRST TEST FLIGHT: Capt. Broad relates his impressions. From left to right, Capt. G. de Havilland, Capt. Broad, Mr. Hagg, Capt. Walker and Major Halford.
THE BUSINESS END: Note how carefully the engine nacelles are faired into the wing of the "Comet." The wheels retract, and the mudguards form part of the engine cowlings. The engines are high-compression "Gipsy Sixes."
De Havilland "Comet" 2 Gipsy Six Racing Engines
21 сентября 1934г. сэр Алан Кобхэм предпринял попытку безостановочного перелета из Англии в Индию на самолете Airspeed AS.5 Courier C-ABXN. Над Портсмутом и Мальтой сэр Алан планировал дозаправку в воздухе от собственных самолетов Handley Page W.10, а над Абукиром и Басрой - от самолетов ВВС Великобритании. Прием топлива был благополучно выполнен над Сельси-Билл (Сассекс) и над Мальтой, но поломка тяги управления двигателем заставила летчика выполнить вынужденную посадку на Мальте. Попытка беспосадочного перелета потерпела неудачу.
FILLING UP: A unique photograph taken from the "Youth of New Zealand," showing Sqd. Ldr. Helmore holding the hose into the mouthpiece ready for refuelling while flying under the tanker, whose bottom wing comes into the picture on the left.
AN INNOVATION: The official weights allowed by the Certificate of Airworthiness on Sir Alan Cobham's Airspeed "Courier" as prepared for refuelling in the air. This is probably the first time "Max Wt In Air" has appeared on any aeropiane.
Aeroplane with the "Blanvac" silencer fitted in the exhaust system: an Airspeed "Courier" (Siddeley "Lynx");
PERFECT LINES: The Airspeed "Envoy" (two Wolseley A.R.-9 engines) flying over Portsdown Hill. This machine carries 8 passengers with 240 lb. of luggage at a cruising speed of 150 m.p.h.
FOR ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA RECORD? Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith's Lockheed "Altair," which he has entered for the MacRobertson Race, being shipped to Australia. It is reported that "Smithy" is about to attempt to beat the Australia-England record on this machine.
Avro 642 4 Armstrong Siddeley "Lynx" Engines
ARDS OPENING: The scene in front of the clubhouse a few minutes before the Governor of Northern Ireland officially opened the airport. Lord Londonderry is at the microphone and Finian the White is on the left.
Aeroplane with the "Blanvac" silencer fitted in the exhaust system: a D.H. "Leopard Moth" (Gipsy Major).
Two views of the " Cloudring " installed on a Blackburn B-2 Trainer. It is placed where the pilot can see it without discomfort, even in bad weather.
AN ITALIAN FIGHTER: A Bristol "Mercury" IV built under licence in Italy gives the Breda 27 a speed of 236 m.p.h.
On the Breda 42 the slots are automatic in action.
THE END OF AN ARCTIC FLIGHT: John H. Grierson greeted on his arrival at Ottawa after his flight in a "Fox Moth" seaplane across the Atlantic via the Arctic Air Route.
An impromptu formation composed largely ot visiting aeroplanes, flying over Folkestone Harbour. Capt. Max Findlay's "Fox Moth," seen in the foreground, took up passengers throughout the meeting.
SOLIDITY: The great wing depth of the Fokker F.36 inspires confidence. It has searing accommodation for 32 passengers The Fokker single-seater fighter gives a good idea of the size of the F.36.
По обводам носовой части фюзеляжа F.430 сильно напоминает семейство de Havilland Dragon, сходство усиливается использованием моторов de Havilland Gipsy Major. Пассажирам обеспечен отличный обзор.
A FRENCH "DRAGON": This Gipsy-Farman, described in Flight of May 3, will be used on the Air France service between Paris and Biarritz. With five passengers and 220 Ib. of luggage, it has a maximum speed of 130 m.p.h. and a range of 625 miles.
The Fieseler Fi.-97 has a Fowler variable wing.
THIRD PLACE: Seidemann's Fieseler Fi-97 was fitted with an Argus engine.
FOR AUSTRALIA: A photograph taken at Croydon of the latest Monospar ST.11, which, as already recorded in Flight, is being delivered to the Australian Government. This machine has large fuel tanks giving a range of 1,100 miles.
THE NEW "PTERODACTYL V": With its Rolls-Royce "Goshawk" steam-cooled engine of some 700 h.p. this machine has a very wide speed-range, and the fighting view and field of fire are uncommonly good.
EX CATHEDRA: Capt. G. T. R. Hill explains the features of the new "Pterodactyl V." Note the balanced wing flaps and the auto slots. The rudders move outwards only.
UNUSUAL PLAN FORM: This is the first "Pterodactyl" to have a straight leading edge in the centresection. The engine is a Rolls-Royce steam-cooled "Goshawk."
CLEAN DESIGN: Note the wheels in tandem and partly enclosed. The wing is thinned down in the centre to improve the view forward.
THE TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE "PTERODACTYL V": Mr. H. J. Penrose, test pilot; Sir Ernest Petter, chairman of the company; Capt. Hill, designer; Mr. Mettam, in charge of the stress department; and Capt. Keep, general manager.
Mr. Sluyter flew crazily, running along the ground on one wheel, dropping to the ground in an almost stalled condition and demonstrating the "handlability" of his Pander (Siddeley "Genet").
Aeroplane with the "Blanvac" silencer fitted in the exhaust system: A D.H. "Moth" (Cirrus III);
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL: A striking aerial view of the experimental Weir Autogiro, "W-2," flying over Hanworth. Note the unusual wing-section of the wings which are not there!
Herr Stein demonstrating his Adler (80 h.p. Hirth). Five of these machines came over for the meeting.
FLOR DE AERIAL: This cigar-like monoplane is the Miss Los Angeles, built for the American racing pilot Roy Minor
Bergamaschi P.L.-3 FIAT A-59 Engine
A GLIDER PASSENGER COACH: The latest Soviet GN-4 glider designed for use with "aerial trains." It has a cabin seating five passengers.
SMALL AND SPEEDY: The Tilbury Flash - probably the smallest racing aeroplane in the world - which took part in the National Air Races at Cleveland, U.S.A. Seated in the machine is pilot Clarence MacArthur, while Mr. Tilbury is standing beside it.
"AUTOGIROFF": The Soviet Autogiro A-3, which was exhibited on the recent "Soviet Aviation Day" at Moscow Central Park.
DURING THE WING-FOLDING TESTS: One of the Italian Bergamaschi machines.