Flight 1936-05
The Swedish Minister of Defence, Herr Wennerstrom, and Swedish Army officers inspect the model of the H.P.53.
HOMAGE TO AN ACE: On the eighteenth anniversary of the death of Richthofen the director of the German State Museum laid a wreath before the scarlet Fokker triplane at one time used by Germany's greatest war-pilot.
Precision bombing by Harts over the Leysdown target (note the bombs near the bottom centre of the picture)
Low bombing by Harts of No. 18 (B) Sqdn., Bircham Newton.
"Snap-shooting": camera-gun practice with a Hawker Hart as target. Flying kit helps to simulate air conditions.
King Gustav and General Friis, chief of the Swedish Air Force, discuss the Pegasus-Hart.
A Hart testing its Vickers gun at the stop-butts
The stop-butts were never neglected. A Bulldog is seen trying its Vickers guns at Hornchurch.
Smoke evolutions by Bulldogs at Hornchurch.
This picture of a scale model shows the new monoplanes now being built by Armstrong Whitworth for Imperial Airways.
PART OF THE PROGRAMME: This drawing, by Mr. Rowland Hilder, gives an excellent idea of the appearance of one of the twelve landplanes which are under construction by Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft for Imperial Airways. Four Siddeley Tiger 800 h.p. engines will be fitted and the machines will carry twenty-seven passengers for day-time operations. The undercarriages will retract into the engine nacelles.
A Heyford taxies out at Hornchurch for its "show."
The Bucker Jungmann two-seater trainer, and above it the Rhonsperber sailplane.
SPECIAL FOR SPAIN: One of the initial batch of three Hawker Furies for the Spanish Air Force. The engine is a 690 h.p. Hispano Suiza 12Xbrs and the cantilever undercarriage has Dowty internally sprung wheels. At 13,120 ft. the speed is 236 m.p.h. Three squadrons of these machines will eventually be provided.
In the German hall The machine in the foreground is the B.F.W. Messerschmitt 108 B, and behind it is the Junkers Ju.86, with two Jumo diesel engines.
ALPINE FREIGHTER: The latest addition lo Swissair's fleet - a Junkers Ju 86 fitted with two Jumo 205 diesel engines. This machine will be used primarily as a mail and freight carrier.
Brie and Von Bahr demonstrate their Autogiros.
WHAT THEY CAN'T BE SHOWN: Empire Air Day is on May 23. Every effort is being made to show the taxpayer and his family how the R.A.F. keeps in training, and the various units are organising some magnificent shows for the occasion. The thrills of actual Service flying must perforce remain untasted, but an admirable impression is given by such photographs as this one, which, taken at Martlesham, shows the R.A.F.'s newest army co-operation machine - the Hawker Hector with 725/805 h.p. Napier Dagger - on the tail of a Pegasus-Virginia.
This picture is notable for two reasons: the way the airscrew has photographed and the proximity of the Hawker Hector.
The Nordic Cup Race: The Fokker S.6.A. (Bristol Pegasus) on which Lt. L. G. H. Thunberg, of the Swedish Royal Air Force, won the race
On the grand scale - a Saro London in the 140 ft. - wide doorway of the main erecting shop at Cowes;
The interior, with partially built Londons amid the erecting scaffoldings.
Subsidiary shops are laid out for progressive "line" production of components.
The layout of the steel erecting scaffolding described by the author.
Another Saro time-saver: One of the trunnions on which large components, such as wings, are supported in order that they may be instantly turned over to any required angle.
The Avro 652, a smaller machine, fitted with Siddeley Cheetah engines of 310 h.p. The Avro Anson military machine was developed from this.
The diminutive dimensions of the Tipsy S. are apparent when the machine is seen parked beside the Fairey Swordfish. Mr. Eyskens is in the cockpit.
It was not possible to show the public any actual torpedo dropping at Gosport on Empire Air Day, but this picture, secured beforehand, depicts the "tinfish" a moment after its release.
TURKISH DELIGHT: The Turkish consul and representatives of Turkish State Airways examine with interest one of the three D.H. Rapides which the company has just acquired. By arrangement with the French, the machines will be used on the Istanbul-Aleppo section of the French Indo-Chin'a service.
The smaller type of commercial aeroplane is represented by the D.H. Rapide
The Rolls-Royce Heinkel (four passengers and two pilots), which is credited with a speed of 240 m.p.h. from the Kestrel engine. In the air is the B.A.C. Super Drone.
The good view from the cockpit of the Tipsy can be gathered from this sketch of the instruments and controls. A float-type fuel gauge can be seen above the forward decking
FLYING AT ITS BEST: British Continental Airways' D.H. 86 above the clouds in Surrey. Very shortly this company will be taking delivery of the first pair of four 86As, which will be fitted with Marconi two-way radio and a specially long fixed aerial. Lorenz short-wave receiving equipment will also be installed and all the instruments will be calibrated in the metric system.
Все четыре двигателя DH.86 были установлены в ряд на передней кромке нижнего крыла.
BROMMA IN ACTION: Transport machines of three nations at Stockholm's airport. On the ground are a British Continental Airways' D.H. 86A and a Breguet-Wibault of Air France, while in the air is the Von Hindenburg, one of D.L.H.'s two Junkers G.38s, which have Jumo diesel engines.
The Monospar Ambulance (two Pobjoys) should find many applications in Scandinavia.
The Monospar Standard S.T.25 (Pobjoy);
A camera gun on a Demon at Hendon casts its spell. Similar scenes were common at some fifty other military aerodromes.
The Heston Phoenix (Gipsy Six);
FURTHER DEVELOPMENT: The Kay gyroplane, which was originally described in Flight of December 27, 1934, is out again for experimental work in its new form. It will be remembered that this machine has a unique method of varying the incidence of the blades and has been undergoing tests at Farnborough.
A HUMAN HORSESHOE greets Mrs. Amy Mollison's Gipsy Six Percival Gull at Croydon on her triumphant return from the Cape.
The distribution in the Gull of the tanks which gave a 2,400-mile range.
Mr. Brook and the Hillson Praga.
A small span and ailerons on all four planes give the Bucker Jungmann a good aerobatic performance.
New Trouser Fashions at Stockholm: The Focke-Wulf fighter trainer F.W.56 with 240 h.p. Argus engine.
The Cessna C.34 (Warner Super-Scarab)
Edo floats can be specified for the new Stinson which is available in a number of different forms for specialised purposes.
The Stinson Reliant (Lycoming engine) as an air ambulance;
FOUR TO ONE: The Miles-Whitney Straight Special two-seater (Gipsy Major) has a speed range of 4:1. Note the new style of clear-view windscreen.
There were two interesting "single-float jobs" to be seen at Felixstowe last Saturday. They were the Fairey S.9/30 with steam-cooled Kestrel and the Hawker Osprey.
The Caudron and the Moth in close company. Note Mr. Waller's perch at the extreme rear of the nacelle.
New Trouser Fashions at Stockholm: The Arado Ar.76 military trainer, with 240 h.p. Argus engine.
The Airspeed Envoy, with Siddeley Lynx or Cheetah, or with Wolseley Scorpio engines, has a high performance for a very modest power expenditure.
The De Havilland Leopard Moth (Gipsy Major);
The Blackburn-Electricar refuelling unit with its oil pump in use.
A PULLER OF PERTH: The fifty-ton crane on the jetty at Felixstowe, bringing ashore a Blackburn Perth flying boat (three 825 h.p. Rolls-Royce Buzzards). This picture was secured from the jib of the crane.
OUT OF THE CHRYSALIS: An unusually attractive view of Mr. Whitney Straight's Hendy "Heck," out for the first time in its special black and gold finish.
Government investigation of the Pou question! Lt. Col. Sir Francis Shelmerdine (Director-General of Civil Aviation) and Lady Shelmerdine inspect the Abbott-Baynes cantilever machine.
In aerodynamic design the new machine is a big step forward in Pou development. The 30 h.p. Carden engine is neatly installed.
The cantilever wing is pivoted on trunnions at two points and may be detached by withdrawing two pins. On the right is a sketch of the mass balance on one of the arms which operate the wing control rods.
Scene from the display at the new Stockholm aerodrome last Sunday. Flags of all nations taking part were generously displayed.
The General Aircraft S.T.18 Croydon, which cruises at about 190 m.p.h.
A diagrammatic representation of the action of the retractable undercarriage. At the top is a front elevation showing the fairing mechanism and on the left (top) is a perspective view with the various details.
The backbone of the S.T.18 : Details of main spar root, torsion member and fuselage construction.
A SUCCESSOR TO THE HEYFORD? A conception, from The Handley Page Bulletin, of a future H.P. bomber. The machine seems to be somewhat similar to the H.P.53 type (a model of which will bs exhibited at the Stockholm show) ordered by the Swedish Royal Air Force and appears to have liquid-cooled Rolls Royce engines. Note that the mid-wing arrangement has been adopted, probably resulting from internal bomb stowage.
ONE SWALLOW...: This B.A. Swallow (Pobjoy Cataract II), owned by Mr. E. Newbold of the Penang Flying Club, was actually the first and is still the only private machine in Penang.
A Fast American: The Stinson Bi-motor, the British agency for which is held by Brian Allen Aviation Ltd.
Nine Avro 504 Ns put up an unusually good exhibition of formation flying at Hendon on Saturday.
TWENTY-ONE: Scylla was chartered by Mr. Leslie Irvin, of parachute fame (seen on the left), to fly his daughter's twenty-first birthday party guests to Paris last week.
The Boulton Paul P.71 A has two Siddeley Jaguar engines.
B.A. Double Eagle has an unusual wing arrangement which gives the passengers a good view downwards. Two Gipsy Major engines are used.
The Gipsy-Major-engined monoplane built in Austria to the design of Archduke Anton of Hapsburg.
A Swedish trainer, the Sparmann S.1A single-seater with Gipsy Major engine. The general layout is reminiscent of the Breda.
A model of the huge Dornier Do.20 flying boat, which will have a gross weight of 128,000 lb.