Slingsby T.18 Hengist
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1942

The prototype Hengist, DG570.
The prototype Slingsby Hengist, early in 1942. The original form of nose and cockpit canopy is well shown, as well as the large underbelly landing skid.
The first prototype of the Slingsby Hengist, a 15-troop glider developed in parallel with the Horsa but not produced in operational quantities.
The prototype Hengist, DG570.
The fourth Hengist, DG573, clearly showing the modified wedge-shaped nose and flat-fronted clearview canopy. The yellow fuselage sides and undersurfaces are rendered black by the use of orthochromatic film.
This view of Hengist fourth prototype DG573 shows the spoilers raised and bellows-operated flaps lowered.
A close-up view of the two sets of spoilers on the upper surfaces of the port wing of DG570.
This rear view of Hengist DG573 shows the two groups of spoilers and flaps, the effectiveness of which was "alarming", according to one former pilot.
The Hengist’s generous flap area is apparent in this view of fourth prototype DG573.
The cockpit of Hengist prototype DG570. The picture depicts the dual control yokes, connected to a single central column.
The cockpit of Hengist prototype DG570. The picture shows the elevator trim wheel and the levers for the flaps, spoilers and wheel brakes between the pilots’ seats.
The paratroop compartment, looking aft. Two of the container chutes in the floor are visible in the foreground.
Slingsby Hengist
The revised cockpit contours of the few production Hengists are shown.
The Slingsby Type 17 was designed to the same specification as the GAL Hotspur but was not built. Carrying two pilots and six troops, it had a span of 70 ft (21,34m) and gross weight of 3,000 lb (1 361 kg).