Fairey Fox
Варианты:
Fairey - Fox - 1925 - Великобритания
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1925


Двухместный дневной бомбардировщик
Лучшие установка распаячных коробок в Дмитрове выгодно
Описание:
Fox
Fairey Fox
Flight, July 1928
THE FAIREY "FOX
Flight, June 1929
BRITISH AIRCRAFT AT OLYMPIA
Flight, November 1932
British Aircraft at the Paris Aero Show
Flight, November 1932
British Aircraft
Фотографии

Fox

Разведчик, легкий бомбардировщик и двухместный истребитель. Биплан с неубирающимся шасси. Создан в КБ фирмы "Фэйри авиэйшн".
Экипаж самолета - 2 чел.; двигатель и вооружение - в зависимости от модификации.
Первый полет опытный экземпляр "Фокса" совершил 3 января 1925 г.
Серийное производство развернули на заводе "Фэйри" в Хэйсе летом 1926 г., в апреле 1933 г. его перенесли на завод дочерней фирмы "Авионс Фэйри сосьете аноним бельж" в Госселье (Бельгия). Всего выпущено 230 экз. (с учебными вариантами).
Самолет состоял на вооружении в Великобритании с августа 1926 г., в Бельгии - с января 1932 г.
Выпускались следующие основные модификации:
  - "Фокс" I с мотором D.12 или "Феликс", биплан смешанной конструкции с вооружением 2x7,69, бомбы до 240 кг; ближний разведчик;
  - "Фокс" IA, аналог модели I с мотором "Кестрел" IIS;
  - "Фокс" IIM, цельнометаллическая модификация для бельгийских ВВС, мотор "Кестрел" IIS, вооружение 2x7,69, бомбы до 200 кг; выпускался также учебный вариант "Фокс" IIS с мотором "Кестрел" IIS и двойным управлением;
  - "Фокс" III, первая модификация бельгийской постройки, ближний разведчик с мотором "Кестрел" IIS и вооружением 3x7,62; в Великобритании выпускался также вариант "Фокс" IIIS с мотором "Кестрел" IIS и двойным управлением;
  - "Фокс" IIIC, легкий бомбардировщик с закрытым фонарем кабины и бомбодержателями для крупных бомб под центропланом, мотор "Кестрел" IIS (на поздних сериях - "Кестрел" V, вооружение как у "Фокс" III, выпускался также вариант "Фокс" IIIC с двойным управлением;
  - "Фокс" VI с мотором HS12Ydrs, выпускался в вариантах VIC - ближний разведчик с вооружением 3x7,62 и VIR - двухместный истребитель с вооружением 5x7,62 и другим радиооборудованием;
  - "Фокс" VIII, модернизация типа VIR с вооружением 5x7,62 и трехлопастным винтом.
Производство "фоксов" прекратилось в мае 1939 г.
В Великобритании "Фокс" был снят с вооружения еще в первой половине 30-х годов, но в бельгийских ВВС все имевшиеся там модификации (начиная с IIM) сохранялись в боевых частях до начала Второй мировой войны. В сентябре 1939 г. - мае 1940 г. машины типов IIM и III были модернизированы с установкой закрытых фонарей кабин.
В мае 1940 г., когда немецкие войска напали на Бельгию, самолеты "Фокс" использовались как истребители (в т.ч. одноместные со снятым оборонительным вооружением), ближние разведчики и легкие дневные бомбардировщики. Значительная часть "фоксов" была уничтожена немецкой авиацией на земле. Уцелевшие машины вместе с прочими остатками бельгийской авиации эвакуировали во Францию, где их после капитуляции сдали немцам. Дальнейшая судьба этих самолетов неизвестна.


"Фокс" VI||
Размах:||11,56 м
Длина:||9,5 м
Моторы, количество х мощность:||1x875 л.с.
Взлетная масса, максимальная:||2245 кг
Максимальная скорость:||365 км/ч
Практический потолок:||11200 м
Дальность:||600 км

Fairey Fox

Большое впечатление на всех произвел принимавший участие в гонках на Кубок Шнейдера 1923 года американский Curtiss CR-3 с V-образным мотором Curtiss D-12 мощностью 450 л. с. Ричард Фэйри закупил у фирмы "Curtiss" мотор D-12 и права на его производство в Великобритании, а также металлический винт Curtiss-Reed, высокоэффективный аэродинамический профиль крыла CR-3 и крыльевые радиаторы. Лицензионное производство мотора налажено не было, но примерно 50 двигателей англичане импортировали из США. Они послужили основой для разработки мотора Fairey Felix и ставились на дневные бомбардировщики Fox.
  Прототип Fox выполнил первый полет 3 января 1925 года. Испытания выявили ряд дефектов самолета, зато прототип показал скорость 254 км/ч, на 64 км/ч больше, чем у сопоставимого с ним Fawn. Использование на самолете американского мотора стало большой проблемой при получении первого заказа от британских военных на 18 самолетов по спецификации 21/25. Первый Fox Mk I поднялся в воздух 10 декабря 1925 года; первые серийные машины поступили в 12-ю эскадрилью уже в январе 1926 года.
  Позже было заказано еще девять Fox, а появление мотора Rolls-Royce F.XIIA (позднее стал называться Kestrel) открыло дорогу к переоснащению бомбардировщиков Fox британскими двигателями. Вариант с Rolls-Royce F.XIIA получил обозначение Fox Mk IA. Первый Fox Mk IA полетел 29 августа 1927 года с мотором Rolls-Royce F.XI, а самолет с F.XIIA поднялся в воздух в декабре 1928 года.
  Первый полет Fox Mk IIM выполнил 25 октября 1929 года; модификация стала развитием Mk I с матерчатой обшивкой металлического каркаса и мотором F.XIB (затем Kestrel IB) мощностью 480 л. с. Fox Mk IIM предназначался для британских ВВС, но ВВС в качестве дневного бомбардировщика к тому времени уже выбрали Hawker Hart. Для Fox Mk IIM стали искать иностранных заказчиков. Бельгия заказала 12 самолетов в январе 1931 года, первые три из них прибыли в Брюссель-Эвр 10 января 1932 года. Для лицензионной сборки Fox в Госсели, вблизи Шарлеруа, бельгийской фирмой с британским участием "Avions Fairey" был построен завод. Первый Fox бельгийской постройки поднялся в небо 21 апреля 1933 года, к 1939 году фирма построила 177 самолетов в 11 вариантах с моторами Kestrel IIS и Hispano-Suiza 12Y. Наиболее важным бельгийским вариантом являлся Fox Mk VI с мотором Hispano-Suiza мощностью 860 л. с., закрытой кабиной и установленными на шасси обтекателями; самолет развивал максимальную скорость 354 км/ч, а высоту 6095 м набирал всего за 8 мин 20 с. 10 мая 1940 года, в день нападения Германии, в составе бельгийских ВВС имелось 98 самолетов Fox.
  Еще некоторое количество Fox построили в Великобритании, включая шесть гидропланов для Перу, однако точное число построенных самолетов не известно. Несколько Fox оставалось на вооружении британских ВВС до 1931 года, когда им на смену пришли бомбардировщики Hawker Hart.
  

Варианты

  Fox Mk III: демонстратор, построенный с инициативном порядке, позже стал единственным Fox Mk IV
  Fox Mk III Trainer: один Fox Mk II с двойным управлением и звездообразным мотором Armstrong Siddeley Serval мощностью 360 л.с.; в 1934 году самолет переоборудован на заводе в Госсели в Fox Mk IIIS с оснащенным нагнетателем мотором Kestrel IIMS; построено еще пять Fox Mk IIIS
  Fox Mk III: 13 двухместных истребителей-разведчиков бельгийской постройки с дополнительным стреляющим вперед 7,62-мм пулеметом FN-Browning
  Fox Mk IIIC: двухместный разведчик/легкий бомбардировщик; построено 48 самолетов, все с моторами Kestrel IIS, включая один тренировочный Fox Mk IIICS с двойным управлением; на всех самолетах кабина выполнена закрытой
  Fox Mk IV: опытный самолет с мотором Hispano-Suiza мощностью 775 л.с.
  Fox Mk IV Floatplane: шесть гидропланов для Перу
  Fox Mk V: дальний одноместный истребитель Fox Mk IV с закрытыми обтекателями стойками и колесами опор шасси, доработанный "Fairey"; по возвращении в Бельгию на самолете установили мотор Hispano-Suiza 12Ydrs мощностью 830 л.с, а обтекатели с колес сняли, перестроен в прототип разведчика Fox MkVIR
  Fox Mk VIC: 52 двухместных истребителя, эквивалент Fox MkVIR
  Fox Mk VIR: разведчик-истребитель на основе Fox MkVI
  Fox Mk VII: одноместный истребитель с шестью пулеметами, разработанный на основе Fox Mk VIR; построены две машины, неофициально известны как Kangourou за особую форму радиатора
  Fox Mk VIII: 15 самолетов улучшенного варианта Fox MkVIR с двумя 7,62-мм пулеметами FN-Browning в носке верхнего крыла


ТАКТИКО-ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЕ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ

  Fairey Fox Mk I

  Тип: двухместный дневной бомбардировщик
  Силовая установка: один V-образный ПД Fairey Felix мощностью 480 л. с. (358 кВт)
  Летные характеристики: максимальная скорость на уровне моря 254 км/ч; набор высоты 4570 м - за 21 мин 30 с; практический потолок 5180 м; дальность 1046 км
  Масса: пустого 1183 кг; максимальная взлетная 1867 кг
  Размеры: размах крыльев 11,58 м; длина 9,50 м; высота 3,25 м; площадь крыльев 30,10 м2
  Вооружение: один 7,7-мм пулемет Vickers слева в носовой части фюзеляжа и один 7,7-мм наводимый пулемет Lewis в задней кабине, плюс до 227 кг вооружений на четырех держателях под нижним крылом - обычно две 104-кг бомбы или четыре 51-кг бомбы, или восемь 9,10-кг бомб

Flight, July 1928

THE FAIREY "FOX
Fairey "Felix" Engine

  DESIGNED and built by the Fairey Aviation Co., Ltd., of Hayes, Middlesex, the "Fox" is a high-performance light day bomber in which aerodynamic efficiency has been aimed at by suppressing all projections on the fuselage. The latter is in itself of good aerodynamic form and of small cross-sectional area, this having been possible by the fitting of the Fairey "Felix D.12" engine, which has a very small frontal area. A further saving in resistance has been effected by fitting a surface radiator in addition to the retractable radiator.
  The fuselage is arranged so that the gunner can lie down when bombing, a trap door in the floor of the fuselage giving him a clear view. The bomb release gear is placed close at hand, on the starboard side.
  In designing the "Fox" a difficulty was encountered in connection with the tail defence of the machine, i.e., with the placing and operation of the aft gun. At speeds of 225 km./h. it was found impossible for the gunner to stand up with head and shoulders clear of the cockpit, and consequently it became necessary to adopt a different arrangement. The "Fox" was, therefore, fitted with a special mounting for the after gun. and the gunner is shielded by the windscreen and is thus able to operate his gun, which covers the entire field upwards and aft.
  The pilot's gun is placed on the port side, and the rear portion of the gun is readily accessible, and all normal jams can be cleared in the air. A removable panel uncovers the gun in the space of a few seconds for removal or adjustments. Needless to say, the gun is provided with the usual interrupter gear.
  Fuselage. - Of "mixed" construction. The central portion, which contains the cockpits, &c, and to which are secured the engine bearers at the front and the tail portion of the fuselage at the rear, is of steel tube construction ensuring rigidity and complete interchangeability of all parts. The rear portion of the fuselage is of normal girder type, with ash and spruce compression members and wire bracing. The covering is of fabric.
  Wings. - These are of normal two-spar construction, with built-up silver spruce spars of box section, and wooden ribs. The covering is fabric, and the wing section used is one of very low minimum drag. The biplane arrangement of the wings is of fairly normal proportions, but a noteworthy feature is that in spite of the fact that the machine is in the bomber class, but a single pair of struts on each side is used. This has been made possible by keeping the machine small and light, the effect of weight being cumulative.
  Engine Installation. - The Fairey "Felix D.12" engine is, as already pointed out, of small frontal area, and it is also of low weight (300 kgs.). In spite of this, however, the engine is complete, and the starter and starting magneto are incorporated as a part of the engine, together with petrol pumps, etc. The engine is very carefully cowled in, and the various auxiliaries are driven direct, thus eliminating the resistance of windmill drives. The cooling system is so arranged that, when starting up, hot water from the cylinders is by-passed to the oil temperature regulator and thereby rapidly heats the oil. In practice the throttle can be opened up after five or six minutes, so that one of the objections to water cooling is greatly reduced. The use of a Fairey metal airscrew has several advantages in addition to the greater efficiency. For example, the metal airscrew is immune from damage when flying through rain, hail, etc., while being also unaffected by adverse climatic conditions involving extreme variations in temperature, etc.
  Undercarriage. - Of simple V-type, with cross axle and shock absorption in the form of a special patented arrangement of rubber balls working as compression rubbers. This type of shock absorption has been found very effective, while at the same time being simple, cheap and requiring little maintenance.

Flight, June 1929

BRITISH AIRCRAFT AT OLYMPIA

THE FAIREY AVIATION CO., LTD.

  ONE of the most imposing individual exhibits at Olympia will be found on the Fairey stand, where no less than eight complete aircraft will be exhibited, in addition to smaller items such as airscrews, etc. These eight machines will be :-
  One Fairey III F, Napier "Lion XI," to be shown in skeleton.
  One III F 3-seater ("Lion XI") Fleet Air Arm Seaplane.
  One III F 2-seater (" Jaguar VI") General Purpose landplane.
  One "Fox" 2-seater (Rolls-Royce F) high-performance light day bomber.
  One Long-Distance Monoplane (Napier "Lion").
  One "Firefly II" (Rolls-Royce F) single-seater interception fighter.
  One single-seater fighter Ship 'plane with alternative land undercarriage (Rolls-Royce F).
  One Fairey two-seater Fleet fighter reconnaissance seaplane (Rolls-Royce F).
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  The Fairey "Fox" is a high-performance Light Day Bomber, fitted with Rolls-Royce "F"-type water-cooled engine. To the Fairey Aviation Company must be given the credit for having introduced this class of machine, which, with its very high performance and great manoeuvrability, is a most effective weapon of offence. In the "Fox," a high performance has been attained by refined aerodynamic design, and by fitting a water-cooled engine of very small frontal area. To begin with, the fuselage is kept of good streamline form and no excrescences are permitted to break the smooth airflow, such accessories as petrol pumps, generators, etc., being accommodated within the fuselage. The wings are of biplane formation, but only a single bay is used on each side.
  Constructionally, the "Fox" marks a transition period between the now old-fashioned wood construction and the latest all-metal construction in that, although the front portion of its fuselage is of steel tube construction, the rear portion of the fuselage is of ash and spruce, braced by swaged tie rods, while the wings have built-up wooden box spars and wooden ribs.
  The engine (a Rolls-Royce "F"-type) is mounted in the nose, on a welded steel tube structure, and the cooling system is unusual in that a wing radiator is used, in addition to the retractable radiator. An advantage of this system is that air resistance is decreased because the area of retractable radiator surface that normally needs to be exposed is very small, the greater proportion of the heat being dissipated by the wing radiator, the air resistance of which is practically negligible. Fuel is supplied to the carburettors through a single-pipe line from the main tank, which is situated within the fuselage. An engine-driven fuel pump feeds the circuit, while an auxiliary hand pump is incorporated in the fuel system, so that if at any time the engine-driven pump should fail, the fuel supply can be maintained by this pump.
  The undercarriage of the "Fox" is of plain Vee-type, with oleo-damped rubber block springing. The amount of damping can be adjusted to suit local requirements.
  In the pilot's cockpit there is, in addition to the usual flying and engine controls, a very complete set of instruments, as well as the Vickers, or similar type machine gun. The pilot's seat will accommodate a seat type of parachute, if desired. Excellent protection is afforded to the pilot by a good windscreen, and by the cockpit coaming, which is fairly high, without, however, interfering with the view. The beading of the cockpit opening is well padded to protect the pilot.
  There is a single flap-up seat in the rear cockpit, and when this seat is folded and a trap door in the floor opened, an effective prone bombing position is available, the bomb sight being fixed in the trap-door aperture, and the bomb release controls coming readily to hand on the starboard side of the cockpit floor.
  The wiring connections of the radio apparatus are interesting. All wiring in the machine, such as that for bonding, generator, and battery, amounting to eight or more cables, is brought to a single strip panel in close proximity to the radio set. This panel is arranged with plug and socket fittings, and in this way is connected to the set. In order to detach the set, all that is necessary is to disconnect these fittings, and the set is ready to be detached.
  The armament of the "Fox" consists of two machine guns and a number of bombs. The front gun is a Vickers, or similar type, mounted on the port side, in a gun tunnel in the fuselage fairing, and with the sights, bead and ring or "Aldis" type, centrally placed in the direct line of vision of the pilot. The rear gun, owing to the high speed of the machine, is placed on a special type of Fairey gun mounting, to which reference was made in the notes dealing with the III F seaplane. Five double drums of ammunition can be carried. As regards bombs, the standard "Fox" is arranged with release quadrants and levers to carry any of the following bomb loads: two 230-lb. bombs, or four 112-lb. bombs, or two 4 x 20 lb.-bomb racks. All bombs are carried under the lower main planes.
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Flight, November 1932

British Aircraft at the Paris Aero Show

The Fairey Aviation Co., Ltd.

  TWO complete aircraft will be exhibited on the stand of the Fairey Aviation Co., Ltd., a "Fox" and a "Firefly," both fitted with Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine.
  It will be remembered that after very strenuous competition with aircraft firms of other nations, the Fairey Company was awarded the Belgian order, the award causing some rather heated comment abroad, notably in France, where it was felt that the French constructors had been outwitted. The move on the part of the Fairey Company in exhibiting at Paris the two particular types of Fairey aircraft which succeeded in beating all-comers in Belgium is thus a very timely one, as it will afford not only all the foreign visitors to Paris, but the French constructors themselves, an excellent opportunity to examine the Fairey machines in detail. We believe that after such an inspection all fair-minded critics will come to the conclusion that, to use the English sporting phrase, "the best man won."
  The "Fox" Mark II to be exhibited in Paris will be generally similar to those which are now being constructed under licence in the Belgian Fairey factory at Gosselies, but will show certain differences. For example, in place of the usual single synchronised machine gun firing through the propeller (and, of course, operated by the pilot) the "Fox II" shown in Paris will have two synchronised guns. In addition to these, the very comprehensive equipment includes radio, bomb gear and automatically-operated camera. In spite of the equipment carried, the "Fox II" is claimed to have a maximum speed of 190 m.p.h. (306 km./h.).
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  Both machines are of the well-known Fairey type of metal construction, and we have no doubt that both will be very much admired.

Flight, November 1932

British Aircraft

The Fairey Aviation Co.,
Hayes, Middlesex Ltd.

  MR. C. R. FAIREY holds in Great Britain a position somewhat similar to that occupied in France by M. Louis Breguet in that his company has produced probably a greater number of general purpose aircraft than any other firm, not only for use in Great Britain, but in a large number of other countries. Some years ago Mr. Fairey introduced the "Fox," which set a new fashion in high-performance two-seaters, and which led later to the design and production of the now famous III.F which has been used for a variety of purposes in many countries, and has been fitted with many different types of engine.
  At the Paris Aero Show the Fairey Company will exhibit the latest type of "Fox," similar to the model with which squadrons of the Belgian Air Force are now being equipped, and a "Firefly II.M" which also has been adopted by the same Air Force.
  The "Fox" Mark II is an all-metal two-seater, and can be used as a day bomber, fighter or reconnaissance aeroplane. The engine fitted is a Rolls-Royce "Kestrel," and when the load carried by the "Fox II" is 1,800 lb. (820 kg.), the aircraft has a speed range of 48 m.p.h. (77 km./h.) to 190 m.p.h. (306 km./h.). By means of the special heating arrangements the cockpits are maintained at a reasonable temperature up to the service ceiling, which is 29.000 ft. (8 850 m.). The span of the "Fox II" is 38 ft. (11,6 m.) and the overall length is 29 ft. 5 in. (7,45 m.).
Фэйри "Фокс" Р. Парера и Дж. Хеймсворта потерпел аварию уже в Ле-Бурже. До Новой Гвинеи его упорный экипаж добрался лишь через несколько месяцев
Англичане Харольд Д. Гилмен и Джеймс К. Бейтс разбились на своем Фэйри "Фокс" в Южной Италии
"Фокс-IIM" из эскадрильи "Мефисто", 1937г. Самолет в довоенной окраске.
3 января 1925г.: в аэропорту Хендон (Лондон) первый полет выполнил прототип скоростного дневного бомбардировщика Fairey Fox (пилот Норманн Макмиллан). На конструкцию самолета Fox большое влияние оказали гоночные гидросамолеты Curtiss.
FAIREY "FOX": Two-seater Bomber, with Rolls-Royce F.XI Engine.
THE FASTEST TWO-SEATER IN THE WORLD: The Fairey "Fox," fitted with Fairey "Felix" engine, shown in this photograph, is a high-performance two-seater day-bomber. Originally designed by the Fairey Aviation Co. as an entirely independent venture, the machine has now been ordered by the Air Ministry for the Royal Air Force, and is claimed to be the fastest two-seater in the world.
Fairey Fox I J7956, c/n F862, powered by a 480 h.p. Curtiss D-12 engine. The fin bears the numeral "12" - the only Squadron equipped with this superb two-seat day bomber. A fox’s head became 12 Squadron's emblem, and later adorned the rudder of their aircraft.
No. 35: The Fairey "Fox" to be flown by R. Parer and G. E. Hemsworth.
Фэйри "Фокс" Р. Парера и Дж. Хеймсворта потерпел аварию уже в Ле-Бурже. До Новой Гвинеи его упорный экипаж добрался лишь через несколько месяцев
Последние минуты перед стартом гонки на приз Мак-Робертсона
ON MACROBERTSON EVE: An impressive scene on the apron at Mildenhall. On the right stands Jones's and Waller's "Comet," with its undercarriage undergoing last-minute repairs; Baby Ruth is at the compass base; in the centre is the Mollisons' "Comet"; behind it are Hewett's and Kay's "Dragon Six" and a D.H. service "Dragon"; and in the background the "Gee-Bee" is being run up, while the ill-fated Fairey Fox can be discerned.
THE FOX DAY-BOMBER: This photograph shows the clean lines and small frontal area of the Fairey "Fox." The suppression of all excrescences which might cause head resistance is particularly evident.
Fairey "Fox" (Fairey "Felix"). The Fairey "Fox" - which, incidentally, is entirely of original design, evolved by the Fairey Aviation Co. independently of Air Ministry specifications - is a recent two-seater day bomber fitted with a Fairey "Felix" engine. It is, perhaps, one of the fastest machines of its type in the world, which is not surprising when one observes its exceptionally clean lines, and absence of all excrescences which might add head resistance - even the usual external Scarff gun ring has been eliminated. The "Fox" is now used by No. 12 (Bombing) Squadron, Andover.
В конце серийного производства Fox выпускался как Fox IА с мотором Kestrel IIA; J9026 - один из четырех Fox финальной производственной серии.
THE LATEST VERSION: The Fairey "Fox," a High-performance single-engined Bomber, has been fitted with the Rolls-Royce F-type engine.
"THROWING IT ABOUT": Captain Norman Macmillan making a nearly-vertical turn at low altitude on the Fairey "Fox."
IN THE CAMP OF THE "ENEMY": "Fairey Foxes" of No. 12 Squadron warming up their engines at Andover, and, above, taking off in formation in the rain.
R.A.F. DISPLAY AT BLACKPOOL: The huge crowd that visited the Blackpool Air Pageant on July 7 were lucky witnesses of a splendid imitation of the R.A.F. Display at Hendon. This view shows the familiar Air Force machines which took part: Fairey "Foxes"
Refuelling the Foxes of No. 12 B.S.
FOR EVENT NO. 1: A squadron of Fairey "Foxes" taxying out in readiness for the exhibition of air drill by three day bombing squadrons.
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY: Event No. 1. Air Drill by Day-bombing Squadrons. This was staged to show the improvement in performance of modern machines. In 2, a squadron of Fairey "Foxes" are seen taking off
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY: Event No. 1. Air Drill by Day-bombing Squadrons. This was staged to show the improvement in performance of modern machines. 3, shows a flight of Fairey "Foxes" approaching the enclosures in formation.
DISPLAY FEATURES: Fairey "Foxes" diving over the enclosures to demonstrate low bombing at speed.
DAY AND NIGHT: Three of the Fairey Fox Day Bombers, taking part in Event 9, fly over the Handley Page Hyderabad and Vickers Virginia Night Bombers waiting to take off in Event 10.
THE R.A.F. DISPLAY: Bombing of the Village of "Hunyadi Janos in Irquestine." 1, shows the effect of the first bombs, dropped by Fairey "Foxes." In 2, after further attacks, the village is well alight
EVENT 9. LOW ATTACKS: A demonstration of low attacks was given by Day Bomber and Fighter Squadrons. Here are seen three Fairey Foxes of No. 12 Bomber Squadron.
AIR FORCE DISPLAY: Fairey "Foxes" at drill movements in formation. Each Squadron passed in succession from different directions performing similar drill orders.
No. 12 Bomber Squadron (Foxes) coming home to Andover from a raid.
54 Machines flying past: Three Fighter Squadrons on Siskins, one Bomber Squadron on Foxes, and two Bomber Squadrons on III F's.
EVOLUTION BY THREE DAY BOMBER SQUADRONS: Fairey Foxes in the lead, two Fairey III squadrons on the wings. The Foxes kept the better formation.
AS THE REAR GUNNER SEES IT: The Hawker Fleet Fighter with Rolls-Royce F.MS engine photographed from a Hawker "Hart." Mr. Bulman was piloting the "Hart," and the single setter was piloted by Mr. Sayer. Note that the two machines were making a turn, simulating a flight in which the two-seater is endeavouring to prevent the single-seater from getting "on its tail."
THE FLYING FOX: Four views of the Fairey "Fox" in various aspects. The front view particularly illustrates the small frontal area of this machine. When these photographs were secured the "Fox" was piloted by Captain Norman Macmillan, the Fairey Chief Test Pilot.
R = KSV2:These three views of the Fairey "Fox," with Fairey "Felix" engine, give an excellent idea of Mr. Fairey's interpretation of the fundamental formula quoted at the beginning of this inscription. In the case of the "Fox," S is certainly small, K is probably very small, with the result that R is also small, and V quite perceptible.
"Фокс" IIM английского производства
VERSIONS OF THE FAIREY "FOX": The Hispano-engined model, which has a startling performance
FAIREY "FOXES" IN BELGIUM Machines lined up at Evere.
"BUY BRITISH": Three of the batch of Fairey "Fox" aircraft ordered by Belgium.
FAIREY "FOXES" AT EVERE AERODROME: In the Belgian Army the "Fox" is used as a reconnaissance aeroplane.
Pleased with the Firefly, the Belgian A.F. selected the Fairey Fox for its day-bomber and reconnaissance squadrons and this type too was built under licence at Gosselies. Shown are some of the first Hayes-built Fox IIs for the Belgian A.F.
WINNER OF THE RACE FOR TWO-SEATER MILITARY AIRCRAFT: The Fairey "Fox" (Rolls-Royce "Kestrel") of the Belgian Air Force, which did the "Circuit of the Alps" at an average speed of 160 m.p.h.
PILOTS OF THE 5th GROUP, 1st REGIMENT D'AERONAUTIQUE, AT EVERE: Front Row (left to right), Adjudant De Groote, Capitaine Breulhez, Capitaine G. Verhaegen, Capitaine Vander Linden, Lieutenant Colonel Iserentant (Cdt. le Regiment), Major Hansenne (Commandant le Ve. Groupe), Adjudant Hoton, Ier Sergent Mouzon, Ier Sergent Baudoux. Back Row (left to right), Adjudant Crooy, Sous-Lieutenant Lenoir, Adjudant Forest, Adjudant Beerens, Adjudant Rombauts, Sergent de Vinck de Winnezeele, Ier Sergent Persenaire, Ier Sergent Dieu, Caporal Closset.
AN ELOQUENT ARRAY. A concentration of Fairey "Foxes" and "Fireflies" with Rolls-Royce "Kestrel IIS" engines at Everes Aerodrome, Belgium. The King of the Belgians has flown in one of the "Foxes."
LE RENARD METALLIQUE: The Fairey all-metal "Fox" with Rolls-Royce F type engine is a high performance bomber. Its excellent qualities have received recognition recently in the form of substantial orders from the Belgian Government. The machines for Belgium will be almost identical with the British version shown here.
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.
THE FAIREY MACHINES: In this view the wings of the "Fox" rather hide the "Firefly," but actually on the stand both machines are readily viewed, which, needless to say, means admired.
A "FOX" IN CHINA: A Fairey "Fox" Mk. IV (R.R. Kestrel IIs) is being demonstrated in China. The authorities are very impressed by the machine and have indicated that it is far ahead of anything they have seen. The most prominent figure in the picture is Colonel Wu, of the Kwangsi Air Force, who shot down a Japanese aircraft during the Sino-Japanese troubles at Shanghai. Colonel Wu has flown the "Fox."
BRER FOX, HE FLY HIGH: A group of interested spectators round the Fairey "Fox," which gave demonstrations at Shanghai.
REGAL ENTHUSIASM. H.M. the King of the Belgians attended the recent display of the Belgian Air Force at Evere. He is seen with Queen Astrid after alighting from the Fairey "Fox" in which he had flown.
Mr. Macpherson is seen explaining the features of the Fairey "Fox" to Col. Tetu and M. Caquot.
"Bombing-up": Aircraftsmen mounting one of the bombs on a Fairey "Fox."
VERSIONS OF THE FAIREY "FOX": The Advanced Training Type, fitted with Siddeley "Serval" engine.
THE PILOT OF THE "FOX": Capt. Van der Linden, of the Belgian Air Force, and His Passenger.
Fairey "Fox" Rolls-Royce F XI Engine