THE ANEC III: These two views show the new biplane built for Australia by the Air Navigation and Engineering Co., of Addlestone, Surrey. The machine, which was described and illustrated in FLIGHT of February 11, 1926, has now been completed, and a few test flights have been made at Brooklands. The engine is a Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII.
COMMERCIAL MACHINE FOR AUSTRALIA: The A.N.E.C. III taking off for a flight at Brooklands aerodrome. Inset, two views of the machine in flight. Note the very small rudder.
The Larkin expedition's ANEC III landing near McDonnell Ranges at Alice Springs, Central Australia. The pilot was Capt. F. Neale.
AUSTRALIAN AERIAL SERVICES (LARKIN): Snapshot from a correspondent showing some of the flying-stock of this air transport company, which operates the Adelaide-Cootamundra, Broken Hill-Mildura, and Melbourne-Hay services. Another view of the A.N.E.C.III. Australian Aerial Services cover some 2,844 miles and carry about 170 passengers per week.
AUSTRALIAN AERIAL SERVICES (LARKIN): Snapshot from a correspondent showing some of the flying-stock of this air transport company, which operates the Adelaide-Cootamundra, Broken Hill-Mildura, and Melbourne-Hay services. A D.H.50 (Siddeley "Puma") on the left and one of the three A.N.E.C.III (Rolls-Royce) six-seaters.
FLYING IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA: The D.H.50 (right) and ANEC III passenger machines at Hermannsburg, Central Australia, after flying 1,300 miles from Melbourne. The pilots were Capt. H. J. Larkin and Capt. F. Neale.
MELBOURNE AIR PORT: The new air port of Australian Aerial Services, Ltd., at Melbourne, which were opened recently by His Excellency, the Governor-General. The new premises - which are shown at close quarters - adjoin a dead-end tributary of the river Yarra, which, it is intended, will be used as a seaplane base. The machines shown include a Sopwith "Wallaby" and A.N.E.C. biplane.
The "Lascowl" is the Anec III re-designed as an 11-seater, fitted with a geared "Jaguar S" engine.
Filling up the "Love Bird" with "Shell" at Ayer's Rock before setting out on the last flight over unknown country to Cook. This was the first time an aeroplane had ever landed near the Rock or flown over Noman's Land to Cook.
The ANEC biplane, "Love Bird," of Australian Aerial Services at Ayer's Rock, on the first occasion of landing there. The Rock is two miles away.
PASSENGER CARRIER FOR AUSTRALIA: View inside the cabin of the A.N.E.C.III, which was described and illustrated in "Flight'' for Feb. 11,1926
THE ANEC III - SOME CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS: 1 shows the spar root fitting on the lower rear spar, while the attachment to the fuselage is shown in 2. Steel straps run under the fuselage to transmit the pull of the lift wires. In 3 is shown a typical fuselage joint aft of the luggage compartment. A luggage compartment hinge is illustrated in 4, which also shows the wood construction. The front spar of the lower plane is attached to the fuselage by the fitting shown in 5, and it should be noted that steel tubes are employed to transmit the loads to the two bulkheads or formers of the cabin.