Flight 1938-09
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Blenheims are in quantity production for the R.A.F. Fuselage production is shown, comprising front, rear, and stern jig-assembled units in the various stages of construction from the skeleton to the fully-plated stressed-skin fuselages.
The light alloy fuselage sections, now fully plated, are removed from the jigs, the metal "skin" now taking the stress of the monococque structure. The first stage of installing the equipment in each section is then proceeded with.
THE HANDLEY-PAGE "HAMPDEN": two “Bristol” Pegasus XX engines, with C.P. airscrews. A mid-wing monoplane day and night bomber-fighter of all-metal construction with flush riveting and stressed skin; fitted with the H.P. flapped-and-slotted wing system, giving a wide speed range. Retractable undercarriages and tail-wheel. The crew of four are accommodated in enclosed cockpits giving three gun positions. No details of performance may be given, but manoeuvrability, speed and capacity are notable characteristics. Built by Handley-Page Ltd.
The Airspeed “Oxford” as delivered to the Royal Air Force and the Dominions, powered with Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X engines.
This photograph of the Southern Alps of New Zealand was taken from a Dragon Rapide liner operating on a regular route of Cook Straight Airways which crosses 90 miles of mountainous country.