Aeroplane Monthly 1990-07
J.Stroud - Wings of Peace
Frobisher over a deserted Croydon apron - although Lufthansa’s Junkers-Ju 52/3m D-AXAT Rudolf Windisch can be seen beneath Frobisher’s No 1 engine.
Frobisher pictured at Croydon.
READY FOR ACTION: The first of the passenger-carrying D.H. Albatross monoplanes at Croydon last week. Suitably posed in the background will be seen Heracles, which has done so much good work and which will still be essential for dealing with the tremendous mail loads on the Empire routes during the Christmas season. Two of the D.H. Frobisher class are expected to be ready before the middle of December; afterwards they will be put on the Zurich route.
A contrast in styles. Imperial Airways D.H.91 Frobisher at Croydon in 1939 with the Handley Page H.P.45 Heracles.
How it might have been. One of the Frobishers with mock-up fuselage stripe. Although it has G-AFDJ on the fuselage it carried the name Frobisher (G-AFDI) on its nose.
4 июня 1940г.: учитывая важность сообщения между Британией и США, авиакомпания BOAC приступила к выполнению дважды в неделю рейсов между Хестоном (Мидлсекс) и Лиссабоном (Португалия), используя самолет de Havilland DH.91 Albatross. Авиакомпания "Pan American" выполняла рейсы по маршруту Лиссабон - Нью-Йорк.
The undercarriage wells and inboard engine intakes are clearly visible in this view of Falcon.
Fortuna with cabin, navigation and landing lights on.
Fingal or Fiona at Heston in the early days of the war.
"Fingal" at Heston after a trial flight to Lisbon in April 1940. Note the French recognition markings
Passengers disembarking from Fingal at Croydon.
Fiona in wartime camouflage.
View of "Fortuna" in 1943 awaiting departure time at Whitchurch;
Franklin, ex-G-AEVW, in full war camouflage as AX904 BJ-W.
View forward from the aft cabin of a Frobisher.
The rear cabin of a Frobisher, looking aft.
The flight deck of a long-range Albatross with Geoffrey de Havilland Jr in the left-hand seat.
KEITH WOODCOCK'S painting shows the de Havilland Albatross Fingal in Imperial Airways livery - the first to use a brighter blue.