Aeroplane Monthly 1974-03
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P.Moss - Wings for the Empire (3)
Sir Alan Cobham flying the D.H.50J he used to survey the Cape route, 1925-26.
The two Argosies in the foreground have enclosed cockpits. The photograph was taken at Khartoum in 1932.
Argosy G-EBLO, renamed City of Budapest for the Genoa-Alexandria Service in 1929.
A rare photograph showing an Argosy with enclosed cockpit.
H.P.42 Hanno at Gwadar, Baluchistan. Registered G-AAUD, it was wrecked in a gale at Whitchurch in March 1940.
This D.H.61 Giant Moth had an I.A.L. career of just one month. It was completely wrecked in a crash at Broken Hill, Australia, in January 1930. Previously Sir Alan Cobham owned the aircraft and it was named Youth of Britain.
The photograph of Short Calcutta G-EBVH was also taken at Khartoum, and show it before a dicey launch, during which it tipped up on its nose.
The photograph of Short Calcutta G-EBVH was also taken at Khartoum, and show it after a dicey launch, during which it tipped up on its nose.
A.W.15, G-ABTI, the second to bear the name Atalanta.
The first Armstrong Whitworth A.W. 15 for Imperial Airways, G-ABPI Atalanta, which flew on the Brussels-Cologne service on September 26, 1932.
Atalanta, G-ABTL, Astrea, at Karachi.
A.W.15 VT-AEF, Arethusa, ex G-ABPI, probably at New Delhi.
D.H.66 Hercules, G-EBMX, City of Delhi, being refuelled by hand. It was sold to the South African Air Force in company with two others in 1934.
D.H.66, G-ABCP, Stad van Jodhpur, was damaged beyond repair when taking off from Salisbury, Rhodesia in November 1935.
Short S.17 Kent, G-ABFB, Sylvanus, was later destroyed by fire at Brindisi. The three Kents were used by Imperial Airways between 1931-38.