Aeroplane Monthly 1979-06
Personal album
An Airco D.H.9 bomber (D?25?) after landing on top of an Avro 504. More 504s can be seen in the background.
Sopwith 1F.1 Camel C8, one of a batch of 200 built by the Nieuport and General Aircraft Co Ltd, is dwarfed by Handley Page O/400 D9703, constructed by Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd of Lincoln.
A fine study of Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.Sa C6473, built by Wolseley Motors Ltd of Birmingham. This is one of many presentation aircraft paid for by voluntary contributions, and bears the legend "1st (reserve) Garrison Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry" on a fabric panel stuck beneath the cockpit.
Avro 504K E3668, built by A.V. Roe & Co Ltd at Manchester, well and truly written off after a nasty-looking crash which amputated the virtually undamaged rear fuselage from the rest of the machine.
"Not a bad landing" is the comment written alongside this shot of an A-serialled D.H.6 from another batch built by the Grahame-White Aviation Co Ltd. Someone with a sense of humour has painted the name “Lightning” above the numeral 3 on the aircraft’s nose (top speed was 70 m.p.h. with the 90 h.p. RAF IA engine). A man is in the process of climbing the tree, and it also seems that the pilot is still in residence.
Airco D.H.6 B2762 after attempting an unorthodox entry into a hangar. Designed in 1916 to meet the RFC’s urgent need for a primary trainer, the D.H.6 was an unlovely aeroplane to behold, but its simple construction and angular lines made it ideal for mass production and quick repair. The type remained in service until 1919, when it was declared obsolete.
Another unfortunate D.H.6, this time C783?, built under licence by the Grahame-White Aviation Сo Ltd at Hendon. The three fuselage bands are the markings of a training squadron.