Aeroplane Monthly 1987-05
J.Stroud - Wings of Peace
The prototype D.H.18 in AT&T livery but without wing registration.
The centre fuselage and passenger entrance door of the prototype D.H.18.
THE OPENING OF WADDON AIR PORT: The new Airco 18, 450 h.p. Napier Lion engine, ready to commence work on the London-Paris air service. This machine has a different seating accommodation from previous types, the pilot being placed far back in the fuselage, behind the cabin, which seats eight passengers. A three-bladed propeller is fitted.
The prototype D.H.18 at Croydon during 1920. It had a three-bladed propeller and cutback rudder horn balance.
D.H.18B G-EAWX, the last D.H.18 built, in Instone livery' at Brussels. The fuselage aft of the engine firewall was completely ply covered.
AT&T's D.H.18 G-EARI. The cut-back rudder horn is clearly visible.
This view of the D.H.18 cabin shows the forward-facing seats to starboard and the rear aft-facing seat to port.
8 апреля 1920г.: первый построенный в начале года в Хендоне самолет de Havilland DH.18 (рег. G-EARI) британская авиакомпания "Air Transport & Travel" начала эксплуатировать на линии Кройдон - Париж. Самолет разбился 16 августа 1920г. в районе аэропорта Кройдон.
На фото: G-EARO - первый серийный DH.18, использовавшийся авиакомпаниями AT&T и "Instone" и закончивший свои дни в испытательном центре RAE в фарнборо.
The prototype D.H.18 G-EARI in original form with two-bladed propeller.
D.H.18A G-EAUF in Instone service, at Croydon. The block lettering of the registration was probably unique.
KEITH WOODCOCK'S painting shows the Instone D.H.18A G-EAUF and the D.H.17 as it would have appeared in the livery of Aircraft Transport & Travel.
GA drawing of the D.H.17.