Aeroplane Monthly 1987-11
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A.Lumsden, T.Heffernan - Per Mare Probare (8)
A SARO "CLOUD" OVER SOUTHAMPTON WATER: In the picture the white flyingboat shows up well over the mud flats.
Production Saro Cloud K2898, the fifth A.29 Cloud for the RAF, delivered early in 1933, served with B Flight at Calshot. In December 1938 it was relegated to an instructional airframe and became 1203M.
Two views of Saro A.19 Cloud G-ABCJ, powered by two 425 h.p. Pratt & Whitney Wasp C radials. Later it was re-engined with 340 h.p. Napier Rapier IV engines, in which form it was loaned to Jersey Airways in August 1935.
Saro A.19 Cloud G-ABHG, owned by the Hon A. E. Guinness, hangared at Eastleigh, Southampton on August 7, 1937. After being sold as scrap in 1941 the fuselage served as a caravan until the Fifties.
Pleasant flying shot of production Cloud K2898. After service with B Flight at Calshot the aircraft flew with the School of Air Navigation.
Saro Cloud K2898 over the Solent.
Saro Cloud K3722 was delivered to the RAF at the end of 1933.
Production Cloud K2894 joined B Flight at Calshot after A&AEE trials before passing to Worthy Down.
Saro Cloud G-ABCJ photographed on Southampton Water in November 1930 with the Prince of Wales on board. The Prince flew in the Cloud from Hendon in order to fly in the Dornier Do X from Southampton.
The prototype Saro Windhover, a six-seater amphibian powered by three Gipsy II engines.
Another view of the first Windhover, with aerofoil added and after delivery to Matthews Aviation Company at Hobart, Tasmania. Re-registered VH-UPB, the aircraft was wrecked off King Island in the Bass Strait in May 1936.