Aeroplane Monthly 1976-11
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J.Hall - Supreme Supermarine
Leisure Sport’s Supermarine S-5 replica
The colour plate was taken by RODNEY C. H. FOYNTON during trials at Calshot, with Keith Sissons in the cockpit.
The colour plate was taken by RODNEY C. H. FOYNTON during trials at Calshot, with Keith Sissons in the cockpit. A Royal Navy Westland Whirlwind is in pursuit in the picture. Leisure Sport, the owners of the S-5, have recently completed a full-size replica of a Fokker Dr.l Triplane which is due to fly shortly.
Photograph shows the author (John Hall) formating on Flight International’s Piper Seneca over gravel pits in Bedfordshire, where the S-5 was based for its Farnborough appearances this year (1976).
The S-5 on the slipway at Calshot in August 1975.
View of one of the original Supermarine S-5s, N220.
View of one of the original Supermarine S-5s, N220. The photograph shows it at Venice in 1927, when Flt Lt N. Webster established a new World Speed Record over 100km of 283.6 m.p.h. in addition to winning that year’s Schneider Trophy Contest.
This view of the unpainted S-5 replica shows the fine lines and small frontal area. The floats are not to scale; if they were the seaplane would sit too high on the water.
The colour plate was taken by RODNEY C. H. FOYNTON during trials at Calshot, with Keith Sissons in the cockpit. A Royal Navy Westland Whirlwind is in pursuit in the picture. Leisure Sport, the owners of the S-5, have recently completed a full-size replica of a Fokker Dr.l Triplane which is due to fly shortly.