Flight 1920-01
The Nieuport single-seater sporting biplane, 180 h.p. Le Rhone engine
A standard Spad built by Pierre Levasseur.
THE PARIS AERO SHOW: may be seen the Breguet, the Liore et Olivier and the Handley Page
The Breguet Seaplane: The undercarriage of all Breguet machines is so designed that a wheel undercarriage can be substituted for the floats, or vice versa, in a few hours.
On the Morane-Saulnier Stand: On the left the M.S. two-seater, type AR. On the right the nose of a pre-War type Morane monoplane, fitted with interrupter gear.
The Morane-Saulnier type AI, with tubular wing bracing
Two sketches of the strut bracing on the Morane-Saulnier parasol monoplane.
The Farman School Machine: This training biplane is in many respects reminiscent of the pre-War Farman “pushers”
The crew of the Handley Page (type O-400) which recently flew from London to Warsaw. Capt. Herne is seen standing immediately under the nose of the fuselage, and on his left is Capt. McNaught Davis. This is the machine which it was said was chased by German air guards when flying from Cologne to Berlin
A NIGHT LANDING: An Impression by Charles Dixon, R.I., of a Handley Page biplane landing on an aerodrome after dark.
THE AIRCO STAND: The lady attendant in her flying costume attracted quite a lot of attention. This costume is the design of Lady Duff Gordon (Lucille), and can be carried in a small box and slipped on over the ordinary dress
THE PARIS AERO SHOW: General view. In the foreground the Airco 16
"THE PARIS Mail”: A D.H.16 and a Handley Page passing each other over the English coast
THE AIRCO 16 : Sketch showing mounting of tail
ON THE AIRCO 16 : This extremely neat machine has a very Ingenious device for varying the cooling. The radiator is no longer movably mounted, but the amount of air is controlled by slats along the bottom of the nose of the body
The F.K.26 commercial passenger or mail-carrier (400 lbs. load), which has already carried out a good deal of cross-country work as well as many trips to Belgium and Holland.
The Farman "Goliath": A similar machine was used in the Paris-Dakar flight
THE PARIS AERO SHOW: the Farman Goliath in the foreground
Sketch showing the undercarriage of the Farman "Goliath."
The Spad type S.27, Limousine: Although having an enclosed cabin for the passengers, this machine has retained its streamline monocoque fuselage
SOME SPAD DETAILS: One of the aileron crank levers.
SOME SPAD DETAILS: a sketch of the door of the Spad limousine
The Savoia Flying Boat
The tail of the Savoia flying boat is of somewhat unusual shape
The Glen L. Martin “bomber” which is being used in America for the U.S. Mail Service. It is fitted with two Liberty-Twelve motors, and has a cargo-capacity of over 1,000 lbs.
A study in contrasts: The little 10 h.p. de Marcay “Passe-Partout" standing under the wings of the Handley Page W 8 at Le Bourget Aerodrome
The Handley Page, seen from above: In the large machine class, this was probably the finest all-round cabin ’bus in the exhibition
THE HANDLEY PAGE W 8: Sketch of one of the undercarriages, and details of the universal joints
ON THE HANDLEY PAGE W 8: Method of balancing ailerons
A Standard Avro Biplane fitted with a 100 h.p. Cosmos “Lucifer” engine.
A close-up view of the 100 h.p. Sunbeam “Dyak” engine installed in a standard Avro biplane
The Nieuport racer, 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza engine, on which M. Sadi Lecointe did a speed of over 190 m.p.h.
The Nieuport single-seater fighter, type 29 C 1
A NIEUPORT CHASSIS DETAIL: : The hinged, divided axle is covered near the Vee by a triangular piece of elastic.
The “Lobster pot” radiator (Lamblin) on one of the Nieuport biplanes
The tail of the Nieuport biplane is covered with three-ply wood, continued outwards from the fuselage.
The Boulton and Paul P 10: Seen from the gallery
The P.10 at the Paris Salon of 1919. The fuselage panels were made of Bakelite-Dilecto.
THE BOULTON AND PAUL P 10: Sketch showing hinge mounting of engine, and on the right, one of the substantial hinge rods on the Boulton and Paul P 10
THE BOULTON AND PAUL P 10: Sketch showing general wing construction
Sketch showing spar construction and inter-plane strut attachment on the Boulton and Paul P 10 all-metal machine
The F.K.24 “Baboon” training machine
ONE OF TWO SPEEDY B.A.T. MACHINES: The F.K. 25 “ Basilisk ” fighter. It has a 320 h.p. A.B.C. “Dragonfly” engine
The Bristol Tourer
The Caproni Exhibit: This consists of an old, 1915 type, three-engined triplane
The Curtiss “Eagle” - in full make-up - which is fitted with three 150 h.p. Curtiss K-6 engines, one in the nose, or “beak,” of the fuselage, and one, in a nacelle, on each side of the fuselage.
The fuselage of the Morane-Saulnier two-seater fighter biplane
Строившийся небольшой серией, Farman David очень походил на самолеты разработки 1910-1914 годов, отличаясь от них лишь более прочной конструкцией.
The Farman “David,” a small two-seater biplane with 60 h.p. Le Rhone engine
THE FARMAN “DAVID”: Two views of the small tandem seats.
THE FIAT "ARF”: This Italian biplane is among the finest machines at the Show
The F.I.A.T. biplane seen from the gallery
SOME FIAT DETAILS: 1. The exhaust pipes are enclosed in stream-line casings to reduce wind resistance. 2. The ailerons are balanced by small auxiliary planes above the mainplanes. 3. The attachments of the inter-plane struts to the wings are enclosed in faired casings of aluminium. 4. The chassis vee is enclosed, and the axle rests in a large ply-wood fairing. 5. The Fiat wing bracing is somewhat unusual, there being no lift wires in the inner bay.
The experimental Bleriot four-engined biplane - the forerunner of the large ’bus illustrated in “Flight” some little time back. It badly crashed on its trial flight owing to the tail bracing being insufficiently strong. The engines are 300 h.p. Hispano-Suizas
The Swiss “D.H.5” (Haefeli) military biplane, which created two Swiss altitude records, one with and one without passenger. In the former an altitude of 23,800 ft. was reached in one hour, and in the latter the altitude reached was 27,000 ft. The pilot in each case was Serg. Progin, and the passenger was Lieut. Haefeli, the designer of the machine. The machine has a span of 36 ft., and is fitted with a 200h.p. eight-cylindered Winterthur (Swiss) engine.
OVER THE ALPS, GLIDING INTO THE VALLEY: A photograph of a Swiss “D.H. 5” taken from another machine by Lieut. Mittelholzer
The Latecoere biplane, designed for fast mail service
The ailerons in the Latecoere machine were balanced, and, probably with the idea of making them more effective, the tip of the wing is thinned down to a fine edge in front of the aileron balance, giving somewhat the appearance of a Howard-Wright double-cambered wing section.
Two views of the Lawson 26-passenger “Air Liner" taken during its recent 2,500-mile flight from Milwaukee to New York, Washington and back. This machine was described in “Flight” for September 11, 1919.
THE HENRY POTEZ TYPE VIII: Close-up view of the engine, a Henry Potez four-cylindered aircooled. This engine is placed in the machine with its crankshaft vertical. Note the accessibility of all engine parts and accessories
The Henry Potez type VIII: This machine has its engine mounted with the crank-shaft vertical, and the drive to the propeller is through a bevel reduction gear
THE HENRY POTEZ TYPE VIII: Sketch showing neat cover over magneto. The engine is placed with its crankshaft vertical
SOME HENRY POTEZ DETAILS: The ailerons are operated via L crank levers. Note the simple strut attachment.
The Voisin type X
THE WESTLAND LIMOUSINE: Similar to the first machine of this type, except for the radiator, the Westland was flown over from England, carrying all the paraphernalia required on the stand
The Bristol Baby
THE BRISTOL BABE: Attachment of lower plane to foot of Vee struts
LOUIS BREGUET: In all the machines shown by this constructor the fuel tanks are mounted between the planes. The sketch shows the method of mounting on the seaplane
Detail of axle attachment on one of the Breguets
Chassis detail and shock-absorber on Breguet
Sketch showing aileron-operating gear on one of the Breguets
The Liore and Olivier flying-boat: The hull is of most unusual design
THE LIORE AND OLIVIER FLYING BOAT: Three-quarter rear view of the cabin, showing curved doors.
ADOLPHE BERNARD: On the left, a view into the “mail van,” and on the right, the tail skid
THE ADOLPHE BERNARD MAIL CARRIER: Front elevation of one of the undercarriages
View of the Vee engine-struts and single undercarriage struts of the Adolphe Bernard mail machine
The Marcel Besson Flying-Boat: This neat little machine has two seats side by side, and is driven by a 60 h.p. Le Rhone engine
MARCEL BESSON: Sketch showing one of the wingtip floats of this interesting little triplane flying-boat
THE BLERIOT-SPAD STAND: Two views of the Bleriot Mammoth
THE BLERIOT "MAMMOTH”: Sketch of the aileron balancer
The B.A.T. “Crow” (F.K. 28), the “ motor-cycle of the air.” It has a span of only 15 ft., and is fitted with a 40 h.p. "A.B.C. Gnat”
ONE OF TWO SPEEDY B.A.T. MACHINES: The F.K. 27 sporting two-seater. It has a 200 h.p. A.B.C. "Wasp II”
On tbe Caudron Stand: View from above of the large three-engined Caudron passenger machine
The Caudron way of balancing ailerons : The auxiliary aileron between the planes is pivoted behind its centre of pressure, and as it is linked up to the main ailerons, serves to balance them
THE CAUDRON C.33: This machine is named “Monsieur-Madame.”
THE CAUDRON C 33: The wedge-shaped tanks behind the Rhone engines are enclosed in a cowl terminating at the back in an open truncated cowl.
Compagnie Generale Transaerienne: This firm was showing in the gallery a Nieuport-built passenger machine intended for the London-Paris service.
THE LOUIS CLEMENT MACHINE: The racing monoplane with retractable under-carriage
The L. Clement Monoplane has a retractable chassis which can be drawn up into the wings: Some constructional details.
THE LOUIS CLEMENT MACHINE: The little triplane with 35 h.p. Anzani engine.
The long shaft drive and some constructional details of the L. Clement triplane, 35 h.p. Anzani engine.
The Pierre Levasseur S.A.B. fighter: This biplane has the top surface of its wings covered with three-ply wood
The Radiator of the Pierre Levasseur is of circular shape, and entirely surrounds the nose of the fuselage.
A French way of balancing the elevators. The tail of the P. Levasseur. On the right the inter-plane strut attachment.
The de Marcay two-seater, 60 h.p. Le Rhone engine: The cabin arrangement on top of the fuselage is easily detachable and was, we believe, fitted for show purposes only
The de Marcay single-seater monocoque: This was a very pretty little machine
THE DE MARCAY SINGLE-SEATER, 60 h.p. LE RHONE: The bottom plane is supported from the body at three points, two on the front spar and one on the rear.
The de Marcay “Passe-Partout”: This is the smallest machine at the Paris Show, and is fitted with an A.B.C. engine of 10 h.p. only.
THE DE MARCAY “PASSE-PARTOUT”: Sketch showing method of warping top plane for lateral control.
The Sperry Triplane, combined flying boat and land machine.
The Spad type S.29, 80 h.p. Le Rhone engine, which has two seats placed close together in a single cockpit
The Spad sporting single-seater, 45 h.p. Anzani engine: This machine has a landing speed of less than 40 m.p.h.
THE SPAD TYPE S.30: The 45 h.p. Anzani engine on this machine is provided with a silencer placed below the fuselage. On the right is shown a typical Spad rudder
The Voisin triplane of 1915: A very fine model of this machine was shown, as illustrated in our photograph