Flight 1921-07
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: A batch of Snipes
AN EVENT AT THE PAGEANT: Event 2, two Snipes attacking a Bristol Fighter, which was eventually "brought down in flames." The Snipe on the right is on its back, and the Bristol, in the centre, is diving out of the danger zone of the second Snipe.
AT THE PAGEANT. Event 13 - which was an unlucky number for the kite balloon. The Snipe on the left is leaving the formation to attack the balloon, and on the right the kite balloon is seen falling to the ground in flames.
Event 11, the Relay Race: The Kenley Snipe flying home the winner.
EVENT 9 AT THE PAGEANT: The attack on three Handley Page bombers by five Snipes. In the first picture the latter are seen swooping down and firing their guns, and below two of the Handley Pages are sent down "in flames." To the left Mr. Newel "escapes" from the third Handley Page, and to make certain, uses three parachutes!
AN EVENT AT THE PAGEANT: Event 5, formation flying by Snipes. The first two machines (at top) have executed a half-loop and are continuing their flight upside down - the other three are about to follow suit.
The Sopwith Snipe (F/O J.Oliver, A.F.C) winning the race.
THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE AIR RACE: At top, the S.E.5A machines lined up before the start. In the centre photograph the machines are seen getting away, and below the Home Secretary, Mr. Shortt, is presenting the Cups to The winning Cambridge Team, Messrs. H. A. Francis, R. K. Muir, and W. S. Philcox.
THE AERIAL DERBY. Photographs of the starters. 7. S.E.5A. (Two of these machines were starters; but as they were identical we only publish photograph of one)
FROM THE AERIAL PAGEANT IN EGYPT: Some of the Handley Pages which performed the function of char-a-bancs admirably although having seen service at the front.
BOMBING THE "VILLAGE" AT THE PAGEANT: Event 14. Top right, the village of Scrappa Plain, before the attack. The building on the right is the Inn noted for its Lager. The church steeple was originally an aeroplane fuselage. The Albatross biplane in the foreground "went up" on the first bombs being dropped. On left, the Bristol bombers drop their first "pills" on the deserted village, the "inhabitants" having just made good their escape. Below, right, the village well alight. The Albatross (on extreme right) has just "come down."
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: Event 7, formation flying by Bristol Fighters. After each evolution they closed up into regular formation as shown in the top photograph. In the centre picture they are seen flying abreast past the Royal Box. Note R.33 in both these photos. In the bottom picture the machines are about to land in the aerodrome.
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: A batch of Bristol fighters
FROM THE AERIAL PAGEANT IN EGYPT: A line of Avros used for passenger "flips".
Avro 504 K (Siddeley "Lynx" and various Rotary Engines). "Old Avros never die, but always fly away" should become the popular "flying" song of the R.A.F. First designed in 1912, the Avro type 504 is still largely used in the Service - of course, considerably modified, but fundamentally the same. Various types of rotary engines are installed, and recently the Siddeley "Lynx" has been fitted with successful results. The squadrons equipped with Avro 504K's are :- Nos. 24 (Communications), 502 (S.R. Ulster), 503 (S.R. Waddington), 600, 601(A.A.F. Northolt), 602 (A.A.F. Renfrew), 603 (A.A.F. Turnhouse), 605 (A.A.F. Castle Bromwich).
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: A batch of Avros.
FROM THE AERIAL PAGEANT IN EGYPT: A "Jazz" Avro which caused much merriment by going up with smoke pouring out of the funnel aft of the cockpit and with an officer hanging on to the flagstaff attached to the top centre-section.
THE AERIAL DERBY. Photographs of the starters. 3. Sopwith Pup
THE AERIAL DERBY. Photographs of the starters. 1. Avro Baby two-seater
ONE OF THE "MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN'S": The Avro Racer, 450 h.p. Napier "Lion" engine.
THE AERIAL DERBY. Photographs of the starters. The Avro-Viper, 200 h.p. Wolseley "Viper."
AN EVENT AT THE PAGEANT: Duel between a Siddeley-Nighthawk and a Siddeley-Siskin - the latter is seen at the top making a sharp turn after the latter. Below is "R.33" hovering in the haze.
THE SPAD "BERLINE": Side view.
THE SPAD "BERLINE": Three-quarter front view.
THE SPAD "BERLINE": Front view.
THE SPAD "BERLINE": Three-quarter rear view. Note the two petrol tanks on the top plane.
THE SPAD "BERLINE": View inside the cabin, looking forward. Note emergency exit in roof.
SPAD-Herbemont S.33 bis 250 hp Salmson Engine
THE AERIAL DERBY : A.S.Butler on the Bristol Tourer makes a sharp turn rounding the pylon starting for bis second circuit.
THE AERIAL DERBY. Photographs of the starters. 4. Bristol Tourer
BRISTOL TEN-SEATER. The Bristol Type 62 Ten-Seater first flew on 18th January 1924. A successor to the Type 26 Pullman triplane of 1920, the 450-h.p. Napier Lion, Srs. II-powered Type 62 in turn gave way to the Types 75 and 75A, Ten-Seater and Express Freighter - both being powered by 425-h.p. Bristol Jupiter IV radials. In the Type 62, the pilot and mechanic sat side-by-side in an open cockpit forward of the upper mainplane. With a span of 54 ft., and length of 42 ft., the Type 62 Ten-Seater possessed a maximum speed of 122 m.p.h. for an a.u.w. of 8,800 lb. It was later used on European services undertaken by Handley Page Transport Ltd.
Bristol Commercial Ten-seater 450 H.P. Napier "Lion" Engine
The Winner of the Aerial Derby: The Mars I. Three-quarter front view. Note the position of the petrol tank on top of the fuselage, in front of the pilot's seat.
THE WINNER OF THE AERIAL DERBY: Two views of the Mars I.
SOME DETAILS OF THE MARS I: On the left the cowling over the engine. Note the "spinner," which is built integral with the propeller, and the petrol tank above the fuselage.
THE MARS I: Details of the shock absorbers and their streamline casings.
Mars I 450 hp Napier Lion Engine
THE AERIAL DERBY. Photographs of the starters. 9. Bristol Bullet
The start of Event 1 at the Pageant, a handicap race in which eight different types of aeroplanes took part. The Handley Page (limit 'bus) has just left. The Nighthawk (scratch) in foreground.
Another "Non-Starter": The de Monge Monoplane, which in this view is a biplane. The lower wing is readily detachable, when the machine can be flown as a parasol monoplane.
Side and front views of the Remington-Burnelli "Airliner" Twin-Engine Commercial Biplane, showing the wide "aerofoil" fuselage
Another view of the Remington-Burnelli "Airliner."
An interior view of the port side of the passengers' cabin, the full accommodation of which is 30.
THE SPERRY "COMMERCIAL" WING: Two views of a Curtiss J.N. fitted with the Sperry monoplane wing (cantilever) in place of the usual biplane wings.