Flight 1922-08
PROM THE AERIAL DERBY: Flight-Lieut. Longton crossing the line on one of the A.D.C. S.E.5a's.
A VICKERS VIKING IN JAVA: Gradually the uses of amphibian seaplanes increase as the advantages are realised. Recently Vickers sent one of the Vikings (Napier Lion) out to Java, where it has caused the greatest interest. Our photograph shows the machine surrounded by the mechanics who erected it. Needless to say, the civil population took the opportunity afforded of inspecting one of the latest types of aircraft, and, the admiration was general.
THE AERIAL DERBY: The Bristol Monoplane, 100 h.p. Bristol "Lucifer."
THE AERIAL DERBY: Martinsyde F.4, 300 h.p. Hispano-Suiza.
PROM THE AERIAL DERBY: Bert Hinkler gets away on the Avro Baby.
London-Moscow in an Avro Baby, 35 h.p. Green engine: A few weeks ago a very remarkable flight was made from London to Moscow in an Avro Baby. The pilot, a Russian named Gwailer, is seen in the photograph, which was taken just before the start of the flight. The machine was held up for some considerable time in Germany, the strange combination of a Russian pilot in a British machine, alighting on German soil, leading to complications. However, all difficulties were smoothed out ultimately, and the machine reached its goal in safety.
THE BRITISH SEAPLANE VICTORY: Matched against the fastest seaplanes in the world, the Supermarine, with Napier Lion engine, piloted by Mr. Biard, has beaten its competitors, and won this year's Schneider race at Naples. As a result, next year's race will be flown in this country. Our photographs show the hull of the Supermarine flying boat and the Napier Lion ready for installation at the Supermarine works, Southampton, and, on the left, the complete machine on the slipways. Inset is a portrait of Mr. Biard, chief pilot of the Supermarine Aviation Works.
FOR THE SCHNEIDER CUP: Swinging the Napier Lion-engined Supermarine Flying Boat on to the S.S. "Philomel" at Southampton for transhipment to Naples. In the group are Capt. H. J . Field, Mr. Scott-Paine and Mr. Braid. The date for the Schneider Cup was advanced by two weeks, and it was only by the sportsmanlike action of the General Steam Navigation Company in diverting the "Philomel'' to Southampton from her normal course to Naples that the Supermarine boat will be enabled to make a bid at Naples to bring back the Cup to England,
THE D.H.37: Rear view.
THE D.H.37: Front view.
The D.H.37, with 275 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Falcon" engine.
View of engine housing and undercarriage of D.H. 37.
The D.H.37: Diagrammatic perspective sketch of the aileron and elevator controls. All controls work in ball bearings.
THE DE HAVILLAND 37: Some radiator details. A and B, details of the shutter, C, the trunnion mounting which supports the radiator.
THE D.H.37: Some constructional details. 1, General construction of an aileron. Note the laminated corner. 2 Detail of aileron, showing how spar is stiffened against torsion by horizontal U of thin three-ply. 3, The very substantial tail skid, for which large bearing area is provided. Note detachable metal shoe. 4, Elevator crank lever with its ball bearing. The horizontal rod below is incorporated in the rudder control cable. 5, is the aluminium streamline casing which covers the elevator ball bearing. 6, Details of the lower plane spar root which is carried in a fitting on the side of the fuselage. 7, Details of the adjustable pedal on the foot bar.
D.H.37 275 hp Rolls Royce "Falcon" Engine
The Dornier "Dragon-fly" Flying Boat, with which experiments were carried out some time ago on Lake Constance (Switzerland), in alighting on and taking off from the ice.
FROM THE FRENCH GLIDING COMPETITION AT CLERMONT-FERRAND: Bossoutrot soaring out over the Camp Mouillard on the Farman Sport biplane. This machine has to its credit the greatest aggregate duration of the meeting.
Гигантский для своего времени экспериментальный ночной бомбардировщик фирмы "Farman" обладал мощным шасси и развитой системой стоек. Военных устраивала большая масса полезной нагрузки, но самолет был слишком большим и сложным - в гражданском секторе рынка заказчиков на него не нашлось.
THE FARMAN FOUR-ENGINED NIGHT BOMBER: At the last Paris Aero Show one of the machines exhibited on the Farman stand was a large four-engined night bomber, the B.N.4, with four Lorraine-Dietrich engines of 400 h.p. each. This machine has now been flown, M. Bossoutrot taking it into the air on August 1, before the "Section Technique." The B.N.4 weighs, with full load, about ten tons, and carries fuel for a flight of seven hours' duration. In addition it is armed with machine guns for repulsing attack, and carries a long-range wireless outfit, so as to be always in communication with its base.
THE photograph shows aeroplanes lined up for the start of the Aerial Derby in 1922. In front may be seen the Gloster Bamel.
PROM THE AERIAL DERBY: J. H. James leaving on the Gloucestershire Aircraft Co. Mars I.
THE AERIAL DERBY: Mars III, 200 h.p. B.R.2.
All that happened: When, on alighting after winning the Derby, Mr. James was in danger of running into a crowd of people (who ought not to have been there), he effected a masterly "save" by swerving to the right. His left tyre, as a consequence, came off, but otherwise nothing happened.
THE AERIAL DERBY: Bristol "Bullet," 400 h.p. Bristol "Jupiter."
THE MARTINSYDE TYPE A, MARK II: Three-quarter front view.
THE MARTINSYDE TYPE A, MARK II: On the left the engine housing, and on the right the cabin, pilot's cockpit, etc. The front compartment contains the wireless set. The pipe which can be seen inside this compartment is a hot air pipe from the engine housing, carrying heated air to the cabin.
PROM THE AERIAL DERBY: F. P. Raynham taking off on his Martinsyde F.6.
THE AERIAL DERBY: Martinsyde F.6, 180 h.p. Wolseley "Viper."
The Martinsyde Type A, Mark II: Diagrammatic perspective view of the cabin, which has seating accommodation for four passengers. The deck fairing in front of the forward compartment contains the wireless outfit, and in the floor of the compartment is a mounting for an aerial camera. The hinged cabin roof is covered with gauze to ensure ventilation.
The Martinsyde Type A, Mark II: Sketch of the pilot's cockpit, showing instrument board. In the centre of the board may be seen the tell-tale lights of the Vickers-Reid gyro turn indicator.
Martinsyde Type A Mark II 275 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Falcon"
Hannover Glider 1921 Type
THE DE HAVILLAND AEROPLANE HIRE SERVICE: Line-up of the ten machines which at present constitute the "stable."
FROM THE FRENCH GLIDING COMPETITION AT CLERMONT-FERRAND: Chardon, the Swiss representative, starting off by running down the hill.
FROM THE FRENCH GLIDING COMPETITION AT CLERMONT-FERRAND: The Farman "Moustique" on which Bossoutrot has made some excellent flights.
FROM THE FRENCH GLIDING COMPETITION AT CLERMONT-FERRAND: Coupet well aloft on his cantilever monoplane glider.
The New Hanriot All-Metal Two-Seater Fighter.
THE HANRIOT TYPE H.15: Some constructional details. In the drawing on the left, 1 and 2 are the top longerons of the fuselage; 3 and 4, centre-section struts; 5 and 6, sloping struts to lower plane; 7, horizontal strut in top of fuselage. In the right-hand sketch, 1 is the Duralumin box spar; 2, wooden end piece of spar; 3, front auxiliary spar; 4, rear auxiliary spar; 5, aileron spar; 6, tubular leading edge; 7, rib flange (tubular); 8, rib trellis; 9, gusset plate, securing ribs to spar; 10, aileron rib; 11, aileron crank; 12, tubular wing tip.
THE IRWIN "METEORPLANE" (MODEL M.T.): An American sporting biplane of 15 h.p. On the left its constructor, J. F. Irwin, is shown standing beside the machine, giving an idea as to its size. Inset (right), the machine in flight.