Flight 1923-07
THE "STAR TURN" AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: Below, a small military post defending an important railway bridge is attacked by Arabs, and escapes on a Vickers Troop-Carrier, sent to their assistance. Sopwith Snipes attack the enemy whilst the garrison emplane, and a demolition party place charges to destroy the bridge, which, as soon as the Troop-Carriers and escort get away, blows up, as shown above.
The Breguet type XIX A.2 Sesquiplan, with 450 h.p. Renault. A military machine of metal construction.
THE KING'S CUP: Mr. George Robey's D.H.9 before the start
THE DE HAVILLAND FLYING SCHOOL: Some of the school machines in use lined up. In the foreground, the Avro-Renaults used for preliminary work, and farther back some of the D.H.9's, with "Puma" engines, on which more advanced instruction is given.
THE KING'S CUP: The last three away. From right to left, Mr. George Robey's D.H.9 (450 Napier "Lion"), flown by Mr. A. J. Cobham, who came in second; Mr. J. D. Siddeley's Siddeley "Siskin" (325 Siddeley "Jaguar"), piloted by Mr. Frank T. Courtney, in whom was found the winner; Sir William Joynson-Hicks' Gloucestershire "Grebe" (325 Siddeley "Jaguar"), flown by Mr. L. L. Carter. This entry was the scratch machine.
THE RACE FOR THE KING'S CUP: Ten of the faster machines, arranged in the order of starting: 4, D.H.9 (230 h.p. Siddeley "Puma").
SOME DERBY MACHINES: A.D.C. D.H.9a (450 h.p. Napier "Lion").
D.H.9a (350 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Eagle VIII").
THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: A Handley Page O.400 brings an eventful day's proceedings to a close with final "Brock's Benefit," by discharging artificial cloud-screen bombs.
The S.I.A.I. (Savoia) S.16 Bis.M. flying boat, with 300 h.p. Fiat engine, one of many successful types of flying boats turned out by this Italian firm.
The Dornier "Komet," a medium-powered commercial limousine monoplane, mainly of metal construction.
Летающая лодка Delphin I
The Dornier "Delphin," a monoplane "cabin" flying boat of somewhat unusual design.
Первый авиалайнер фирмы "Альбатрос" L.58
The Albatros "L.58" cabin monoplane: A commercial machine with cantilever wings and a 260 h.p. Maybach M.B.IV, or 260 h.p. Rolls-Royce "Falcon," engine.
The Vickers "Viking" Mark IV, amphibian flying boat, fitted with a 450 h.p. Napier "Lion."
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: Flight-Lieut. W. H. Longton, in partnership with his Avro, defies Newton, Einstein and Co. with his crazy and (inset, centre) inverted flying.
THE KING'S CUP: Mr. Hubert Scott-Paine's Supermarine "Sea Eagle" (360 Rolls-Royce "Eagle IX"), piloted by Capt. H. C. Biard. This fine craft, which flew so splendidly, had to suffer penalties through tyre trouble.
THE KING'S CUP: The Siddeley "Siskin," Courtney's winning mount, "on view" after the race.
THE TWO SIDDELEY "JAGUAR"-ENGINED MACHINES READY TO GET AWAY: Left, the Gloucestershire "Grebe," the scratch machine, and, right, Mr. J.D.Siddeley's "Siskin," which was piloted to victory by Mr. Frank T. Courtney.
AN AERIAL COMBAT AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: A Nieuport "Nighthawk" and a Boulton and Paul "Bourges" manoeuvring for a position of advantage. Inset on left, the "Bourges" is seen looping out of the "Nighthawk's" line of fire.
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: The Boulton and Paul all-metal "Bourges," fitted with two Napier "Lions."
Two views of the Dornier "Wall" monoplane flying boat, with two engines, arranged in tandem. Note, the "wheels" are not permanent fitments.
The Albatros type 59/60 "sport" monoplane - complete with trousers. It has cantilever wings, and a 50-60 h.p. radial air-cooled engine.
A "close-up" of the 1,000 h.p. Napier "Cub" in the Avro "Aldershot-Cub," which made its first public appearance at the R.A.F. Pageant.
The Avro "Aldershot-Cub" long-distance bomber, fitted with a 1,000 h.p. Napier "Cub." This is the largest single-engined machine in the world.
THE RACE FOR THE KING'S CUP: Photographs of the competing machines. Avro "Viper" (200 h.p. Wolseley "Viper").
The Armstrong-Siddeley "Siskin" single-seater fighter-scout, fitted with a 350 h.p. "Jaguar."
Gloucestershire "Grebe" (350 h.p. "Jaguar").
A NEW MACHINE AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: The Gloucester "Grebe," a single-seater fighter, fitted with a 350 h.p. Siddeley "Jaguar" engine.
The Bristol "Jupiter-Fighter," the latest version of the famous F.2B "Fighter," fitted with a 400 h.p. "Jupiter" engine.
THE C.A.M.S. 30 E TAXYING OFF ST. RAPHAEL: This machine is a side-by-side two-seater flying-boat intended for school work. Note how the hollow step formation of the bottom of the hull results in pushing up a bow wave, without the spray thrown up by V-bottom types.
TWO C.A.M.S. FLYING BOATS: In the foreground the type 31 single-seater fighter. Note the machine gun scoops in the deck. On the right, the experimental twin-engined commercial machine, type 33, in which the Hispano engines are placed tandem fashion.
The C.A.M.S. 33 T in flight.
CAMS 33 T 2-260 hp Hispano-Suiza Engines
Another "close-up" of the other extreme. The 3 h.p. A.B.C. engine in the "Wren "light 'plane.
AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: The Wren "Troop Carrier," with mechanics holding it back, dashes past the Royal Box. Inset: the "troop" makes a safe landing flying round the aerodrome.
One of the three F.5 flying boats, fitted with Rolls-Royce "Eagle" engines, representing the British Air Ministry at the Gothenburg International Aero Exhibition. These craft will be flown over to Gothenburg, and will give flying demonstrations on behalf of Great Britain during the Exhibition.
A NEW MACHINE AT THE R.A.F. PAGEANT: The Fairey "Flycatcher" ship's 'plane, fitted with a 400 h.p. Bristol "Jupiter."
The Gloucestershire "Grouse," an advanced training scout, or ship's 'plane, fitted with a 230 h.p. B.R.2 rotary engine.
GLOSTER GROUSE Mk. I (G-EAYN). Various readers have asked for a photograph of the Bentley-powered Grouse Mk. I. The 250-h .p. Bentley B.R.2 was the most powerful rotary ever put into production. The upper mainplane fuel tanks and leads are much in evidence. Note the undercarriage Vees differ from the Mk. II.
The photograph shows the effect of a "crash" (with a "Sparrowhawk" in Japan) on a Leitner-Watts metal airscrew. The bent blade, being detachable, was easily replaced.
The Liore and Olivier H.13 twin-engine flying boat, which has been doing good service on certain of the French commercial air routes.
The Liore and Olivier H. 13. flying boat on the water.
The De Havilland Flying School: Telephones are used so as to facilitate instruction. This contrasts with the old-fashioned method by which the instructor used to knock the pupil on the head to indicate that he had made a mistake.
The Stahlwerk R.IV monoplane - a larger edition of the R.III, fitted with a 55 h.p. engine.
Front and side views of the Stahlwerk R.III sport monoplane, fitted with a two-cylinder 30-40 h.p. engine.
THE KING'S CUP First to start, Lieut.-Col. F. K. McClean's Sopwith "Gnu," flown by Flight-Lieut. W. H. Longton.
THE KING'S CUP: Capt. H. S. Broad, who secured third place, gets away on D.H.9c (230 Siddeley "Puma"), the machine entered by Harry Tate.
D.H. Taxiplane at Naples: This photograph was taken recently when Capt. Broad with his two passengers flew from Croydon to Sicily and back, doing 38 hours' flying in six days, in a machine which was barely finished.
The Handley Page "Hanley" No. 143 Torpedo Carrier: Three-quarter front view. These photographs show the latest type, which has been considerably "cleaned-up." Our description and scale drawings refer to the original model; but except for the undercarriage and slotted ailerons, our detail sketches refer to the new model as well. It is fitted with a 450 h.p. Napier "Lion."
The "Bristol" Lucifer School Machine: Side view
The "Bristol" Lucifer School Machine: Three-quarter front view.
THE FOUR-ENGINED BLERIOT 115: Three-quarter front view. Note ladder leading to cabin.
THE BLERIOT 115: Side view.
THE BLERIOT 115: Three-quarter rear view.
Bleriot-115 4-180 hp. Hispano-Suiza Engines
Two views of the Udet 50-60 h.p. sport monoplane. The side view on the left gives a good idea of the business-like lines of this little machine.
ITALIAN GABARDINI MACHINE: The 110 h.p. fighter biplane
ITALIAN GABARDINI MACHINE: The 35 h.p. school monoplane.
The Heinkel H.E.3 cantilever monoplane (80-110 h.p. Siemens-Sternmotor), with floats.
The Heinkel H.E.3 fitted with wheel undercarriage for land work.