Flight 1927-01
Duralumin and Corrosion: This photograph shows one of the D.H.9 seaplanes used by the Air Survey Company in Malay, and the Eastern Manager of the Company reports that the condition of the Duralumin floats is good, and that beyond an occasional cleaning of barnacles from the bottoms the floats have given no trouble whatever. As the floats have had a thorough test in fresh and salt water under tropical conditions, this speaks well for the use of Duralumin, at any rate, as used by Short Brothers in the construction of seaplane floats.
THE 1927 MODEL "MOTH": This three-quarter front view shows the type of machine that has been standardised for the present year, and which incorporates several refinements.
The 1927 Model "Moth": The Mark II "Cirrus" engine is very accessibly mounted, as this photograph of the nose with cowling raised indicates. Note the new induction manifold.
THE 1927 MODEL "MOTH": View into the cockpit showing the new instrument board. The wind screens illustrated are the old type, and will be supplanted by a later pattern.
THE SPANISH AFRICAN FLIGHT: Two of the Dornier Wai flying-boats, fitted with Rolls-Royce "Eagle IX" engines, of the Spanish Atlantic Squadron, which, under Major R. Llorente, flew from Melilla to Fernando Po (4,500 miles) in December last. It will be noted that the two "Eagles" in each machine - which are placed tandem fashion - are wearing their "tarpaulin jackets."
THE SPANISH AFRICAN FLIGHT: The leader of the Melilla-Fernando Po flight, Major Llorente, piloted the first original Dornier-Wal (Rolls-Royce "Eagle IXs") flying boat, shown here, which had already seen five years' war service!
QUANTITY PRODUCTION: A few of the Hawker "Horsley" bombers with Rolls-Royce "Condor" engines ready for delivery to their squadrons. The machines are here seen outside the Hawker sheds at Brooklands.
The Avro "Aldershot" with 800 h.p. Beardmore "Typhoon" engine. Three-quarter front view.
Aldershot Mk IV - финальный вариант серии 549. Самолет оснащался двигателем Typhoon I. Еще один самолет сделали с металлическими крыльями под обозначением Avro серии 549M.
The Avro "Aldershot" fitted with the new Beardmore "Typhoon" engine in various attitudes of flight, piloted by Mr. Bert Hinkler. The inverted engine results in an excellent view from the pilot's cockpit.
The Beardmore "Typhoon" is a six-cylinder "inverted" engine. Our photograph shows it mounted in the Avro "Aldershot ". The radiator is placed aft of and below the engine.
Short "Calcutta" Flying Boat 3 Bristol "Jupiter" Engines
THE "CITY OF DELHI": These three views show the actual de Havilland "Hercules," with three Bristol "Jupiter" engines, on which Sir Samuel and Lady Maud Hoare and Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond made the flight from London to India. Upon its arrival the machine was christened "City of Delhi."
AN ALL-METAL CZECHOSLOVAK MACHINE: The Vojenska-Smolik S.16 is a long-distance reconnaissance two-seater or day bomber. Three-quarter front view.
THE VOJENSKA S16: These three photographs show progressively the engine mounting, the same with engine installed, and the complete machine
THE VOJENSKA S.16: On the left, the all-metal tail, and on the right a front view of the fuselage in skeleton
The ailerons of the Vojenska S. 16 are operated by a somewhat unusual arrangement of cranks.
Constructional details of the wing structure of the all-metal Vojenska S.16.
Marseilles - Madagascar: The Liore and Olivier LeO H.190, with "Jupiter" engine, was the type used in the flight across Africa. Behind the machine may be seen the tail of the large LeO 21 twin-engined commercial aeroplane.
A TWIN-ENGINED LIGHT PLANE: Side view of the Johnson "Twin 60" with two Bristol "Cherub" Series III engines.
The Johnson "Twin 60" taking off in a cross-wind.
THE JOHNSON "TWIN 60": THREE-QUARTER REAR VIEW: Note the two petrol tanks on the top plane, the Reed Duralumin pusher airscrews, and the twin rudders. The tail skid has been supplanted by a swivelling wheel to facilitate taxying. The friction thus lost is made up for by a wheel-brake arrangement in the main undercarriage.
The Meyers "Midget": An American light 'plane fitted with a Bristol "Cherub" engine. Three-quarter front view showing the neat engine cowling.
THE MEYERS "MIDGET" Three-quarter rear view of the American light 'plane fitted with a Bristol "Cherub" engine.
AN ITALIAN LIGHT 'PLANE: Two views of the C.F.2 two-seater designed and constructed by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Italiane of Milan. The machine is fitted with an engine of 40 h.p., and it will be seen that it is of the side-by-side type. The wing span is 12-5 m. (41 ft.) and the wing area 14 sq. m. (151 sq. ft.). The loaded weight is 470 kg. (1,035 lbs.), and the maximum speed 125 km. per hour (78 m.p.h.).