Flight 1930-06
No.33 (Bomber) Squadron at Eastchurch aerodrome. This unique photograph shows the squadron drawn up by flights with its full establishment of 12 machines. The type of aeroplane is the Hawker "Hart" with Rolls-Royce "F" type engine, and this is the first squadron to be equipped with this type. "B" Flight is in front, "C" Flight in the centre and "A" Flight in the rear. The officer in white overalls in front of the nearest "Hart" of "A" Flight is Sqdn.-Ldr. J.J.Breen.
DAY BOMBERS: No. 33 (Bomber) Squadron in Squadron Formation. The Machines are Hawker "Harts" with Rolls-Royce "Kestrel" Engines.
AT OLD ALRESFORD AERODROME: Bristols of No. 2 A.C. Squadron pegged out.
THE BRISTOL FIGHTER: First produced during the war, the "Brisfit," as it is often called, is now becoming obsolete, although one Squadron is still equipped with it.
THE SUPERMARINE-ROLLS ROYCE S.6: Winner of the 1929 Schneider Trophy Contest, and holder of the World's Speed Record, with a speed of 357-7 m.p.h. The engine is a Rolls-Royce "R" engine
Capt, Stack aerobating with his usual verve.
AT VINCENNES: Morane-Saulnier machine: The type 230 (230 h.p. Salmson) is shown here, and was flown by Detroyat.
THE ROBINSON "REDWING": Designed by Mr. John Kenworthy and built by the Robinson Aircraft Co., Ltd., this machine is a side-by-side two-seater of wood construction. The engine is an A.B.C "Hornet" of 75 h.p.
GETTING AWAY: With its light wing loading the "Redwing" has a very good take-off and climb.
The "Redwing": This view of the nose gives a good idea of the neat engine cowling, the undercarriage, &c.
The Power Plant: Mr. Dennis (right) pointing out to Lord Ridley (Chairman of A.B.C. Motors) the neat cowling of the A.B.G. "Hornet" on the "Redwing". On the left is Mr. Elliott, who designed the "Hornet."
The Christening Ceremony: Air Vice-Marshal Sir Sefton Brancker, Director of Civil Aviation, "unveils" the name "Redwing."
A large luggage locker, with rearward extens on for golf clubs, is a feature of the "Redwing."
THE VICKERS TWIN-ENGINED NIGHT BOMBER: This is an entirely new machine with some unusual features. It is of all-metal construction, and powered by two Rolls-Royce "F" engines.
THE CIERVA "AUTOGIRO": Instead of wings, this machine has a "windmill," which is caused to rotate by the passage of the machine through the air. The machine cannot stall. The engine is a "Genet."
CENTRE OF ATTRACTION: Visitors at Tollerton were especially interested in the D.H. "Puss Moth," with its inverted "Gipsy" engine, and the Autogiro, which took part in the Pageant.
This is a Dewoitine D 27 Pursuit 'plane (500 Hispano-Suiza) constructed by the Liore & Olivier firm, which was flown by Doret.
THE FAIREY "FIREFLY": An Interceptor Fighter, of all-metal construction and fitted with Rolls-Royce "F" type supercharged engine. The very clean lines show a strong resemblance to other Fairey machines.
ROYAL TRANSPORT: The Wapiti used by Prince George is on the right with the escort machines lined up alongside.
ITS FIRST FLIGHT: The Westland "Wapiti" (Bristol "Jupiter VIII"), piloted by Capt. Paget, makes a flight immediately after the christening ceremony.
A SERVICE MACHINE AT VINCENNES: The Breguet 270 all-metal military observation 'plane (600 h.p. Hispano-Suiza). Note the abbreviated fuselage and method of carrying the tailplanes.
AT VINCENNES: The Liore & Olivier, LeO 25, Bn 4, a twin-engined all-metal bomber.
THE AVRO "TRAINER": Designed to supplant the famous Avro-Lynx, this machine is of all-metal construction, and incorporates all possible modern refinements. Supplied either with "Mongoose" or "Lynx" engines.
THE DE HAVILLAND "PUSS MOTH": Of recent production, this little monoplane is already on order in large numbers. The engine is a "Gipsy III."
PROGRESS: Three generations of Moths at Haldon. The standard Gipsy Moth (left). The Coupe Moth (right) and Puss Moth (centre).
The "Gipsy Moth" and "Puss Moth" lent by Mr. W. L. Everard to the A.L.Q. for their demonstration.
CENTRE OF ATTRACTION: Visitors at Tollerton were especially interested in the D.H. "Puss Moth," with its inverted "Gipsy" engine, and the Autogiro, which took part in the Pageant.
THE ARMSTRONG-WHITWORTH "ATLAS": Fitted with Armstrong-Siddeley "Jaguar" engine, this is now the standard Army Co-operation machine.
Отличительная черта всех военных самолетов Atlas - крюк для приема донесений под фюзеляжем, стреляющий вперед неподвижный пулемет и турель Scarffe задней кабине.
CANADIAN ENTERPRISE: A metal Avro Avian (Genet Major) built in Canada. This aircraft has a wide range of utility in Canada, where the prevalence of lakes and other stretches of water make the seaplane much more practical than the landplane for such work as forest fire patrol and so on.
ENTERPRISE IN CANADA: An Avro Avian Seaplane (Genet Major) on the Ottawa River.
A formation of Victorias which flew over during the afternoon.
A DIFFICULT COLOUR SCHEME: The Blackburn Lincock-Lynx is painted in black and lemon stripes, which do not photograph well. Captain Blake's demonstration of aerobatics on this machine was a very wonderful spectacle.
THE BLACKBURN "LINCOCK": As a machine for advanced training, this little single-seater would be difficult to improve upon. It is extremely manoeuvrable. The engine is a "Lynx."
FLYING AT EIGHTY-NINE: On May 29 one of the youngest old ladies in Yorkshire took her first flight at the remarkable age of 89! Mrs. Hartly, the old lady concerned (shown here), is great-aunt to the Blackburn brothers, Robert, Norman and Charles. She flew with Capt. Norman Blackburn in a "Bluebird" and thoroughly enjoyed it.
ANOTHER COMMERCIAL MACHINE AT VINCENNES: The Bleriot 111, a low-wing transport monoplane with a 230 h.p. "Titan."
The Bleriot Spad G2 training or tourist two-seater, fitted with a 230 h.p. Salmson. (???)
THE HANDLEY PAGE "HYDERABAD": A twin-engined Night Bomber with Napier "Lion" engines. It should be noted that machines of this class are painted a dark colour to render them less conspicuous at night.
THE FAIREY "FLYCATCHER": This machine, variously fitted with "Jupiter" and "Jaguar" engines, is used extensively by the Fleet Air Arm. It has also been produced as a seaplane and as an amphibian.
NEARLY ALL IN: The photographer did not quite succeed in catching the whole of this new Short "Calcutta." This is the machine, recently delivered to Imperial Airways. The three engines are Bristol "Jupiters"
AT VINCENNES: Morane-Saulnier machine: Another training machine, type 181, with a 60 h.p. Salmson.
THE GLOSTER-NAPIER VI: Designed for last year's Schneider Trophy Contest. Is now being re-conditioned and will be flown a good deal in the near future. Napier Racing engine.
A FLIGHT OF FAIREY IIIF AEROPLANES: Note that the leading machine has its flaps down, and that as a result the fuselage is at a small negative angle.
ROYAL TRANSPORT: The Wapiti used by Prince George is on the right with the escort machines lined up alongside.
THE FAIREY III F.: In addition to its use as a Day Bomber, the III F. is produced as a General Purpose aircraft, and as a twin-float seaplane with many functions. The engine is a Napier "Lion."
COMMERCIAL MACHINES AT VINCENNES: The Farman F 300 "Silver Star" 8-passenger monoplane with three 230 h.p. "Titans."
Miss Winifred Spooner with Lady Currie just before their trip to Paris in the Hermes-Desoutter.
FINISHED FLYING: Flight-Lieut. Schofield's demonstrations of aerobatic flying are always characterised by a remarkable "finish." He is here seen flying the Desoutter-Hermes monoplane, and, inset, flying upside down.
THE NEW DESOUTTER MONOPLANE: The Mark II, with Gipsy III engine, has now been flown at Croydon, and appears to come well up to expectations. The clean nose produced by the inverted engine adds greatly to the appearance of the machine, as does also the new style of tail and slightly shallower fuselage. The new machine is likely to become very popular at the price for which it is to be marketed.
MUNICIPAL INTEREST: The Lord Mayor of Nottingham (Coun. W. Wesson), centre, about to go for a flight in the Desoutter-Hermes limousine piloted by Flight-Lieut. Schofield, right; Mr. Hooley (Sheriff) is on the left.
THE FIRST PRIVATELY-OWNED "CUTTY SARK": Mr. Norman Holden has the distinction of being the first private individual to purchase one of the Saunders-Roe "Cutty Sark" Amphibians with "Hermes" engines. Last week he visited Hanworth in his machine, which carries the identification letters G-AAIP.
The D.H.77 prototype J-9771 as shown in the New Type Park at the 1930 R.A.F. Air Pageant at Hendon, with the original Napier E.95 Rapier Srs. I.
THE ROMEO Ro.5: With the 85-h.p. Fiat engine, the Romeo has a top speed of 105 m.p.h. It will shortly be manufactured under licence in this country.
CANADIAN VICKERS "VEDETTE MARK VI": A metal-hull flying-boat, that shown being for photographic work; a commercial model for passengers and freight is also produced.
The pilot's cockpit in the "Vedette Mk. VI" (Photographic model).
THE SUPERMARINE "SOUTHAMPTON": This type of flying-boat, fitted with Napier "Lion" engines, is used extensively for Coast Defence. The type also has some very long cruises to its credit, such as from England to and around Australia and on to Singapore.
AT VINCENNES: Morane-Saulnier machine: The type 300 two-seater (tandem) training 'bus fitted with a 95 h.p. Salmson.
AERIAL POLICE: As previously reported in "Flight," New York Police have been equipped with a number of Savoia S-56 amphibian flying-boats for aerial patrol work. These are seen here taking part in a procession through New York City, mounted on special General Motor lorries.
"SEAGULLS" IN TASMANIA: Our picture shows a fleet of Supermarine Napier ("Lion") "Seagull" amphibian flying-boats of the Royal Australian Air Force flying above Hobart, Tasmania, and gives some idea of the country which these machines have to fly over.
THE VICKERS "VIASTRA": These sketches give some idea of the passenger accommodation, &c. The machine will be of all-metal construction, including the covering of wing and fuselage.
THE AVRO-LYNX: One of the variations on the famous old "504," this machine has been the standard training machine of the R.A.F. for many years. The engine is a "Lynx."
PROGRESS: Three generations of Moths at Haldon. The standard Gipsy Moth (left). The Coupe Moth (right) and Puss Moth (centre).
PROGRESS: Three generations of Moths at Haldon. The standard Gipsy Moth (left). The Coupe Moth (right) and Puss Moth (centre).
The "Gipsy Moth" and "Puss Moth" lent by Mr. W. L. Everard to the A.L.Q. for their demonstration.
A FLYING BUSINESS MANAGER: Mr. F. L. N. St. Barbe, of the De Havilland Aircraft Co., is likely to be a frequent visitor to the various meetings this summer in his new Gipsy-Moth single-seater. The machine is easily identified by its yellow fuselage and the registration letters G-AAFI.
A RADIO RESEARCH MACHINE: Mr. Vincent de Ferranti leaving the Hollinwood works of his firm in their D.H. Moth (Gipsy).
A HERMES AMPHIBIAN MOTH: The property of the Hon. A. E. Guinness, who is using it in Ireland, with Capt. G. A. Allison as his pilot.
THE DE HAVILLAND "MOTH": Used for various purposes by the R.A.F., the "Moth," in its service versions, is fitted variously with the D.H. "Gipsy" and the Siddeley "Genet" engines.
FLYING EXTRAORDINARY: Flight Lieut. Armour giving an exhibition of crazy flying one wheel on the ground, and a wing tip dragging through the grass.
AT VINCENNES: The machine is the familiar "Moth" (with "Gipsy" engine), for which the Morane-Saulnier firm has acquired the French rights.
SUPER STREAMLINING! The Darmstadt D.18, shown here, built by the Academische Flieger Gruppe at Darmstadt to the designs of Herr Fetcher has a Genet Major engine and has broken quite a considerable number of records. It is credited with a top speed of over 130 m.p.h.
WELL AWAY: The "Wien" just after being launched. The double cord which is used can be seen.
BEAUTY: Two views of the Wien when in the air. The unpigmented dope used makes the wings almost transparent.
Herr Kronfeld has been fitted into his cockpit
A side view of the crate, ready for towing.
The "Wien" being assembled at Firle.
The front end of the "Wien's" travelling crate.
THE VISITORS: Herr Kronfeld has on his right his two friends Herren Flinsch and Ball and on his left is his mechanic Herr Pruhn
DETAIL: The careful fairing of the rudder can be seen by the celluloid strip which covers the gap at the post.
A GENTLE ONE: The Wien just landing. Herr Kronfeld's landings would not break the proverbial box of eggs.
GROUND SPEED 10 m.p.h.: Mr. Dudley Watt giving a demonstration of slow flying at Reading on his D.W.2-Cirrus.
The Dewoitine D35, a 4-passenger transport monoplane, equipped with a 300 h.p. Wright-Hispano.
A BELGIAN TRAINING MACHINE: The Bulte two-seater,which is marketed in this country by Sealandair, of 142, Long Acre, arrived from Belgium last week. Bad weather conditions prolonged the flight, and oil trouble necessitated a landing at the Hurlingham Polo Ground. The machine took off again without difficulty. The crew were Adjutant Lang and Mr. Gray (in white).
Mr. Lampich Arpad and his Hungarian Lampich-Thorockay Monoplane (18-h.p. 3-cyl. engine) on which he established a record of 12 hrs. 34 mins. and 1,033-4 kms. (Matyasfold to Monor, Budapest) on June 14
The "Avian Monoplane" with "Genet Major" engine has been designed as a sports version of the standard "Avian." Note the very beautiful lines.
THE SERVICE SIDE: Three Gloster "Gamecocks" of No. 23 Squadron gave a fine display of Aerobatics.
THE GLOSTER "GAMECOCK": For many years this type has been in use by R.A.F. Fighter Squadrons. It is still very popular for demonstrations and practising "Aerobatics." The engine is a "Jupiter."