Flight 1930-10
AS THE REAR GUNNER SEES IT: The Hawker Fleet Fighter with Rolls-Royce F.MS engine photographed from a Hawker "Hart." Mr. Bulman was piloting the "Hart," and the single setter was piloted by Mr. Sayer. Note that the two machines were making a turn, simulating a flight in which the two-seater is endeavouring to prevent the single-seater from getting "on its tail."
No. 33 Bombing Squadron: Hawker "Harts" (Rolls-Royce engines) in flights abreast.
SCALE MODELS: Four realistic scale models made by Mr. D. M. Dent from cardboard and other "oddments." One of they is - Bristol "Bulldog"
SCALE MODELS: Four realistic scale models made by Mr. D. M. Dent from cardboard and other "oddments." One of they is - Supermarine "S.6"
THE "PRINCE OF WALES FEATHERS": Siskins of No. 43 Squadron, commanded by Sq.-Ldr. C. N. Lowe, breaking the cords with which they were tied together during the earlier part of their display of formation flying.
An unusual view: The Westland "Wessex" from below.
The tri-motor Westland Wessex OO-AGE which later became G-ADEW.
The Westland "Wessex" in flight, photographed from another Westland Aeroplane.
Mounting etc. of the starboard "Genet Major" in the Westland "Wessex."
IN COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION: This photograph of the fuselage of the "Wessex" gives a good idea of the structure, and also shows one of the outrigger mountings for the outboard engines.
No steps required: The door of the Westland "Wessex" is low over the ground, and passengers step straight in.
MODERNITY: On the Westland "Wessex" a tail wheel is used instead of the old-fashioned tail skid
With the Cowling in place: Note the careful streamlining of the outboard engines
Westland Wessex 3 "Genet Major" Engines
Mr. R. H. Wynne, Ground Engineer of the Cinque Ports Club, flying a club Moth (Cirrus II), photographed by a member of the Committee from another club machine. The Club markings on the fuselage are Royal blue, white and orange.
The Handley Page "Gugnunc," the "Autogiro," and the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl formating at Croydon.
THE LATEST "SIDESTRAND": The engines are Bristol "Jupiter" X F's. Note the Townend rings.
AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT: The Focke-Wulf Co. of Bremen recently completed a second "Ente" or "tail-first" machine, which has now passed its type tests and is said to fulfil all the claims made for it. With the tail first arrangement the machine is made proof against stalling and spinning, while the general arrangement is such that the machine cannot be turned over on the ground, so that the wheel brakes may be applied with full force.
Delegates interested in the torpedo on the Blackburn-Napier "Ripon."
For a number of years the Blackburn company has made a specialised study of the requirements to be met in the design of torpedo-carrying aircraft. These photographs show the latest type to be produced, the "Ripon III," which is of all-metal construction and fitted with a Napier engine. Note that the ailerons are inter-connected with Handley Page leading-edge slots.
THE SARO AMPHIBIAN FAMILY: On the left is the "Cutty Sark," in the centre the latest "Windhover," and on the right the "Cloud."
Caudron C.232 95 h.p. Renault Engine
A JUNKERS FREIGHT CARRIER FOR NEW GUINEA: A Junkers G.31 monoplane recently supplied to Guinea Airways, Ltd., for the transport of heavy machinery etc. Standing in front of the machine is Mr. A. S. Cross, the company's Chief Pilot.
"TONS" OF ROOM: The interior of the Junkers G.31 freight carrier supplied to Guinea Airways, Ltd. Note method of anchoring the cargo, and the large hatch in roof.
Miss Amy Johnson's new Puss-Moth (Gipsy III) presented to her by the De Havilland Aircraft Co.
A flying view of Lady Drummond-Hay's Puss Moth (Gipsy III).
Lady Drummond-Hay, who is an active journalist, is here seen in her "Puss Moth" which has been specially fitted up to enable her to carry on her work in the air. Refinements include : - Handley Page slots, Brown turn indicator, Sperry artificial horizon, special seats, and a folding table opening across the passenger seat which can be used to hold a portable typewriter.
THE "SOUTHERN CROSS JNR.": Kingsford-Smith's Avro "Avian Sports" (de Havilland "Gipsy II" engine) on which he accomplished his record flight to Australia.
KINGSFORD-SMITH'S LONG-RANGE "AVIAN": Three-quarter Front View. The engine is a De Havilland "Gipsy II."
EXTRA TANKAGE: Two photographs, taken before the fuselage covering was put on, showing the installation of the extra large petrol tank, &c.
COCKPIT AND NOSE OF THE LONG-RANGE "AVIAN": Extra fuel tanks were fitted, giving a duration of about 20 hours.
PIONEERING THE FLIGHT: The instrument board of Kingsford-Smith's "Avian."
Avro Long Range "Avian" Gipsy II Engine
THE AMERICAN WAY OF STARTING: Three men swinging the inertia starter on the Ford monoplane, one holding the end of the starting handle and the other two "cranking."
THE FORD TYPE 4-AT-E: Fitted with three Wright J.6 "Whirlwind" engines this machine carries 11 passengers and 2 pilots. Standing under the wings of the Ford are two Comper "Swifts," that on the left being the "Scorpion" version, while that on the right has a Pobjoy engine.
Ford 4-AT-E G-ABEF was assembled at Hooton by Compers in October 1930, and is seen here in company with Swifts ZK-ACG and G-AAZF.
A. MODERN TYPE: The Segrave-Meteor, which will shortly be marketed both here and on the Continent on a large scale.
THE BOEING "MONOMAIL": One of the latest American machines which has been designed specially for air mail work.
Mr. Scullin inspects the Vickers "Virginia" Mark X.
THE C.A.C. "FLEETSTER": Another American machine constructed specially for air mail work.
The Curtiss "Robin" monoplane which is equipped for re-fuelling aircraft in mid-air.
SCALE MODELS: Four realistic scale models made by Mr. D. M. Dent from cardboard and other "oddments." One of they is - Gloster-Napier VI
The catapult with which experiments are being carried out by the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. It will be observed from the photograph that the aircraft, a Fairey III F, is supported at four points, and has its tail skid resting in a guide rail. The compressed air is contained in cylinders mounted under the catapult structure, and the ram is in the form of a three-joint telescopic tube.
The Fairey "III F" at Phaleron Bay;
The III F at the moment of leaving the catapult.
The "III F" as a land plane, being transported from Tatoi to Phaleron.
SCALE MODELS: Four realistic scale models made by Mr. D. M. Dent from cardboard and other "oddments." One of they is - the Fiat C.29.
AN INTERESTING COMPARISON: Britain's smallest and largest seaplanes side by side, and both productions of the same firm - Short Bros. of Rochester. On the left is Short "Mussel" ("Cirrus"), equipped with amphibian gear and with Mr. Eustice Short at the controls. The other machine is the new Short "Valetta" (three Bristol "Jupiters")
Cabin machines suitable for the private owner: the Desoutter (Gipsy II).
The cockpit of the Archaeopteryx.
A flying picture of the new Spartan "Arrow," which possesses several distinctive features - of which more anon.
FOR EMPIRE AIR ROUTES: This sketch shows the new 4-engined "Calcutta" which Short have designed and are building for Imperial Airways, Ltd., who will put it on the Mediterranean the air mail route. The engines will be geared "Jupiters."
Short 4-engined Flying Boat 4 "Jupiter" Engines
LATERAL STABILITY: The floats of the "Valetta" are set wide apart and should make the machine very steady on fairly calm water.
A BRITISH EFFORT: The Short "Valetta" three-engined (Bristol "Jupiter") seaplane, built to order of the Air Ministry for commercial air transport.
THE SHORT "VALETTA": The cabin is reached via steps housed in the fairing of the front port strut of the float undercarriage.
AT MOORINGS: The Short "Valetta" (3 Bristol "Jupiter" engines) on the Medway outside the Rochester Works of Short Brothers. (Note the servo-rudder.)
The Pander biplane, fitted with a D.H. "Gipsy I" engine, on which Mr. Van Tijen is to attempt a flight to the Dutch East Indies. It has an all-steel body, metal airscrew, and Bendix wheels and brakes.
AN ECHO OF THE "CIRCUIT OF ITALY": Our picture shows Col. Sacchi in the Breda 15-S (120-h.p. Walter) landing at Rome during the Circuit of Italy competition, held last August. Col. Sacchi, it will be remembered, was declared the winner of this contest.
A further selection of small cabin aircraft: the Breda (Gipsy I);
THE GIPSY MOTH IN FRANCE: The machine at the top of our illustration is the Gipsy Moth belonging to the Comte de Beauregard, a prominent French Private Owner, while the lower machine is M. Eloff's Gipsy Coupe Moth. Both 'planes are flying over the little Village of Toussus-le-Noble, near the Farman Aerodrome.
M. Edward Bret's "Gipsy Moth" on which he won the Zenith Cup.
THE "GIPSY MOTH" IN CANADA: A fleet of de Havilland "Gipsy Moth" aircrafts used by Nos. 1 and 2 Training Squadron, R.C.A.F., Camp Borden, taken on the occasion of their annual Display at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, September 30, 1930.
In the West Indies: Major A. A. Nathan's Gipsy Moth seaplane taking off at Port Maria. Jamaica.
"Miss Durban," the first local-built glider at Durban, S.A.
The Dickson type glider, designed, built and flown by airmen of the R.A.F. Depot (Karachi). L.A/C. Eville manages 40 ft. from level aerodrome.
Another view of the Karachi-built glider, which has been called the "Desert Fowl."
The Munchen. A high efficiency glider flown this year at the Wasserkuppe.
Stark, on the Darmstadt glider. Snapped from an aeroplane whilst soaring over the western slope of the Wasserkuppe
The Darmstadt glider soaring over the Gersfelder Valley, as seen from an aeroplane.
Wing and fuselage construction of the Baker-McMillen training glider "Cadet II," showing the welded steel tube construction of the latter. The wings being wood and fabric
The "Cadet II,"which combines the designer's ideas of machine to cover training and advanced soaring in one machine.