Flight 1930-11
Hawker Hart high-speed day bomber.
A formation of Bristol Bulldogs.
AT BALDONNELL AERODROME: The Bristol Fighter is another type employed by the Irish Free State Army Air Corps.
EN ROUTE FOR ENGLAND: An aerial view showing the Dornier Do.X flying over the Rhine en route for Amsterdam on the first stage of her flight to America, via England and Lisbon.
Another view of the "flying ship" at her moorings.
"Do.X" AND THE SARO "CLOUD." - This view showing the "Cloud," with the Prince on board, alighting alongside the "Do.X," illustrates the similarity of these two machines.
SOME DETAILS OF THE DO.X: A close-up of the tail.
SOME DETAILS OF THE DO.X: Some of the twelve 600 h.p. Curtiss "Conqueror" engines
SOME DETAILS OF THE DO.X: The control cabin.
The A. W. Argosy, a type which was put into service by Imperials in July, 1926, and brought the possibility of unsubsidised air transport a stage nearer.
Westland Wessex built for Belgian air lines.
AT BALDONNELL AERODROME: A Vickers "Vespa" (Armstrong Siddeley "Jaguar"), one of the types used by the Irish Free State Army Air Corps.
Vickers Vespa Army Co-operation biplane.
Parnall Elf 2-seater light aeroplane. (Cirrus Hermes engine.)
THE ROBINSON "REDWING MARK II": This side view shows that the lines of the fuselage are good, in spite of the side-by-side seating. Note the unusual shape of the rudder, which gives the machine a distinctive appearance.
AUTOGIROS OVER NEW YORK: Two Pitcairn Autogiros recently carried out some flights over New York City to determine the effect of wind currents among the "skyscrapers," and to find possible landing-places. Our picture shows the two machines flying up the river from New York Harbour.
Cierva Autogiro C.19 Mark III Light Aeroplane.
Boulton and Paul Sidestrand III (Jupiter VIII engines).
The Boulton and Paul Townend Ring is combined with the exhaust collector. Some of the panels removed to show accessibility.
THE "PHOENIX" (SALMSON) An original little aircraft produced by Boulton and Paul at Norwich.
THREE RECENT FOCKE-WULF TRANSPORT PLANES: The A.32 "Bussard" six-passenger cabin monoplane (280 h.p. Junkers "L-5"), the A.33 "Sperber" for three passengers (145-h.p. Walter "Mars"), and the F.19a "Ente," the interesting "tail-first" machine.
Fairey Firefly III M single-seater ship's fighter.
Blackburn Ripon
Above: Westland Wapiti general purpose machine. Below: Westland Wapiti Army Co-operation machine.
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales inspects the Saro "Cloud" before flying to Calshot to see the "Do.X."
Vickers Vildebeest torpedo-plane and bomber.
Avro Trainer school machine. (Lynx engine.)
Avro Trainer school machine. Armstrong-Siddeley Mongoose engine.
Handley Page 42
HANDLEY PAGE 42-SEATER: The photographs show this new large passenger aeroplane on the ground and ni the air. In front of the wings is a saloon for 18 passengers while the rear saloon will accommodate 20 more. Machines of this type will be used by Imperial Airways on the routes Croydon-Salonika and Cairo-Karachi.
The elevator is of Duralumin construction, with rigid drag bracing.
THE TAIL: Rudder balances of an unusual type are used. These take the form of separate surfaces, placed some distance from, but linked to, the outer rudders. The balances are provided with fixed slots.
The tail plane is, like the main wings and control surfaces, of Duralumin construction.
DETAILS OF FUSELAGE CONSTRUCTION: 1, shows the bulkhead which carries the front wing spar. Note the section of this longeron. In 2 is shown the bulkhead attachment of interplane struts, while 3 is a corner of the bulkhead Carrying rear spar fittings. This was sketched while lying on its side. The details of the diagonal skin bracing are illustrated in 4.
Details of rear portion of fuselage, which is of welded steel tube construction. The key diagram shows extreme stern portion.
One-half of the Oleo-pneumatic undercarriage. The ball and socket joint of the radius rod has an internal plug of phosphor bronze, screwed into the outer casing and locked in position by the bolts passing through the castellations in the top of the bush.
The main wing spars are of built-up box section.
CABIN AEROPLANE FOR THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. - A D.H. "Puss Moth" de luxe high speed communication aeroplane has been purchased by the Air Ministry for trial by the Royal Air Force. We show three views of this machine. Normal service aircraft of the open cockpit variety necessitate the wearing of special flying clothing, but with the all-enclosed cabin of the Puss Moth extra clothing of any sort is rendered superfluous. Although built in the first instance as a purely civil aeroplane, the Puss Moth will perform aerobatic flying when necessary and has a cruising speed of well over 100 m.p.h. It holds three persons and covers 22 miles on a gallon of petrol.
1931 MODELS: One of views showing the latest De Havilland developments: The Puss Moth will have balloon tyres "Doughnuts" and wheel brakes as standard, and in addition have the oblique windows in front of the pilot made to open
"ENTERPRISE"!: An interior view of the 1931 model "Puss-Moth," which is being shown at the Paris Show. D.H. thoroughness is exemplified by all notices and instrument dials being engraved in the French language.
AN ITALIAN HELICOPTER: An interesting photograph of the D'Ascanio helicopter in flight at the Ciampino Nord Aerodrome.
Handley Page Hare day bomber.
Blackburn Iris III flying-boat.
Avro Avian light aeroplane 2-seater.
AN AVIAN DEVELOPMENT: A view of an Avian belonging to the Lancashire Aero Club which is now fitted with 22 in. by 10 in. Goodyear Balloon tyres.
FOR "FEEDER LINE" OR PRIVATE OWNER: The De Havilland "Hawk Moth" (Moth Six) is a four-seater with provision for being turned into a six-seater for flights of shorter range. The machine shown is fitted with "Lynx" engine, but can also be supplied fitted with the Wright J.6. With either power plant it can be supplied as a seaplane.
TYPE 4-AT-E: Fitted with three Wright "Whirlwind" engines, this is the smaller of the two machines now in Europe.
THE TYPE 5-AT-C: The wing ends were not yet in place when this photograph was taken at Hooton. Note the tank inside the centre section, and the cowling ring around the "Wasp" engine.
FORD WING SPAR CONSTRUCTION: Built of Duralumin, the spar has "D"-section flanges, as shown on the right in A, while the vertical and diagonal struts are plain channel sections, as in B.
FORD WING CONSTRUCTION: There are three main spars, built up as shown on p.1234, and between them light stringers of U section, as in C. The struts of the stringer system are of the section shown in D.
A WING TIP NEARING COMPLETION: Note the type of rib used near the wing tip, and the disappearance, due to taper, of the N girders of the spars.
ASSEMBLING IN A VERTICAL JIG: This photograph, taken in the Dearborn works of the Ford Company, gives a good idea of the elaborate jigging used in wing assembly. The wings are erected leading edge downwards.
THE TYPE 5-AT-C: The castor-section tail wheel.
THE FORD 4-AT-E: Note the streamline fairings over the wheels. The propellers are standard metal airscrews with adjustable pitch blades. Starting is by means of hand-operated inertia starters, one being carried in each nacelle and one in the fuselage.
THE COCKPIT OF A THREE-ENGINED FORD: The central lever operates the wheel brakes (hydraulic).
THE CABIN: In the floor may be seen the special louvres which admit warm air. The open door shows a little of the pilots' cockpit.
Blackburn Beagle.
Blackburn Nautilus.
Blackburn Sydney flying-boat.
Model of Blackburn Nile
WITH the "Swift," Mr. Comper has proved that high performance can be obtained with low horsepower. Although the engine is an A.B.C. "Scorpion" of 38 h.p. only, the machine has a top speed of more than 100 m.p.h., and cruises at 85 m.p.h. on a very low fuel consumption.
A COMPER SWIFT (POBJOY): Being demonstrated by Flt. Lt. N. Comper, with engine the Swift has a performance like a small fighter.
Comper Swift light aeroplane single-seater (50-h.p. Salmson engine)
Handley Page Clive Troop Carrier.
De Havilland Hercules passenger carrier (three Bristol Jupiters)
A SINGLE-SEATER light 'plane with very fine performance. Of mixed construction. Engines fitted: A.B.C. "Hornet," Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet" and "Gipsy II."
Southern Martlet. Genet Major engine.
A FAIREY IN CANADA: One of the Fairey III F seaplanes, fitted with a Series XI Napier "Lion" employed by the Royal Canadian Air Force at Vancouver. The machine is seen taking off at Jericho Beach.
Fairey III F general purpose machine. (Napier Lion engine.)
Fairey III F with Armstrong-Siddeley Panther engine.
Fairey Fleetwing 2-seater fleet fighter.
Saro Cutty Sark 4-seater flying-boat.
Hawker Fury single-seater fighter.
THE SPARTAN "ARROW": Three-quarter front view. The engine is a "Gipsy II."
AN UNDERNEATH VIEW: The Spartan "Arrow" flying at Hamble
THE SPARTAN "ARROW" (GIPSY II): This Side View illustrates well the pleasing lines of the machine. Note that the rudder is of a shape quite different from that of the older Spartans.
THE VERY NEAT PETROL TANK: The photograph shows the centre-section with tank in place, while the sketches illustrate the fastening of the tank, and also the locking of the pin used in the wing folding.
A NEAT CLIP: The sketch illustrates the clip on the door of the luggage locker, but the same type of clip is used elsewhere.
INTERCHANGEABILITY: This diagrammatic view shows how the two parts, A and B, of the trailing portion of the wing can be used in any position. The wing tip can be fitted at either end of the wing. The type of hinge employed for the aileron and trailing edge is shown at H, while the two smaller insets show a spar section and the construction of a wing rib.
THE SLOT UNIT: The photograph shows the complete unit, while the sketch illustrates the torque tube which ensures parallel opening of the slot.
ON THE SPARTAN "ARROW": The new lower plane wing root is braced from the fuselage, with which it is integral, by two struts.
PARIS GETTING READY FOR THE SHOW: This photograph shows a corner of the Grand Palais where the 12th International Aero Show opens on Friday of this week. The twin-fuselage Bleriot monoplane will be one of the "sights" of the Show. The machine on the right is a Liore & Olivier 4-engined Bomber, while the Commercial Monoplane in the foreground is of unknown parentage.
The three-engined Southampton Mk X of 1930, N252, had a stainless steel hull. It is seen here in 1930 with 520 h.p. Armstrong Siddeley Panther IIA engines, having previously been flown with 490 h.p. Jaguars and 595 h.p. Jupiters.
Another Sikorsky: The S.39, a smaller version of the Sikorsky Amphibians, fitted with a 300 h.p. Pratt and Whitney "Wasp Junior" and carrying pilot and four passengers. This machine has been supplied to Personal Flying Services, Ltd.
Three views of the new Sikorsky S.41, a large amphibian, similar to the well-known S.38, which has been supplied to Pan-American Airways.
Vickers Viastra passenger carrier. Two Jaguars.
Vickers Vellore high-speed freight carrier
THE ATLANTIC VETERAN: The Bellanca monoplane "Miss Columbia," which has made three Atlantic crossings, is now operated by Personal Flying Services, Ltd., of London, for air taxi work, etc. Our picture shows it at Croydon prior to Capt. Boyd's flight to Berlin this week.
The ANEC biplane, "Love Bird," of Australian Aerial Services at Ayer's Rock, on the first occasion of landing there. The Rock is two miles away.
Filling up the "Love Bird" with "Shell" at Ayer's Rock before setting out on the last flight over unknown country to Cook. This was the first time an aeroplane had ever landed near the Rock or flown over Noman's Land to Cook.
A Spartan 3-seater (Gipsy II) flying over Southampton Water.
De Havilland Gipsy-Moth two-seater light aeroplane
1931 MODELS: One of the views showing the latest De Havilland developments: The standard Moth will have balloon tyres "Doughnuts" and wheel brakes as standard, and a particularly comfortable Triplex Wind Screen for the pilot's cockpit.
Westland Interceptor fighter. Bristol Mercury engine.
A new low wing Monoplane in this country is the Caudron ("Renault," 95 h.p.), which is the property of H. Swann, of the L.C.C., who is believed to be the first member of that august body owning his own aircraft.
Avro Five, small commercial aeroplane.
Avro Six small commercial aeroplane.
The Surrey Gliding Club's training glider being piloted in a very able manner by their instructor, Capt. Stratton.
A BEGINNER'S HOP: The Surrey Gliding Club launching one of their beginners well down the slope of their training hill. Their instructor, who may be seen in front of the glider, runs along ano directs his pupils during their flight, by means of a megaphone.
THE "LASCONDOR" MONOPLANE: A three-engined (Armstrong-Siddeley "Mongoose"), seven-seater commercial machine, designed and built by the Larkin Co.
The Bristol Bullpup is an single-seater interceptor Fighter.
The new intermediate training type glider, built by the British Aircraft Co. at Maidstone, being flown by its designer, Mr. Lowe-Wylde.
A BRITISH GLIDER: A series of photographs showing the R.F.D. "Dagling" under construction at Mr. R. F. Dagnall's works at Guildford. The "Dagling" is an improved Zogling type, cleaned up to give greater efficiency.
The full complement of 12 Gloster Gamecocks (Jupiter engines) of No. 23 (Fighter) Squadron at Kenley.