Flight 1932-08
A WINNER IN THE COMMERCIAL CLASS: The Junkers Ju. 52 3-m., with three "Hornet" engines of 525 h.p. each, manufactured by the B.M.W. Company.
A REMARKABLE CRASH: The damage to a Junkers Ju 52/3 m. caused by a mid-air collision with a "Flamingo" light plane. The Junkers managed to land safely without injury to passengers or crew.
SECOND IN THE SINGLE-SEATER CLASS: The Polish P.L.Z.11 (Bristol "Mercury 4") averaged 193 m.p.h.
THE HIGH JUMP: Karpinski, on one of the Polish RWD machines, nearly succeeds in getting his "Genet Major" engine to lift him vertically over the tape, which is caught on the "spats."
SOME OF THE FOREIGN COMPETITORS: In the foreground the French machines, Guerchais, Potez, Farman and Caudron.
in a middle background - Polish team, with PZL.19 and RWD-6 aircraft
BEETLES AT BERLIN: The Polish competitors, fitted with De Havilland "Gipsy III" and Armstrong Siddeley "Genet Major" engines.
A U.S. NAVY SHIP'S FIGHTER: This Boeing "Wasp"powered carrier fighter of the Navy's Air Service is shown taking off from the flight deck of the U.S.S. "Saratoga," naval aeroplane carrier. The plane is a member of the Navy's famed "High Hat" Squadron, whose pilots are noted for their skill in taking off from and landing on the decks of the "floating airports" and in manoeuvring their small Boeing "Wasp"-powered fighters in formation at sea.
The new Boeing Air Transport, an all-metal low-wing monoplane fitted with two 550-h.p. "Wasp" engines.
IN HOME AIRS: Swiss Dewoitines "formating" over Dubendorf.
AT THE DEAUVILLE MEETING: 2. Marcel Doret's "Dewoitine" (Hispano).
WINNER IN THE SINGLE-SEATER CLASS: The Hawker "Fury" (Rolls-Royce "Kestrel") and its pilot, Capt. Sintic, of the Yugoslav Air Force. The "Fury" won the race at an average speed of 201 m.p.h.
WINNER OF THE RACE FOR TWO-SEATER MILITARY AIRCRAFT: The Fairey "Fox" (Rolls-Royce "Kestrel") of the Belgian Air Force, which did the "Circuit of the Alps" at an average speed of 160 m.p.h.
THE PILOT OF THE "FOX": Capt. Van der Linden, of the Belgian Air Force, and His Passenger.
SOMETHING IN THE CITY: Three Westland "Wapitis" (Jupiter) of No. 600 (City of London) (Bomber) Squadron on their way from Tangmere to Manston.
THREE "WAPITIS": A Flight of No. 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Squadron over Manston. Last year the Prince of Wales visited this squadron and presented the Esher Trophy to them, and they are said to be hot favourites for the Trophy again this year.
THE TROPHY-HOLDERS: No. 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Squadron holds the Esher Trophy for the third time. It is encamped at Manston and is here shown flying over Thanet. The machines are "Wapitis."
No.1 AIR DEFENCE GROUP: The concentration of six squadrons of the Group at Manston on Friday, August 5. Misty weather prevented some squadrons from arriving in full strength. The squadrons are Nos. 501, 504, 600, 601, 604, and 605. All fly "Wapitis" except No. 504, whose "Horsleys" are drawn up in two lines in the rear.
AIR WORK UNLIMITED: Sqd. Ldr. Nigel Norman leads No. 601 (County of London) (Bomber) Squadron from Lympne to the Manston concentration. Intelligent readers will recognise the machines.
PORTUGUESE-BUILT: A Potez XXV with "Jupiter" engine, both entirely constructed in the Alverca workshops.
THE NEW HIRTH ENGINE: Herr Wolf Hirth at work on his brother's new 8-cylinder inverted vee engine, which is of 150 h.p.
Wolf Hirth, with cap, assisting his equally famous brother Helmuth, of Hirth engine fame, with the engine Helmuth designed for his Klemm KL 32 for competing in the German International Touring Competition in August 1932.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Klemm Kl 32 ("Gipsy III") entered and flown by Mr. John Carberry.
SWITZERLAND, TOO: A Klemm (Gipsy III) piloted by Fretz gets good marks in the take-off, without turning helicopter.
AT THE DEAUVILLE MEETING: 4. Mr. Carberry's new "Klemm" (Gipsy III).
A BRITISH-GERMAN-SWISS ALLIANCE: The Kl.32 ("Gipsy III") flown by Fretz.
EMOTIONING FLYING: An Italian Breda Squadron provided several thrills.
THE ITALIAN MOUNT: The Breda 19 used by the Italian squadron for their aerobatics show.
FOR THE DOUBLE ATLANTIC ATTEMPT: Mr. Mollison has had his "Puss Moth" equipped with extra tanks for this flight. He will sit much farther back in the cabin than usual, with a 75-gallon tank in front of him, a 45-gallon tank behind him and a 20-gallon tank in each wing.
Worth its weight in petrol. This photograph of Mollison’s Puss Moth shows the distribution of the fuel carried. The forward tank carried 75gal, the rear tank 45gal and each wing tank 20gal. The all-up weight of the Puss Moth on take-off was 2,754lb.
"THE OFFICE": Seated between petrol tanks, Mollison had in front of him a very complete set of instruments.
"GIPSY III's" AT SKEGNESS: Lt. Com. Rodd's well-equipped "Puss Moth"
Mr. W. L. Runciman getting into his "Puss Moth" in which he gained second place at a speed of 134.25 m.p.h.
A flight of three Hawker "Horsleys" (Rolls-Royce "Condor") of No. 100 (Bomber) Squadron diving to the attack.
OVER THE FIRTH OF FORTH: Three Hawker "Horsleys" ("Condor") of No. 100 (Bomber) Squadron carrying torpedoes patrolling the approaches to Rosyth base.
DROPPING: A "Horsley" after diving down to 15 feet from the surface discharges a dummy torpedo. The island of Inchkeith is in the background.
These six pictures from a cinematograph film show stages in the discharge of a torpedo.
A CADRE SQUADRON: No. 504 (County of Nottingham) (Bomber) Squadron flying to Manston. The machines are Hawker "Horsleys" (Condors).
One of the Hawker "Horsleys" (Rolls-Royce "Condor") of No. 100 (Bomber) Squadron dropping its torpedo at H.M.S. Champion
OVER SALISBURY PLAIN: Armstrong-Whitworth "Atlases" of Cambridge University Air Squadron.
WAITING THEIR TURN: Cambridge men in flying kit watch an instructor and pupil.
NEXT STOP NEWCASTLE: Mr. Healy gets away in the Arrow "Active I" ("Hermes II B"). He put up the very good speed average of 137.25 m.p.h. over the 264 miles course from Brooklands to Cramlington, via Sherburn.
A CANADIAN "GIANT MOTH": Built almost entirely at the de Havilland Toronto factory, this machine was recently supplied to the Ontario Provincial Air Service for Forest Patrol duties. It was first tested by E. Leigh Capreol (chief D.H. pilot) as a landplane, and then flown to Ottawa, where it was fitted with floats for operation as a seaplane at Sault Ste Marie. Readers with microscopical sight may recognise our old friend R. A. Loader standing (left) beneath the engine - which is a Pratt & Whitney "Hornet."
HEAVY TRANSPORT AT SKEGNESS: The three-engined Ford, piloted by Maj. F. Digby.
FLYING HOME: Lt. Com. G. A. Hall, of the Royal Australian Navy, about to leave Croydon for Australia in a Blackburn "Bluebird" ("Hermes II") on August 8. He has been doing duty in England on an Aircraft Carrier, and is now flying back "away under" in easy stages, without any intention of beating records for the journey.
FOR SMOOTH RUNNING: The Colombo engine fitted in the Breda 33 machines is of the 6-cylinder, in-line, type.
"THAT'S A BREDA 33 THAT WAS": Lombardi taking his fences in great style.
MISS SPOONER'S "BREDA 33": The wheels are carefully faired in, and have a travel of nearly one foot (including the deflection on the tyres). The slots extend over the whole wing span. The engine is a de Havilland "Gipsy III."
WEIGHED AND NOT FOUND WANTING: A Plan View of Miss Spooner's Breda 33 ("Gipsy III" engine). Miss Spooner herself may (or may not) be recognised near the starboard wing.
BEETLES AT BERLIN: On the left the Swiss Comte 12E ("Gipsy III") and on the right one of the Breda 33 (Colombo S.63) monoplanes.
Breda 33
STARTING ON ITS FIRST LONG RACE: The "Autogiro" cabin machine, piloted by Mr. Brie, averaged 103.5 m.p.h. in the London-Newcastle race.
DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TO A.S.T.: On July 28 three "Autogiros" flew from Hanworth to Hamble, carrying three distinguished Italian visitors, who are seen in this group, which includes, from left to right, Mr. Marsh (pilot), Senior de la Cierva, H.R.H. the Duke of Aosta, Commendatore Mameli, Italian Charge d'Affaires, Col. Bitossi, Italian Air Attache, and Mr. Brie, chief pilot.
SIDE BY SIDE: Two of the Comper "Swifts" (Pobjoy "R" ) started level. JR was flown by Mr. Mayers, and TC by Capt. Maxwell, who secured third place in the race with a speed of 129.25 m.p.h.
ON THE STARTING LINE: Mr. Reynolds has his red flag up in readiness to send off Miss Fidelia Crossley in her Comper "Swift" (Pobjoy "R").
"GIPSY III's" AT SKEGNESS: Mr. Styran's "Swift."
AT THE DEAUVILLE MEETING: 3. The Curtiss "Robin" (Curtiss "Challenger")
AN ANGLO-DUTCH ALLIANCE: The Fokker D.XVI, fitted with Armstrong-Siddeley "Panther" engine.
Mr. A. C. M. Jackaman's newly acquired "Monospar." The head-light aperture is clearly visible in the nose of the fuselage.
LONDON-ZURICH-LONDON: The first long flight of the first Stieger S.T.4 Monospar machine after getting its Certificate of Airworthiness was to Zurich during the meeting held there. In Switzerland and Italy the machine aroused a great deal of interest. Flt. Lt. Schofield. who piloted the machine, reports that he had rjo trouble whatever, and the two Pobjoy "R" engines ran faultlessly. Mr. Schofield was kept busy, while at Zurich, demonstrating the S.T.4. It was unfortunate that his visit took place too late for him to take part in the international contests.
A GOOD TRY: One of the Heinkel (Argus) monoplanes, piloted by von Massenbach, breaks the tape in a take-off test.
GERMANY'S "WHITE HOPE": The new Heinkel He.64 ("Argus" engine) is characterised by a very slim fuselage and a longer lever arm for the tail than is usually found in German machines.
THE LIMIT MAN GETS AWAY: Lt. Col. Strange ready to "give her the gun" when Mr. Reynolds shall drop his red flag.
TWO FRENCH COMPETITORS: The Potez 43 machines are fitted with permanently-open slots.
Short Kent.
"SCIPIO," "SYLVANUS" AND "SATYRUS": At Moorings in the Medway, off the works of Short Brothers.
One of the beaching trolleys.
SPACIOUSNESS: A view inside the hull, looking towards the stern. Note the absence of obstructions.
SPACIOUSNESS: The passengers' hatchway, with corridor leading forward to pilots' cockpit and aft to passengers' cabin. Opposite the hatchway is the mail compartment.
NOISELESSNESS: The cabin of the "Kent" class is remarkable for the small amount of noise which reaches the passengers.
AN "EEL'S EYE" VIEW: The six-engined Short Military Flying Boat (Rolls-Royce "Buzzards") flying overhead, piloted by Mr. Lankester Parker. This photograph gives a very good idea of the shape of the underwater portion of the hull.
A WINNER AT SKEGNESS: Lt. Col. L. A. Strange about to take off in the new "Spartan II" (Hermes II B).
(Left) Mr. C. O. Powis, Managing Director of Phillips-Powis, Ltd., Reading and (right) Mr. H. W. Sear with his new Moth (Gipsy III) which he is flying back to Kenya.
WINNER: The "Gipsy Moth" in which the Hon. R. Westenra gained first place at a speed of 118.75 m.p.h.
OFF TO AUSTRALIA: Mr. A. E. Lawson, Engineer of the Vacuum Oil Co., saying good-bye to Mr. Richard Allen, who set out on August 3 from Heston in a "Moth" (Gipsy I) on a leisurely flight to Australia. This machine, appropriately enough, bears the registration letters G-AAUS.
AT THE DEAUVILLE MEETING: 1. Mr. George Seversky, the singer, about to leave for London in his "Gipsy Moth."
A LATE ENTRY: The Raab-Katzenstein type 25-32 (Argus engine) arrived at Staaken for the International Touring Competition at the eleventh hour, and the entrants had to pay double fee. The machine is fitted with the new Ksoll slots and camber gear, and is reported to have a speed range of 150-37 m.p.h., or more than 4:1 !
LOW HEAD RESISTANCE - STYLE TWO: Herr Robert Kronfeld believes in a blunter nosed fuselage than the "Meiningen" as can be seen from this unusual view of his "Austria" taken shortly before his accident at the Wasserkuppe.
THE MILES "SATYR": This machine, which was illustrated last week, has now been finished and flown. Certain modifications are to be made, among them the transference of the petrol tank from the top centre-section to the fuselage. The "Satyr," as was expected, has a good take-off and a high rate of climb.
Three photographs of the Satyr before covering and minus propeller, taken at Yate probably in July 1932. Note ply-covered wing leading edges, forward fuselage and fuselage underside.
A front view of new Bleriot Seaplane type 5190 now rapidly nearing completion.
The Type 5190 Bleriot Seaplane for Transatlantic Service. It is fitted with four 650-h.p. Hispano-Suiza engines - only one of which is shown in place in the illustration.
FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TOURING COMPETITION: Built by Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek of Prague, and designed by Messrs. Benesh & Hain, who years ago used to design the Avia machines, the Praga B.H.111 is fitted with a de Havilland "Gipsy III" engine. The machine is credited with a speed of 143 m.p.h. and is a two-seater with "conservatory" cabin. The ply-covered wing is wire braced.
CZECHOSLOVAK STYLE: Kalla, on one of the Praga B.H.111 (Gipsy III) monoplanes, goes over the top.
HEADROOM: The Guerchais T.9 (Renault) flown by Henry Massot.
DISMANTLING AND ERECTING: The Polish pilot, Giedgowd, and his PZL (Gipsy III) monoplane "gatecrashing."
LOW HEAD RESISTANCE - STYLE ONE: Herr Wilhelm Benz, pilot of the "Meiningen," looks well protected by the cellon streamlining of his sailplane at the Wasserkuppe.