Flight 1934-02
LEAVING LYMPNE: Sir Philip Sassoon in the "Hart" ("Kestrel"), by which he flew back to London from Lympne, bidding goodbye to Com. C. T. Deacon, the officer in charge of Lympne aerodrome.
"OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES": Formation flights over ranges of mountains now appear to be a regular routine duty of R.A.F. squadrons in India. Here we see a somewhat awesome aerial view of an imposing mountain range taken from one of the composite flight of five Hawker "Harts" of Nos. Hand 39 (Bomber) Squadrons which flew from Risalpur to Gilgit recently.
The view gives a clear idea of the seating accommodation.
THE NEW UNDERCARRIAGE: This view shows that the radius rod is now directly behind the compression leg, decreasing drag considerably.
A CLEAN FRONT: Head-on the "Hawk" is very clean, a fact which no doubt largely accounts for its exceptional performance and acceleration on the ground.
TAKING THE WATER: Two views of the Short R.24/31 going down the slipway at Rochester, and afloat on the Medway.
UNORTHODOX: This view of the new Short monoplane flying boat (two Rolls-Royce engines) indicate the departure from normal external design.
THE NORTHROP "DELTA": Note the generous fillet at the junction of the wing and fuselage.
Northrop Delta
"HEYFORDS" FOR HEYFORD: View of the Handley Page "Heyford" night bombers just delivered to No. 99 (Bomber) Squadron, Upper Heyford.
"HEYFORDS" FOR HEYFORD: View of the Handley Page "Heyford" night bombers just delivered to No. 99 (Bomber) Squadron, Upper Heyford.
"HEYFORDS" FOR HEYFORD: View of the Handley Page "Heyford" night bombers just delivered to No. 99 (Bomber) Squadron, Upper Heyford.
A HOT HOUSE: Two views of the Martin 123 bomber.
A front view of the new Douglas DC.1 "Transport," a twin-engined (Wright "Cyclone" or Pratt & Whitney "Hornet") 14-18-seater low-wing monoplane with retractable undercarriage.
The view shows the general cleanliness and tapered wings.
This three-quarter front view gives a good idea how neatly the engines are faired into the bottom wing.
The foreshortening effect of this side view makes the "Express Air Liner" look somewhat ugly, but in point of fact this is far from the case, largely due to the heavily tapered wings.
An Artist's impression of the inside of the D.H. "Express Air Liner" showing the seating arrangement for ten passengers. It can be seen how light and comfortable the cabin is.
A sketch showing the fuselage construction at the cabin.
Perspective views of the bottom wing root showing the tubular steel construction, engine mounting, fuel tank stowage and undercarriage. Future machines will have single, instead of double, compression legs each side of the wheel.
These diagrams illustrate the operation of the fin offsetting adjustment and rudder balance.
D.H.86 4 Gipsy Six Engines
ECONOMICAL TRANSPORT: A Bellanca C-27A transport, one of a batch of 14 machines of this type supplied to the U.S. Army Air Corps for general transport work. A Pratt & Whitney geared "Hornet" of 675 h.p. is fitted. Nearly every section of the aircraft facing into the slipstream has some lift value, and it is reported that the machine is remarkably steady when flying in turbulent air. A payload of 3,000 lb. may be carried. The C-27A is generally similar to the well-known "Aircruiser."
EASY TO HANDLE: By means of this wheelbarrow-pump Adcol lubricating oil is now supplied direct from ten gallon drums at most aerodromes. Here, it is filling up one of Airwork's Avro "Cadets" at Heston.
ON THE SOUTH ATLANTIC SERVICE: The Latecoere 300 flying boat. It was on this type of machine, the Croix du Sud, that Capt. Bonnot made the double crossing recently.
FOR FAST TRAVEL: The ground view show an Airspeed "Courier" ("Lynx IV") which has just been delivered to the Royal Air Force, presumably for communications work.
FOR FAST TRAVEL: Our photographer shows what the "Courier" looks like with the undercarriage up and down. This machine is for Commercial Airways Ltd which operate from Abridge Aerodrome, Essex.
The Douglas Y1O-43
36 H.P. PER PAYING PASSENGER: The Short "Scion" with its low power per passenger is a most economical aeroplane.
OPEN SESAME: For ease of maintenance the nose of the "Scion" can easily be swung open. It also carries the air bottle for the Dunlop wheel brakes.
THE G.A.38: Triple-engined transport which is now going through the shops of the General Aviation Manufacturing Corporation of Dundalk, Maryland, U.S.A.
The H.115 was a cannon-armed rebuild of the original H.110.
A PUSHER FIGHTER: Two views of the Hanriot 110. Note, in the front and side views, the Chausson radiator in the nose.
AN ANGLO-DANO-GERMAN ALLIANCE: The Heinkel ("Jaguar") taking off from a fjord.
"FROM GREENLAND'S ICY MOUNTAINS...": The Siddeley "Jaguar" does not seem to mind the cold.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Liore et Olivier 301 bomber. Note the undercarriage.
ACCESSIBILITY: We see one of the Renault engines (in the type 300) receiving attention.
Gourdou-Leseurre fully helmeted cowling of 1923.
THE MORNING AFTER: On Saturday morning last, after the Cinque Ports Flying Club's annual dinner, many members gathered at the club at Lympne despite the biting cold wind. The group here is: (left to right) Mr. Ken Waller, the second instructor; Mr. Georges Seversky; Mr. W. E. Davis, the Club's manager; Miss Sandra Svenska. The background is one of the Club's "Moths" ("Gipsy I").
SKIS IN THE SKIES: Three Finnish Saaski light training biplanes patrolling near Viipuri.
COMPER "MOUSE" IN ACTION: These photographs, secured at Heston on Saturday last, give a very good idea of the latest Comper machine. Retractable undercarriage and "sunshine roof" are features of the design. The engine is a de Havilland "Gipsy Major." The pictures were secured just before Flt. Lt. N. Comper took the machine to Martlesham for its official tests.
FLYING PORTHOLES: Side view of the new transport plane manufactured by the Capelis Safety Airplane Corporation of Oakland, California.
CAPELIS DETAILS: The biplane tail
CAPELIS DETAILS: Retractable undercarriage of the Capelis transport plane.
Paulhan-Tatin "Torpille Aerienne" of 1912. The engine was fully enclosed in the centre of the fuselage and drove an airscrew in the tail by a shaft.
TO BREAK THE CAUDRON RECORD: A small high-speed low-wing monoplane, designed and built by Larry Brown, of Santa Monica, California, to attack world's records in its class. It is fitted with a 185 h.p. "Menasco" 4 cyl.-in line air-cooled engine, and is claimed to have a speed round about 240 m.p.h.
THE "MULTIPLACE DE COMBAT": The Breguet 41 is fitted with Gnome-Rhone 14 K brs. radials, but Hispano Suiza engines are also installed. The radial engines have now been fitted with N.A.C.A. type cowlings.