Flight 1936-11
The prototype Whitley, K4586, seen during its first public appearance at the RAF Display at Hendon on June 27, 1936.
With two 795 h.p. Tiger IXs the new Armstrong Whitworth Whitley heavy bomber has a fine performance for a machine of its size.
The Mercury-engined Bristol Blenheim is the fastest bomber in the world and has been adopted as a standard R.A.F. type.
Britain to the Fore: The first machine is the Bristol Blenheim bomber. Behind it is seen the Amiot high-speed, all-metal mail plane.
Field of view, both for the pilot and any of recumbent member of the crew, has certainly been adequately provided in the Bristol Blenheim.
The retractable tail wheel installation
MODERN TRANSPORT: K.L.M.'s first D.C.3 at Croydon last Saturday. So far as this view is concerned the only really noticeable difference between this machine and its predecessor is in the fin form. The fin now extends along the fuselage in order to give better directional stability.
SHADOW AND SYMMETRY: The smooth lines of the Douglas D.C.3 are well shown in this Flight photograph of K.L.M.'s Ibis taken at Croydon last Saturday.
The striking lines of the H.P.52 medium bomber are well brought out here.
One of the military Junkers Ju.52s, large numbers of which are said to be in service. They have three B.M.W. Hornet engines and, it will be noted, a "dustbin" turret.
The Marcel Bloch 131 bomber seems a very practical machine, considering that it achieves over 250 m.p.h. with more than 2,000 lb. of bombs. In the background, the Potez 63.
The tail of the new twin-engined Potez 63 three-seater fighter-bomber.
Fast single-seater fighter which is making its first public appearance at the Grand Salon: the Russian 2KB-19 with M.100 liquid-cooled engine
The retractable undercarriage and wing radiator of the Russian single-seater fighter is of contrasting pattern to that of the commercial type (top right).
One of the retractable undercarriages of the Russian A.N.T.35. Note also the controlled cooling flaps on the engine cowling.
The rear defensive arrangements on the P.Z.L. 43.
A Dornier heavy bomber (two liquid-cooled B.M.W.s) about to dive through a cloudbank preparatory to attacking a target below. Although it might be suggested that this is a composite picture there is no evidence on the original to prove this.
The sketch gives a rough idea of the layout of the A.W.27 (four Tiger IX) for Imperial Airways.
The Amiot 341 mailplane is exhibited with one Gnome-Rhone and one Hispano engine. This machine is credited with a speed of about 300 m.p.h.
The transparent nose of the Amiot 341 may or may not have military functions,but it provides the pilot with a specially good field of view.
The Boulton Paul Overstrand medium bomber was the first machine with a power-driven gun turret to be adopted by the R.A.F.
Designed for fighting, attack, bombing and reconnaissance work, the Fokker G.I Le Faucheur (which, being interpreted, might be The Grim Reaper) is estimated to do 292 m.p.h. with Bristol Mercury VIIs. It carries two Madsen canons and three machine guns, which should make very effective sickles in a ground strafe.
The bomb traps arrangements in the twin-engined Fokker G.I.
The tail of the Fokker G.I. The booms are of metal construction.
Three-view general arrangement drawings of the Fokker G.I
A medium bomber of impressive appearance and performance, the first Vickers twin-engined "geodetic" monoplane has been adopted by the R.A.F. under the name Wellington.
THE BIG PARADE. Savoia Marchetti S.81 long-range bombers, with variegated craft beyond, looking pretty for Il Duce at the Lonate Pozzolo airport, near Milan.
The Mercury-engined Gloster Gauntlet is well established in the R.A.F.
A typical Hawker two-seater biplane: the Hind light bomber (R-R. Kestrel V) as used by the R.A.F.
FOR DESERT SERVICE. During the recent war in Abyssinia some of our bomber squadrons stationed in the desert of the Sudan were temporarily equipped with Vincent aircraft which are specially fitted out for work over the trackless wastes. In this picture we see No. 207 (Bomber) Squadron practising attacks in the Sudan. On return to England the squadron surrendered its Vincents and went back to ordinary Home type bombers.
A dramatic "shot" of a two-seater Heinkel making a climbing attack, the dark object in the foreground being the muzzle and vane foresight of a defending gunner's weapon.
On the Czech stand the tail of the Letov general-purpose machine is in the foreground. Beyond it is the twin-pusher Praga E.210, and finally the Benes Bibi-Be 550
125-KNOT CRUISERS: Short Singapore III reconnaissance flying boats of No. 230 (F.B.) Squadron which is being added to the establishment at Singapore. Singapores are still being delivered to R.A.F. units and are powered with four Rolls-Royce Kestrel engines rated at 675 h.p. at 3,000 ft.
AT CALCUTTA: Singapore flying boats of No. 230 (F.B.) Squadron moored on the River Hoogli. They arrived at Seletar station, Singapore, on November 6.
Supermarine Stranraer flying boats with 850 h.p. Bristol Pegasus X engines are under construction for the R.A.F. Note, in this view, the "bomb tanks" for long-range work.
A pair of Supermarine Walrus naval amphibians with Pegasus engines operating as pushers.
This particular Avro 652 is one of two used by Imperial Airways. Later models incorporate certain improvements.
The particular Avro Anson is one of a batch for Finland. Similar machines are used in large numbers by the R.A.F.
The Fairey Swordfish is a torpedo spotter reconnaissance type used by the Fleet Air Arm.
The Handley Page Harrow. The picture gives a good idea of the large size of this new heavy bomber and shows the positions of the central and rear gunners.
Numerous Progeny: Four of the seven Caudron types shown. In the foreground is the Rafale (C.690 ???) fighter trainer. Beyond are (on the left) the Simoun four-seater and (on the right) the Ramier. The Goeland bought by Mrs. Amy Mollison is in the background.
The Messier retractable undercarriage on the Caudron Goeland.
Upper and lower gun positions on the Bloch 131.
The Tipsy cantilever monoplane (25 h.p. Sprite).
Popular De Havilland biplane: the 86a transport machine with four Gipsy Six engines
Popular De Havilland biplane: the Hornet Moth (Gipsy Major), a side-by-side two-seater for private or club
Popular De Havilland biplane: the Gipsy Major-powered twin-engined Dragonfly for the private owner and light commercial work
Although showing unusual economy the Heston Phoenix (D.H. Gipsy Six) has an excellent all-round performance.
Attractive in appearance as well as performance the Mohawk will doubtless become the envy of many a private owner.
The photograph shows the same aircraft at Woodley with the incorrect registration G-AEKN applied instead of G-AEKW. It is rumoured that the aircraft still exists.
A happy "shot" of Colonel Lindbergh familiarising himself with the engine installation of his new high-speed tourer
The Mohawk on test, showing the front cockpit open.
The installation of the supercharged Menasco Buccaneer engine. Note that the cooling chute is on the starboard side.
A single-strut Lockheed undercarriage is fitted to the Mohawk.
There is a large luggage locker behind the cockpit enclosures on the Mohawk. The flexible transparent panels over each seat can be pushed down into the fuselage sides.
The neat installation of the Mohawk's swivelling tail wheel.
General arrangement of the Mohawk, including a side elevation of the float undercarriage.
The Percival Mew Gull illustrated has one of the new Series II Gipsy Six engines.
C. W. A. Scott's Vega Gull has a Gipsy Six II and variable-pitch airscrew.
The first Short Empire boat being refuelled on Lake Bracciana, near Rome.
CLEANLINESS: The entire lack of avoidable excrescences is obvious in this front view of the Short Centaurus, third of the Empire flying boats, some flying impressions of which appear on the following page. Centaurus will probably be on her way to the Mediterranean by the time this issue appears.
Marconi transmitter, receiver and D F equipment in Canopus.
Callender cables in the interior of one of the Short Empire flying boats
Two views of the Ford-engined Wicko. That on the left gives a good indication of the clean lines, particularly of the cantilever undercarriage, while that on the right shows the general lines of the machine and the neat way in which the engine has been cowled.
Dual control is provided in the cabin of the little Benes Bibi-Be 550. There is side-by-side seating and a roomy luggage locker.
The installation of one of the Walter Minor engines in the trailing edge of the Praga E.210. The undercarriage is of cantilever type, with the springing housed inside the fuselage.
The Hanriot 220, like the Potez and Bloch, has a completely detachable bottom wing surface.
The most unconventional of the striking twin-engined fighting machines is the Hanriot 220, mounting a pair of 450 h.p. inverted-vee Renaults. It is claimed to do 310 m.p.h. with a pair of the new Gnome Rhone 14M 650 h.p. small-diameter radiais.
An interesting project is the Hanriot monoplane of which this is the scale model.
The installation of the inverted-vee Renaults in the new Hanriot 220. Note also the bracing arrangements and the cockpit enclosure.
Marine Aircraft:: Large scale model of Liore et Olivier flying boat. The H.47 Atlantique
Marine Aircraft: Large scale model of Liore et Olivier flying boat. The H.246.
Part of the Presidential escort before the Breguet Vultur (462 B4) heavy bomber.
Three-quarter rear view of the Kellner-Bechereau monoplane. This photograph, in conjunction with the sketch, explains the arrangement of the slotted wing of this unorthodox little machine.
The wing of the Kellner-Bechereau monoplane is slotted throughout its span, the slot being located approximately at mid-chord. Differential movement of the trailing edges provides lateral control.
The up-tilted tailplane of the Mauboussin Corsaire is intended to do away with the need for a rudder.
The sensational Koolhoven fighter with its twin airscrews and Lorraine Petrel engine mounted behind the pilot.
TWIN-SCREW. The Koolhoven single-seater fighter to be shown at the Paris Salon has two airscrews revolving in opposite directions.
The method of driving the two airscrews of the Koolhoven (Lorraine Petrel).
A cooling "gill" on the New Koolhoven fighter.
Mr. James Mollison's racing Bellanca "The Dorothy."
Mr. James Mollison
OUTSTANDING CIVIL TYPE: This small commercial type, the Short Scion Senior with 90 h.p. Pobjoy Niagara engines, was produced in 1935. It has seating accommodation for ten passengers.
SAN PEDRO SPECTACLE: Destroyers and flying boats of the U.S. Navy rehearsing off San Pedro for Navy Day, held on October 27. The archaic marine aircraft in the foreground is a P.N. type, but, flying lower and farther along the line, is a Consolidated P2Y-1, which has retractable wing-tip floats and a veiled performance sheet.
This particular Airspeed Envoy has just been delivered to the Maharajah of Jaipur.
AIRSPEED INNOVATION. The new Series III Airspeed Envoy incorporates stressed-skin, plywood-covered wings of simplified construction. This view shows one of the first "going through.''
The peculair exhaust arrangements which seem to have been standardised for liquid-cooled Hispano are visible in this sketch of the nose of the Mureaux 190 C.1 (180 C.2 ???).
The Mureaux 190 single-seater fighter represents a widely advocated class, being a small light machine with an engine of comparatively small capacity (450 h.p.), but carrying a canon, two machine guns and wireless while retaining an excellent performance.
A sketch of the nose of the new Mureaux 190 fighter, showing the method of admitting cooling air to the 450 h.p. inverted Salmson canon engine.
Instrumentality in excelsis: The Caudron Rafale. An example of the blind-flying panel will also be seen.
Most of the features of the projected Parnall light military general-purpose monoplane are brought out in this sketch.
With a pair of 90 h.p. Pobjoy Niagara' IIIs the Pobjoy Scion cruises at 115 m.p.h. with a disposable load of 1,000 lb.
THE OPENING: M. Albert Lebran, President of the French Republic, leaves the cabin of the big Farman 224 during his tour of inspection following the official opening.
The tandem engine arrangement and retractable undercarriage of the Farman F.224.
The tiny Mignet H.M.16, which is claimed to be the smallest aeroplane in the world.
The Croydon high-speed transport is capable of over 200 m.p.h.
BIGGER BY MILES: The first flying picture of an often discussed but rarely seen addition to the Miles family - the Peregrine. Still characteristically Reading-bred, this light transport monoplane has a maximum speed of 180 m.p.h.
ONE OF THE LADS: A familiar overalled figure at Hanworth these days is the Baroness Rudoleine von Simolin, 17-year-old daughter of one of Germany's biggest chemical manufacturers. She is now serving a hard-working apprenticeship at the Kronfeld factory at Hanworth, and is seen here in front of the Carden-engined Drone.
The Liore et Olivier Autogiro shown this year has been designed for military work and should prove one of the fastest machines of its type yet built.
A sturdy undercarriage is, of course, essential for any Autogiro, especially when used for army co-operation in rough country, which is one of the duties of this Liore et Olivier.
Fast single-seater fighter which is making its first public appearance at the Grand Salon: the 300 m.p.h. Loire 250 with 980 h.p. two-row Hispano 14Ha.
The cowling of the Loire 250 fighter merges into the wing and fuselage.
An advanced trainer built on modern lines, the Morane Saulnier M.S.430 does 223 m.p.h.
Interesting primarily as an example of the type which, in the hands of M. Detroyat, put up such a remarkable show at the U.S. National Air Races, the Caudron Type Coupe Deutsch strikingly illustrates a phase of the battle between sheer efficiency and practicability from the pilot's angle.
The new Pup as it appears in half-plan view, showing the pronounced sweep-back.
The Broughton Blayney Brawny light monoplane, which is now on a 3,000-mile tour of the British Isles.
A two-three-seater twin-engined monoplane of intriguing design: the new Heston monoplane with two Continental A 40 engines.
STILL NEARER: With a general layout similar to that suggested on more than one occasion by "Indicator," the new Heston twin-engined lightweight was first illustrated in Flight of November 12. Here, on the left, is a view of the cabin and the luggage "hold." On the right is Mr. Hordern (left) with the Duke of Richmond and Gordon; they are the conspirators in this delightful plot.
Conduite Interieure on the S.F.A.N.5. The shape of the fuselage and wing - supporting stub provides a gap for ventilation.