Ian Allan Transport Library: British Aircraft Manufacturers by Gunter Endres

By Gunter Endres

Ian Allan shipping Library: British plane brands on the grounds that 1908 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: Ian Allan shipping Library: British plane brands considering that 1908Автор: Gunter EndresИздательство: Ian Allan LtdISBN: 071102409XГод: 1995Страниц: 130Формат: PDF в RARРазмер: 87.92МБЯзык: английскийThis is a heritage of the UK’s plane production businesses and their airplane through the years, observed via a remarkably-fine number of pictures. From ABC and Airco via to Westland and White & Thompson, this can be a finished paintings of connection with the once-great British airplane industry.Скачать: DepositfilesUploading zero

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North had switched from wooden to all-metal designs with the follow-on Bolton, Bugle and Bodmin, he created a series of high-performance biplane day bombers, beginning with the Bristol Jupiter-powered Sidestrand, which entered RAF service in 1928. The next development produced the improved Overstrand, the first RAF bomber to feature a power-operated gun-turret, but the third stage, the Superstrand, remained a project only. Prototypes only were produced of the P31 Bittern and P33 Partridge fighters, the P41 Phoenix, a private two-seater parasol monoplane, and the P64 Mailplane, first flown in March 1933.

Hooks Collection Centre left: The Boulton Paul Mailplane, first flown in March 1933, exceeded performance specifications in every way but was destroyed in a crash at Martlesham six months later. Experience with it led to production of two modified versions designated P71 A for Imperial Airways. Dowty Boulton Paul Ltd/ M. J. Hooks Collection Below: The Boulton Paul Defiant was the RAF's first fighter with a four-gun turret, which represented the type's sole armament. % more, it was no match for day fighters but did well as a night fighter and later a target tug.

M. J. Hooks Collection de Havilland After the demise of Airco, its chief designer Geoffrey (later Sir Geoffrey) de Havilland was able to form the de Havilland Aircraft Co on 25 September 1920, with some financial support from Airco's founder, George Holt Thomas. Ten days later, he moved into the small airfield at Stag Lane, off the Edgware Road in northwest London, initially providing sales of and support for surplus wartime aircraft, alongside various design activities. In the 40 years that followed, the de Havilland Aircraft Co became without doubt the most prodigious and prolific of Britain's aircraft manufacturers.

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