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Humber biplane No.2

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1910

Humber - biplane - 1910 - Великобритания<– –>Humber - Bleriot type monoplane - 1910 - Великобритания

M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)

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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)

Humber-Sommer Biplane

   A British-built version of the Roger Sommer biplane was produced in small numbers by Humber Ltd., of Coventry, during 1910. One was sent to India, where, at the end of February, 1911, it carried the first official air mail in a service operated from the exhibition grounds at Allahabad to the post office at Baini on the opposite side of the Jumna River, lt was flown by Capt. W. G. Windham and Mons. Pecquet, who carried over 5,000 letters in one day with it. The four-cylinder 50 h.p. water-cooled Humber engine was fitted with a 7 ft. propeller, and the machine was a composite structure of wood and steel covered with fabric. The example exhibited at the 1911 Olympia Aero Show was a copy of the Allahabad aerial post aircraft and was fitted experimentally with sloping side surfaces between the wing-tips outboard of the ailerons. Span, 45 ft. 8 ins. Length. 40 ft. Wing area, 506 sq. ft.

Журнал Flight

Flight, December 24, 1910

Aviation in India.

   THE first flight in connection with the Allahabad Exhibition was made by Pecquet on the 17th inst., using his Humber biplane. Starting from the Exhibition Grounds he flew across the Ganges and Jumna, round the fort, and so back to the flying ground, the trip being made at a height of about 600 ft. On Monday last some flying was witnessed at Calcutta, when Tyck, who has gone to India with Baron de Caters, started from the Tolbygunge Club Grounds on his Bleriot monoplane and made a short flight, attaining a height of 1,200 ft. Among the small group ot spectators who witnessed the ascent was General Sir O'M. Creagh, the Commander-in-Chief.

Flight, March 25, 1911



   Humber, Ltd. - One Humber biplane. This machine is not yet complete, but it has a special interest in that it is exactly similar to the Humber biplane that has been used for the first aerial post at Allahabad, India.

P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
The Humber biplane, with the sloping panels to give improved lateral stability. These panels can be controlled by wires to steer and balance the machine.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
A modified version of the 1910-1911 Humber biplane in India without the top-wing extensions and the sloping side-curtains.
Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
HUMBER BIPLANES IN INDIA AT THE ALLAHABAD EXHIBITION. - Unshipping the cases, of which there were sixteen, measuring end on 170 feet. These machines have been taken out by Mr. Windham, who is in charge of the flying exhibitions under arrangement with the Exhibition authorities. Note the yoked oxen to the native land vehicle.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
UNDERCARRIAGES AT OLYMPIA. - A comparison of some girder skids.