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Humphrey monoplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1909

Humphrey - hydro-aeroplane - 1908 - Великобритания<– –>Humphrey - No.3 monoplane - 1911 - Великобритания


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


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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)


Humphreys Monoplane

  The single-seat tractor monoplane built by Jack Humphreys in 1909 at Wivenhoe, Essex, was a large machine fitted with a 60 h.p. Green engine. It was wrecked in a ditch at Wivenhoe during October, 1909, while making an attempt on the Daily Mail prize of ?1,000 for the first British circular flight of 1 mile. In the following month the machine was moved to a better ground at Colchester, and then to Brooklands, where it was rebuilt by October, 1910, and tested during 1911 by C. Gordon Bell. The machine, known as "The Elephant", lifted so well that Bell found that it would take off at half throttle with three people on board. Span, 48 ft.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Humphreys monoplane No.l, also built by Forrester's boatyard at Wivenhoe, was probably not completed.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Humphreys monoplane No.2 at Wivenhoe.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Humphreys monoplane No.2. Was taken to the 1910 Blackpool Meeting but not flown.