British Civil Aircraft since 1919

A.Jackson - British Civil Aircraft since 1919 /Putnam/

H. A. Francis (Cambridge) watching A. К. Boeree (Oxford) starting S.E.5A G-EAXV prior to the Oxford and Cambridge Air Race, July 1921.
A postwar skywriting modification of S.E.5a G-EBGL (ex-F7960). Later skywriters had their exhausts extended beyond the tail, the rudder being divided to accommodate them.
Short exhaust pipes were retained on S.E.5As reworked for skywriting in the U.S.A. The identity mark G-EBGL is faintly visible on the under fin.
Dr. E. D. Whitehead Reid seated in his Renault engined S.E.5A before the start of the 1923 Grosvenor Trophy Race at Lympne.
Dudley Watt, wearing his famous black and yellow check helmet, seated in the D.W.l at Whitchurch, 1930.
The R.A.F.IA engined S.E.5A built at Brooklands for L. R. Oldmeadows in 1927.
F. G. Miles (centre) with the second S.E.5A replica G-ATGW at Shoreham in August 1965.
Walley Handley’s S.E.5A G-EBTO with 120 h.p. Airdisco air-cooled engine.
Е. Е. Stammers taking off in Mrs. Elliott Lynn’s S.E.5A at the start of the Bournemouth Killjoy Trophy Race, 18 April 1927.
Rear view of the original civil S.E.5A G-EATE with prototype skywriting modifications, including underslung smoke stack and cut away elevator fabric.
Fifth place in the 1920 Aerial Derby was secured by Capt W. L. Jordan with the Sopwith Snipe G-EAUW.
Slingsby Type 58 Rumpler С IV replica
G-EAED/N1529, the first civil Channel, leaving Southampton on the inaugural flight to Le Havre, August 1919.
Launching Channel G-EAEJ of the Bermuda and Western Atlantic Aviation Co. Ltd.
A Supermarine Channel Mk.I N-9, formerly G-EAEH, moored in Bergen Harbour while in service with Norske Luftreideri in 1920.
Nieuport Nieuhawk
A VERY SPORTY NIEUPORT SINGLE-SEATER: This machine is practically a modification of the "Night-hawk." It is said to possess a remarkable turn of speed
F. P. Raynham taking off from Croydon in the single seat Viper engined Martinsyde F.6 G-EBDK at the start of the 1922 King’s Cup Race.
K-152, the Falcon engined Martinsyde F.4 at Hendon on Aerial Derby day 1919.
No. 10. - The Martinsyde F 4, 275 h.p. Rolls-Royce Falcon III, flown by Lieut. Robert Nisbet.
A standard F.4 fighter in civil guise at Croydon, just before leaving for Warsaw, 29 January 1921.
G-EAPI, first of the Martinsyde F.6 two seaters.
Sir John Alcock of Atlantic flight fame, with Sir Ross and Keith Smith’s 1919 Australia Flight Vimy IV.
Vickers F.B.27 Vimy replica G-AWAU at the Paris Air Show in June 1969.
Improved version G-EAQW, 100 h.p. Anzani, no c/n, used during the 1914-18 war for parachuting experiments, registered to R. A. Whitehead 6.2.20, later sold to J. Coe and scrapped.
No. 17. - The Sopwith Snapper Biplane, 320 h.p. A.B.C. Dragonfly, which was to have been flown by Mr. H. G. Hawker. The authorities, however, refused to give permission for the machine to take part, the reason given, we believe, being that the engine was Government property. This attitude on the part of the Government naturally caused very keen disappointment.
The ill-fated Martinsyde Type A Mk.I leaving Hounslow for Australia, 12 December 1919.
The Martinsyde Type A Mk.II commercial seaplane G-CAEA on the Saguenay River, P.Q., Canada in 1921.
G-EATY, sole example of a Martinsyde Type A Mk.II in British civil markings.
The Air Ministry Competition Vimy Commercial at Martlesham in August 1920.
The Vimy Commercial prototype, K-107, at Hendon in July 1919, showing the circular windows.
Harry Hawker flying the prototype cabin Gnu K-101, second British civil registered aeroplane, at Hendon, 29 May 1919.
W. H. Longton taxying in at Lympne after winning the 1923 Grosvenor Trophy in the open cockpit Gnu G-EAGP.
The prototype Rolls-Royce Falcon powered Westland Limousine I.
The Limousine II G-EAJL with modified cowlings and enlarged vertical tail surfaces.
The Jupiter powered Limousine II G-EAMV with the pilot's head projecting above the rear fuselage.
Manhandling the Limousine III G-EARV during ski operations in Newfoundland in 1921.
Viking Mk.III G-EAUK on the Thames at Westminster in February 1921.
The first production Viking Mk.IV, F-ADBL, at Brooklands before delivery to France, October 1921.
The prototype Viking Mk.I at Brooklands in October 1919.
Viking Mk. IV G-EBED during the Vickers sales tour of Spain in 1923.
Sopwith Dove G-AUKH, formerly G-EAKH, on the Larkin stand at the 1922 Melbourne Motor exhibition
Although in this view the Antelope has the revised (inwardly tapering) ailerons, the struts betokening a four-wheeled landing gear are absent. Clearly seen is the sliding roof-hatch for the second passenger.