S.Ransom, R.Fairclough
English Electric Aircraft and their Predecessors

S.Ransom, R.Fairclough - English Electric Aircraft and their Predecessors /Putnam/

Phoenix-built F.K.10 N511 just after completion at Bradford in April 1917. This F.K.10 (N511) was the first of two fighter-reconnaissance aircraft of this type built for the RNAS by the Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Company.
Derived from the F.K.9, the F.K.10 was ordered into production, but only eight were built owing to contract cancellations.
Production of B.E.12as at the Coventry Ordnance Works.
COW-built Sopwith Snipe E6544 which served postwar with No.17 Squadron.
First Phoenix-built Short Bomber, 9834, was tested by Clifford Prodger on 3 August, 1916.
CENTRAL FLYING SCHOOL, UPAVON. - A view of the machines of A, B and C Flights from the rear, with the B.Es. of A Flight nearest the camera.
Line-up of BE2 early variants at the Central Flying School at Upavon in July, 1914 (note that '416 is a BE6). The type proved to be not only a useful operational aeroplane but also a very effective trainer type. B.E.2a, 468, was built by the Coventry Ordnance Works.
COW-built R.E.8 B6644 presented to the Royal Flying Corps by A.G.L. of Stoke Pages.
Phoenix-built Felixstowe F.3 N4402 (c/n 202) on the slipway at Brough.
View of construction and erecting shed at Bradford in January 1918. Felixstowe F.3 hulls being fitted-out.
Felixstowe F.3 production at the United Electric Car Works, Preston, which had been taken over by Dick, Kerr & Co late in 1917. This photograph was taken about July 1918.
Components of the automatic pilot made by the Phoenix Dynamo Co and believed fitted to Felixstowe F.3 N4409 (c/n 208) for trials. The main attitude-sensing devices were mercuryfilled circular tubes which acted as switches for electrically-operated compressed-air flying controls.
Cork Mk I N86 on the slipway at Brough.
The Phoenix Cork N86 on the apron outside the hangar at Brough on the Humber Estuary, August 1918.
Cork Mk II N87 inside the hangar at Brough.
Cork Mk III N87 on the apron at Felixstowe together with the Short Cromarty before their departure with the Flying-Boat Development Flight to the Scilly Isles in August 1922.
Cork Mk III N87 drawing alongside HMS Ark Royal during the cruise to the Scilly Isles.
P.5 (foreground) and P.5A hulls under construction at May, Harden & May's Kingston Bridge Works.
Part of the Napier Lion engine installation intended for the Cork Mk III. The nose of the hull of the Fairey Atalanta II is just visible in the background.
COW-built B.E.8a 2154 at Farnborough, early in 1915.
The first Phoenix-built Short Type 184, 8368, being assembled at Bradford in January 1916.
Phoenix-built Short Type 184 N1754 at Cattewater in 1918.
Seton-Karr at the controls of his Howard Wright 1909 Biplane at Fambridge. Note the modified undercarriage, two-blade pusher propeller and the removal of the corners of the tailplane end-plates.
The Hon Alan Boyle's Anzani-powered Avis at Brooklands early in 1910. The authors believe that Boyle regarded this aircraft as his second machine because it had been re-engined with a slightly more powerful Anzani and the tail surfaces had been reduced in area. The photograph suggests that the machine was about to be named Avis, it having previously been known as the Golden Plover.
J. Herbert Spottiswode flying Avis III at Brooklands.
Howard Wright's workshop at Battersea in January 1910. In the foreground is Boyle's Anzani-powered Avis and on the right Lascelles' Ornis under construction
The Hon Alan R. Boyle at the controls of the Avis.
ASL monoplane No.2. Bert Woodrow at the controls of ASL Monoplane during trials on Durrington Downs in March 1910. This 1910 monoplane built by Howard Wright for Horatio Barber was not a success.
Howard Wright built the 'Ornis' monoplane shown on the Lascelles stand at Olympia in 1910.
OLYMPIA, 1910. - The Ornis monoplane exhibited by Lascelles and Co. resembles the Bleriot type, but is rather larger and somewhat lighter in its construction. It is controlled by an inclined steering-wheel.
Howard Wright's workshop at Battersea in January 1910. In the foreground is Boyle's Anzani-powered Avis and on the right Lascelles' Ornis under construction
Howard Wright's original drawing of the swivelling propeller mechanism for Maj BadenPowell's aeroplane.
'Jack Dare' with his Howard Wright 1910 Biplane, the second built, at Eastchurch in October 1910.
Lieut Maitland's and Lieut Watkin's Howard Wright 1910 Biplane on the occasion of being handed over to the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers.
T. O. M. Sopwith's Howard Wright 1910 Biplane undergoing repairs to an aileron at Brooklands.
Howard Wright 1910 Biplane bought and assembled by the Walsh brothers at Auckland New Zealand, in 1911.
T. O. M. Sopwith seated at the controls of his modified Howard Wright Biplane with which he won the #4,000 Baron de Forest prize for the longest flight into Europe.
Howard Wright 1910 Biplane (Sopwith's Aircraft).
Phoenix-built Maurice Farman Longhorn N5333 photographed on Sunday, 7 January, 1917. It was dismantled the next day and despatched to RNAS Eastchurch on the followmg Tuesday.
Maurice Farman Longhorn production at Bredford, January 1917.
COW's entry for the 1912 Military Trials, later given Trials No.10, making its debut at Brooklands in April. Note the early form of the wings without centre-section cut-outs.
Biplane No.10 at Larkhill in August 1912.
Biplane No.10 at Brooklands. Note revised wing form.
Biplane No.10 Modified, Brooklands, January 1913.
Fuselage for Biplane No. 10 under construction at Battersea early in 1912.
Biplane No.11 with pilot and ground crew at Larkhill.
Coventry Ordnance Works 1912 Military Trials Biplanes.
The second Howard Wright-built Capone helicopter at Naples in 1909.
The first Howard Wright-built Capone helicopter under construction at Marylebone.
Howard Wright's drawing for Capone's helicopter patent application, 7,129 of 1908.
Poynter had his monoplane built by Howard Wright in 1910. It was taken to Brooklands but never flown owing to an accident to the owner.
Phoenix P.4/English Electric Grey Mullet.
Phoenix P.7 / English Electric Eclectic.