M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)
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COLLYER-ENGLAND biplane (Collyer and B.H. England, Shoreham, Sussex)
This machine, built in 1911, was an equal span tractor biplane with three bay wings having squarecut tips. Ailerons were fitted to both top and bottom wings. The undercarriage consisted of two pairs of wheels, each with a central skid, below the inboard interplane struts.
The original engine was a 30hp Alvaston, later replaced by a 35hp Green. Both engines were water-cooled with a radiator mounted below the top wing, the Green requiring a larger unit.
The machine is believed to have been abandoned after damage at Shoreham on 3 May 1912.
P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)
Collyer England Biplane
The single-seat tractor Collyer-England Biplane was built during 1911 and was fitted originally with a 30 h.p. Alvaston engine. The two-bay wings were equipped with ailerons on each tip, and the fuselage was of triangular section. New skids of different shape were substituted later on the under¬carriage, and the Alvaston was replaced by a 35 h.p. Green. The machine was tested at Shoreham, but was not very successful and was damaged there on 3rd April, 1912.