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Airco: The Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Crowood Aviation by Mick Davis

By Mick Davis

Within the years ahead of international battle I, George Holt Thomas was once an energetic supporter of aviation improvement and a promoter of its army capability. The speed of improvement observed him utilizing a tender and gifted plane clothier via the identify of Geoffrey de Havilland, and the plane they produced went directly to make historical past. during this e-book, the writer tells the tale of Airco, the airplane production corporation, and of its variety of goods together with the D.H.4 and D.H.9a designs.

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Airco: The Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Crowood Aviation Series)

Within the years ahead of global warfare I, George Holt Thomas used to be an energetic supporter of aviation improvement and a promoter of its army capability. The velocity of improvement observed him utilizing a tender and gifted airplane dressmaker by way of the identify of Geoffrey de Havilland, and the plane they produced went directly to make background.

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A War Cabinet meeting on I October raised the issue of retaliation in kind, and a further meeting the next day, attended by Trenchard, agreed the detachment of unit: to the area around Nancy, from where targets in southern Germany would be in range. Ochey aerodrome, used previously by 3 Wing R A , was the initial base for units of the 41st Wing RFC that was created to conduct those bombing operations. The R AS was to contribute A Squadron, whose HP 0/100s had been engaged on anti-submarine duties but would engage in long-range night bombing.

6 TDS 8oscombe Down - 85497,85521, 85525, 85526, 85527. 10 TDS Harling Road - A7667, A7714, A7752, A7753, A7938, A7974, 85512. 11 TDS Old Sarum - A7827, A7962, A7994,85467. 31 TDS Fowlmere - 82115, 85538. 35 TDS Duxford - 85539. 49 TDS Catterick - A2127, A7779, A7826, 82127, 85517, 85546, 85549, 85550. 55 TDS (ex-203 TDS) Manston/ Narborough - A7884, A7962, 89480, 89482,88486,89487,89490,89491, N6414, N6425. 57 TDS (ex-202 TDS) Cranwell - A7726, 89478, 89479, 89488, 89489, 89496, D176~ N6427, N6429.

Ur d th ' ring into the contour o( lh· d' kmg. The rear turtle-decking wa round'd on early machine of the bat h, bUl som' later deliveries were given the slab-sl led and flat-topped rear fu e1agc that ham tcrized later RFC deliverie . The original design also had a very short under arriagc, and led to the possibility of the propeller catching the ground on take-off. This was remedied from N9559 onwards by the fitting of a taller unit. Frantal firepower was doubled with the fitting of a second fixed Vickers machine-gun.

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