R.A.F.'s New Wonder Bomber

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Title

R.A.F.'s New Wonder Bomber

Description

Seven cuttings about the new bomber, the Fairey Battle.
Cutting 1 is a nose image showing its three bladed propeller. There are annotations referring to the engine, undercarriage, landing lights and bomb storage areas.
Cutting 2 is an air-to-air view of a Battle's with its wingspan annotated.
Cutting 3 is an air-to-air view of a Battle from the side.
Cutting 4 is an air-to-air view of a Battle captioned with details about the aircraft.
Cutting 5 is an air-to-air view of a Battle with annotations about its length. canopy, undercarriage, flaps and construction.
Cutting 6 is a cartoon of two women.
Cutting 7 is an article with details about the Battle.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Seven newspaper cuttings on a scrapbook page

Language

Identifier

SArrowsmithHL571013v10011,
SArrowsmithHL571013v10012

Transcription

R.A.F.’s NEW WONDER BOMBER
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[missing words] speed is obtained by [missing words] on the wings, and [missing words] lamps are mounted, [missing words][missing letters]ot to land at night in- [missing words][missing letters]ound flares.
[missing words] observer are seated in [missing words] glass covering that can [missing words][missing letters]dependently, and an [missing words] is fitted.
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Here are the first pictures of the R.A.F.’s fastest single-engined bomber, called “Battle.” The exact horse-power of the machine’s engine is secret, but it is stated that it could leave the Fairey aerodrome at Hayes, Middlesex, and be over the South Coast in just over 10 minutes.
Of all-metal construction with the exception of the controls, the bomber has all the latest devices, including retractable undercarriage, robot pilot and slow landing flaps. Note the length and pitch of the airscrew.
Machines of this type are already in production, and delivery to the Service will begin in the summer.
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[missing letters]PA OF THE GIPSIES
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[missing words] the gipsies were fighting the fire Pippa and Betsy Ar[missing letters and words] chance to escape, and, once clear of the camp, they [missing words] fast as they could away from it.
[cartoon]
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IN WINGS
BRITAIN’S LATEST SINGLE-ENGINED MACHINE ON TRIAL
From Our Air Correspondent Nigel Tangye
Hayes (Middlesex), Wednesday.
The quiet of a sunny morning at Hayes was shattered to-day by the catastrophic roar of Britain’s latest bomber as it passed, dived and zoomed over the aerodrome in convincing demonstration of its speed and flying capabilities.
The machine was the first of a large order of Fairey “Battles” which are to be delivered to the Royal Air Force during the coming year.
The “Battle” is the fastest single-engined two-seat bomber in the world. In slightly over ten minutes after leaving the Hayes aerodrome it can be over the South Coast.
Bombs in Wings
Its engine, a 12-cylinder liquid cooled Rolls-Royce, possesses greater power than any at present in use in the Service.
Its bombs are cunningly slung inside the wings, so that there is no outside indication that the machine is loaded.
In this way a very much greater speed is attained.
A low landing speed is obtained by the use of “flaps” on the wings, and powerful headlamps are mounted, enabling the pilot to land at night independent of ground flares.
The pilot and observer are seated in cockpits with a glass covering that can be operated independently, and an automatic pilot is fitted.
[page break]
[photograph]
Here are the first pictures of the R.A.F.’s fastest single-engined bomber, called “Battle.” The exact horse-power of the machine’s engine is secret, but it is stated that it could leave the Fairey aerodrome at Hayes, Middlesex, and be over the South Coast in just over 10 minutes.
Of all-metal construction with the exception of the controls, the bomber has all the latest devices, including retractable undercarriage, robot pilot and slow landing flaps. Note the length and pitch of the airscrew.
Machines of this type are already in production, and delivery to the Service will begin in the summer.
[photograph]

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“R.A.F.'s New Wonder Bomber,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11915.

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