FAIREY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1915 PDF

Development[ edit ] The Royal Navy was an early leader in carrier aviation and in the autumn of , purchased the liner Campania for conversion into a seaplane carrier. Operating seaplanes required the carrier to stop to hoist the aircraft out- and in-board by crane, leaving the ship exceedingly vulnerable to U-Boat attacks and the Admiralty began to seek alternatives. Fairey Aviation designed a single-engined tractor biplane of fabric-covered wooden construction, which first flew on 16 February The two-bay wings folded rearwards for storage, the crew of two sat in separate cockpits, the observer being provided with a Lewis gun on a Scarff ring. Both prototypes were later flown operationally from Scapa Flow.

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Development[ edit ] The Royal Navy was an early leader in carrier aviation and in the autumn of , purchased the liner Campania for conversion into a seaplane carrier. Operating seaplanes required the carrier to stop to hoist the aircraft out- and in-board by crane, leaving the ship exceedingly vulnerable to U-Boat attacks and the Admiralty began to seek alternatives.

Fairey Aviation designed a single-engined tractor biplane of fabric-covered wooden construction, which first flew on 16 February The two-bay wings folded rearwards for storage, the crew of two sat in separate cockpits, the observer being provided with a Lewis gun on a Scarff ring. Both prototypes were later flown operationally from Scapa Flow. Most of the F. Only Campania possessed a flight deck ; Campanias operated from this using jettisonable, wheeled bogies fitted to the floats.

The aircraft in the other ships took off from the water in the normal way. The 27 F. The Campania had an undistinguished career, but performed useful work as a spotter aeroplane. The appearance of one of the Campanias over Arkhangelsk induced the Bolshevik leaders there to panic and flee.

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Fairey Aircraft Since 1915

Fairey aircraft had impressed the Belgian authorities and a subsidiary, Avions Fairey was established to produce Fairey aircraft in Belgium [9] The company staff left Belgium ahead of the German invasion of the Low Countries and returned after the war to build aircraft under licence for the Belgian Air Force. See also Tipsy Nipper. Fairey Aviation of Canada[ edit ] Formed in the Fairey Aviation Company of Canada Limited [10] and grew from a six-man operation to a major enterprise employing around a thousand people. The Avro Lancaster conversion programme created the need for plant expansion.

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