Photograph: The prototype Vertiia V1000 VH-VEI (c/n 001) (AMSL) History: The Vertiia is described as the world’s most efficient and long-range vertical take-off and landing aircraft. The company, AMSL Aero Pty Ltd, was formed in 2017 and the aircraft is said to be inspired by Lawrence Hargrave. The aircraft in
The Puma series of helicopters was designed and developed by the National Aerospatiale Company in France in the early 1960s to meet a requirement of the French Army for a medium-lift, twin-engine, helicopter.
Developed as a general-purpose, light-weight helicopter for military and civil use, the Gazelle was produced in large quantities both by Aerospatiale in France and Westland in the United Kingdom, as well as being assembled in Yugoslavia.
Designed as a replacement for the widely used Alouette series of general- purpose helicopters, the Dauphin was initially produced in two versions; the single-engine model fitted with a Turbomeca Astazou turboshaft of 783-kw (1,050-shp); and the twin-engine model powered by two Arriel turboshafts.
Designed by the French company, Sud Aviation, which later became part of Aerospatiale, the national aerospace company, the Alouette II was one of the early success stories in the development, production and marketing of helicopters in France.
The Karaone is one of a series of light aircraft produced by Australian Aircraft Works. This company obtained rights to a series of aircraft from the US Company, Grover Textiles, the parent company deciding not to continue its financial backing to its ultra-light division, Grover Aircraft of Hendersonville, North Carolina,
Very little is known about this aircraft. However, information available indicates that it was probably a Blanik glider that has been modified by Australian Aircraft Kits of Taree by the installation of a Rotax 912S engine in the nose in an attempt to make it into a self-launched glider.
The Albany aeroplane was a single-engine monoplane along the lines of a Bleriot XI built in Albany WA in about 1916/17 by Messrs C Layton, Robert Reynolds and Alexander Fraser and a Mr G Bristow is said to have been involved, though one record indicates the spelling of his name
In the 1940s in New Zealand a scaled-down replica of an Oxford was constructed using two Pobjoy Niagara radial engines which had been removed from the General Aircraft Monospar ZK-AET (ex VH-UVM) and which, after a short service with the RNZAF, had been retired and used as Instructional airframe No
The Albatros series of fighters was produced in Germany for operations in World War I and was reasonably successful in its design role. The D.I, D.II and D.III were all put into production but the D.IV failed to reach this status.
The L-29 Delfin was Czechoslovakia’s first jet aircraft of indigenous design, being designed and built at the Vodochody Works of the Czech nationalised OK industry, the company being known as Aero Vodochody Narodni Podnik and it has been building aircraft since just after World War I.
When it became evident in the British summer of 1914 that war was inevitable, the British Government ordered the RAF BE.2c into production and contracts were forwarded to a number of manufacturers to build the type, including Sir W G Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd of Gosforth Newcastle on Tyne.
The L-39 series of trainer and light attack aircraft was designed and produced by Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic, this company producing some 10,000 jet trainers for the world’s markets over the years.
On 24 March 1935 the prototype (K4771) of the Avro Anson, a military derivative of the Avro 652 airliner, flew for the first time. Subsequently 8,138 examples were built in the United Kingdom, and 2,882 in Canada, incorporating Mks 1 to 21, with the last of the total of 11,020
The Aerospatiale Ecureuil was designed for the civil market, the prototype (F-WVKH) being flown for the first time on 27 June 1974 with a Lycoming LTS 101 turboshaft, being followed by the second prototype (F-WVKI) with a Turbomeca Arriel 1A engine.
One of the most important dive-bombers in the Japanese arsenal in its campaign in the Pacific War, the prototype Aichi D3A, known by the Allies as the Val, was first flown in January 1938 with a 530 kw (710-hp) Nakajima Hikari I nine-cylinder radial air-cooled engine.
Using the Airspeed Envoy as a starting point, the Airspeed Company of Hampshire designed a twin-engine aircraft to meet a multiplicity of functions, including pilot training, navigation, gunnery, photographing and bombing training, known as the AS.10 Oxford. In October 1936 an initial order was received from the British Air Ministry