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Now and Then by Peter Westacott.


Now and Then by Peter Westacott.

A tribute to Sir Thomas Sopwith and British Aerospace. BAe Harrier GR.5 ZD346 and Sopwith Pup N5195 at the Biggin Hill air fair June 1988.
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HarrierThe Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Vertical Take off Royal Air Force and Royal Navy ground attack fighter. with a maximum speed of 737mph and a ceiling of over 50,000 feet. range of 260 miles. The Harriers armament consisted of two 30mm Aden guns and up to 5000 lb of bombs, Rockets or other armaments under the wings. The Worlds First vertical take off and landing combat aircraft the Hawker Siddeley Harriers first arrived with No. 1 squadron Royal Air Force in July 1969. and with a variety of modifications and changes (Harrier GR 1, Harrier T2, Harrier GR3 and finally the British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRG1) The Sea Harrier commenced trials in 1977. The Fleet Air Arm received their first harriers just in time for the Falklands Conflict.
PupThe Sopwith Pup was a single-bay, single-seat biplane aircraft with a fabric-covered, wooden framework and staggered, equal-span wings. The prototype and most production Pups were powered by the 80 hp (60 kW) Le Rhone engine and armed with a single 0.303 inch (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun which was synchronized with the Sopwith - Kauper synchronizer. The first Sopwth Pup prototype was completed in February 1916 with flight tests in late March. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) were impressed and ordered two more prototypes, then placed a production order. Deliveries of the Pups started in August 1916. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) also placed large orders for Pups. The RFC orders were built by Standard Motor Co and Whitehead Aircraft who had both been sub-contracted. Deliveries did not commence until the beginning of 1917. The Sopwith Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but some continued in service on the Western Front until the end of 1917. The remaining Sopwith Pups were used for Home Defence and training units. The Pup's docile flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in Aircraft Carrier Carrier deck landing and takeoff experiments and many were used on Royal Navy Battleships. A total of 1,770 Pups were built by Sopwith (96), Standard Motor Co (850), Whitehead Aircraft (820), and Willaim Beardmore and co building 30 aircraft

Aviation History Timeline : 20th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
20February1941Flight Lieutenant L G Schwab of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flight Lieutenant R J Abrahams of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flying Officer Edwin Thomas Banks of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. Mcadam of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. A. Angus of 611 & 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. R. Pilch of 302 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Pilot Officer Henry W Harrison of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Pilot Officer Jack Lawson Groves of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1945Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt V. B. Corbett of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
20February1977C Venter, a WW1 Ace with 22.00 victories, died on this day
20February1995Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. K. AFC Quill of 65 Squadron, Passed away.
20February2011Colonel Bob Goebel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
20February2011Robert Goebel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day

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