Builders of such fine aircraft as seen above, “BP” was a great innovator of design, but by the 1950’s they faded away. I have always had a soft spot for the “Defiant.” It got a deserved bad reputation for its vulnerability, but it is hard not to like its appearance.
When this PBY ad was seen in 1940, the aircraft was already a seasoned veteran.
The Convair 37 never made if off the drawing-board.
Official newspaper of Sikorsky, 1930.
As one can see from the pictured Fokker Eindecker, this ad is an early one indeed.
The Zenith Vergaser (carburetor) features a marauding Zeppelin high over London.
Featuring the immortal Bristol Bulldog, and the thoroughly excellent Airspeed Oxford.
In 1919, the Aeromarine Plane & Motor Company took pride in stating that their company was already in business prior to WW1. They were not some new kid on the block, no, they had been around at least five years.
Needless to say, who wouldn’t want to find a pile of these goodies in dad’s top drawer? Ad dates from the late 1920’s.
This issue features Hermann Goering making friends with his fellow Luftwaffe airmen during the closing days of the Battle of Britain. Der Sportflieger of that era of course contains a healthy dose of propaganda (hey, what wartime aviation magazine didn’t?), but it also contains outstanding information.
Two great pieces of artwork. The first is from Bayerische Flugzeugwerke in Augsburg. This is part of a several page promotional booklet, hence the German and French. The other is cover art from Flug-Woche magazin featuring the Junkers G-31.