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City / Seaplane Base:Alexandria - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Egypt
Photo Date:May 1931 to August 1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:337302Submit Correction
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The British seaplane base near the Ras el-Tin Palace in Alexandria, where the Colossus once stood. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:G-ABFA
Aircraft Version:Short S-17 Kent
C/n (msn):S.758
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
City / Seaplane Base:Alexandria - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Egypt
Photo Date:May 1931 to August 1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Seaplane Base:Alexandria - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Egypt
Photo Date:May 1931 to August 1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:337302Submit Correction
View count: 27
The British seaplane base near the Ras el-Tin Palace in Alexandria, where the Colossus once stood. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:G-ABFA
Aircraft Version:Short S-17 Kent
C/n (msn):S.758
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
City / Seaplane Base:Alexandria - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Egypt
Photo Date:May 1931 to August 1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABLU
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Avro 618 Ten
Licence-built by:Avro
C/n (msn):528
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Iraq Petroleum Transport Company
Aircraft Name:Apollo
City / Airport:Ramla (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:1932
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:336924Submit Correction
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'Refuelling at Ramla.' Roger Mollard with his Avro Ten, a licence-built Fokker F.VIIb/3m. Aircraft returned by the Iraq Petroleum Transport Company to regular Imperial Airways service in 1933. Hit a tall VLF radio mast at Ruiselede, Belgium on 30 December 1933 and all ten people on board were killed. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:G-ABLU
Aircraft Version:Avro 618 Ten
C/n (msn):528
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Iraq Petroleum Transport Company
City / Airport:Ramla (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:1932
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABLU
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Avro 618 Ten
Licence-built by:Avro
C/n (msn):528
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Iraq Petroleum Transport Company
Aircraft Name:Apollo
City / Airport:Ramla (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:1932
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:336924Submit Correction
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'Refuelling at Ramla.' Roger Mollard with his Avro Ten, a licence-built Fokker F.VIIb/3m. Aircraft returned by the Iraq Petroleum Transport Company to regular Imperial Airways service in 1933. Hit a tall VLF radio mast at Ruiselede, Belgium on 30 December 1933 and all ten people on board were killed. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:G-ABLU
Aircraft Version:Avro 618 Ten
C/n (msn):528
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways / Iraq Petroleum Transport Company
City / Airport:Ramla (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:1932
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:2 May 1931 to 30 June 1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:336887Submit Correction
View count: 23
Only three examples were built of the four-engined Short Kent, needed because the three-engined Calcutta could not effectively fly from Crete to Alexandria without a stop in Italian colonial territory in Tobruk. Photo by: Charles Brown
Registration / Serial:G-ABFC
Aircraft Version:Short S-17 Kent
C/n (msn):S.760
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:2 May 1931 to 30 June 1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:2 May 1931 to 30 June 1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:336887Submit Correction
View count: 23
Only three examples were built of the four-engined Short Kent, needed because the three-engined Calcutta could not effectively fly from Crete to Alexandria without a stop in Italian colonial territory in Tobruk. Photo by: Charles Brown
Registration / Serial:G-ABFC
Aircraft Version:Short S-17 Kent
C/n (msn):S.760
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:2 May 1931 to 30 June 1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Ensign
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:336877Submit Correction
View count: 26
Another photo of the prototype of the large Ensign airliner, a type that the Brits seem to have had high hopes for just before World War II. It was not a long-range aircraft. Photo from: Armstrong Whitworth
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Ensign
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:336877Submit Correction
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Another photo of the prototype of the large Ensign airliner, a type that the Brits seem to have had high hopes for just before World War II. It was not a long-range aircraft. Photo from: Armstrong Whitworth
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABKY
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 212 Vellox
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 212 Vellox
Aircraft Version:Vickers 212 Vellox
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 May 1936 to 10 August 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:336861Submit Correction
View count: 60
The Vellox airliner was developed from the Vickers Vellore, a cargo and mail aircraft which in its original form was single-engined. Comfortable accomodation for ten passengers was provided but Imperial Airways only used the sole Vellox as a nocturnal mailplane while testing Lorenz blind landing equipment. It crashed after a few months in service in August 1936. Four-blade propellers are fitted here.
Registration / Serial:G-ABKY
Aircraft Version:Vickers 212 Vellox
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 May 1936 to 10 August 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ABKY
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers 212 Vellox
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers 212 Vellox
Aircraft Version:Vickers 212 Vellox
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 May 1936 to 10 August 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:336861Submit Correction
View count: 60
The Vellox airliner was developed from the Vickers Vellore, a cargo and mail aircraft which in its original form was single-engined. Comfortable accomodation for ten passengers was provided but Imperial Airways only used the sole Vellox as a nocturnal mailplane while testing Lorenz blind landing equipment. It crashed after a few months in service in August 1936. Four-blade propellers are fitted here.
Registration / Serial:G-ABKY
Aircraft Version:Vickers 212 Vellox
C/n (msn):1
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 May 1936 to 10 August 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:City of Glasgow
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1929
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:317290Submit Correction
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The first Argosy in its later silvery paint job.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1929
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:City of Glasgow
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1929
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:317290Submit Correction
View count: 39
The first Argosy in its later silvery paint job.
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1929
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADUY
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.816
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Capella
City / Seaplane Base:Southampton - Hythe Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 June 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:314622Submit Correction
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In 1937, Imperial Airways rented some of the Supermarine buildings at Hythe for the maintenance of the new Empire flying boats. G-ADUY Capella was damaged beyond repair at Batavia (Jakarta) in 1939, see other photo. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:G-ADUY
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.816
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Southampton - Hythe Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 June 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ADUY
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.816
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Capella
City / Seaplane Base:Southampton - Hythe Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 June 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:314622Submit Correction
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In 1937, Imperial Airways rented some of the Supermarine buildings at Hythe for the maintenance of the new Empire flying boats. G-ADUY Capella was damaged beyond repair at Batavia (Jakarta) in 1939, see other photo. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:G-ADUY
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.816
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Seaplane Base:Southampton - Hythe Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 June 1937
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABTI
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW742
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Atalanta
Location:Not known
Country:Not known
Photo Date:20 October 1932 to 5 April 1941
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:313555Submit Correction
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The individual aircraft name Atalanta was transferred from G-ABPI to ABTI. It seems a T, not a P underneath the outer wing. Also ABPI had wheel spats early on. French postcard.
Registration / Serial:G-ABTI
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW742
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:Not known
Country:Not known
Photo Date:20 October 1932 to 5 April 1941
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ABTI
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW742
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Atalanta
Location:Not known
Country:Not known
Photo Date:20 October 1932 to 5 April 1941
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:313555Submit Correction
View count: 27
The individual aircraft name Atalanta was transferred from G-ABPI to ABTI. It seems a T, not a P underneath the outer wing. Also ABPI had wheel spats early on. French postcard.
Registration / Serial:G-ABTI
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW742
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:Not known
Country:Not known
Photo Date:20 October 1932 to 5 April 1941
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ABTK
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW744
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Athena
City / Airport:Lyon - Bron (LFLY / LYN)Map
Country:France
Photo Date:26 September 1932 to 29 September 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:313061Submit Correction
View count: 23
Athena in Lyon. This aircraft was lost in a hangar fire in Delhi in 1936.
Registration / Serial:G-ABTK
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW744
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Lyon - Bron (LFLY / LYN)Map
Country:France
Photo Date:26 September 1932 to 29 September 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ABTK
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW744
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Athena
City / Airport:Lyon - Bron (LFLY / LYN)Map
Country:France
Photo Date:26 September 1932 to 29 September 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:313061Submit Correction
View count: 23
Athena in Lyon. This aircraft was lost in a hangar fire in Delhi in 1936.
Registration / Serial:G-ABTK
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW744
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Lyon - Bron (LFLY / LYN)Map
Country:France
Photo Date:26 September 1932 to 29 September 1936
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AAUD
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.42
C/n (msn):42/3
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hanno
City / Airport:Samakh (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 October 1931
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:311335Submit Correction
View count: 36
A well-known photo of Hanno but it completes the eight-aircraft Hannibal class fleet in the AirHistory database. The lumbering giants could use austere airports such as the old Ottoman airfield at Samakh, although Imperial Airways later moved to Gaza and then to Lydda. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:G-AAUD
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.42
C/n (msn):42/3
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Samakh (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 October 1931
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AAUD
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.42
C/n (msn):42/3
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hanno
City / Airport:Samakh (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 October 1931
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:311335Submit Correction
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A well-known photo of Hanno but it completes the eight-aircraft Hannibal class fleet in the AirHistory database. The lumbering giants could use austere airports such as the old Ottoman airfield at Samakh, although Imperial Airways later moved to Gaza and then to Lydda. Photo from: Library of Congress
Registration / Serial:G-AAUD
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.42
C/n (msn):42/3
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Samakh (closed)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 October 1931
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AAXC
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/5
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Heracles
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:8 August 1931 to 3 March 1940
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:311062Submit Correction
View count: 47
Impressed by the RAF on 3 March 1940, and then wrecked within weeks by a gale at Bristol - Whitchurch together with G-AAUD Hanno.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXC
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/5
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:8 August 1931 to 3 March 1940
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AAXC
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/5
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Heracles
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:8 August 1931 to 3 March 1940
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:311062Submit Correction
View count: 47
Impressed by the RAF on 3 March 1940, and then wrecked within weeks by a gale at Bristol - Whitchurch together with G-AAUD Hanno.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXC
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/5
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:8 August 1931 to 3 March 1940
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ABTG
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW785
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Amalthea
City / Airport:Johannesburg - Rand (FAGM / QRA)Map
Country:South Africa
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:310986Submit Correction
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The Atalanta replaced the DH.66 Hercules on the Kisumu, Kenya to South Africa sector of the Imperial network in 1933. The end of the line was Cape Town until 1936. From then it terminated at Johannesburg - Rand. Photo from: DRISA
Registration / Serial:G-ABTG
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW785
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Johannesburg - Rand (FAGM / QRA)Map
Country:South Africa
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABTG
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW785
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Amalthea
City / Airport:Johannesburg - Rand (FAGM / QRA)Map
Country:South Africa
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:310986Submit Correction
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The Atalanta replaced the DH.66 Hercules on the Kisumu, Kenya to South Africa sector of the Imperial network in 1933. The end of the line was Cape Town until 1936. From then it terminated at Johannesburg - Rand. Photo from: DRISA
Registration / Serial:G-ABTG
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW785
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Johannesburg - Rand (FAGM / QRA)Map
Country:South Africa
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABTJ
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW743
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Artemis
City / Airport:Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion (LLBG / TLV)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 April 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:310154Submit Correction
View count: 55
Detail of an overview similar to photo 135779. Fokker F.XVIII VQ-PAF, in the background, is tied to the ground. It had an accident three months earlier and was reportedly written off. Photo by: Zoltan Kluger / National Photo Collection of Israel
Registration / Serial:G-ABTJ
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW743
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion (LLBG / TLV)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 April 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABTJ
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW743
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Artemis
City / Airport:Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion (LLBG / TLV)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 April 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:310154Submit Correction
View count: 55
Detail of an overview similar to photo 135779. Fokker F.XVIII VQ-PAF, in the background, is tied to the ground. It had an accident three months earlier and was reportedly written off. Photo by: Zoltan Kluger / National Photo Collection of Israel
Registration / Serial:G-ABTJ
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW743
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion (LLBG / TLV)Map
Country:Israel
Photo Date:21 April 1939
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ABPI
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW740
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Atalanta
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 June 1932 to 17 October 1932
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:307833Submit Correction
View count: 47
The AW.15 prototype, or 'lead ship of the Atalanta class'. After it was damaged on 20 October 1932, Imperial Airways swapped the names of this aircraft and the third, G-ABTI Arethusa, so Atalanta could still be shown to the public. Wheel spats were done away with in service.
Registration / Serial:G-ABPI
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW740
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 June 1932 to 17 October 1932
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ABPI
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW740
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Atalanta
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 June 1932 to 17 October 1932
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:307833Submit Correction
View count: 47
The AW.15 prototype, or 'lead ship of the Atalanta class'. After it was damaged on 20 October 1932, Imperial Airways swapped the names of this aircraft and the third, G-ABTI Arethusa, so Atalanta could still be shown to the public. Wheel spats were done away with in service.
Registration / Serial:G-ABPI
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
C/n (msn):AW740
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:6 June 1932 to 17 October 1932
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Ensign
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:304345Submit Correction
View count: 194
The AW.27 was a large airliner first flown in January 1938. Ensign was the name given to the prototype by Imperial Airways, making this the 'class name'. The type's service debut was embarassing - three Ensigns all broke down carrying the Christmas 1938 mail for Australia. The Armstrong Siddeley Tiger engines were eventually replaced by Wright Cyclones. The 14 Ensigns built did transport work in WWII, including during the British evacuation from France in 1940.
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Ensign
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:304345Submit Correction
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The AW.27 was a large airliner first flown in January 1938. Ensign was the name given to the prototype by Imperial Airways, making this the 'class name'. The type's service debut was embarassing - three Ensigns all broke down carrying the Christmas 1938 mail for Australia. The Armstrong Siddeley Tiger engines were eventually replaced by Wright Cyclones. The 14 Ensigns built did transport work in WWII, including during the British evacuation from France in 1940.
Registration / Serial:G-ADSR
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
C/n (msn):AW1156
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 February 1938 to 3 September 1939
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935 to 1936
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Photo ID:303172Submit Correction
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The Avro 652 was the precursor of the Anson. Only two examples were built. Imperial Airways used them mostly to fly express mail to their seaplane station in Brindisi, until the Empire flying boats entered service. They were then sold to Air Service Training Ltd and impressed in 1941, G-ACRN becoming DG656. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:G-ACRN
Aircraft Version:Avro 652
C/n (msn):699
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935 to 1936
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City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935 to 1936
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The Avro 652 was the precursor of the Anson. Only two examples were built. Imperial Airways used them mostly to fly express mail to their seaplane station in Brindisi, until the Empire flying boats entered service. They were then sold to Air Service Training Ltd and impressed in 1941, G-ACRN becoming DG656. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:G-ACRN
Aircraft Version:Avro 652
C/n (msn):699
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935 to 1936
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Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hengist
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 December 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:303022Submit Correction
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'First regular airmail service to Australia'. Imperial Airways schedules were always complicated - the HP.45 flew to Karachi and an AW.15 Atalanta continued to Darwin. As there was too much demand for the inaugural flight, the public were fooled: Hengist actually carried mail for India while letters for Australia had been dispatched via the old route to Karachi which involved a train between Paris and Brindisi. Even when transported entirely by air, the mail still took almost two weeks from London to Sydney.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 December 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Hengist
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 December 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:303022Submit Correction
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'First regular airmail service to Australia'. Imperial Airways schedules were always complicated - the HP.45 flew to Karachi and an AW.15 Atalanta continued to Darwin. As there was too much demand for the inaugural flight, the public were fooled: Hengist actually carried mail for India while letters for Australia had been dispatched via the old route to Karachi which involved a train between Paris and Brindisi. Even when transported entirely by air, the mail still took almost two weeks from London to Sydney.
Registration / Serial:G-AAXE
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/7
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 December 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADHL
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.795
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Canopus
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
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The first Short Emprire or C class flying boat.
Registration / Serial:G-ADHL
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.795
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADHL
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.795
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Canopus
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
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The first Short Emprire or C class flying boat.
Registration / Serial:G-ADHL
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
C/n (msn):S.795
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 May 1925 to 31 December 1926
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Photo ID:297139Submit Correction
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Seven examples were built of the Argosy, a 20-passenger trimotor airliner. This is the prototype, first flown in 1926. It was soon named City of Glasgow. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 May 1925 to 31 December 1926
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Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy [biplane]
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 May 1925 to 31 December 1926
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Seven examples were built of the Argosy, a 20-passenger trimotor airliner. This is the prototype, first flown in 1926. It was soon named City of Glasgow. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:G-EBLF
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Mk1
C/n (msn):AW154
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:16 May 1925 to 31 December 1926
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Registration / Serial:G-AAXD
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/6
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Horatius
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935
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The blue Morris Streamline car looks much faster than the aeroplane, but was a one-off vehicle used for promotional purposes by the Royal Mail Air Service. Photo from: General Post Office
Registration / Serial:G-AAXD
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/6
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935
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Registration / Serial:G-AAXD
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP.42
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP.42/HP.45
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/6
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
Aircraft Name:Horatius
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935
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The blue Morris Streamline car looks much faster than the aeroplane, but was a one-off vehicle used for promotional purposes by the Royal Mail Air Service. Photo from: General Post Office
Registration / Serial:G-AAXD
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP.45
C/n (msn):42/6
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
City / Airport:London - Croydon (EGGC) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive