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City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:56650Submit Correction
View count: 42
First time for me to see and photograph an autogiro. Autogiros have rotors instead of wings but unlike helicopters they are not powered so unable to hover. The rotor spins around as the autogiro is driven forward by the propeller and generates lift. Autogiros were used by the RAF to check and/or calibrate radar stations as they were able to fly in very tight circles. Indeed at one point the RAF's Radar Calibration Unit was based at Duxford for some time during WWII. Previously G-ACUU
Registration / Serial:HM580
Aircraft Version:Cierva C-30A
C/n (msn):726
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)
Photo Date:29 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:56650Submit Correction
View count: 42
First time for me to see and photograph an autogiro. Autogiros have rotors instead of wings but unlike helicopters they are not powered so unable to hover. The rotor spins around as the autogiro is driven forward by the propeller and generates lift. Autogiros were used by the RAF to check and/or calibrate radar stations as they were able to fly in very tight circles. Indeed at one point the RAF's Radar Calibration Unit was based at Duxford for some time during WWII. Previously G-ACUU
Registration / Serial:HM580
Aircraft Version:Cierva C-30A
C/n (msn):726
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)
Photo Date:29 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
Photo Date:2 September 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:2563Submit Correction
View count: 52
A number of Avro-built Cierva C-30A autogyros were impressed by the RAF in 1941, and used for radar calibration.
Registration / Serial:HM580
Aircraft Version:Cierva C-30A
C/n (msn):726
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)
Photo Date:2 September 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
Photo Date:2 September 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:2563Submit Correction
View count: 52
A number of Avro-built Cierva C-30A autogyros were impressed by the RAF in 1941, and used for radar calibration.
Registration / Serial:HM580
Aircraft Version:Cierva C-30A
C/n (msn):726
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Duxford (EGSU)
Photo Date:2 September 2013
Photo by:Peter de JongContact