View Full Version : Hendon 1936

28th Sep 2009, 22:57
From another forum a member is trying to identify the aircraft or exhibit in the photo below. No prizes or fame, just the satisfaction of knowing what the hell it is. I've tried to 'draw' the answer out, but all I've got so far is a severed fuselage with angry looking 'eyes'. :)

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8129/hendon1936partlight.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/hendon1936partlight.jpg/)
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7640/whatx.jpg (http://img183.imageshack.us/i/whatx.jpg/)

29th Sep 2009, 02:32
Might it be a Hampden? The shape of the twini-tailed empennage and the long, elegant after fuselage make it stand out.

Er - never mind. I now see you mean the one in the background, not the one in the middle. Your hand drawing didn't load on my first viewing.

29th Sep 2009, 06:50
Looks like it has a twin boom fuselage?

Steve Bond
29th Sep 2009, 09:46
de Havilland Don?

29th Sep 2009, 09:50
Revised drawing with the assistance of alcohol. It's not a 'black hole' from a severed fuselage but two blokes on the port side admiring a....?

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9193/meninblack7370662.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/meninblack7370662.jpg/)

Kieron Kirk
29th Sep 2009, 10:56
DH Don first flew at Hatfield 18th June 1937.


29th Sep 2009, 12:51

A Miles Nighthawk was on display in the new and experimental types that year, and it's also possible it might have been the recent Paris - Madagascar record-breaking Caudron-Renault 'Simoun' - it slopes downwards aft of the cabin...

OK, journo here, so recognise what the hacks at 'Flight' were doing. On checking the pages previewing the show, the following paragraphs appeared one after the other - going down the line perhaps? So for my money a blurred photo of the Miles..

Certain machines are now being built to the new specification
A.39/34 for army co-operation aircraft, one of these,
a Westland product with a Bristol Mercury engine,
being exhibited in the "new and experimental" park.

A Miles Nighthawk training aircraft will be among the
" new and experimental " types. The 130 h.p. Gipsy Major
and 200 h.p. Gipsy Six are alternative power plants.

1936 | 1675 | Flight Archive (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1936/1936%20-%201675.html)

For those not in the know, the pic is a crop from a larger one which features a Lysander immediately to the left...

29th Sep 2009, 22:05
Many thanks for that mustpost. Your "journo" approach makes perfect sense but I like your Simoun theory even better, based on the absence of top cabin windows. Food for thought.
The original request and images are from here...

Hendon 1936 - Aircraft of World War II - Warbird Forums (http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-requests/hendon-1936-a-20882.html)

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3451/hendon1936light1268324.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/hendon1936light1268324.jpg/)


Sir George Cayley
30th Sep 2009, 19:03
Hmmm? Hendon One Nine Three Six eh? I might use trunks to call you later.

Sir George Cayley

10th Feb 2011, 23:35
I could obtain original program of this display. I am sure, the aircraft was
"Nighthawk Phillips & Powis Aircraft, Ltd Gipsy Trainer".

PPRuNe Pop
11th Feb 2011, 15:24

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