The Schneider Trophy Air Races

The Schneider Trophy Air Races

Author: Jerry Murland

Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation

ISBN: 9781526770042

Category: History

Page: 256

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When Jacques Schneider devised and inaugurated the Coupe d’Aviation Maritime race for seaplanes in 1913, no-one could have predicted the profound effect the Series would have on aircraft design and aeronautical development, not to mention world history. Howard Pixton’s 1914 victory in a Sopwith Tabloid biplane surprisingly surpassed the performance of monoplanes and other manufacturers turned back to biplanes. During The Great War aerial combat was almost entirely conducted by biplanes, with their low landing speeds, rapid climb rates and manoeuvrability. Post-war the Races resumed in 1920. The American Curtiss racing aircraft set the pattern for the 1920s, making way for Harold Mitchell’s Supermarines in the 1930’s. Having won the 1927 race at Venice Mitchell developed his ground-breaking aircraft into the iconic Spitfire powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. This new generation of British fighter aircraft were to play a decisive role in defeating the Luftwaffe and thwarting the Nazis’ invasion plans. This is a fascinating account of the air race series that had a huge influence on the development of flight.
The Schneider Trophy Air Races
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jerry Murland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation

When Jacques Schneider devised and inaugurated the Coupe d’Aviation Maritime race for seaplanes in 1913, no-one could have predicted the profound effect the Series would have on aircraft design and aeronautical development, not to mention world history. Howard Pixton’s 1914 victory in a Sopwith Tabloid biplane surprisingly surpassed the performance
The Schneider Trophy Races
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: RALPH. BARKER
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-09 - Publisher:

'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines meets Le Mans. Hugely entertaining. And deadly serious' Rowland White, Author of Vulcan 607 It was the greatest international competition of its day - a thrilling, globe-trotting, high speed air racing series that married cutting-edge technology with astonishing skill, bravery and danger. Duelling
The Quest for Speed
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mike Roussel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-31 - Publisher:

This new book charts the impact of the Schneider Trophy on aircraft design, and how air racing focused both flying skills and aircraft capability. In the early 20th century, interest in flying, building, and competing aircraft developed at a furious pace. The Trophy s enforced break during World War I
The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Ralph Pegram
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10 - Publisher:

Timed to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the Schneider Trophy, this book is a history of over one hundred different aircraft that contested the trophy between 1913 and 1931. The book includes amazing drawings and photographs of the aircraft that have never been seen before.
Race with the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Birch Matthews
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Zenith Press

In the decades leading up to World War II, air races were often the proving grounds for radical new aviation principles and designs. The people and machines of air racing during this period made tremendous strides and contributed incredible new technologies, aerodynamics, powerplants, and airframes. This unique look at the