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Kennedy Aeroplane Ltd

UK
Founded early in First World War by Chessborough J. H. Mackenzie-Kennedy, with offices in South Kensington, London, following establishment of the Kennedy Aeronautic Company in Russia in 1909. In 1911 the founder met Igor Sikorsky and shared enthusiasm for large aircraft. Was associated in the English company with T. W. K. Clarke, well known in British aeronautics. With War Office permission, construction started on the Kennedy Giant by the Gramophone Company Ltd. Late in 1916 components were sent to Northolt Aerodrome for erection in the open. In 1917 attempts to fly the underpowered machine resulted in a "hop". Building of a bomber was started at Newcastle-on-Tyne, but financial failure came in 1920.

 


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