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RAS Aeroplane Monoplane

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Constructed by the RAS Aeroplane Co, at Grange Airfield, Gosport, Hants, UK, around 1909/1910, the framework was of brazed cycle tubing.
 
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The name RAS came from the initials of the three London men who were responsible for the flying machine: Mr Reader, a barman; Mr Allen, a bricklayer; and Mr Sheffield, a chauffeur. Constructed by Vic Hutfield, the aircraft made several flights with a 24 hp or 35 hp Lascelles engine.
 
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The person in the pilot’s seat is Oswyn George William Gifford Lywood, who eventually became an Air Vice Marshal in the Royal Air Force.
 
For many years it hung in a workshop roof in Gosport until sold, and was last seen on a lorry heading for London.

 

Engine; 35 h.p. Lascelles
Propeller; 7ft.
Wing span; 32ft 4in
Length; 28ft 6in
Wing area; 210 sq.ft
Total weight; 7001b

 

 


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