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RAS Aeroplane Monoplane



Constructed by the RAS Aeroplane Co, at Grange Airfield, Gosport, Hants, UK, around 1909/1910, the framework was of brazed cycle tubing.

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.
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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