To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

The New Altitude Record: Some Technical Details of the Vickers Vespa Biplane and the Bristol Pegasus Engine

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 1932

Abstract

ON September 6, Mr. Cyril F. Uwins, in a Vickers Vespa biplane fitted with a Bristol Pegasus engine, starting from Filton Aerodrome, Bristol, reached a height of 13,404 metres (43,976224 ft.), landing at Evesham, some 50 miles away, after a flight of a little over 2 hours. This is being submitted to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale as a new world's altitude record, the old record of 13,157 metres (43,181 ft.) having been set up by Lieut. Apollo Soucek, of the United States Navy, at Washington in a Wright Apache biplane with a 450‐h.p. Pratt and Whitney engine on June 4, 1930.

Citation

(1932), "The New Altitude Record: Some Technical Details of the Vickers Vespa Biplane and the Bristol Pegasus Engine", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 10, pp. 199-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029604

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1932, MCB UP Limited