THE ply‐covered cantilever monoplane wing as we know it in England to‐day is a development of the Fokker construction used abroad for many years. In this one unit—the wing—wood has held its own during the period when metal was becoming predominant. In fact, the plywood wing of this type only dates back some three or four years in England and has become popular concurrently with metal. Three firms—A. V. Roe & Co., Ltd., Saunders‐Roe., Ltd., and the Desoutter Aircraft Co., Ltd.—have used it extensively on a wide range of civil aircraft varying from 12,000 lb. down to 1,650 lb. in gross weight; including monoplane flying boats.
(1932), "Ply‐Covered Cantilever Planes: A Detailed Description of the Method of Laying Out and Building Wooden Wings", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 11, pp. 279-281. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029615
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