Manual British Aircraft Manufacturers Since 1908

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Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Co Ltd was most famous for the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley , one of the main British bombers at the start of the Second World War , but it had a history that stretched back to the First World War , and by was part of a larger company that also included Hawker and Avro. A feature of the British aircraft industry between the world wars was the frequency with which companies were taken over or merged with each other, but even against this background the story of Armstrong Whitworth stands out.

The name was associated with two completely separate aircraft companies, the second of which changed hands on a regular basis, and which outlived the original Armstrong Whitworth company. The first Armstrong Whitworth aircraft were built in Newcastle, by the giant Armstrong Whitworth heavy engineering and arms company, itself formed in by a merger between the Armstrong and Whitworth companies. After some earlier involvement in the production of aircraft engines, Armstrong Whitworth entered the aircraft industry in the summer of , after receiving orders for airships from the Admiralty and airplanes from the War Office.

Armstrong Whitworth's new aircraft department was mainly involved in the production of existing designs, such as the B. Their chief designer, Frederick Koolhoven, did produce a series of his own aircraft, amongst them the F. This first incarnation of Armstrong Whitworth ended in October , when the aircraft department was shut down.

The main firm continued on until , when its armament, shipbuilding and steel branches were sold to Vickers, to form Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd. What was left of Armstrong Whitworth went into liquidation in This company became involved in aircraft manufacture during the First World War, originally producing aircraft engines the start of the line of Siddeley engines.

Some of this work was sub-contracted to Armstrong Whitworth. The first aircraft were produced in , after an order was received for R. During this period the company gained the services of John Lloyd, who remained the chief aircraft designer until His last design was the post-war Armstrong Whitworth Apollo civil airliner. This company's most famous design was the S. During negotiations began between Siddeley Deasy and Armstrong Whitworth on a takeover.

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Endres, Gunter. Shepperton: Ian Allan Limited, An outline history of aircraft manufactures that have produced both civil and military aircraft in Britain.. Allan Ian Ltd, Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library.