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Alliance Aeroplane Co

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1919. Two seater Atlantic type machine.

The Alliance Aircraft Co of Acton, West London.

WWI: The company was formed by Samuel James Waring of Waring and Gillow to carry out government aircraft contracts, particularly for Airco

1918 Appointed managers of the Oldham National Aircraft Factory

1918 Order for 350 Airco DH9 bombers - Serial numbers H5541 to H5890. See image gallery at Alliance Aeroplane Co: 1918 Production

Post-WW1: Built two aircraft types immediately after WW1:

  • The P1 was a re-design of the Ruffy-Baumann RAB15 following the takeover of Ruffy, Arnell and Baumann Aviation Co based at Hendon.
  • The more powerful P2 Seabird was a two-seater with a Napier Lion engine. Only two were built and one crashed on 13th November 1919 killing both pilots.

1920 Company closed when Waring's interest changed.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995
  • Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) by J. M. Bruce. Published 1982 ISBN 0-370-30084-x
  • The Engineer of 2nd Jan 1920 p32