Cierva W.10

Nick Sumner

Live! From the Belly of the Beast!
Senior Member
Joined
May 31, 2006
Messages
607
Reaction score
281
Does anyone have any information on the Cierva W.10 helicopter?

I have seen it described as a four to five seater single engined helicopter and also that Cunliffe Owen built a prototype just before they went bust in 1947. Does anyone know more?

Thanks in advance!
 

Apophenia

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2007
Messages
3,066
Reaction score
1,820
You might try contacting 1-post member "briant"
(see: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,499.msg47550.html )

Brian said he was researching G & J Weir engines but may have info on their helicopter designs as well.
 

hesham

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
28,993
Reaction score
6,888
Hi,

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala/L'Ala%201946%2009.pdf
 

Attachments

  • 1.png
    1.png
    775 KB · Views: 313
  • 2.png
    2.png
    177.2 KB · Views: 279

Schneiderman

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2012
Messages
1,676
Reaction score
1,070
I don't believe that is the W.10, it looks like the mock-up of the 'Air Horse' as reported in Flight 4th July 1946

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1946/1946%20-%201288.html
 

CJGibson

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2011
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
1,318
That looks like the Spraying Mantis, info coming soon from SPF's favourite publishing house.

Chris
 

Attachments

  • Spraying mantis_A4.png
    Spraying mantis_A4.png
    77.3 KB · Views: 237

hesham

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
28,993
Reaction score
6,888
It seemed to be this mistake repeating many times.
 

Attachments

  • AH_001a.jpg
    AH_001a.jpg
    21.2 KB · Views: 170

Apophenia

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2007
Messages
3,066
Reaction score
1,820
hesham said:
It seemed to be this mistake repeating many times.

Probably because both the W.10 and W.11 were named Air Horse. But only the W.11 was referred to as the 'Spraying Mantis' ;)
 

Bazinga

I really should change my personal text
Joined
Dec 14, 2012
Messages
204
Reaction score
238
2 articles from 1946 Les Ailes and 1947 Flight International
 

Attachments

  • 1946 Les Ailes 20200225-099.jpg
    1946 Les Ailes 20200225-099.jpg
    2.8 MB · Views: 40
  • 1947 Flight International-20190117-014.jpg
    1947 Flight International-20190117-014.jpg
    546.1 KB · Views: 39

Similar threads

Top