1912 British military trials

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The British military trials of 1912 was a competition among aircraft which were evaluated on a wide range of criteria.

Thirty-two models were entered and each assigned a number. (However, when the time came, only 20 aircraft actually participated.) B[ritish] E[xperimental] #31, the Cody V biplane, was considered the best, but unsuitable for military production. Therefore B.E. #2, designed by Geoffrey de Havilland was selected.[1]

Detailed results were published in Flight, and an analysis in Berriman, 1913, Aviation.

The trials were followed next month by Britain's 1912 war games, in which airplanes were prominent.

Aviators: Jules Védrines, Maj. Robert Brooke-Popham, Lt. Wilfred Parke, Edmond Perreyon, Lt. John Cyril Porte, Thomas Sopwith?, George Sturgess, others...

Event names British military trials, 1912; British Military Aeroplane Competition; Military Aeroplane Competition
Event type competition
Country GB
Location Larkhill, Salisbury Plain, England
Start date 1912-08-01
Number of days 7
Tech focus Airplane



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