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Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p.

Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. in The Story of Aviation, Documentary, 2005

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p.

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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sixcyl FR

2011-09-24 09:53

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Alcock and Brown, after their first non-stop transatlantic flight between Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919 on a first world war Vickers Vimy bomber.
It's a shame that this guys are forgotten in the memory historical events which tend to consider Lindbergh as the first pilot to have made it :/

dsl SX

2011-09-24 12:53

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Can't date the plates, but A&B's Vimy was powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Eagle V12 engines which used the 40/50 h.p Silver Ghost engine as the basic platform - Link to "museumvictoria.com.au" . There is the Alcock & Brown hotel, in the Town Square of Clifden, Connemara's capital - http://www.alcockandbrownhotel.com/ with a video clip of a flypast by a replica Vimy.

Sunbar UK

2011-09-24 13:59

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Pictured location is London.

"Cutting from unidentified magazine showing large crowd surrounding Alock and Brown standing in an open Rolls-Royce car (Registration LA 6016) uniformed police on running board. Mounted police and foot police. Picture taken during the drive from Euston Station to the Royal Aero Club on the 16th June 1919."

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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