1912 British military trials
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.
The trials were followed next month by Britain's 1912 war games, in which airplanes were prominent.
|Event names||British military trials, 1912; British Military Aeroplane Competition; Military Aeroplane Competition|
|Location||Larkhill, Salisbury Plain, England|
|Number of days||7|
- w:1912 British Military Aeroplane Competition
- Articles in Flight
- "The War Office Competition", 23 December 1911 — contest announcement
- "The British War Office Competition: Some Manufacturers' Views of the Conditions", 6 January 1912
- "Military Aeroplane Competition", 25 May 1912 — supplementary rules
- "The Military Aeroplane Competition", 3 August 1912 — extensive coverage with photographs and table of entries with specifications; notice also Alec Ogilvie's chart of strut shape and air resistance
- "The Army Trials and Some Reflections" etc.; photos, results, analysis