Naval Air Establishment

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The Naval Air Establishment was a division of the Chinese Navy established in 1918 in Mamoi to develop seaplanes for maritime reconnaissance, training, and torpedo-bombing. It was transferred to Shanghai in 1931.[1]

Organization[edit]

  • Captain Yu Tsao Barr[1]
  • Captain Tseng Yee King[1] - Director General from 1931 onwards
  • Captain Wong Tsoo[1]
  • Lieutenant S F Wong[1]

Products[edit]

Early aircraft produced by the NAE were made of timber and fabric with assistance of foreign designers. Aircraft produced include:

  • Chiang Hung[1] (1930) - 2 or 3 seat touring plane and reconnaissance aircraft
  • Chiang Hau[1] (1932) - powered with single 165 hp Wright Whirlwind engine
  • Chiang Gaen[1]
  • Nin Hai[1]
  • DH.6 like seaplane
  • Beeng[1] (1918?)- tractor biplane/float fighter bomber with single 360 hp prop engine
  • Char[1] 1918 - 2 seat primary trainer seaplane
  • Ding[1] (1934) - 2 seat bombing/torpedo seaplane using a single 360 hp Rolls Royce engine
  • Wu[1] (1918?) - general purpose observation aircraft
  • Yee[1] (1918?) - 2 seat advance trainer and variant of Char seaplane

Facilities[edit]

  • Government Dockyard and Engineering Works - Foochow Docks[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Forman, Harrison (8 March 1934). "Aircraft construction in the Chinese Navy". Flight: 211–214. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

References[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 218. 
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1934. London: Sampson Low Marston. pp. 86c. 

Forman, Harrison (8 March 1934). "Aircraft construction in the Chinese Navy". Flight: 211–214. Retrieved 3 February 2013.