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National Aircraft Factory No 2

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  • National Aircraft Factory 2, Heaton Chapel near Stockport

Construction started: 9 October 1917. Contractor: Unit Construction Co. Ltd and H. Matthews and Sons (Builders) Ltd. Opened: April 1918. Area: 22 acres. Management: Crossley Motors Ltd. Products: Dragonfly aero-engines, 326 aircraft of the DH. 9 and DH.10 types.

Manufacture began in April 1918 of DH 9 and DH 10 aeroplanes and the total output before 31 March 1919, was 326 aeroplanes - making it the most successful National Aircraft Factory. In July 1918, the factory was extended for the manufacture of Dragonfly engines.

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  • National Factory Scheme [1]