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Pobjoy Airmotors

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1932. Ref AA below
January 1934.
Pobjoy R. Exhibit at the Shuttleworth Collection.

Pobjoy Airmotors of Hooton, near Chester, and Rochester, Kent.

See Douglas Rudolf Pobjoy

1930 Produced aero engines.

1933 Constructors of the Pobjoy engine. Head Office and Works: Hooton Park, Cheshire.[1]

1935 Designed and flew the three-seater Pitate with their own 90 hp Niagra III engine.

1935 Prospectus of the Pobjoy Airmotors and Aircraft Ltd, which was launched to build commercial quantities of the engine and the Scion monoplane designed by Short Brothers; Pobjoy Airmotors Ltd would be liquidated[2]

Built the Short Brothers Scion monoplane under licence. Just seven built.

1937 Aeronautical engineers. "Cataract" Aero Engines. "Niagara" Aero Engines. [3]

1938 Short Brothers purchased Pobjoy Airmotors and Aircraft Ltd, engine manufacturers, which had previously moved to Rochester Airport to be near Shorts and with whom they had worked on their latest designs[4]

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito. Of Chatham.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995 ISBN 0-7110-2409-x
  • Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6
  • AA. [1] Image courtesy of Aviation Ancestry
  1. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation
  2. The Times, Jun 20, 1935
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. The Times, Jan 24, 1938