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In 1940, the Aircraft Components business which George Dowty had set up, changed its name to Dowty Equipment Ltd and was based in Cheltenham at Arle Court.
"Doings at Dowty's" - Cartoon
Reprinted from “The Aeroplane” magazine a cartoon called “Doings at Dowty’s” from May 1952
Aircraft Accidents and their Causes
Report by G H Dowty on Royal Aeronautical Society about Aircraft Accidents and their causes – Dec 1942
Aircraft Hydraulic Units
Aircraft Hydraulic Units and the Lancaster Undercarriage article from the Aircraft Production Magazine – Sep 1945
Aircraft Hydraulics - Instruction Manuals
Dowty Equipment Ltd – Instruction manual on Aircraft Hydraulic Installations; including the Lancaster Bomber undercarriage and bomb door, flap control ...
Aircraft Undercarriage Design
An article about Aircraft Undercarriage Design by R C Cussons Dowty Equipment Assistant Chief Designer
An Essential Service
An Essential Service article from The Aeroplane Magazine – October 1948
Apprentice Prize Giving - Press Reports
Dowty Apprentices’ Prize Giving – November 1952 The third annual apprentices’ prize giving of Dowty Equipment, Ltd., took place at Arle ...
Arle Court Site Development Plans
With increased production due to the war effort and shortage of factory space, proposal plans were put forward for the ...
Armed Services - Undercarriage Drop Test Facility
Photographs of Armed Services personnel (Ex British POW’s) at Dowty Equipment, Arle Court – Undercarriage Drop Test Facility We believe this ...
Belly Geared Aircraft Concept
Dowty Equipment drawing blueprint of a “Belly Geared Aircraft Concept” … never took off!
Bogie Undercarriages by R C Cussons
An article reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society Paper – Bogie Undercarriages by R C Cussons DFC ...
Costs of Lysander and Gladiator Internal Sprung Wheels
Memo to G H Dowty about Costs of Lysander and Gladiator Internal Sprung Wheels – May 1945
Dowty - 21st Anniversary
Founded in 1931, Dowty Equipment celebrated its 21st Anniversary in 1952 and here were some of the achievements: 1931 The ...
Dowty - Undercarriage Patent Drawings 1942
Copies of design drawings that were submitted for Patent approval in 1942
Dowty at War - Remembered
Britain at War 1939 – 1945 The British government mobilised civilians more effectively than any other combatant nation. By 1944 a third ...
Dowty Comes of Age
An article celebrating 21-years of the Dowty Company 1931-1952 – Dowty Comes of Age dated May 30 1952
Flight Magazine – Dowty Deeds article May 1952
Dowty Equipment - Building Works
Photographs showing the building works at the Arle Court Estate in 1962
Dowty Equipment - Exhibition Lorry
Photograph of a set of Lancaster Undercarriage Wheels on a Dowty Equipment Exhibition Lorry in 1945, thanking the people of ...
Dowty Equipment - Newspaper Clippings
Aircraft Components and Dowty Equipment – Newspaper Clippings that appeared in the local and national press from 1930’s through to ...
Dowty Equipment - Organisation Charts
Copies of Dowty Equipment Organisation Charts Apologies for the poor quality of some charts – originals can be viewed at the ...
Dowty Equipment - People
Photographs of the people who use to work at Dowty Equipment Thank you to those who have shared their photographs
Dowty Equipment - Products
Photographs showing some of the products that were designed and manufactured by Dowty Equipment, some more sucessful than others!
Dowty Equipment - Publications
Copies of the sales and information publications published and issued by Dowty Equipment
Dowty Hydraulic Units
Dowty Fuel Systems
Dowty Maritime Ocean Systems
Dowty Equipment of Canada
Dowty Group Services (Apprentices)
Dowty Boulton Paul
Dowty Group Ltd
Dowty Coventry Precision
Dowty Railway Preservation Society
Gloster Engineering (Cheltenham)
Iloman Engineering Ltd
Sir George Dowty
New Mendip Engineering
Did you know?
Dowty Sites - Worldwide
Dowty Patent Specifications
Dowty Group Packing
Dowty Corporation (USA)
Dex Machine Tools
Dowty Mining Equipment
Dowty Sports & Social Club
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