The A29 is a traditional main road in England in Surrey and chiefly in West Sussex that runs for 34.3 miles. The road runs from the bypassed outskirts of the village of Capel, south of Dorking, having left the A24, entering West Sussex, passing minor villages and bypassing Billingshurst and crossing Pulborough not on its major axis, crossing the South Downs at Bury Hill and passing Fontwell Park Racecourse before terminating on the A259 at Bognor Regis on the English Channel. For long distance travel, the route is not a trunk road, as designated by the Highways Agency and as such is of standard road width alongside hedges and open fields. Portsmouth and Guildford for example, 15 miles and 12 miles west of points along the route, are served by the four-to six-lane A3 trunk road. From Capel to Hardham, south of Pulborough, the road with notable deviations follows the path of one of the multiple Roman roads with the name Stane Street, the Middle English and Old English for Stone Street due to the remaining building materials.
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Autostrada A29 (Italy)
The Autostrada A29 is a 114.8 km motorway on the island of Sicily that links Palermo to Mazara del Vallo. The motorway is called Autostrada del Sale because one of its branches ends at the Salt Pans between Marsala and Trapani. It's a four-lane motorway in its whole length. A29 toll-free and managed by ANAS. A segment of the highway near Capaci was the site of the bombing of Italian magistrate Giovanni Falcone and his wife Francesca Morvillo by the Sicilian Mafia. Called Autostrada del Sale
A29 road (Northern Ireland)
The A29 is a major road in Northern Ireland. The road begins in the town of Portrush, heading south for a few miles before becoming the ring road around Coleraine; the road includes a short section of dual carriageway between Lodge Road Roundabout and Greenmount as part of the shared route with the A37 where it runs west towards Limavady. At a roundabout built in 2005, just outside Macosquin, the A37 continues west while the A29 heads south towards Garvagh. After Garvagh, the road goes through Swatragh, Tobermore and Moneymore, it becomes Dual Carriageway as far as Cookstown, goes through Cookstown and onto Dungannon as single-carriageway the rest of its journey via Armagh, Keady and Drumbilla, County Louth in the Republic of Ireland where it joins the R177. There are a number of tourist attractions on or close to the A29; these include: Portrush, the nearby Giant's Causeway Coleraine The North West 200 motorcycle races near Coleraine which incorporate part of the A29 into the circuit Garvagh Museum The Linen Green, Dungannon Armagh Planetarium A number of improvements have been undertaken in recent years, including a roundabout at the meeting with the A37, outside Macosquin to reduce delays and smoothing of hidden dips between Maghera and Moneymore.
On other parts of the Maghera-Moneymore route the surface is worn and uneven. While Cat's Eye's are present to aid night-driving they are difficult to see and markings at the side of the road, when in'open country' are of poor quality. Cookstown is a notorious location for traffic congestion and, during the day, contributes to lengthy delays. Between Dungannon and Cookstown the village of Carland was once an infamous bad bend: a sharp right-hand turn over a bridge that could not accommodate passing vehicles and was taken at 5 mph. Work on a 1.2 miles bypass of this bottleneck has been completed. On entering Dungannon, the Thomas Street/Hospital Roundabout is a further source of delay at peak times. While local people have suggested a bypass from the M1/A29 roundabout at Stangmore, east of Dungannon to rejoin the existing A29 after Carland, there are no plans to build such a road
The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built for the Royal Air Force shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson was a military conversion of the Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra airliner, was the first significant aircraft construction contract for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation—the initial RAF order for 200 Hudsons far surpassed any previous order the company had received; the Hudson served throughout the war with Coastal Command but in transport and training roles as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's anti-submarine squadrons and by the Royal Australian Air Force. In late 1937 Lockheed sent a cutaway drawing of the Model 14 to various publications, showing the new aircraft as a civilian aircraft and converted to a light bomber; this attracted the interest of various air forces and in 1938, the British Purchasing Commission sought an American maritime patrol aircraft for the United Kingdom to support the Avro Anson.
The British Puchasing Commission ordered 200 aircraft for use by the Royal Air Force and the first aircraft started flight trials from Burbank on 10 December 1938. The flight trials showed no major issues and deliveries to the RAF began on 15 February 1939. Production was speeded up after the British indicated they would order another 50 aircraft if the original 200 could be delivered before the end of 1939. Lockheed sub-contracted some parts assembly to Rohr Aircraft of San Diego and increased its workforce, the company produced the 250th aircraft seven and a half weeks before the deadline. A total of 350 Mk I and 20 Mk II Hudsons were supplied; these had two fixed Browning machine guns in the nose and two more in the Boulton Paul dorsal turret. The Hudson Mk III added one ventral and two beam machine guns and replaced the 1,100 hp Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9-cylinder radials with 1,200 hp versions; the Hudson Mk V and Mk VI were powered by the 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder two-row radial.
The RAF obtained 380 Mk IIIA and 30 Mk IV Hudsons under the Lend-Lease programme. By February 1939, RAF Hudsons began to be delivered equipping No. 224 Squadron RAF at RAF Leuchars, Scotland in May 1939. By the start of the war in September, 78 Hudsons were in service. Due to the United States' neutrality at that time, early series aircraft were flown to the Canada–US border and towed on their wheels over the border into Canada by tractors or horse drawn teams, before being flown to Royal Canadian Air Force airfields where they were dismantled and "cocooned" for transport as deck cargo, by ship to Liverpool; the Hudsons were supplied without the Boulton Paul dorsal turret, installed on arrival in the United Kingdom. Although outclassed by larger bombers, the Hudson achieved some significant feats during the first half of the war. On 8 October 1939, over Jutland, a Hudson became the first Allied aircraft operating from the British Isles to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Hudsons provided top cover during the Battle of Dunkirk.
On 27 August 1941, a Hudson of No. 269 Squadron RAF, operating from Kaldadarnes, Iceland and damaged the German submarine U-570 causing the submarine's crew to display a white flag and surrender – the aircraft achieved the unusual distinction of capturing a naval vessel. The Germans were taken prisoner and the submarine taken under tow when Royal Navy ships subsequently arrived on the scene. A PBO-1 Hudson of the United States Navy squadron VP-82 became the first US aircraft to destroy a German submarine, when it sank U-656 southwest of Newfoundland on 1 March 1942. U-701 was destroyed on 7 July 1942 while running on the surface off Cape Hatteras by a Hudson of the 396th Bombardment Squadron, United States Army Air Forces. A Hudson of No. 113 Squadron RCAF became the first aircraft of the RCAF's Eastern Air Command to sink a submarine, when Hudson 625 sank U-754 on 31 July 1942. A Royal Australian Air Force Hudson was involved in the Canberra air disaster of 1940, in which three ministers of the Australian government were killed.
In 1941, the USAAF began operating the Hudson. The US Navy operated 20 A-29s, redesignated the PBO-1. A further 300 were built as aircrew trainers, designated the AT-18. Following Japanese attacks on Malaya, Hudsons from No. 1 Squadron RAAF became the first Allied aircraft to make an attack in the Pacific War, sinking a Japanese transport ship, the Awazisan Maru, off Kota Bharu at 0118h local time, an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Its opponents found; the highest-scoring Japanese ace of the war, Saburō Sakai, praised the skill and fighting abilities of an RAAF Hudson crew killed in action over New Guinea after being engaged by nine highly-manoeuvrable Mitsubishi A6M Zeroes on 22 July 1942. The crew, captained by P/O Warren Cowan, in Hudson Mk IIIA A16–201 of No. 32 Squadron RAAF, was intercepted over Buna by nine Zeroes of the Tainan Kaigun Kōkūtai led by Sakai. The Hudson crew accomplished many aggressive and unexpected turns, engaging the Japanese pilots in a dogfight for more than 10 minutes.
A29 motorway (Netherlands)
The A29 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is 31 kilometers in length; the A29 is located in the Dutch provinces South North Brabant. No European routes follow the A29 motorway; the section between the planned interchange Klaaswaal and the southern terminus, near Dinteloord, is a part of Rijksweg number 4. However, until that road's missing link between Rotterdam and Klaaswaal has been constructed, the section Klaaswaal-Dinteloord will be referred to as A29, to avoid confusion. Media related to Rijksweg 29 at Wikimedia Commons
The Aero A.29 was a military biplane developed in Czechoslovakia from the ubiquitous Aero A.11 reconnaissance-bomber. Aero equipped it with floats and it served as a target tug for training anti-aircraft gunners; the A.29 was built with two engine types: Breitfeld & Danek Perun II 1927, 5 built. Walter W-IV 1930, 4 built General characteristics Crew: 2, pilot and observer Length: 9 m Wingspan: 12.8 m Height: 3.1 m Wing area: 36.5 m2 Empty weight: 1,298 kg Gross weight: 1,677 kg Powerplant: 1 × Breitfeld & Danek Perun II 6-cyl. Water-cooled in-line piston engine, 180 kW Performance Maximum speed: 196 km/h Cruise speed: 150 km/h Service ceiling: 6,700 m Rate of climb: 1.74 m/s Wing loading: 46 kg/m2 Power/mass: 0.110 kW/kg Armament Guns: 1x 7.70 mm vz.09 machine gun, 2x 7.70 mm vz.15 machine guns Related development A.11 - A.12 - A.21 - A.22 - A.25
Bundesautobahn 29 is an autobahn in northwestern Germany. It connects the city of Wilhelmshaven to Oldenburg and the A 1, running roughly from north to south. Traffic is light, but an increase in freight traffic is to be expected when the JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven becomes operational. Bundesautobahn 29 – detailed route plan