The Supermarine S.5 was a 1920s British single-engined single-seat racing seaplane built by Supermarine. Designed for the Schneider Trophy competition, the S.5 was the progenitor of a line of racing aircraft that led to the Supermarine Spitfire. The Supermarine S.5 was designed by Reginald Mitchell for the 1927 Schneider Trophy. Following the earlier loss of the S.4 before the 1925 Schneider Trophy event Mitchell designed a new all-metal monoplane racer. Unlike the S.4's all-wood structure, the S.5 featured composite construction with the semi-monocoque fuselage duralumin including the engine cowlings. The S. 5 had spruce-ply ribs and a plywood skin. The wing surface radiators made up of corrugated copper sheets replaced the Lamblin type radiators of the S.4. Three aircraft were built, one with a direct drive 900 hp Napier Lion VIIA engine, the other two with a geared 875 hp Napier Lion VIIB engine; the first aircraft flew for the first time on 7 June 1927. The S.5s came 1st and 2nd in the 1927 race held at Venice, the winning aircraft was flown by Flight Lieutenant S.
N Webster at an average speed of 281.66 mph. One S.5, N221 crashed during an attempt on the world air speed record on 12 March 1928, killing the pilot Flight Lieutenant Samuel Kinkead. Mitchell decided that the Napier engined aircraft had reached its limits of performance due to the powerplant and for the 1929 Schneider Trophy race, redesigned the aircraft with a new Rolls-Royce engine as the Supermarine S.6. Concern over the unreliability of the Gloster VI, led to the High Speed Flight entering one S.5 along with the two S.6s for the race. The S.5 flown by Flight Lieutenant D'Arcy Greig finished third in 46 minutes 15 seconds at a speed of 282.11 mph, behind the winning S.6 flown by Flying Officer H. R. Waghorn and a Macchi M.52. Ray Hilborne of Leisure Sports designed and built a full-scale S.5 replica which flew for the first time on 28 August 1975. The replica, powered by a Continental IO-360, used an all-wood construction and incorporated modifications to the wing to lower the stalling speed, water rudders, a wider cockpit and overall weight reduction to an all-up weight of just 1,500 lb, less than 1/2 that of the S.5.
In the song "Bill Hosie" by Archie Fisher, the protagonist rebuilds an S.5 Supermarine that survived the 1927 Schneider Trophy Race. The aircraft and trophy are referred to throughout the song. United KingdomRoyal Air Force High Speed Flight Data from Supermarine Aircraft since 1914 General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 24 ft 3½ in Wingspan: 26 ft 9 in Height: 11 ft 1 in Wing area: 115 ft² Empty weight: 2,680 lb Loaded weight: 3,242 lb Powerplant: 1 × Napier Lion VIIA water cooled broad arrow, 900 hp Performance Maximum speed: 319.57 mph Schneider TrophyRelated development Supermarine S.4 · S.6/S.6A · S.6B Related lists RAF aircraft Notes Bibliography Profile - The Schneider Trophy winning Supermarine S.5 - Aeroplane Monthly 1927 Schneider Trophy
Bryan Van Den Bogaert is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a left back for K. V. C. Westerlo. Van Den Bogaert spent his early career in Belgium with Cappellen and Antwerp. Before signing for Heist in September 2013 he had spent two weeks training in Russia, he moved from Heist to Antwerp in September 2014. After being released by Antwerp in April 2015, he trialled with English club Bolton Wanderers. In August 2015 he trialled with another English club, Crawley Town, after a five-hour drive from his home in Belgium, he signed a short-term contract with the club that month. After making 2 appearances for the club, he signed for non-league club Whitehawk that month, he made his debut for Whitehawk in a 2–2 draw at Ebbsfleet United on 29 August. Although a left-back, Van den Bogaert has played for Whitehawk as a centre-back, he moved to Ebbsfleet United in January 2016. He was confirmed as having left Ebbsfleet United in June 2016. In September 2013 he was living with his parents in Kalmthout