BRITISH AIR WAYS
I have just read Bob Murdoch’s article on the Royal Enfield Airflow in RC161 and I found it really enjoyable. As the owner of Enfield’s first attempt at streamlining (some may remember my Dreamliner article in RC146) it is refreshing to see how the Redditch designers and engineers finally got the Airflow fairing into production. I like to think that they would have sought a little guidance from Lawrie Watts in its design.
Royal Enfield have never really been appreciated for their innovative design and engineering, but this shows how inventive they were at the time. Designing any form of streamlining without the benefit of computer aided design was a real achievement back in those days and it’s nice to see that Bob appreciates it as much as I do.
Richard Harvey, member 713