[WWI] Twin-Boom Nieuport Hydro was: a morane saulnier pusher.....

Brad & Merville bigglesrfc at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 18 16:54:38 EST 2005

Hi Iban    

   I did reply to you this morning by hitting the reply button but the list doesn't seem to like that these days.
   Leo's book has one picture of the Nieuport hydro pusher, likely the one you've seen, and there is a short blurb but not much else.

   "Very little is known about a third seaplane design from the Nieuport firm.  Built in 1912-1913, it was a large sesquiplane with a short central fuselage for a crew of 2 or 3, and a 110 hp Salmson engine installed as a pusher.  The tail surfaces were mounted at the ends of 2 long booms fabricated of compressed paper.  The machine was reported to have been an armoured design for military use only, eventually to mount a forward-firing machine gun.  Only one was built and flown."

"(Span: (upper) 15m; (lower) 7m; length: 7.5m; wing area: 40 sqm; speed:110kmh)".


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