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

iban ibancorp at tds.net
Tue Feb 22 01:37:21 EST 2005


according to mike fletcher, wwi aero did an article on this one, with a
corrected drawing, in issue #96, sept '83.  does anybody happen to have it
handy?

iban.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brad & Merville" <bigglesrfc at sympatico.ca>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 2:54 PM
Subject: [WWI] Twin-Boom Nieuport Hydro was: a morane saulnier pusher.....


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)".

Cheers
Brad



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