[WWI] Deperdussin Monocoque
anders.bruun at chello.se
Mon Jan 3 09:14:39 EST 2005
I'm trying to research the racing Deperdussin Monocoques, particularly in
order to make accurate drawings. This is a difficult task, since the number
of different versions is big, photos are relatively rare and a lot of
inaccurate and conflicting information has been published. Therefore I would
like to get in contact with other Deperdussin enthusiasts so that we can
pool our resources. If there is enough interest I can set up a dedicated
Yahoogroup in order to exchange information.
Right know I'm looking for photos of the 1913 Gordon Bennett Trophy racers.
I have gathered all the photos I know of that actually show 1913 race
numbers in this file:
http://members.chello.se/ipmsairrace/dep1913gb.pdf (750 kB)
I would be very interested in finding more photos in order to make as good
drawings as possible - if you know of any other photos please contact me!
I have also spent a lot of time on the 1913 Schneider Trophy Deperdussin.
This has now reached the point where I have finished side and plan views, so
I hope that any new information will confirm my guesses and speculations and
not cause any major reworking. However, I'm still interested in knowing
If you have information about Deperdussins please contact me!
IPMS Racing & Record Aircraft Special Interest Group
SE-129 39 Hagersten
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