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Pensuti Triplane

Страна: Италия

Год: 1918

Miller - Aerocurve - 1908 - Италия<– –>Pescara-Guidoni - Torpedo Seaplane - 1914 - Италия


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With a span of only 4 meters, lenght 3,80 m and a total weight of 230 kg (including Pilot) it was probably the smallest men-carrying aircraft of the wartime. It was designed to do short-range reconnaisance missions in the service of ground-troops.
  The designer and Caproni test pilot Emilio Pensuti was working on his idea from 1914 on. What a pity that he did not saw it fly. But A few of them went into active service as late as 1918.
  Emilio Pensuti died in 1918.
  Two versions were built. The first had a three-cylinder Anzani engine (of 35 hp?). The second a more powerful six-cylinder engine (of 80 hp?).
  Following the designations, they were built/constructed at Gianni's company - Caproni-Pensuti. And the Societa Italiana Ernesto Breda per Costruzioni Meccaniche (Breda Corporation, mainly involved in railway stock constructions), Milano built the Breda-Pensuti, probably the post-war version with 80 hp engine.
  (Breda started the aircraft business in 1918 when they got an order of 600 Caproni Ca.5 bombers. After the war there were own developements too. I?m not sure when they built the Pensuti, but at least until 1923 the 'Triplanino - an aircraft for the people' was offered.


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Designed to do what bicycle docs for the man on the road. the little vehicle was ready for its trial flight when its builder. the lute Emilio Pensuti, was killed in attempting to save а very valuable life for the country.
  After the lapse of some months the machine was taken into the air by Lt. L. Montegani and did all that its lamented designer hoped of it.
  The Pensuti 2, as it is named, leaves the ground after a run of 20 metres and pulls up in the name distance.
  With an Anzani V, 35 h.p. engine, a speed of 95 kilometres has been attained and a minimum speed of 40 is possible.
  
  
Rate of climb: 1000 metres in 1/4 hr.
Span: 4 metres.
Total length: 3.80 metres.
Over all height: 2.40 metres.
Weight in flying trim including pilot:
   230 kilos
Petrol consumption per flying hr.
   2 gallons
Oil 1/2

Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
The Pensuti-Caproni in the air.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
The Pensuti-Caproni Triplane in the air.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
The Pensuti-Caproni on the ground.
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Breda-Pensuti
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This one is a Pistachio scale model by Russ Lister
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This is a 1/4 scale version of the Breda-Pensuti (made after the Caproni-Pensuti) from an unknown German modeller.
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3-view of the beastie. The rear end is going to have to be kept as light as possible to avoid 'church roof' syndrome.