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Vendome biplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1916

Vendome - monoplane - 1913 - Франция<– –>Villard - Aviator - 1902 - Франция

Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919

M. Vendome, one of the earliest of French constructors, produced in 1916 a machine somewhat after the style of the Moineau.
  In the fuselage, one on each side, were two Monosoupape Gnome engines, each driving a shaft to a bevel gear, which in turn drove a tractor airscrew. Thus the machine had two rotary engines turning in opposite directions, which would give it considerable lateral stiffness (though not stability), owing to their gyroscopic action.
  A gunner sat in the nose of the machine and another behind the pilot.
  As in the case of the Moineau, it was never put into production.

Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
The Vendome Biplane of 1916 (2-100 h.p. Gnome Engines.)