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Clerget monoplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1909

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L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)

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Журнал Flight

Flight, October 29, 1910


   On the next stand is displayed a monoplane which is certainly original in conception, a tandem monoplane built by Clerget and Co. for the special purpose of exploiting a 200-h.p. 8-cyl. V-shaped motor designed by the Clerget Co. Following the usual custom of all those exhibiting two or three-seaters at this Salon, they name it a "military type". An ordinary Bleriot type fusellage of 14 metres in length has two sets of wings, the first of 10 metres from tip to tip in the usual forward position, whilst the latter pair, of 7 metres width, are placed 6 metres from the others. Following immediately behind is a tail plane with rudder and elevator. This rear plane seems almost unnecessarily large in view of the great lifting power of the back planes. Between the two series of main planes three seats, placed equidistantly, are arranged. The front one is that of the mecanicien controlling the motor, the observer takes the middle seat, whilst furthest back of all sits the pilot. I am afraid one is not greatly impressed by the prospective ease of management, and great modifications can be expected before any really satisfactory flights can be made.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The first Clerget monoplane. Note the drive-shaft inside the tapered nose; perhaps Clerget intended to cover it for streamlining.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The second Clerget aeroplane; note the even longer drive-shaft.
Журнал - Flight за 1910 г.
The Clerget tandem three-seated monoplane, military type, fitted with 200-h.p. Clerget motor, at the Paris Flight Salon. The distance from tip to tip of front wings is 10 metres and the back wings 7 metres, the intervening distance between these being 6 metres. Total surface 37 square metres, total length 14 metres, and weight 650 kilogs. The propeller is 3 metres in diameter.