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Short S.47 triple tractor biplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1912

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M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)


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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)


Short S.47/T.4 Triple Tractor

  The Triple Tractor biplane of 1912 was another Short Brothers' experiment in multi-engine lay-out. The machine was basically an S.41 with an extended cowling 16 ft. in length, under which were concealed two 50 h.p. Gnome engines. The front one drove a direct-coupled tractor propeller, while the rear was connected by chains to a tractor propeller mounted mid-way between the wings on each side of the fuselage. The engines were fitted in tandem in the fuselage, while the pilot and passenger had side-by-side seats in the cockpit. The Triple Tractor was flown during July, 1912, but so much heat was generated under the cowling that it became known as the "Field Kitchen". Span, 48 ft. Length, 41 ft.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Short S.47. The Triple-Tractor (RNAS Nos.T.4 and 4) was first flown by McClean in July 1912.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
The new Short twin-engined triple-tractor biplane. General view distinctly showing the position of the three tractor screws.