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Astra hydroplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1912

Astra - triplane - 1911 - Франция<– –>Audenis - C.2 - 1916 - Франция


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


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Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913


ASTRA. "Astra" Soc. de Constructions Aeronautiques, (Anciens Etabs. Surcouf) Soc. An'yme 13 Rue Couchat, Billancourt (Seine). Works: 121-123 Rue de Bellevue, Billancourt. Flying grounds: Issy-les-Molineux Villacoublay (S-&-0). This old established balloon and dirigible firm first took up aviation as French agents for the Wrights in 1909. For a time they built Wrights with certain modifications, but by 1912, little save the Wright system of warping remained. Capacity: about 100 machines a year.

   Biplane, Military Biplane, Mil. biplane, Hydro-bi-
   type C. biplane Type C. type C.M. plane,type
   1912-13. type C.M. 1913. 1913. C.M.
   Wood. 1912-13. Wood & Wood & steel. 1913.
   Wood steel. Wood & steel

Length..feet(m.) 34 (10.40) 36 (10.97) 34 (10.40) 36 (10.97) 32? (10)
Span....feet(m.) 41 (12.50) 40? (12.32) 41 (12.50) 40? (12.32) 39? (12)
Area.sq.feet(m?) 519 (48.2) 519 (48.2) 519 (48.2) 519 (48.2) 519 (48.2)
Weight, machine,
......lbs.(kgs.) 1764 (800) 2365 (1073) ... 1411 (640) 1763 (800)
Weight, useful, (unladen)
......lbs.(kgs.) 661 (300) 882 (400) ... ... ...
Motor......h.p. 50 Renault 75 Renault 50 Renault 75 Renault 100 Renault
   or 75 Chenu
Speed, max.,
....m.p.h.(km.) 56 (90) 56 (90) 56 (90) 56 (90) 56 (90)
Speed, min.,
......p.h.(km.) ... ... ... ... ...
Endurance..hrs. ... ... ... ... ...
Number built
during 1912 ... ... ... ... ...
Remarks.--The 1912-13 and 1913 types differ only in the adoption of metal in the 1913 models, which are consequently considerably lighter.

General features.--Warping wings. Fixed tail planes with two elevators in rear. Single rudder. Single tractor geared down 1 to 2. Type C carries 85 litres petrol; type C.M., 137 litres.


Журнал Flight


Flight, May 3, 1913.

REFLECTIONS ON THE MONACO MEETING.

Astra.

  The Cie. Generate Transaerienne are responsible for the construction of the Astra hydro-biplanes, which are of the tractor type. Those entered for the Monaco competition had Canton-Unne engines, but other machines of this make were also present with 12-cyl. Renault engines. It appears that the design of these machines has recently been modified and a new wing section introduced. The earlier successful types had a wing section corresponding to that of the Wright biplane. The present machines have flat bottomed floats rigidly attached to the lower planes by tubular steel struts of circular section.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The Greek-owned Type C named Nautilos.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913 /Jane's/
ASTRA. Hydro-avion, 1913.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
An Astra Hydro was shown at the 1912 Paris Salon with the long triangular fuselage uncovered.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The flat-mounted Canton-Unne installed in the Astra Hydro at Monaco.