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Albessard tandem monoplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1912

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


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Журнал Flight


Flight, May 3, 1917.

THE "TOTALLY ENCLOSED" AEROPLANE.

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  The year 1914 saw the advent of several aeroplanes of the enclosed type. In France one of the earliest to take the air was the Albessard tandem monoplane, shown in the accompanying photograph. This machine had a very roomy body, which was fitted with windows in front, where were accommodated the pilot and two passengers that constituted the human complement. The engine, a 100 h.p. Anzani, was mounted high up in the nose of the body, and was thus well out of the way as regards obstructing the pilot's view. Altogether the Albessard was excellent for visibility, especially in a forward and downward direction, owing to the absence of any bottom plane to restrict the view, but although the machine flew it was never a great success, in all probability due to the arrangement of the wings in tandem, which all authorities agree is a very inefficient one.

Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
View of the cabin on the Albessard monoplane, which accommodates three passengers.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
View from above of the Albessard double monoplane, which is fitted with a pendulum automatic stability device. The span is 11 metres and the overall length 12 metres. It is fitted with a 100 h.p. Anzani motor, and weighs 750 kliogs. empty.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
From the beginning of aviation people had fantastic visions of future possibilities and a few made first efforts to bring them into practice. Like Albessard who built a tandem monoplane with a passenger cabin in 1912. He gave up on the aircraft after unsuccessful tests which were performed with only the pilot aboard.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
The Albessard monoplane, which was illustrated in FLIGHT the week before last, in the air.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
Two views of the Albessard Autostable. Note flattened top, and the keel aft the passenger compartment.