O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)
Developed by pioneer airman Emil Jeannin, this machine was one of the most elegant of the 1914 Taube types. Fuselage was of steel tube and the flexible, warp-control wings of spruce and ash. Engine, 120 h.p. Argus As II. Span, 13.87 m. (45 ft. 6 1/8 in.). Length, 9.69 m. (31 ft. 9 7/8 in.). Height, 2.97 m. (9 ft. 9 in.). Area, 2.97 sq.m. (233 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 705 kg. (1,551 lb.). Loaded. 1,035 kg. (2,277 lb.). Duration, 4 hr. Speed, ca. 100 km.hr. (62.5 m.p.h.).
Flight, June 5, 1914.
THE PRINCE HENRY CIRCUIT, 1914.
MACHINES IN PRINCE HENRY CIRCUIT.
The Jeannin Steel Taube is, as the name implies, built of steel practically throughout. The main planes are of the usual Taube type with back-swept, upturned wing tips. Wing bracing of the ordinary kind is employed, the upper bracing cables being taken to a top pylon, whilst the lower lift cables run to the lower extremities of the rear chassis struts. The divided axle, which is hinged to a short skid turned up in front to meet the nose of the fuselage, is sprung by means of telescopic tubes and rubber shock absorbers.
Flight, September 11, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
22. The Jeannin Steel Taube
is another all-steel machine. In wing form it differs but little from other monoplanes of its type, except that the girder under the wings has been in the latest models replaced by cable bracing. The passenger is situated immediately behind the engine, whilst just behind him is the pilot's seat. The engine - a 100 h.p. Mercedes - is mounted in the nose of the fuselage, and carries above it a radiator similar to that on the Albatros biplane. The chassis is of a very simple type, and consists of a short skid, carried on four streamline steel tube struts, and to it is hinged the divided axle, which is sprung by means of telescopic tubes running to the fuselage at the attachment to which are incorporated rubber shock absorbers.