Flight, February 12, 1915.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE ETRICH "TAUBE."
Fig. 5 shows the latest form of Etrich monoplane. The wings are of a modified Etrich form, with the tips only slightly swept back and upturned. They are cable braced in the orthodox monoplane style. The tail is of the hinged elevator type, with a partially balanced rudder and vertical fin above it. The body somewhat resembles that of the Morane-Saulnier, the pilot and passenger being similarly seated. The engine is an 80 h.p. Gnome, mounted in the nose of the body under a metal cowl. The under-carriage consists of a central short skid connected to the body by two pairs of V struts, and a divided axle, carrying a pair of wheels. The outer ends of the axle are connected to the body by two shock-absorbing rods.