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Gnosspelius No. 1

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1910

Gloucester - monoplane - 1910 - Великобритания<– –>Gnosspelius - No. 2 - 1912 - Великобритания

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

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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)

Gnosspelius Hydro-monoplane No. 1

   The Gnosspelius Hydro-monoplane No. 1 was designed by Oscar T. Gnosspelius and constructed during 1910 by Borwick and Sons, Bowness-on-Windermere, Westmorland. It was a twin-float single-seat tractor monoplane on the lines of a Bleriot and was powered by a two-cylinder 20 h.p. Alvaston engine. The pair of catamaran hydroplane-type floats fitted originally proved to be too small, and the engine developed insufficient power for flight. A single Borwick-built hydroplane type of float, 14 ft. long and 4 ft. wide, replaced the inadequate pair, but still the machine would not take-off.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Gnosspelius No.l hydro-monoplane was tested, but not flown at Windermere in 1910.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/