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Molesworth-Hughes triplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1911

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

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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)

Molesworth Triplane

   The Mackensie-Hughes Triplane was redesigned during August, 1910, and rebuilt by H. B. Molesworth as the Molesworth Triplane, retaining its name Britannia. A 60 h.p. E.N.V. "F" engine was installed in a forward position, following experience of power-loss and over-heating in the machine's original form. One two-bladed propeller with direct drive was fitted, and a new monoplane horizontal tail was mounted on top of the upper longerons, the rudder being transferred to the rear.

P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/
The Molesworth-Hughes triplane was modified from the Mackenzie-Hughes Britannia but failed to fly on test at Brooklands in 1911.