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Swann monoplane/biplane

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1909

Supermarine - Sea Lion - 1919 - Великобритания<– –>Swann - biplane - 1910 - Великобритания


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


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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)


Swann Monoplane

  The Reverend Sydney Swann, Rector of Crosby, Ravensworth Shap, Westmorland, designed and built his single-seat tractor monoplane in 1909. The machine was based on the Demoiselle type and was powered by the eight-cylinder 40 h.p. E.N.V. "D" engine. It was not successful and, at the end of the year, was converted into a biplane.
  After a year's testing and hops of about 30 yds., the Reverend Swann gave up his attempts to fly when the machine hit a sheep. The following measurements apply to the biplane conversion. Span, 36 ft. Length, 27 ft. Wing area, 500 sq. ft. Weight loaded, 1,000 lb.

M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Swann monoplane was built by the Austin Motor Co. and tested at Aintree racecourse in 1909.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/