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DFW Mars-Buchner

Страна: Германия

Год: 1912

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DFW Mars-Buchner

  Designed by Buchner, the 1912 DFW Mars-Buchner was a streamlined, innovative design for the time. The upper wing was supported by cabane struts and bracing wires from struts above the wing. The wing cellule was connected by bracing wires; there were no interplane struts to connect the wings.
  The Mars-Buchner was powered by a 100 hp Argus engine and had a sturdy, four-wheel undercarriage. The tailplane was well streamlined although the rudder, which extended above and below the fuselage, had a somewhat primitive look. Unlike later DFW Mars biplanes, the Mars-Buchner wings had nearly straight leading edges instead of swept-back wings. The wingspan was 15 meters and the empty weight was 540 kg.
  Although the Mars-Buchner was an elegant, streamlined aircraft, the later Mars biplanes that saw service were much more robust if less elegant. Only one Mars-Buchner was built.

J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
One prototype of the unusual DFW Mars-Buchner biplane was built in 1912. The upper wing was supported by cabane struts but there were no interplane struts between the wings, only bracing wires. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
With its streamlined engine cowling the DFW Mars-Buchner looks like a competition version of the DFW Mars biplane. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/