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Beardmore W.B.VI

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1918

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Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919

The Beardmore single seater torpedo-carrying, folding ship-aeroplane, type W.B. VI., was the result of one of the many efforts to produce a satisfactory, fast torpedo-carrier. The general arrangement is on conventional lines, with the pilot well hack in the fuselage.
   The under-carriage is arranged to permit the stowage and dropping of a torpedo under the centre of gravity.
Type of machine Biplane.
Name or type No. of machine W.B.VI.
Purpose for which intended Torpedo Carrier.
   Top 53 ft. 6.5 in.,
   bottom 47 ft. 10.5 in.
Gap 7 ft. 6 in.
Overall length 34 ft.
Maximum height 12 ft. 6 in.
   Top 8 ft. 10 in.,
   bottom 7 ft. 9 in.
Total surface of wings,
   including ailerons 796sq.ft.
Span of tail 15 ft. 9 in
Total area of tail 80 sq. ft.
Area of elevators 32.4 sq. ft.
Area of rudder 12 sq. ft.
Area of fin 10 sq. ft.
Area of each aileron 47.75 sq. ft. each,
   total area 95.5 sq. ft. total
Maximum cross section of body 10 sq. ft.
Horizontal area of body 62 sq. ft.
Vertical area of body 100 sq. ft.
Engine type and h.p. Rolls-Royce Eagle 350 h.p.
Airscrew, diam. and revs. 12 ft., 1,080 r.p.m.
Weight of machine empty 3,027 lbs.
Load per sq. ft. 7 lbs.
Weight per h.p. 15.6 lbs.
Tank capacity in hours 3 hours.
Tank capacity in gallons 70 gallons.
   Speed low down 102 m.p.h.
   Speed at 10,000 feet 91 m.p.h.
   Landing speed 47 m.p.h.
   To 5,000 feet in minutes 13 minutes.
   To 10,000 feet in minutes 41 minutes
Disposable load apart from fuel 2,060 lbs
Total weight of machine loaded 5,637 lbs

C.Owers Beardmore Aircraft of WW1 (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 69)

Beardmore Projects
The W.B.VI

  The W.B.VI was a proposed torpedo carrying biplane. It followed conventional thinking in being a single-engine single-seat biplane. The pilot sat well back in the fuselage. The undercarriage was arranged so that the torpedo was suspended under the centre of gravity. A 350-hp Rolls-Royce engine was the nominated power plant.

The W.B.VIa to W.B.VId series

  Although they bore the W.B.VI designation, these three civil aeroplanes with folding wings were all different. The W.B.VIa was a six passenger machine that was started but construction was never completed. The proposed engine was a 500-hp Galloway Atlantic. The W.B. VIb was a projected two seat civil aeroplane. The W.B.VIc was a small, single seat biplane. The W.B.VId was a project only. Six passengers were carried in two fuselages with two 230-hp B.H.R engines driving the airscrews through shafts.

Beardmore WB.VI Specifications
Span upper 53 ft 6.5 in
Span lower 47 ft 10.5 in
Length 34 ft
Height 12 ft 6 in
Chord upper 8 ft 10 in
Chord lower 7 ft 9 in
Areas in ft2
  Wings 796
  Ailerons 95.5
  Tailplane 80
  Elevators 32.4
  Rudder 12
  Fin 10
Weights in lbs
  Empty 3,027
  Disposable load 2,0601
  Total 5,637
Speed in mph
  Landing 47
  at ground level 102
  at 10,000 ft 91
Climb to
  10,000 ft 15 mins
  15.000 ft 41 mins
Capacity in galls 70
Endurance in hrs 3
Note: (1) Does not include fuel.
Source: Aeronautical Engineering supplement to The Aeroplane. 11 June 1919. P. 2324.

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