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Geest Mowe

Страна: Германия

Год: 1910

Friedrichshafen - FF71 - 1919 - Германия<– –>Geest - Mowe VI - 1914 - Германия


J.Herris German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Vol I (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 49)


Geest

  Dr. Waldmer Geest began experimenting with stable, tailless, wings in 1896. He based his work on his observations of hawks and seagulls and developed his Mowe (seagull) wing. Unlike a normal straight wing his patented wing was designed to compensate for forward or lateral gusts by a varying angle of incidence and dihedral throughout the wing planform. Six Geest Mowe monoplanes were constructed before the war and demonstrated excellent stability characteristics.
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J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
An early Geest Mowe showing the unusual wing profile designed by Dr. Geest. This aircraft and subsequent designs were called Mowe, or gull, due to the wing shape. Engine is a low-power rotary. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Geest Mowe monoplane of 1914. "Inherently Stable" (alleged). 100 h.p. Mercedes engine.
A later Geest Mowe at Johannisthal. Engine is a low-power water-cooled in-line four-cylinder. No vertical stabilizer was fitted. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
Geest Mowe monoplane (rear view).
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
A more advanced Geest Mowe; vertical stabilizers have been added above and below the fuselage. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
The photo shows the aircraft with national insignia, indicating war-time. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Jeannin Stahltaube A.180/14 and other derelict aircraft from the Deutsches Museum, probably after the Allied bombing in WWII that destroyed the museum. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)