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Naval Aircraft Factory N-1

Страна: США

Год: 1918

Montgomery - Double Monoplane - 1905 - США<– –>Naval Aircraft Factory - SA - 1918 - США

J.Herris - Weird Wings of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (70)
The N-1 Davis Gun Carrier was designed as a seaplane to carry the Davis recoilless cannon for anti-submarine attack. It was powered by a 350 hp Liberty V12 engine. The gun mounting was successful but it was not successful as an airplane, so only four were built.
H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/
Designed by the US Navy's Jerome Hunsaker specifically as a submarine killer, the ungainly-looking Navy Aircraft Factory N-1 was built to carry a nose-mounted Davis gun, a recoilless weapon firing 6lb shells. Work on this, the first of the Navy Aircraft Factory's designs, with its 360hp Liberty pusher-engine, started in February 1918, with the first of four making its maiden flight on 22 May 1918. The top level speed of this two seater was 94mph at sea level. The flight development phase of the N-1 was far from being the smoothest, with the first having both floats collapse on touch down from its first flight, with two others suffering severe damage shortly afterwards, leading to the N-1's abandonment.