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De Dion-Bouton biplane

Страна: Франция

Год: 1911

De Dion-Bouton - airplane - 1909 - Франция<– –>De Lailhacar - monoplane - 1910 - Франция

L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)

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Журнал Flight

Flight, August 12, 1911.

The De Dion Biplane.

   THE latest De Dion biplane has just made its appearance in the open and created a good deal of interest in French aeronautical circles, chiefly by reason of its large size and massive construction. In general appearance, as will be gathered from our photograph, the machine resembles the Henry Farman type of machine, while the main beams running fore and aft are reminiscent of the Paulhan design. Two four-bladed propellers are driven by chains from a 100-h.p. 8-cylinder V-type De Dion engine, and a tubular radiator is fitted in front of the driver's seat. The span of the main planes is 20 metres and the surface 100 sq. metres, while the weight is given as 1,200 kilogs. The trials are to be conducted by Champel, who, it will be remembered, was at the Lanark meeting with a Voisin machine last year.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
De Dion Bouton's second machine, first stage, under construction; the ailerons seem not to have been fitted so far.
L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The big de Dion Bouton, second stage. Note the huge kingposts supporting the tail booms.