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DFW flying boat

Страна: Германия

Год: 1913

DFW - Mars-Buchner - 1912 - Германия<– –>DFW - Pfeil Doppeldecker - 1913 - Германия


Журнал Flight


Flight, October 9, 1914.

AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.

9. The D.F.W. Flying Boat
  is somewhat reminiscent, as regards the boat itself, of the Curtiss flying boat. The main planes, however, are entirely different from those of the Curtiss, being of the Arrow type. The lower main plane, in addition to its backward slope, is set at a very pronounced dihedral angle, partly to increase the lateral stability and partly to provide sufficient water clearance. The engine - a 100 h.p. Mercedes - is mounted well down in the hull and drives the propeller through bevel gearing. The two seats are arranged side by side inside the boat and just in front of the lower main plane. In front of the occupants the deck slopes steeply upwards so as to form a wind-screen, and on it is mounted the radiator. A step of comparatively great depth occurs approximately under the centre of gravity of the machine. Two small cylindrical floats protect the lower main plane against contact with the water.

J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW flying boat in the DFW factory; the radiator on the nose is distinctive. This one-of-a-kind 1914 design had a Daimler engine in the hull driving a pusher propeller via a drive shaft. The empty weight was 820 kg. DFW owned the Lubeck-Travemunde firm which later produced a small number of floatplanes. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
9. The D.F.W. Flying Boat.