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Wells Reo

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1915

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M.Goodall, A.Tagg British Aircraft before the Great War (Schiffer)

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J.Bruce British Aeroplanes 1914-1918 (Putnam)

Wells Reo

  THE Wells Aviation Company, Ltd., were one of the comparatively small aircraft manufacturing companies of the early days of the war. They later built various types of aircraft designed by other manufacturers until the end of hostilities. The company went into liquidation early in 1917, but the works then came under the aegis of Sir Samuel Waring and continued to produce aircraft.
  In June, 1915, the Wells company produced the Reo, a single-seat biplane powered by a 35 h.p. Green engine. The flat side radiators and very long-chord fin and tailplane gave the machine a rather Germanic look. The two-bay wings were of equal span and were slightly staggered; the ailerons had pronounced inverse taper.
  The most remarkable and unpractical feature of the Reo was its peculiar undercarriage. Each leg of each vee was bifurcated at its lower end, and the wheels ran in the forks thus formed. The upper ends of the rear legs of the vees were not attached to the longerons in the conventional fashion; instead they were attached to what appeared to be a form of leaf spring.

  Manufacturers: The Wells Aviation Co., Ltd., 10a Elystan Street, Chelsea, London.
  Power: 35 h.p. Green.

Журнал - Flight за 1915 г.
The "Reo" biplane which has just been completed, and is now ready to be tested at Hendon. The trial flights are expected to take place during the next few days.
J.Bruce - British Aeroplanes 1914-1918 /Putnam/
Wells Reo.