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Wenham glider

Страна: Великобритания

Год: 1866


Wells - Reo - 1915 - Великобритания<– –>Westlake - monoplane - 1913 - Великобритания

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

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P.Lewis British Aircraft 1809-1914 (Putnam)

Wenham Glider

   F. H. Wenham was one of the earliest scientific aeronautical experimenters in Great Britain. He built and tested his multiplane glider during 1858-59. It consisted of five superimposed wings of fairly high aspect-ratio, with the pilot occupying a prone position. Despite the soundness of the theories behind the design the glider was not a success, but it laid the foundations for the aeroplanes which were to follow in later years.

P.Jarrett - Pioneer Aircraft: Early Aviation Before 1914 /Putnam/
The collapsible multicellular machine built and briefly tested by F.H.Wenham in 1866 anticipated the boxkite by nearly 30 years. Its creator hoped to propel it using pilot-operated flappers at the tips of long arms extending beyond the machine's lifting surfaces.
M.Goodall, A.Tagg - British Aircraft before the Great War /Schiffer/
Wenham multiplane glider was tested in 1858-1859 with no great success.
P.Lewis - British Aircraft 1809-1914 /Putnam/