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Bleriot Bleriot-XXXIX

Страна: Франция

Год: 1913

Bleriot - Bleriot-XLIV / Bleriot-XLV - 1913 - Франция<– –>Bleriot - hydro-monoplane - 1913 - Франция

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

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Журнал Flight

Flight, December 20, 1913.



   One of the other machines, of which only the fuselage is shown, is also of the monocoque type, but differs from the one just described in that it is a single-seater. The front portion from the nose of the fuselage to a point behind the pilot's seat is armoured with 3 mm. thick chrome nickel steel. During some experiments carried out it was found that rifle bullets fired from a distance of 400 yds. either glanced off or made but a small dent in the armour, while it was found that the rear wooden portion of the fuselage could be pierced with a great number of bullets without impairing the strength of that structure, so that for military purposes this machine ought to provide comparative safety for the pilot without necessitating flying at a very great altitude. Naturally the armour makes the machine heavier, and as a matter of fact the weight of the armour has been found to be equal to that of a passenger; hence the reason for making the machine a single-seater with the same engine.

L.Opdyke - French Aeroplanes Before the Great War /Schiffer/
The Type XXXIX armored single-seater of 1913.
Журнал - Flight за 1913 г.
Chassis and engine mounting of the Bleriot monocoque. On the right a view of the armoured nose.