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Beachey Tractor

Страна: США

Год: 1913

Bates - Biplane - 1908 - США<– –>Beachey - Looper - 1914 - США

P.Bowers Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947 (Putnam)

Beachey Tractor. Although he had left the Curtiss Exhibition Company in 1911 to do his own air show work, Lincoln Beachey retained a preference for Curtiss aeroplanes. Believing that the tractor type would be advantageous in his work, Beaehey collaborated with Curtiss early in 1913 on the design of a single-seat open-fuselage tractor biplane powered with a 90 hp Curtiss OX engine.
   The tractor did not perform as expected, and Beachey had a scaled-down Curtiss pusher type built by Warren Eaton and later a tractor monoplane by Glenn L. Martin. He was killed when the Martin broke up in the air at San Francisco on 14 March, 1915.

P.Bowers - Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947 /Putnam/
The second Curtiss tractor landplane design was an aerobatic machine designed to the requirements ofexhibition pilot Lincoln Beachey. It was not a success and Beachey went elsewhere for a tractor.