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Curtiss Janin Patent Boat

Страна: США

Год: 1918

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P.Bowers Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947 (Putnam)

Janin Patent Boat

   This aeroplane was unique in that it was built solely to prove that it would not fly. In 1917, Curtiss was involved in a continuation of the Janin patent infringement suit, To prove that the Janin patent was unworkable and should therefore be invalidated, Curtiss built a twin-engine flying-boat that was conventional in all respects except in the areas affected by Janin's patent. The special flying-boat, completed early in 1918, proved Curtiss's points of contention but the patent suit was not settled in Curtiss's favour until after the war.

P.Bowers - Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947 /Putnam/
The Janin Patent Boat of 1918 was built to prove that the flying-boat patent issued to Albert Janin was unworkable.