W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters
DIAZ TYPE C Spain
Designed to participate in the Concurso de Aviones held at Cuatro Vientos in March-April 1919, the single-seat fighter built by Amalio Diaz of Getafe, Madrid, was apparently based on a 1917 design of Julio Adaro, the construction of which was never completed. The Diaz Type C (Caccia) was a two-bay equi-span biplane with an abbreviated cabane and powered by a 180 hp Hispano-Suiza 8Ab engine. It failed to qualify in the Concurso as it did not fully meet the requirements of the specification that had been prepared by the Aviacion Militar, the fighter contest being won by the Hispano-Barron. Nevertheless, the Diaz Type C received a consolation prize of half the second prize which had not been awarded. No data for the Diaz fighter are available.