Antonio L. Sapienza's Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935 PDF

By Antonio L. Sapienza

Greater than a hundred and fifty by no means ahead of released illustrations, complimented by means of an exhaustively researched textual content, rfile the little-known air conflict among Bolivia and Paraguay through the overdue Nineteen Twenties and early Nineteen Thirties. complete information of such airplane as Fiat C.R. 20s, Curtiss Hawk IIs, Curtiss Ospreys, Potez 25s and all different kinds hired via either opponents, together with acquisition, operations, and markings make this a needs to for historians, modelers, and someone attracted to golden-age aviation.

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Thu , although there was a general relationship between the 1914 Circuit Seaplane, the drawings marked 'D3' (to which allusion has been made in the context of that seaplane), and the Admiralty Type 807 now under study, the most significant development was folding wings. Having already named Short Brothers as Sopwith's chief rivals in the avalaircraft business, it is fitting now to proclaim Short's undisputed leadership; and 70 The particular aircraft which led to the orticial slyling 'Admiralty Type 801' for the class more generally known as 'SOPWilh Folder' is here portrayed in a position and condition which afford their own explanations.

807. 808 and 922 to Blyth. orthulllberiand. This was at about the time of Ark Royal's commissioning, in December 1914, and the pilots employed by Sopwith to check these aircraft out o. 920 (nearest camera) shows distinct differences in wing cellule as compared with the preceding side view of o. 807. The following facts. however, are relevant: Although typically the span was about 36 ft (II m) both this measurement and the overall length may have varied quite widely. Recorded differences in span could well be accounted for by the extcnt of the vcry marked overhang on the outer portions of the upper wing, which wcre wire-braced not only to kingposts above, but to the lower wings also.

0. 5 m. p. h. ; he then flew to Brooklands. p. ' oncerning the very neat V-strullanding gear earlier mentioned, it i helpful to have the following description, written in 1915, becau e thi general form of gear, 57 though technically correct in a descriptive sense, is nevertheless mi leading (having regard to later usage of the term) and' tub axles' were the main tran verse components. At first glance, Tabloids os. 326 and 394 were seemingly identical; but scrutiny of the wheel/skid landing gear proves otherwise-the latter having extra struts (or a V-type gear plus skids).

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